When the helmet is correctly on your head the furthest forward strap should come just in front of your ear and almost straight up to the helmet. If you have a strap coming around the side and angling forward across your cheek, you probably have the helmet on backwards.
How do you tell the front from the back of a bicycle helmet?
Look for the portion of the helmet where the brim rises the highest. This is the front of the helmet. It’s designed to hug your forehead just above the eyebrows, so the front will often be the section of the helmet that uses the least amount of material.
Does my helmet fit right?
The helmet should sit LOW on your forehead. There should only be one or two finger-widths above your eyebrow. Your child should be able to look upward and see the front rim of your bicycle helmet on your own head. The left and right side straps should form a “Y” and meet right below your ear.
How should a bike helmet sit on your head?
The helmet should sit level on your head and low on your forehead— one or two finger-widths above your eyebrow. Side Straps: Adjust the slider on both straps to form a “V” shape under, and slightly in front of, the ears. Lock the slider if possible.
What are the steps to wearing a helmet?
Place the helmet on the head, ensuring adequate protection at the front. A good way to measure this is to place the helmet two finger widths from the eyebrow to the helmet. Clip the chin straps together, making sure that they are fitting snug to the chin and the helmet will not move.
Why are bicycle helmets shaped that way?
A circular shaped helmet for bicycle riders is designed to keep both the rider well-protected and not lower their bicycle speed too much. We can pass through air more easily than water, and we can pass through water more easily than passing through a solid.
Which way does a child’s bike helmet go?
Make sure your child’s forehead is not exposed.
A correctly fitted helmet should be worn facing the right way (amazingly many people do get this wrong) and should not be worn on the back of the head, thus exposing the forehead. This will not protect your child if they go over the handlebars face first.
Are more expensive bike helmets safer?
The Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute did a impact test of two sets of helmets. One of them cheap (US$20.00) the other expensive (US$200.00). The results are clear: there’s no difference.
What size of bike helmet do I need?
To find your size, simply take a tape measure and measure the circumference of your head about two finger widths above your eyebrows. It’s that easy. If you’re falling in-between two sizes, your best option is probably to pop into store and try both sizes on. You’ll quickly realise which size you need.