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Product Spotlight: Giro Switchblade MIPS Full Face Helmet

Product Spotlight: Giro Switchblade MIPS Full Face Helmet

by Douglas DiLillo April 25, 2017

What if you had a helmet with the versatility to handle all your riding needs, both traditional and downhill? Now you can with the Giro Switchblade MIPs full face helmet. The removable chin bar gives you the versatility often missed with other full face helmets. Learn more about the Switchblade with our newest Product Spotlight.

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Most Lightweight Full Face Helmet Picks

Most Lightweight Full Face Helmet Picks

by Douglas DiLillo April 20, 2017

What athlete likes to be weighed down by their gear? In this blog, we discuss which full face helmets for mountain biking and BMX are the lightest of the bunch. See if your helmet made the list, or if you should consider picking on of these lightweight picks up for bike season.

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Product Spotlight: Kali Shiva Speed Machine Full Face Helmet

Product Spotlight: Kali Shiva Speed Machine Full Face Helmet

by Douglas DiLillo April 11, 2017

A full face helmet you can wear for more than just downhill mountain biking and BMX racing? It's true; the Kali Shiva Speed Machine is the most lightweight DOT certified helmet you can buy. It gives motorcycle riders and those of us who pedal a great full face helmet option! Learn more about the Shiva in our newest product spotlight.

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Understanding Mountain Bike and BMX Helmet Safety Standards

Understanding Mountain Bike and BMX Helmet Safety Standards

by Douglas DiLillo April 05, 2017

When buying a new mountain bike or BMX helmet, there are varying levels of safety standards that you should be aware of as a consumer. This blog post takes a look at the different safety standards and the kind of testing a helmet goes through to comply. Find your peace of mind here.

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Product Spotlight: Bell Super R3 Full Face Helmet

Product Spotlight: Bell Super R3 Full Face Helmet

by Douglas DiLillo April 04, 2017

A full face helmet that offers MIPS technology and a removable chin bar, all while being one of the most well ventilated and lightweight helmets we offer? The Bell Super 3R MIPS Full Face helmet was made to be featured in a Product Spotlight.

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All About MIPS Technology

All About MIPS Technology

by Douglas DiLillo March 30, 2017

"What is MIPS Technology?" Is a question we get at SportsProtective constantly. We took the time to answer and looked at MIPS' function, history and testing to decide if it is really all it is cracked up to be.

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Product Spotlight: Leatt DBX 5.0 V12 Full Face Composite Helmet

Product Spotlight: Leatt DBX 5.0 V12 Full Face Composite Helmet

by Douglas DiLillo March 28, 2017

Leatt is known for their DBX Neck Braces for Mountain Bike and BMX, but what if we told you that maybe their best technology yet has made their helmets an attractive option when picking full face helmet protection? Learn why Leatt's DBX 5.0 V12 Full Face Helmet is a product we love!

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What is Leatt 360° Turbine Technology?

What is Leatt 360° Turbine Technology?

by Douglas DiLillo March 23, 2017

Bike Helmets for mountain biking and BMX need more than just a hard shell to keep you safe. Recently, Leatt has added 360° Turbine Technology to their helmets. Find out what it is and if it really can offer you better protection.

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Kids Helmet Sizing Help

Kids Helmet Sizing Help

by Jim Bartlett October 17, 2016

Proper helmet sizing is critical to protecting your child. When it comes to finding and fitting a new helmet, there are important things you need to know. We've consolidated a lot of information that will help you measure your kid's head, find the correct size to purchase, and then make sure the helmet sits properly on his or her head.

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When to Replace Your Helmet

by Jim Bartlett September 29, 2016

cracked helmet

Bicycle, ski and snowboarding helmets age and lose effectiveness as they get older and suffer use/abuse. How do you know when it’s time to replace your helmet? Watch these two videos.

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Giro Helmet Fit Systems - Explained

by Jim Bartlett June 15, 2016

Giro AcuDial 2 Fit System

Giro offers a broad selection of bike and ski helmets with some great built-in adjustment features. This article shows you eight different Giro fit systems to help you decide which is best for you.

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Helmet Covers for Kids: Are they safe?

by Jim Bartlett June 15, 2016

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Understanding In-Mold Helmet Construction

by Jim Bartlett June 15, 2016

Helmet Design

Helmet manufacturing techniques and technology differ. Each type of helmet has advantages and disadvantages, depending upon what mission the helmet is required to accomplish - and at what price!  Here we describe one of the most popular helmet construction methods.

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How to Choose a BMX Helmet

How to Choose a BMX Helmet

by Jim Bartlett June 15, 2016

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Helmet Safety Standards List

by Jim Bartlett June 06, 2016

Safety

One of the most confusing parts about shopping for a new helmet can be the different helmet safety standards. Why are some certifications listed on some helmets and not others, even though the helmets are supposedly designed for the same activity? What do all those acronyms mean?   Find out here...

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Extra Large Bicycle Helmets - What You Should Know

Extra Large Bicycle Helmets - What You Should Know

by Jim Bartlett May 18, 2016

If you have a head circumference above 61 cm or have a hat size above 7-3/4, you should be looking for an XL / XXL / XXXL bicycle helmet. As helmet designs have evolved, more choices for larger helmet sizes have come along. This article offers tips on how to make your extra large bike helmet fit properly.

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How to Inspect Your Helmet

How to Inspect Your Helmet

by Jim Bartlett May 18, 2016

When was the last time you looked at your bicycle helmet or ski helmet? This article teaches you how to really inspect it. Includes two videos.

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How to Clean Your Helmet

by Jim Bartlett May 18, 2016

Exposure to certain common household chemicals can damage a helmet’s protective capacity. Learn how to properly clean and maintain your bike helmet.

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Should My Mountain Bike Helmet Meet any Safety Standards?

Should My Mountain Bike Helmet Meet any Safety Standards?

by Jim Bartlett May 18, 2016

By federal law, all bike helmets must meet the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) bicycle helmet standard. Do not buy a helmet that does not have a CPSC sticker on the inside. Full face mountain biking helmets will sometimes go further by meeting additional standards.

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CPSC Bicycle Helmet Standards Explained

CPSC Bicycle Helmet Standards Explained

by Jim Bartlett May 18, 2016

Learn about the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission safety standards for bike helmets, how the testing is done and how to find out if your helmet meets their safety standard. 

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EN CE Helmet Safety Standards Explained - Bike Helmets

EN CE Helmet Safety Standards Explained - Bike Helmets

by Jim Bartlett May 18, 2016

A "CE" marking indicates that a bike or skate helmet fulfills the requirements of the European Economic Community (EEC). Learn what the different CE markings mean and how the tests are done. Does every bike helmet carry an EN CE rating?

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SNELL Foundation Helmet Safety Standards Explained

by Jim Bartlett May 18, 2016

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ASTM Helmet Safety Standards

by Jim Bartlett May 18, 2016

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MIPS Technology - A Great Visual Description from Giro

MIPS Technology - A Great Visual Description from Giro

by Jim Bartlett May 17, 2016

MIPS

This is one of the best descriptions of what MIPS is, how it reduces impact forces, and why you might want to look for it in your next helmet.

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