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How much extra strap should your helmet have?

Old 03-28-13, 02:53 PM
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How much extra strap should your helmet have?

I'm trying to determine if a proper helmet fit requires some additional strap to be left over after it is buckled. Are there any guidelines about how much strap you should have left over after tightening your helmet to the standard 2 fingers under the chin tightness?
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As long as there is enough left over strap so that the clasp is secure, you're golden. Make sure the helmet is sitting in the right position on your head.
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You might want to leave enough so that you can adjust it to accommodate wearing a beanie or cap under your helmet.
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Originally Posted by Looigi View Post
You might want to leave enough so that you can adjust it to accommodate wearing a beanie or cap under your helmet.
Ahhhh.... I think I missed the point of the original post.

Looigi is right. Don't trim them so short that you can't wear your helmets with appropriate layers. (I never trim my straps; I don't find them a problem.)
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