According to a recent article in Popular Mechanics, choosing the proper helmet can be as important as selecting the appropriate bike for your situation. As head injuries commonly can occur as a result of bicycle accidents, protecting your head correctly can be crucial to avoiding these injuries.
All helmets meet the same basic safety standards, with the only mandatory certification standard being the one set by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Some helmets undergo additional or independent testing, which can be helpful for consumers in choosing a helmet. However, although more expensive helmets may provide other features, there are helmets in every price range that meet the same safety standards and are equally protective of your head.
Some helmets include special protections against concussions. Several manufacturers use Multi-Directional Impact Protection System (MIPS), which is a low-friction layer built into the helmet that allows the helmet to rotate on your head. Another new development to prevent against concussions is WaveCel, which the helmet manufacturer Bontrager has developed. WaveCel is a thick layer of polyester that can crumple and flex upon impact. Like MIPS, WaveCel is supposed to guide rotational energy away from the skull, thus reducing the risk of concussion.
Helmets also differ somewhat according to the type of cycling in which you will be engaging. Road helmets are characterized by being more lightweight than other helmets and have venting to accommodate you sweating. Mountain bike helmets may be more durable and provide more coverage in case of accidents. They also typically have a visor. Everyday cycling and commuter helmets often are more casual and have less venting, as you are less likely to be sweating when wearing them.
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