The adult sees a small helmet that fits tight. It’s uncomfortable. He leaves it on the shelf and walks away.
If adults wear youth helmets, they might be more likely to wear a bicycle helmet when riding a bike. This could lead to them wearing the helmet more often and possibly becoming accustomed to wearing helmets in general. Thus, maybe one day they will wear their motorbike or skiing helmet as well!
Few people would suffer from brain damage or death from cycling accidents if all cyclists wore helmets. If wearing a bicycle was just as normal as driving a car, there could potentially be fewer fatalities from cycling accidents, too, since many people could avoid putting themselves in a hazardous situation.
In addition, if more adults started to wear helmets when cycling, those around them might begin to do the same as they become influenced by those leading by example.
People should wear youth bicycle helmets because it shows that they care about your safety and well-being. Nothing is too serious or important enough not to wear a helmet.
Can an adult wear a youth bike helmet?
Yes! We can all wear any bike helmet. However, the most important thing is that you are comfortable and it fits correctly. A good fit means a level on your head, touching all around, snug but not too tight. One way to check if it fits properly is to open your mouth wide or put one hand under the front of the helmet when it’s on low over your forehead. If so, it’s probably too loose.
Don’t forget that even though many children’s helmets come in colors, these helmets are made by adults for adults. Youth-specific features like sizing and designs will not be found on the adult models.
Even if you fit correctly, it’s important to remember that bike helmets are designed for one impact. If your helmet has been involved in an accident, replace it even if there is no visible damage.
While finding the right size is essential, comfort and fit are just as vital. It doesn’t matter how safe a helmet is if you can’t stand to wear it! Don’t ever sacrifice fit for style – they’re both important! Remember that wearing a bike helmet is always better than not wearing one at all. You might also want to check out our list of the best biking helmets.
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How do I choose the best biking helmet?
When it comes to safety, the fit is just as important as the type of material the helmet is made out of. The most common mistake people make when buying a new helmet is that they don’t try on enough helmets before deciding. Don’t feel pressured into buying your first option if you’re not 100% comfortable with it!
It’s better to spend money on something you will wear than find out after an accident that you should have bought another helmet altogether. To help with this, we offer free returns on all our orders! If you aren’t happy with your purchase, you can go to any Performance Bicycle location or return it through the mail.
We would recommend trying on several different helmets before making a final decision. Since everyone’s head is other, you must wear the helmet for a few minutes to determine if it will be comfortable when riding. The most important thing to think about when choosing your helmet is how “round” or “elongated” your head is. An easy way to check this is to put two fingers under the front of the helmet and pull it down gently over your eyebrows – if the fit is good, it will come all the way down to (or below) your ears.
This means that there are no gaps between where the lower rim of the helmet sits compared to where ear protection ends; this also ensures that there are no spaces in between the helmet and your head where it can be pinched or smashed. If you find this area of the helmet too loose, try a smaller size. If you feel pressure in this part of the helmet, then it is likely too big.