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Comments on: Mailbag: Are cheap helmets worth the risk? http://www.whybike.com/blog/index.php?p=164 Good question . . . I write about motorcycles and why we ride them. en Sun, 17 Dec 2017 06:22:07 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=1.2.2 by: <br /> <b>Deprecated</b>: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in <b>/home/monkey2k/whybike.com/blog/wp-includes/kses.php</b> on line <b>527</b><br /> <br /> <b>Deprecated</b>: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in <b>/home/monkey2k/whybike.com/blog/wp-includes/kses.php</b> on line <b>96</b><br /> Jesper Bram http://www.whybike.com/blog/index.php?p=164#comments Mon, 16 Apr 2007 04:19:54 -0700 15088:164@http://www.whybike.com/blog
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I couldn&#8217;t agree more. I&#8217;ve had Shoei, AGV, and Arai. Which all fitted me ok, but the Arai is the best helmet I&#8217;ve had yet. Tried a Suomy helmet once, and that didn&#8217;t fit me at all. There&#8217;s no harm in buying a cheaper helmet, if it&#8217;s approved and fits you well. On rare occasions dealers let you take a helmet for a spin to see how it feels to ride with, if you put down a deposit (usually the price of the helmet). But probably only with the high end models.
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I couldn’t agree more. I’ve had Shoei, AGV, and Arai. Which all fitted me ok, but the Arai is the best helmet I’ve had yet. Tried a Suomy helmet once, and that didn’t fit me at all. There’s no harm in buying a cheaper helmet, if it’s approved and fits you well.

On rare occasions dealers let you take a helmet for a spin to see how it feels to ride with, if you put down a deposit (usually the price of the helmet). But probably only with the high end models.

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I would NEVER buy a cheap helmet, my next will be a ti-tech from AGV
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I would NEVER buy a cheap helmet, my next will be a ti-tech from AGV

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I want to protect my head with the safest helmet I can buy. I will not take shortcuts with my head!
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I want to protect my head with the safest helmet I can buy. I will not take shortcuts with my head!

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I hit a patch of oil taking a turn. The very first thing that hit - the curb of all things - was my mellon which, thankfully, was protected by a Shoei helmet. The helmet was cracked and had a good 90 degree dent in it but it stayed on my head until I woke up (under the front of an oncoming car&#8230;) and kept my face from injury. I have worn them ever since. Ride safe, gp
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I hit a patch of oil taking a turn. The very first thing that hit - the curb of all things - was my mellon which, thankfully, was protected by a Shoei helmet.

The helmet was cracked and had a good 90 degree dent in it but it stayed on my head until I woke up (under the front of an oncoming car…) and kept my face from injury.

I have worn them ever since.

Ride safe,
gp

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DOT certification doesn&#8217;t mean that a helmet protects as well as any other, it just means that the helmet meets the minimum DOT standards. A helmet that exceeds the standards is a better melon protector, but the tradeoff is cost.
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DOT certification doesn’t mean that a helmet protects as well as any other, it just means that the helmet meets the minimum DOT standards. A helmet that exceeds the standards is a better melon protector, but the tradeoff is cost.

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