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New Helmet Reqd

Postby dharbott » Mon Oct 13, 2008 8:49 am

After a crash on Saturday I've just had to buy a new helmet.
The old one was quite old, and worked very well, despite taking a heavy hit onto tarmac.

Anyway, reading the manual that came with the new helmet it recommends that a helmet is replaced every 3 years!
Why?
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Re: New Helmet Reqd

Postby Mike Roberts » Mon Oct 13, 2008 11:54 am

I think the important thing is to examine your helmet regularly and take heed of any obvious cracks in the outer skin and/ or evidence of the foam expanded 'styrene deteriorating within.
A nasty face plant six years ago proved my then eight year old 'Bell' was still worthy.
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Re: New Helmet Reqd

Postby Toni Mion » Tue Oct 14, 2008 8:50 am

Thanks for the heads up Mike :-D
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Re: New Helmet Reqd

Postby bikemadpat » Thu Oct 16, 2008 10:17 am

I suspect its helmet manufactures wanting to protect themselves from legal action against claims of potential helmet failure due to age. Also, more cynically, it serves to sell more helmets...
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