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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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Top Picks: Lightest Weight Full Face Helmets for Mountain Bike & BMX

Top Picks: Lightest Weight Full Face Helmets for Mountain Bike & BMX

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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Ski Race Helmets that meet FIS Standard

Ski Race Helmets that meet FIS Standard

by Jim Bartlett February 28, 2017

Check out our selection of FIS approved ski race helmets to outfit you - or your young racer - in the right gear!

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How to Choose a Ski Helmet

How to Choose a Ski Helmet

by Jim Bartlett November 07, 2016

If you're only going to invest in one piece of protective gear for skiing, make it a good quality helmet. There are many choices that affect performance, comfort and style. Here we discuss technology, helmet types, certifications, sizing and price/feature cost comparisons for typical price points.

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How to Choose a Mountain Bike Helmet

How to Choose a Mountain Bike Helmet

by Jim Bartlett October 21, 2016

First you'll learn the differences between open face and full face helmets and when to select one over the other. Also included are important details for how to measure your head so you get the correct size as well as how it should fit. Lastly, an in-depth look at what you should expect to pay for a helmet.

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How to Choose a Snowboard Helmet

How to Choose a Snowboard Helmet

by John Cermenaro October 18, 2016

Your helmet is, without question, your most important piece of snowboard protective gear. This guides you through how to make the right choices for the type of boarding you do. Topics include sizing, features, cost and technology.

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All About Sledding Helmets for Kids

All About Sledding Helmets for Kids

by Jim Bartlett June 15, 2016

Depending on the hill, a sledder can approach speeds of 25 mph. That's an awful lot of velocity for a kid riding on a $9.99 plastic disc. Let's talk about this...

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Multiple Impact Helmets for Bike and Snow

by Jim Bartlett June 15, 2016

Multi Impact
The skate helmet certification requires multiple impacts, while the bike certification does not. But, some bike certified helmets claim to be multiple impact...

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How to Choose a Full Face BMX Helmet

How to Choose a Full Face BMX Helmet

by Jim Bartlett June 15, 2016

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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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Bicycle Helmets and Skateboard Helmets: What's the Difference?

Bicycle Helmets and Skateboard Helmets: What's the Difference?

by Jim Bartlett May 18, 2016

The quick and dirty answer is a bicycle helmet is designed to sustain one major impact while a skate helmet is designed to sustain multiple small impacts. This article describes why by explaining differences in construction and safety standards, you'll learn how to tell the helmets apart, and how to decide what kind of helmet you should buy.

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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 - Snow Helmets

EN CE Helmet Safety Standards Explained - Snow Helmets

by Jim Bartlett May 18, 2016

A "CE" marking indicates that a helmet fulfills the requirements of the European Economic Community (EEC). Learn what the different CE markings mean and how the tests are done. What does CE testing include that ASTM testing does not?

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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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