PROTECTION FROM STICKS AND STONES - THE PERFECT CYCLING HELMET
Fortunately, the willingness to wear a helmet when cycling has increased in recent years. To ensure that your head is really protected, the helmet must be perfectly adapted to you and be of good quality. When buying a helmet, do not tolerate squeezing and pinching and choose the size carefully. Find out how to find the right bike helmet here.
MOST IMPORTANT SELECTION CRITERIA: SIZE AND FIT
Just like clothing, cycle helmets are usually labelled in sizes XS to XL. For better orientation, the range of the head circumference of the respective size is also indicated in centimetres. To determine this, you should place a measuring tape slightly above your ears and run it around your head to the starting point. At the forehead, place the tape measure on the part that sticks out the farthest. Make sure that the tape does not slip down the back of the neck, but always remains at the level of the ears.
To ensure that the helmet fits perfectly, it should not sit too low on the neck and should form a horizontal line to the head. To adapt it to the individual head shape, the helmet can be adjusted at the back of the head and under the chin. The strap should be tight enough to leave a finger's width of space under the chin.
THE CRASH TEST
There is a simple test to check whether the helmet is crash-proof: pull it far into your forehead so that you still have a clear view and then open the strap. If the helmet stays on your head when you shake it vigorously and jerkily, then it has passed the test. Your helmet should also have been tested by the manufacturer. If it has the CE mark, it meets the safety requirements of the relevant EC directives. The GS mark shows that the helmet has passed the crash test carried out by the TÜV.
WHAT YOUR BIKE HELMET MUST HAVE
It is a misconception that a heavy helmet protects better than a light one. A helmet weighing up to 300 grams is perfect. Reflectors or LED lights on the helmet are especially important for children, but also for adults. This way you are safe even in twilight and darkness and will not be overlooked.
Since you shouldn't wear a normal cap under your helmet, there are special helmet caps, including ear flaps, that keep you warm in winter. An umbrella is also impractical; instead, a rain bonnet prevents water from getting through the slits.
ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF CYCLING HELMETS
In the event of a fall from a bicycle, a bicycle helmet will at least protect your head from wounds. But it can also save your life. In comparison, the few disadvantages are insignificant.
- Protection from head injuries
- Vents to prevent your head from overheating in summer.
- Slits often fitted with insect screens
- Role model function for children
- Helmet can prevent scars or abrasions
- Increases your visibility to other riders
- looks sporty
- Prevents hair from blowing in your face
- a little hotter in summer
- doesn't suit you or flatten your hairstyle
THE IDEAL BICYCLE HELMET
There is no such thing as the "best" bicycle helmet. It is therefore important to find the best head protection for cycling for you personally. To do this, you have to choose the quality, the fit and the protection effect according to your needs. In our online shop you will find a large selection of high-quality cycle helmets that are guaranteed to protect your head. Once you have found a helmet that appeals to you, there is nothing standing in the way of your purchase. This way, you can cycle to work every day protected or train safely for the next competition.