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Old 11-14-19, 05:22 AM
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Originally Posted by rydabent View Post
Back about 1990 give or take Bell made a helmet that had a hard lexan shell. I think the name of it was Tourlite. I wish they still made them. That was real protection.
What exactly is the benefit of a hard shell? It's just more efficient at transferring the energy to your brain. That's not a good thing.

No points for comparison to motorcycle helmets, totally different probabilities because of speed. You need to point to something a bicyclist is likely to encounter where a hard shell would provide better protection.

BTW, the fact that no one sells a hard shell bike helmet even though it looks stronger (marketing appeal) reflects that the science is so clear on this that anyone selling them would be liable for the inevitable brain injuries that would result.
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