How to Properly Fit a Bicycle Helmet

How to Properly Fit a Bicycle Helmet


How to Properly Fit a Bicycle Helmet. It’s critical to have a bicycle helmet that
fits, so it can protect your head during a bicycle accident. You will need A measuring tape A bicycle helmet
and foam pads. Step 1. Use a measuring tape to measure your head’s
circumference. This will determine the correct helmet size. Step 2. Use the foam pads to make sure the helmet
sits level on your head. Generally helmets come with two sizes of foam
pads. The helmet should sit low enough to protect
your forehead, but not so low it impedes your vision. Step 3. Adjust the side straps to sit snugly under
your ears with no slack. The chin strap should be buckled tightly under
your chin. It may take up to 30 minutes to properly fit
and adjust the helmet. Don’t rush. Step 4. Open your mouth without moving your head. The helmet should pull down with your jaw
movement. Step 5. Twist the helmet from side to side. The skin on your forehead should move with
the helmet. If not, it’s too loose and needs tightening. Did you know A bicycle helmet reduces the
risk of head injury by as much as 88 percent during a collision.

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