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The characteristics of road bike helmets
The helmets for the road bike are designed for speed. Their more streamlined shape and their aerodynamics are adapted to the more aggressive position adopted by the road cyclist. Unlike hybrid and mountain helmets, the road helmet does not have a visor, which allows a better field of vision.
The most distinguishing characteristic of road helmets is the number of ventilation channels: they are much more numerous, allowing maximum ventilation, especially at high speeds. The large number of channels at the back of the helmet also plays an important role in ventilation. This key location allows air to flow through the helmet: air enters the helmet through the front channels and exits through the rear channels. This airflow cools the head considerably.
Prices vary according to the level of aeration and their lightness. Two important features to consider if you want to maximize comfort during long distances. Good ventilation will prevent heat stroke and a light helmet will make you feel like nothing on your head, in addition to reducing neck pain.
The reason why prices increase with the level of ventilation is that the more ventilation channels there are, the more solid structure and components are needed in order not to compromise the security that this element of protection must provide.
How to find the perfect bike helmet?
To find out if you have the right helmet size, take it, and put it on your head. If the helmet has one, use the adjustment system to adjust the helmet to the circumference of your head. Then lean down so your head is upside down, being careful to put your hands under your helmet in case it falls. If it stays in place, it's the right size for you!
The next step is to determine if this is the right model for you. Each company designs their helmets with a model of their own. Thus, the different brands will not have the same form of helmet and some will do better than others, depending on your head shape.
An example is the narrower IXS mountain helmet, which is perfect for smaller heads and does not create a mushroom effect.
To find out if a helmet goes down low enough at the forehead, make sure you have a space of one finger between the eyebrows and the helmet. Remember to try your helmet with your glasses to make sure your glasses are compatible with the helmet.
Once you have found your helmet, adjust the straps: the crossover of the back and front straps must be just below the earlobe. For the straps at the neck, we want there to be 1 finger that pass between the neck and the belt. It is important to adjust the straps of your helmet properly because they are the ones that keep it on your head when you are ejected from your bike in the event of an accident.