A common question we get is “Why does helmet A cost $1000 and helmet B cost $200?” Is it worth the difference?
There is an old saying around the motorcycle industry. “How much is your head worth?”
As someone who has crashed in a plastic helmet, I will never wear a cheap helmet again.
(I should add that the helmet being too big for me definitely contributed to how bad the accident was as well.)
However, sometimes to get on two wheels, one can only afford a cheap helmet. And hey! Helmets have come a very long way since they were first made a legal requirement in Australia. A cheap helmet is better than no helmet at all.
Helmets are generally made of four materials:
• Carbon Fibre
All helmets have different layers in them that absorb impact force to protect your head. There are also brands that have liners that rotate with your head during an impact (such as MIPS), but we’ll get into that in another article.
Composite helmets are helmets that are made up of 2 or more of the above materials, with the fibers woven together to create, in general, lighter, and stronger helmets. These are more labour intensive, so they tend to be more expensive. However, the benefits usually outweigh the extra cost.
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