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Best Helmet for Safety

Old 11-02-16, 06:44 AM
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Best Helmet for Safety

First, a disclaimer, a Specialized helmet just saved my life. Unexplained blackout caused crash that had me in the hospital for 3 weeks with "sub arachnoid hemorrhage". This is fatal in 50% of the cases. Crash left a 5" diameter crack in foam in a lower edge of helmet.

Read the rating in Consumer reports. Given the location of the impact I believe what is said about "MIPS" helmets. Helmet fit is also important to me. The dual fit system employed by Bell seems to be a good idea. Looks like I will be investigating a Bell Gage helmet which got a "recommended" rating. A last note, I will patronize a yet to be found local dealer to check fit and buy it there.

Does this make sense?
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Old 11-02-16, 06:53 AM
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Glad to hear you are OK now. I'm an "always" helmet wearer also. Paid attention in high school physics.
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Old 11-02-16, 06:54 AM
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Glad you're ok. And yes, it does make sense to buy from a bike shop. Let us know what helmet you finally get.
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Old 11-02-16, 07:02 AM
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That must have been some crash, glad that you survived and shared with us.

The "best" of anything is always speculative but with regards to helmets, a proper fitting and used helmet will be much better than one that isn't adjusted properly or not worn. I see so many pictures of people wearing their helmets but the helmet is crooked and loose.

So, wear your helmets and take the time to adjust them. Only then, do they stand a decent chance at saving you in a wreck.
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Glad you're still up and moving man. I'm on the hunt for a new one as well, just ate it last night 1 mile from the end of a group ride and landed hard on the side of my head so that one is being retired. It did it's job, noggin is fine but I've got a pile of road rash on the right side of my body and some rather epic bruises.
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