Falling during cycling can cause great damage to the head. Even if the cyclist is riding at a lower speed along a smoothly sloping bike path, safety issues should not be ignored.
Falling during cycling can cause great damage to the head. Even if the cyclist is riding at a lower speed along a smoothly sloping bike path, safety issues should not be ignored. The reason for wearing a cycling helmet is simple and important: to protect the head and reduce injury. Relevant data shows that in more than 500 cycling deaths per year, 75% of the deaths are caused by fatal head injuries. Medical research has found that wearing a safety helmet while cycling can prevent 85% of head injuries and greatly reduce the degree of damage and accident mortality rate.
Half-helmet cycling helmets are divided into road (without visor), and road-mountain dual-purpose (with removable visor), etc. The use is similar to baseball or roller-skating helmets. The full-face cycling helmet is similar in shape to the motorcycle helmet and is generally used by speed descent or climbing enthusiasts.
Helmet shell: the outermost hard shell of the helmet. In the event of an accidental collision, the hat shell is the first line of defense to protect the head and disperse the impact.
Helmet body: the foam inner layer of the helmet. It is the second line of defense to protect the head. It is mainly used to absorb the impact and reduce injury during an accident.
Buckle and helmet strap (safety harness): used to fix the helmet position. The helmet strap is fixed under the ears on both sides, and the buckle is fixed at the throat. Note: after fastening the buckle, leave 1 to 2 fingers space between the buckle and the throat. Do not make it too tight or too loose.
Visor: the visor is divided into fixed and adjustable types. Generally, road safety helmets do not have a visor. The function of the visor is to prevent debris and dirt from entering the rider's eyes and also to provide some shading effect.
Air vents: air vents help the head to dissipate heat and ventilate, and ensure that the hair stays dry during long-distance cycling. The more air vents, the cooler the rider will feel, but the relative safety factor will be lower. Generally, a helmet with an appropriate amount of air vents is the best choice.
Knob: There is a knob on the back of the mountain bike helmet to adjust the tightness. The rider can adjust the size of the helmet according to the size of their head.
Lining: The lining can absorb sweat and slight vibrations during cycling.