Cycling Helmet Care

Your cycling helmet is designed to absorb the impact of an accident but it is important to replace it after any significant impact. The stress of a significant crash results in unseen cracks and structural damage that could compromise protection and safety on the next impact.

Even without experiencing an impact, damage to a helmet can not be easy to spot and manufacturers recommend that you replace your helmet after 5 years because UV light and weathering can weaken the helmet’s structure.

Helmet Care Tips

  • Avoid hanging your helmet from handlebars or brake levers. This can cause accidental dents and scratches.
  • Keep your helmet on your head even during short rest stops because of the accidental impacts. When not wearing your helmet, keep it in a protected area such as a shelf or closet.
  • It is best to store your helmet in the box it came in or in a nylon gear bag.
  • Don’t toss your helmet in the back seat or trunk of a car, especially on hot days. The helmet can be damaged and is subjected to high temperatures.
  • Do not use petroleum-based solvents or automotive wax to clean or polish your helmet. These chemicals may destroy the helmet. Always use water-soluble cleansers.
  • Replace you helmets if it has worn or frayed straps.

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