Helmets are the most important cycling accessory you should own. Hopefully you never need it but if you do it can truly be a lifesaver for you. Did you know? That helmets should be replaced every three to five years. The materials that make them so safe break down over time due to exposure to the sun and perspiration in them. Helmets continue to get lighter with enhanced venting and moisture management for your head. In many cases it is actually cooler to wear a helmet then not as it helps move more air across your head keeping you cooler. Helmet safety has been increased now with Mips – Multi-directional Impact Protection System.
“Mips is a revolutionary technology that lets the helmet slide relative to the head, adding more protection against rotational violence to the brain caused by angled impacts. To identify the new generation of helmets, look for the little yellow Mips logo.” from mipsprotection.com
Note – This is part of a series we will be sharing that Ernest wrote about cycling accessories and components. While they aren’t intended to be full on “Buyers Guides” We do hope they will help you with things to consider when thinking about them or to view them a little differently. Then in future post we will dive deeper into each one of these.