Dirt Bike Helmets
By Andrew Green
Safety before looking cool. Always wear a dirt bike helmet. Let’s face it, everyone wants to look the part when they’re out on their dirt bike, but it’s difficult to look cool when your head is split open. Dirt bike helmets are singly the most important factor you should consider when buying your protective gear for dirt biking. Don’t get me wrong though because boots, a jersey and proper pants are all exceptionally important items but the helmet is the one that stops you killing yourself in a crash. There are quite a few things to consider when looking to buy any helmet, but especially your first one; it’s quite a momentous occasion and you want to make sure you do it right. What should I consider when buying dirt bike helmets?
The first thing you have to consider is that you are going to wear a helmet every time you go dirt bike racing. There should be absolutely no exception to this. If you’re looking to buy your first helmet it can seem quite a daunting task. You’ve probably looked on the Internet and seen one that you think looks good, safe and is reasonably priced. My first word of warning though, is not to buy dirt bike helmets without seeing it and preferably trying it on first, but at the very least you should go and try some helmets on in your local store. You can get a good idea for what size fits well and take this knowledge away with you. Besides it’s always easier to try a little haggling if you’re in your local bike shop than on the other end of the Internet.
Do dirt bike helmets have to cost a fortune? You shouldn’t scrimp on the price you pay for your helmet just because it’s cheap. You need to find a strong and safe helmet that fits snugly. Then consider the price. Buying a tested helmet is always best, in America you’re looking for SNELL or DOT certified helmets. This means they have been professionally tested and proven to be safe enough to wear. That said, just because they’re safe doesn’t necessarily mean they have to be expensive and for under $50 or $100 you can get a good looking, safe and certified helmet. It won’t stop you falling off your bike and landing on your head, but it will be the difference between getting up and not getting up after your crash. Where can I buy dirt bike helmets? There are plenty of places you can buy dirt bike helmets. Many people will only buy from their local store because you build up a good relationship, or simply because the helmet came as a sweetener when you bought your bike, but there are also plenty of options online too. As long as you know the right size to buy there is no reason why you can’t buy a perfectly good, certified dirt bike helmet over the Internet.
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