Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: coogee beach australia
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plenty of good helmets around today
and on special if you keep an eye out..
good idea to check helmet weight lists
to see what potential helmets weigh..
a good helmet costing $500 say, is still
only 25c a day over five years..
shark r imo are very good helmets
worth whatever you can get one for..
it comes down to what may seem
minor things, such as good strong
well padded d ring straps, or provision
for your glasses or sunnies frames,
or closure systems simple to use
while riding, and suchlike..
some helmets come in different shell shapes,
for different shaped heads [pinheads to oval heads etc]
so its worth matching the shell to your head
whatever the helmet, or its cost etc..
some have different size etc internal padding
such as cheek pads etc, to further refine
personal fit and comfort..
also channels for glasses/sunnies frames..
type of padding is important, for comfort
and for shaping to your head and for
ease of washing and drying etc..
helmets should feel like a good fit first go,
but should also allow for wearing in..
ie, they should fit nicely, but be a touch tight
rather than loose fitting to start with..
this is before, fastening the strap..
think of it like test riding potential bikes
where you can visit helmet outlets and
test fit them,, including expert advice
from helmet experts..
any helmets with racers designs etc
will cost that much more, so unless youre
a big fan of rossi or whoever, go for the
less popular designs/colours, especially
at runout time..
also some helmets visual field is placed for
riding in upright sitting positions, some for
more like tucking positions, thus the top of
the opening is higher up..
check for things like that to suit
your riding style and positions..