Cycling Helmet

Importance of Helmet

When riding a bike for any reason, it is important to always wear a helmet. It doesn’t matter how slow, fast or how far you ride!

Protective gear can significantly reduce head and brain injuries

Why is wearing a helmet so important?

  • It protects your head
  • Reduces severe injuries
  • Prevents death

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Injuries from the head and neck are often the cause of death, severe injury, or disability. Studies show that 75% of deaths caused by riding bicycles or motorcycles are a result of collisions. Also, head injuries result mostly in much higher medical costs than any other type of injury.

There are 2 types of injuries, one with direct impact to the head and the other being the acceleration-deceleration effect. This can cause serious brain damage.

Wearing a helmet reduces both types of injuries. Some helmet brands offer the MIPS system that is designed to extra protect the brain against the acceleration-deceleration effect.

Not only wearing a helmet but also wearing it the correct way is of great importance.

Make sure helmets are worn in the right way, not too much to the back or front, not loose (tighten straps correctly).

Learn how to fit & adjust your bike helmet!

Ensure a safe ride with a quality bike helmet for men, women & kids. Discover the best bicycle helmets for road cycling, triathlon, mountain biking or your commuting ride at Wolfis.

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Life span of a bike helmet!

Bike helmets may be sturdy, but they don’t last forever. Materials naturally degrade over time with every sweaty mile you pedal. How you care for your helmet and where you store it makes a difference, too.

Replacements should be purchased if you see evidence of:

  • Cracks in the shell or liner. A helmet that’s been through a serious fall or crash should be retired from use given the possibility that it may have sustained hidden structural damage.
  • A crushed or cracked foam liner. Some foam liners are designed for a single hard impact. Like an airbag in a car, they won’t do the same job protective twice.
  • Worn-out straps. A strap that doesn’t strap the helmet down securely is a bit problematic. Replacing straps also isn’t advised.
  • Missing pads are other parts. 100% safety requires 100% of the parts.

“The industry is constantly improving, so if you have an older helmet, odds are, there is better technology available now.

If you have any questions about your helmet, talk to one of our staff members or visit us at Wolfi's.

Are used bike helmets OK?

It’s best to avoid buying a used bike helmet or even passing a helmet down from one sibling to another. Helmets adapt to the head that they’re on, what fits someone else may probably won’t protect you as it should.


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