One principle that a helmet protects the head from injury is that when given a front or side impact, the helmet first helps you block most of the impact, so if you wear a helmet when riding, most of the time, the helmet broke and the head was nothing but lightly damaged.
NBA athlete, Ray Allen, told his fans on July 20th in his own social media that he had suffered a cycling accident the day before. He wrote, “I landed on my face, shoulder and hip. Thank God I had my helmet on because as you can see in the picture my head hit the ground too. I wasn’t riding fast at all but the ground still took its toll. When you’re riding you can’t take your eyes off the road because something bad could happen! My helmet saved me from a far worse fate. Please wear your helmets when you ride people!” Therefore, we must know how important it is to wear the helmet when riding for your own sake.
How to choose a safe and comfortable helmet for your riding is very important. First, let’s get to know it and then we will know how to choose. The appearance of bicycle helmets is generally divided into three categories: Road bike helmet, Mountain bike helmet and Commuter bike helmet. Road bike helmets usually have no brim and have an overall streamlined design. Moreover, they are made very light, such as some high-end road bike helmets like Lazer, Specialized and so on. Of course, Road bike helmet is naturally more suitable for the road bike fans. Mountain bike helmets often have detachable brims, since most of them are used in suburban or jungle. A brim can block the accidentally falling branches and the rain. Some mountain bike helmets are more bulky than road bike helmets and have fewer vents but their overall covering area will be larger. BeeCool Bikes helmet provides the next step in all-mountain trail riding protection which has deeper coverage, superior venting, and a super-lightweight design work together to make the all-mountain helmet the perfect helmet for all-day protection on any trail. Lighter weight and better performance for mountain bike helmets. Commuter bike helmet looks a bit like some electric scooter helmets whose shape is more rounded with fewer vents, and a larger wrapping area for the head. It looks beautiful and safe but it is heavy and stuffy. The structure of bicycle helmet is simple, which can be divided into In-mold helmet and Out mold helmet by shell made with PC or PVC and EPS (Expanded Polystyrene). The EPS foam layer is a core component for the rider to buffer or absorb external impact energy in the event of an unexpected impact. Simply put, as for In mold helmet, the plastic PC shell and EPS are put together into a mold to get a seamless whole, while as for Out mold helmet, EPS foam and the PVC shell are combined by hand-adhesive, and there is a visible gap between the shell and the bubble. Of course an In mold helmet like BeeCool Bikes helmet has better structural strength than an Out mold helmet.
After all, sometimes you will wear the helmet for a long time for your riding, so as for the helmet weight, the lighter the better. But to meet safety certification standards, it’s actually unable to make EPS too thin or reduce its density, which will definitely reduces the safety performance of the helmet. Most bicycle helmets weights fall between 200g and 300g and it’s really rare to make the helmet below 200g with safety guaranteed. If you see a certain unknown helmet that is particularly light and below 200g, you should be alert of its EPS strength and security!
The more the vents are there, the cooler your head will be. However, with more vents, the helmet will certainly sacrifice some strength. General speaking, as for road bike and mountain bike helmets, it’s very common to see 15 to 28 vents on them. If there are vents fewer than 15, then the ventilation will not be so good and if the number is more than 28, then the structure will not be so strong.
To make it short, the most important thing for you to choose a helmet is its safety and ventilation. What’s more, being cool is important but staying safe is much more important.