Lazer Bike Helmets

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Lazer Helmets

Lazer helmets had their beginnings in 1919, and they have been leading the way in developing new helmet technology, improving the look and feel of helmets to better protect riders. At BikeExchange, we are delighted to have Lazer helmets as a part of our range of cycling accessories.

How to choose the right helmet?

When urban cycling helmets became popular, the choices were minimal. Today you have a massive selection of styles, colours, and designs to choose the perfect helmet. Lazer helmets have been in production for almost a hundred years, and in that time, they’ve seen new technologies come into play with racing and casual riding helmets.

The helmet brand you choose can be a personal choice, and provided you are receiving the same amount of protection from trauma caused by accident, then it is a good helmet. In Australia, biking helmets for sale are required to meet certain safety requirements.

When buying Lazer helmets (or any cycling helmet), you need to know what size will fit best. Measure your head circumference and look for a helmet rated for that size. Once you have your sizing, you can start looking at the particular helmet that is best suited for you.

You can find a Lazer helmet to suit your cycling style. There are cross helmets suited for stunt riding and Lazer MTB helmets for rough terrain riding. Choose a helmet designed for your cycling activity, and then find one that has the look and colours that appeal to you.

How to fit and adjust a bike helmet?

When looking for a new helmet and the perfect fit, you need to start by measuring your head circumference. Lazer helmets come in a variety of sizes. Older-style helmets may have been considered one-size-fits-all, but modern helmets are designed for a more precise fit to protect a rider in an accident better. Knowing your head circumference will help you choose the correct size.

Most helmets will fit a range, and if you find your size is on the border between two different sizes, then it is best to go up a size rather than down. As a safety matter, your helmet should be oversized rather than using a slightly too small one. Having a slightly larger helmet allows you to wear other headgear if it is required.

When you fit a helmet, you should loosen the chin, ear straps, and rear ratchet or retention system. Then you can place the helmet on your head and position it to sit as straight as possible. Ideally, fit the helmet in a mirror to see how it is looking. Make sure both sides of the helmet are straight and have even coverage. If the helmet is sitting well, you can start to tighten all the ratchets. Your helmet should be tight enough to stay on without the chin strap connected.

Next, do up the chin strap and adjust it until it is comfortable. The chin strap should be snug and not overly tight. Finally, adjust the ear straps so the straps are not rubbing against your ears. After all the straps are adjusted, your helmet will fit perfectly.

How often should you replace your helmet?

Many manufacturers state that a cycling helmet should be changed every three to five years. This can be due to parts being worn at that time or that technology has improved, and you’ll get better performance from a new helmet. While some riders may be happy riding around in vintage helmets (anything older than ten years), you’d be best to take advantage of the improved safety materials or aerodynamics in newer helmets (like the Lazer bullet helmet or Lazer road helmet).

In addition to keeping up with the latest ventilation design, impact resistance, and comfort, there are other reasons you should upgrade or replace your old helmet. The first reason you may need to replace a helmet is if you’ve had a fall. Helmets are only rated for one impact. After a fall, a helmet is considered unusable, and it should be retired and replaced. When you throw away an old helmet, you should cut the straps to stop others from using it.

Over time a helmet will degrade, and it needs to be replaced. If a helmet is left dirty and unclean or left outside for long periods, it will degrade faster than usual. At least every six months, you should inspect your helmet. If you note any fraying of the strap webbing or discolouration of the plastic, it may be time to seek a replacement.

If bike helmets, including Lazer helmets, are looked after, they may last longer than expected. Generally, bike helmets do not have an expiry date, but many cyclists upgrade to better models every few years.

At BikeExchange, we have a huge collection of Lazer bike helmets (including the Lazer MTB helmet) and many other cycling helmets. You can find your correct size and have the helmet of your choice shipped directly to you. In addition to helmets, we have many other affordable cycling accessories, including brake pads, handlebar tape, bottle cages, bike tubes, tyres, tools, and clip-in pedals. We also have a range of Liv cycling gear and Liv bikes. For all the biking equipment and quality apparel for your cycling adventure, you can find it at BikeExchange. Shop today!

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