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Schwinn Intercept Helmet

Old 06-26-09, 09:02 AM
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Schwinn Intercept Helmet

I am looking for a helmet (I know, why in the world I'm riding without one right now is beyond me. I know it's stupid) and saw a Schwinn Intercept helmet that seemed to get good reviews while being reasonably priced.

Is this a good helmet? And can you offer any suggestions as far as a helmet goes?
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Old 06-26-09, 09:43 AM
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I hadn't heard of this one. Did a search, only available at walmart and amazon, and $16.96
https://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...ci_sku=5741054
If its any good, its at the dead last bottom category. Places I ever go to look for helmets start at like $30 or so and go up and up. It also looks like this is a 'one size fits all'. Why did they stop making them in 'sizes'? I dunno about this one, might be ok. I suppose its safe.
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Old 06-26-09, 10:55 AM
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Originally Posted by VeganForPeace View Post
I am looking for a helmet (I know, why in the world I'm riding without one right now is beyond me. I know it's stupid) and saw a Schwinn Intercept helmet that seemed to get good reviews while being reasonably priced.

Is this a good helmet? And can you offer any suggestions as far as a helmet goes?
Iíve got a two year old version of that same helmet. Unless they have changed the design of it, I donít have anything bad to say about the helmet. Itís fairly light, and fairly well ventilatedÖ I bought mine on sale at Wal*Mart for about fifteen dollars when the wife and I decided to buy a couple of Wal*Mart cruiser bikes and take up riding again.

I donít know what size head you have, (mine is pretty big; size wise not ego) but if you take some of the removable padding out, or rearrange it, the helmet will fit a fairly large range of head sizes.

I really should replace mine though; I forgot last summer and left it in my jeep for about a week during quite a hot spell. The outer plastic shell now has a very unique wavy design around the bottom of it, but the inner Styrofoam doesnít seem to have been affected at all, but Iím sure it didnít help it any.
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Old 06-26-09, 12:52 PM
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The way I choose a new helmet- is to find a shop with a good range of models- and start at below the price I am prepared to go to. Then go up on price (And hopefully Quality) till I find one that fits and is comfortable. I still have a helmet a friend bought in the shed because it was cheap. After wearing it twice- He gave it to me as a spare to give away to a rider that doesn't have one. Still trying to find someone that likes it.

If it a helmet doesn't feel comfortable- you aren't going to wear it- so try it before you part with money.
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Old 06-26-09, 03:11 PM
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I have the Impulse model and its the same as the Intercept except with one extra vent hole,more you pay, the more vent holes you will have,they are more expensive bcz they are harder to make.A $200 helmet has no more protection than a $20 one.
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Old 06-26-09, 03:27 PM
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Thanks for the help all. I'm going to go look at the helmet today hopefully. As long as it fits, I'll go with it.
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