How to pick a riding helmet?

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In the process of riding, wearing a helmet is not only handsome, but also provides us with a certain degree of safety.

When the helmet receives an external impact, it will absorb kinetic energy through deformation, protect our head to the greatest extent, and reduce the damage to the head.

What are the key points when buying a cycling helmet

We wear helmets when we ride, one for safety and one for looks.

Then, the focus of choosing a cycling helmet is naturally these two: safety and appearance.

Oh yes, plus comfort. After all, helmets are one of the longest-used personal equipment. As long as you ride a bike, you have to wear a helmet for as long as you want. It is still necessary to choose a helmet that is comfortable to wear.

Safety

The safety of cycling helmets mainly includes the following aspects: manufacturing process, internal skeleton, safety technology, etc.

Manufacturing process: It can be mainly divided into two types: one-piece molding and non-one-piece molding.

One-piece molding: The shell material and the inner liner material are put into the machine and processed in one time.
Non-integrated molding: The inner tank and the outer shell are processed separately, and then assembled and combined.
Generally speaking, a one-piece helmet has a better fit between the outer shell and the inner liner, which can better protect the head.

Internal skeleton: The overall strength of the helmet is improved by laying a skeleton in the inner liner (which can be compared to a reinforced concrete area). In the past, this technology was used in top helmets, and recently it has slowly spread to other grades.

Safety technology: mainly MIPS, multi-directional impact protection system, which can effectively reduce the head damage caused by the impact from all angles and prevent concussions.

The embodiment of safety is reflected in which safety certifications the helmet has passed. The most basic, of course, is our national standard. Specifically, GB 24429-2009 "Sports helmets - Safety requirements and test methods for bicycles, skateboards, and roller skating sports helmets". In addition, there are CE EU, CPSC USA, AS/NZS Australia (Australia, New Zealand), TUV Germany, CSA Canada, etc. Generally, it will be reflected on the label inside the helmet.

Comfort


The comfort of wearing a riding helmet mainly includes three aspects: adjustment system, internal shape and ventilation.

Adjustment system: Different helmets, the adjustment system is similar, there is no obvious difference. This can be ignored for the time being.

The internal shape of the helmet: It is mainly divided into a round Asian head shape and an oval European head shape.

Asian-headed cyclists wear European-shaped helmets, and the temples on both sides of the head will have a certain sense of oppression, commonly known as the chuck. Wearing a helmet with an Asian head shape will better fit our head shape, provide greater security, and feel more comfortable.

And one last thing.

Although the helmet has the function of protection, riding carefully is the most important safety equipment.