What are the best bike helmets?

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by Dora, Jan 11, 2017 at 10:53 PM.

  1. Dora

    Dora New Member

    Is there a specific brand or type that is best for safety?

    I read somewhere that cheap helmets are just as safe as expensive ones. What more do you normally get for pricier helmets aside from style?
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  2. Street Ryderz

    Street Ryderz Active Member

    If the cheap helmets were as good a quality as the dot or snell approved ones then they also would be approved but trust that they would not pass the standards testing!
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  3. Frankenstein

    Frankenstein Active Member

    Just get a well fitting Snell approved helmet. If it passed the tests then you won't have too much to worry about.

    Unfortunately I don't think anyone took the time to crash themselves two dozen times to rate which helmets left them with the least ouchies, what you are asking for might not even exist (yet.)
  4. Jonj57

    Jonj57 Member

    The safest helmet is a full face DOT or SNELL approved motorcycle helmet. If you high side your chin will thank you, I know this from experience.
  5. crassius

    crassius Well-Known Member

    I wear a 'sons of anarchy' helmet so I don't look like a spandex dork.
  6. FurryOnTheInside

    FurryOnTheInside Active Member

    Surely it is a personal choice and depends what kind of bike, speed, and what type/style of riding you do, and whether stealth is an important factor.
    I think the less extra weight you add to your head, the less chance of receiving serious neck injuries. Carbon fibre offers the best strength:weight ratio.
  7. charlienameless

    charlienameless New Member

    I just got my first bike running a couple of nights ago. It was icy and raining so I had a hoodie on for protection. NOT recommended. probably. maybe, I'm no safety expert.
  8. JGH122

    JGH122 Member

  9. Randall

    Randall Member

    Raining and ICY with hoodie? ..... NO, NOT RECOMMENDED! That's a quick trip to the hospital. You might want to rethink that.