BIKING GEAR HELMETS
Helmets Absorb the Impact of Falls
A bike helmet is essential safety gear that most bike clubs, shops and parents support. Currently Florida does not require bicycle riders to wear a bike helmet, but it is mandatory for bike riders under the age of 16 to wear a biking helmet. A helmet is a relatively small investment for protecting your head, so it makes sense to just do it!
Most of the modern bicycle headgear that we have is padded with chin straps that secure your helmet to your head in case of a bumpy ride or unexpected crash. Most of the biking helmets have ventilation holes for increased airflow. And they do not last forever, so if your helmet is more than five years old, many manufacturers recommend replacing it. If you’ve noticed any cracks or you’ve had a major crash, it’s also a good idea to get a new helmet for your protection.
Get the Right Fit
Cycling helmets come in a variety of different types, and our experienced staff will be happy to help get you or your youngster fitted into a new bicycling helmet. We have a different styles, colors and types of helmets for racing, road cycling, mountain biking or BMX biking, cruising around and for children.
To get the right fit, make sure the helmet:
- Fits snugly and does not tip.
- The chin straps are adjusted correctly.
- The helmet sits level on your head.
Are you ready to replace or purchase a new helmet? Come see us or give us a call at (703) 777-2252. We have a great selection of helmets at Plum Grove Cyclery and can help you find what you’re looking for.