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Re: [ST] Helmet Recommendations for Headset

>From: Kevin.Dicks@xxxxxxx
>Once a helmet has passed all the applicable tests, any extra expense is
>only paying for comfort/fit/service etc. - you pay extra not for more
>protection, but for other factors.

Well, you'd think so. But an extensive test I have here of 10 flip-up
helmets suggests otherwise. They tested every aspect of the helmet,
including crash tests. Some helmets did do better than others, the
cheapest usually doing worse than the more expensive ones. The worst
was the Vemar helmet, that appeaered to have significant weak spots
with multiple bump tests. Also the chin section on that helmet only
closes after a lot of effort and there's even a risc that parts of the
construction bend or break.

The best (in terms of safety, rated "good") helmets were the Schuberth C2
and Shoei Synchrotec II (Caberg Justissimo 3rd in safety, middle of the
pack in total score, BMW (= Schuberth) helmet performed bad when testing
the damping of the chin section, but BMW said it was a production error
which is now solved). Worst helmets were the HJC CL-MAX, Nolan N102,
MTR K10 and Vemar VXD Dual Evo (rated good, good, sufficient and the
last one barely sufficient).

So there is a difference in safety and it seems that it usually (in
this case at least, except for the BMW production error) also correlated
with price.

If someone wants to see the total results table of these 10 helmets
(test in Dutch again, sorry), let me know.


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