nirakaro wrote:after losing an argument with a car. Prices in my LBS range from £25 to £130, and they all look the same to me. Apart from style,what are the criteria for intelligent buying?
The August 2012 issue of Which?
magazine tests cycling helmets.
Best buys, each scoring 77%, are:
- Specialized Align @ £30
- Specialized Echelon @ £50
The only don't buy
in adult helmets tested is the Met Camaleonte Executive
, scoring 12%, with concerns (disputed by Met) about it not passing the European Standard.Which?
says: an adult helmet shoud last up to five years, unless you have an accident, in which case you should replace it immediately
. I'm not sure what "up to five years" means, or how one can know that a non-crash-damaged helmet is due for replacement.