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How to choose a city bike helmet?

Choosing a city bike helmet

Numerous studies have shown that wearing a helmet in a fall reduces the risk of serious head injury because it protects the head. It is an essential element for the cyclist that can save his or her life, especially in the city where the risk of falling is greater due to traffic. It is therefore important for cyclists to wear a helmet. But what criteria should be taken into account when choosing one?

General principles

First of all, it is important to distinguish between helmets dedicated to sports use (mountain biking, road biking, gravel etc.) and those dedicated to city use. This is why we are going to guide you on the criteria to respect when choosing your city bike helmet.

The principle of the helmet is to ensure the safety of the cyclist and to protect him or her in case of a fall. There are many models available today to ensure optimum safety and comfort for the cyclist. When choosing a helmet, it is advisable to choose one that has been approved by the authorities in order to maximize your chances in the event of a serious accident. Standards help define the quality of a helmet: CE EN 1078, CPSC and AS. The CE EN 1078 standard is mandatory in Europe and all our helmets are certified.

An unapproved or poorly chosen helmet can be less effective, so it is important to follow these tips to get the best helmet.

City helmets are very similar to road and mountain bike helmets, they differ only in the shape of the helmet. Road helmets are designed to be aerodynamic and at the same time to ensure optimum safety. City helmets, on the other hand, are mainly focused on the comfort and safety of the cyclist. In addition, city helmets have numerous air inlets to prevent the cyclist from sweating too much in an urban environment.

The choice of a city bike helmet is based on several criteria

The size of your head

The first important criterion in choosing your helmet is the size!
It should be neither too big nor too small. To do this, you will need to measure your head circumference by passing a tape measure about 2cm above the eyebrows for the forehead, to the back of the skull at the most bulging level.

Don't hesitate to consult the size guides on the pages of each helmet, in order to buy the one that will be adapted to your morphology.

Don't forget, if upon receipt of your helmet, it does not fully meet your expectations, you have 14 days to return it.

The model

City helmets have a round, rigid, protective padding designed to cover the rider's skull to the maximum. These helmets are generally designed to be elegant and sober. On the other hand, different users have different needs: some may prefer more options on the helmet, while others may simply want a classic model.

Bowl Helmet

It is a helmet adapted to the urban environment and guarantees reinforced security of the back of the skull without degrading its original style. This type of helmet is generally appreciated for its style and shape.

Helmet with visor

Their particularity is that they offer a visor integrated into the helmet, which improves the comfort of the cyclist: no need to carry an extra pair of glasses. These visors generally provide better protection from the sun's rays as the lens is wider and larger than a pair of glasses.

Classic Helmet

Classic helmets have the same characteristics as those for road or mountain biking. The only difference is that they are designed for use in urban areas.

Connected Helmet

Connected headsets are classic headsets that have a bluetooth connection. This bluetooth connection allows them to have: integrated speakers and microphone, connection with phone applications or to have the radio for example.

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