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Everything To Know Before Buying A Cycling Helmet

In this buyers guide we talk you through everything you need to know when buying a new helmet. There's many things to look out for and many different features for different types of riders and riding styles. Helmets can come in road models, commuter models and also leisure models. Each of these will have their own set of specific features. For example road models can either be very aerodynamically efficient, very lightweight or a mix of the two. Commuter helmets can be more robust and may also feature built in lights for extra visibility. Leisure models can often be more affordable and suit riders who just want to enjoy the outdoors and not spend a fortune. The good news is that any helmet sold will meet a certain minimum safety standard however, some helmets will have additional safety features such as MIPS also known as Multi-Directional Impact System. This allows the helmet to rotate slightly towards the impact easing some of the forces on your head. If you have any questions about buying your first or next helmet, drop them down in the comments section below! 00:00 - Intro 00:13 - Types of Cycling Helmet 01:20 - Retention Systems 01:41 - Sizing & Fit 02:44 - Safety Features 03:25 - Pricing
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