It is not at all enough to simply purchase a bicycle helmet – it should be appropriately fitted, adjusted, and worn each time you ride. The proper helmet fit helmets come in different sizes, just like hats. Size can differ between manufacturers. For the most comprehensive checklist of helmet sizes according to manufacturers.
To pick and correctly fit a bicycle helmet, follow the helmet fitting education in this article. It may take some time to assure a proper fit. It is easier if you have someone assist you to adjust the straps. Click Here to know more.
Here Are Some Easy Steps to Properly Fit a Bicycle Helmet:
Step 1 Size:
Measure your head for approximate dimensions. Try the helmet on to confirm it fits snuggly. While it is posing flat on the canopy of your head, make sure the helmet does not sway side to side. Sizing pads come with new helmets; use the pads to securely hold your head. Mix or match the sizing pads for the greatest ease. In your child’s helmet, vacate the padding when your child’s head grows. If the helmet has a versatile fit ring instead of sizing pads, adjust the ring size to fit the head.
Step 2 Position:
The bicycle helmet is needed to have a pose level on your skull and low on your forehead—one or two finger-widths above your eyebrow.
Step 3 Buckles:
Center the left buckle beneath the chin. On most helmets, the belts can be pulled from the back of the helmet to increase or trim the chin belts. This task is more relaxing if you take the helmet off to make these adjustments
Step 4 Side Straps:
Alter the slider on both belts to form a “V” form under, and slightly in front of, the ears. Lock the slider if feasible.
Step 5 Chin Strap:
Buckle your chin belt. Tighten the belt until it is snug so that no more than one or two fingers rig under the strap.
Step 6 Final Fitting:
A. Does your helmet holds right? Open your mouth broad yawn! The helmet should drag down on the head. If not, refer back to step 5 and pull the chin strap.
B. Does your helmet rock rear more than two fingers above the eyebrows? If so, unbuckle, and trim the front strap by moving the slider forward. Buckle, retighten the chin belt, and test again.
C. Does your helmet rock ahead into your eyes? If so, unbuckle, and tighten the back belt by moving the slider back toward the ear. Buckle, retighten the chin strap and try similarly.
D. Roll the rubber band beneath the buckle. All four straps must go via the rubber band and be tight to the buckle to control the buckle from falling.
Model Safe Behavior
Everyone — adults and children — should carry bicycle helmets every time they ride. Helmets are the single most influential way to prevent head injuries resulting from bicycle smashes. Wearing a helmet each ride can motivate the same smart behavior in others. Better to be safe while riding by wearing a helmet otherwise, it could be risky at a time of uncertainty.