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Old 03-16-07, 09:16 PM
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yewborn
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So much debate over the exact effectiveness of the representative helmet. What about the differences between helmets??

Let's say you want to 'mitigate' your chances of head trauma to whatever extent is possible. Which bike helmet designs perform best? Which are best designed to protect those critical parts of the skull, provided don't just wear a motorcycle helmet.

The situation is complex. I'd imagine how you wear your helmet is also a factor. And probably the most important determinant is how you ride your bike. Still, all else equal I find it rational to assume that a bike helmet is better than nothing at all, even if it only works for those 7 mph impacts. I have a lot more of those than I have 30 mph collisions with SUVs.

Any responses to my question about which helmets are safest would be much appreciated. Thanks.
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