I have become a proud owner of a bike. I haven't ridden since dirt was invented,..I do know I need a helmet to save what brain cells that are left.
I also notice that some have bills on them, and some have lots of room for air flow.....talk to me...
Hi, congrats on your bike. I would definetly get a helmet w/ the visor to help out with sun and when flying downhill,deflects bugs. The more the vents, usually the more expensive, however there are exceptions. I have a Giro female specific helmet that has worked fine for me. Inexpensive comfy, has held up to a few nasty falls too. Try some on, and see which shapes you like best. Good luck!
Thank yo for the information. I have been looking at some Giros onine, and plan to go to physically try them.Do you remember the model name?
Regarding "nasty falls",...this is a real concern to me. As I mentioned, I am older than dirt, I also care for my older husband. If I have a "nasty fall" this could effect my caring for him. For this reason I cannot see racing,..but perhaps only mild bike rides with a local club. Can you cue me in on what caused you nasty falls?
I was taught a saying, that makes alot of sense to me.
If you buy a $10 helmet, you have a $10 head.
I bought a Bell X-ray, it was about $100, is very light, very strong, with some of the largest vent openings I have seen.
Also Bell has a lifetime damage plan, if there is any damage suspected, send the helmet to Bell, and they will x-ray the helmet and inspect it for damage, if any is found, you can get a brand new replacement helmet for $25. Same brand and model, or an equivalent.
I'm on my second one, after smashing my first one, and they honored the guarantee quickly, and hassle free.
Giro is good, but after comparing the helmets side by side, you can't go wrong with the Bell.