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Product Spotlight: Bell Super 3R MIPS and Giro Blok Goggle Lock Up

Product Spotlight: Bell Super 3R MIPS and Giro Blok Goggle Lock Up

by Douglas DiLillo May 22, 2017

Bike season is here! To celebrate, here at SportsProtective we are offering a deal that is too good to pass up. The Bell Super 3R MIPS Full Face Helmet and the Giro Blok Goggles come together in a "Lock Up" that will offer significant savings. Learn more about both products and why they go well together in our latest Product Spotlight.

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Top Picks: Full Face Helmets for MTB and BMX Under $100

Top Picks: Full Face Helmets for MTB and BMX Under $100

by Douglas DiLillo May 11, 2017

We know not all riders have an infinite budget. This "Top Picks" post tackles full face helmets at a value, meaning under $100 dollars.

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Product Spotlight: Bell Sanction Full Face Helmet

Product Spotlight: Bell Sanction Full Face Helmet

by Douglas DiLillo May 02, 2017

We promise you won't find a full face helmet that offers more for less than the Bell Sanction. Whether it is for you or your child, at under $75 it can be the full face helmet pick for the whole family. See what else it has to offer in our Product Spotlight.

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Mountain Bike Helmets: the Deal with Removable Chin Bars

Mountain Bike Helmets: the Deal with Removable Chin Bars

by Douglas DiLillo April 27, 2017

Removable chin bars are a full face helmet innovation that has become more popular as of late. What is the deal with removable chin bars and are helmets with this technology really worth it? We look into it in our latest blog post.

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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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Product Spotlight: Bell Super R3 Full Face Mountain Bike Helmet

Product Spotlight: Bell Super R3 Full Face Mountain Bike 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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Product Spotlight: 7iDP M1 Full Face Helmet

Product Spotlight: 7iDP M1 Full Face Helmet

by Douglas DiLillo March 13, 2017

Who doesn't love good gear at an incredible price? The 7iDP M1 is a modestly priced full face helmet that gives solid protection at a price that won't break the bank. Come see why it will be a hit with many riders this bike season!

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Leatt Makes Product Compatibility a Priority

Leatt Makes Product Compatibility a Priority

by Douglas DiLillo March 03, 2017

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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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When to Replace Your Ski Helmet or Snowboard Helmet

When to Replace Your Ski Helmet or Snowboard Helmet

by Jim Bartlett November 24, 2016

At what point should you replace your ski or snowboard helmet? Every manufacturer agrees that a helmet must be replaced after a significant impact or collision. But what if you haven’t had a major crash? What if you’ve had a few “little” falls? What then? We'll help you answer those questions.

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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 Measure for the Best Fit - All Protective Gear

How to Measure for the Best Fit - All Protective Gear

by Jim Bartlett October 25, 2016

This article describes how to measure for your Helmet, Gloves, Padded Shorts, Knee and Elbow Pads, Neck Brace, and Body Armor.

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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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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

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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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When to Replace Your Bicycle Helmet

When to Replace Your Bicycle Helmet

by Jim Bartlett September 15, 2016

Opinions and advice on when to replace your bike helmet varies. Some advocate for a  "better-safe-than-sorry" (or "better-safe-than-suffering-from-a-severe-head-injury") strategy. The article offers some helmet construction and materials science as wells as what causes a helmet to degrade. Don't miss the "replace or not" conclusion.

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Helmets, Body Armor, and Skin Irritation

by Jim Bartlett August 30, 2016

If you consistently break out on your forehead or other areas covered by a helmet or protective gear, you may be prone to something called "acne mechanica." Here are some things you can do.

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