Apparently I am Helmet Knowledge Challenged. I don't know what the difference is between an inexpensive helmet, like a Schwinn and a more expensive Giro.
In my family, we own 4 cycle helmets. Nothing fancy, nothing full faced, just standard cycling helmets. They range from a Wallyworld $15 Schwinn to a $45 Specialized with a Bell inbetween. They are all adjustable, all have visors and all look pretty much the same as far as construction, but the Specialized does have a slightly larger rear plastic plate that holds the helmet in place. I recently looked at a fairly expensive Giro, it looks just like the helmets we have. So my question is, what's the difference? I'm sure there is something that separates the lower priced helmets from the higher priced brands. I just feel really dumb because I don't know what it is.