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Old 08-12-05, 06:39 AM   #1
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Bell Impulse helmet ok?

I purchased a Bell Impluse Helmet and can't find any reviews about this model on the internet. Does anyhone know if it's safe enough for leisure riding?

Thanks so much for your help!

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Old 08-12-05, 06:54 AM   #2
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I have been using one for over a year of daily commuting (22 miles RT). It is a cpsc-certified helmet, and if it fits you, it should be fine. I took out the front velco'ed pads and wear a bandana. In the winter or cool/cold rain, I put some packing tape over the vents to stay warm and dry. Happy trails!
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I purchased a Bell Impluse Helmet and can't find any reviews about this model on the internet. Does anyhone know if it's safe enough for leisure riding?

Thanks so much for your help!

Mary
Certain brands you can put your trust in, and provided its fits you and is comfortable, then any Bell helmet is good. Same goes for quite a few other names, but Bell = good helmets.
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There may be minor advantages in safety for some helmets, but I would guess that the usual difference between helmets is more the air flow and comfort rather than safety.

BTW - A quick search led me to http://www.helmets.org/helmet05.htm where they call the Bell Impulse a "gem" due to its rounded shape and no snag points.

You will be just fine...

I doubt if you will find many sites reviewing a $20 helmet.... If you want to wear one reviewed in a magazine, move up to the $100 or more price range. Not safer, but you will get to wear one that has been reviewed.


I wear a $20 Bell as well, but it happens to be a different model.
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