I just bought a helmet for my gf. we shopped around some and she tried on lots of different helmets, mostly Bell and Giro's. She ended up getting a Giro Havoc like mine....the price $44.95 from Nashbar. I paid about that for mine. the new ones are $69.99 ....thats more than what I paid for my bike. there were some Bell helmets for around $20 but they didnt fit well and she said they made her head hot. plus they were just all around uncomfortable, bulky and heavy.
I saw some on Nashbar.com that were over $100...is a $100 helmet worth it?
Could it be that most people dont wear helmets because that a comfortable good looking helmet costs well over $40?
I saw that most kids helmets were pretty cheap. we even saw a nice one for only $15. I wish my Havoc only costed $15. i'm hard on helmets, and i like lots of ventilation...if its not comfortable and light, i wont wear it. so for now, i'll pay out the $45 and up for a good helmet....but why so much for some foam and plastic?