1. Bicycle helmet texture: good density
Bicycle helmets are generally made of foaming material (ordinary or high-density, the difference between the two is its anti-collision effect) and have a smooth helmet surface.
2. Bicycle helmet weight: light
Don't put too much weight on your head, which is why the alloy material is not used in cycle helmets; most helmets weigh between 250 and 450 grams, or even lighter! Note: Most cheap helmets are heavy.
3. Bicycle helmet lining: washable
Washable corduroy fabric, anti-microbial padding or other helmet functions keep it clean and fresh. Well-made helmets have a larger lining, better texture, and stronger adhesion to the inside of the helmet. The Velcro on the back of the lining can facilitate the cleaning of the lining, just soak it in the water with laundry detergent for a few minutes, rub it a little, rinse it with clean water, and dry it.
4. Wearing comfort of bicycle helmet: head circumference can be adjusted
Cheap helmets are generally uncomfortable. Helmet fit matching is required, and bike shop helmets come in small, medium, large, and extended sizes. While cheap helmets are probably only one size fits all, wearing a comfortable bicycle helmet can greatly reduce the pressure on the rider's head and neck and maximize the protection effect in the event of an impact.
5. Air permeability of bicycle helmet: feel dry
The more ventilation holes in the helmet, the more airflow around your head and the cooler you will feel. Cheaper helmets have very few vents so they can get hot. However, keep in mind that the more vents you have on your helmet, the more your head is exposed and therefore less protected. It is recommended to wear a "sweat band" over your head in hot weather to keep sweat from getting into your eyes. In the colder months, wear "ear protectors" or a thin, elastic bandana to keep your head warm inside.
6. Types of bicycle helmets: meet the needs of riding
Half-face helmets are divided into road-specific (without brim), road-mountain dual-use (with detachable brim), etc. There are also friends who use helmets similar to those used in baseball or roller skating. The full-face riding helmet is similar to a motorcycle helmet, and is generally used by downhill or climbing car enthusiasts.
7. Bicycle helmet design sense: humanization
Bicycle helmets come in different types, some with plastic visors on the front to protect the eyes from the sun and rain. A helmet with a brim protects you from the sun, and a reflective logo on the helmet also prevents accidental collisions when riding at night. The more visible the color is at night, the easier it will be for cars or other cyclists to see you.
In addition to the above points that determine the price of the helmet, there is another point that, in addition to material costs, there are many factors such as scientific research and development intellectual property rights, marketing costs, brand premiums, etc. The price/performance ratio cannot be generalized. At least in the helmet industry, the requirements for technical content are very high, compared with those luxury goods such as LV, it is much more practical.
In summary, you should prioritize your choice of helmet according to the importance of helmet selection to choose a bike helmet that suits your needs and is reasonably priced. Comfort>breathability>appearance>weight.