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Strongest helmet(4 posts)

Strongest helmetPODIUMBOUNDdotCA
Dec 29, 2002 8:48 AM
Out of curiousity what is the strongest helmet on the market in terms of dissipating crash forces? I know all helmets are made to the standard but some helmets compared to something like the Giro Pneumo have an obvious ammount more material. Wouldn't this extra material provide more protection?

Nick
PodiumBound.ca
re: Strongest helmetgtx
Dec 29, 2002 10:29 AM
you will find a ton of info here

http://www.bhsi.org/

"Consumer Reports found Giro's cheaper models more protective than the top of the line in their 2002 article."

In general, lots of vents and low weight = less protection.
Good info.Thanks. (nm)TREKY
Dec 29, 2002 10:48 AM
What kind of accident are you planning to have?Spoke Wrench
Dec 29, 2002 1:44 PM
The concept behind helmet testing standards is to duplicate the conditions that occur when you actually have an accident. If you have a different kind of crash than what the standards assumed, then a totally different helmet design might prove more beneficial.