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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-07-2014, 10:11 AM Thread Starter
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Any reason to upgrade an almost 10-year-old helmet?

Fell this weekend on my dome. Got a headache. Wondering if a new helmet will protect better?

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The foam in a helmet can go bad even if you can't see it. I believe they recommend changing helmets every 4 years or after one hard impact.
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DrGwiz is correct, replace that helmet!

Other than being old, if you fall and were thankful you wore your helmet than you should be replacing it regardless of if it "looks" ok.

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If you value your skull! UPGRADE
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I know the shells on motorcycle helmets expire after 3-4 years. Most companies recommend immediate replacement after even the slightest crash. I guess you would have to ask yourself "how much is your head worth"?
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Definitely. Had a friend who started park recently and only had an old ski helmet from his dad to use. The thing split in half on his third or fourth fall and the foam on the inside was forming into this weird powder-like material. I mean that helmet was probably more like 20 years old, but it never hurts to get a new one. They aren't terribly expensive.
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OK I'm down to replace it then... Trying to stay within $100 or so. Looking at the Smith Maze and the POC Skull Light
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I just picked up the Maze yesterday to replace my beat Giro. The thing is super light and comfy for me (haven't rode with it yet though). If you have a local shop go try one on.

I'm riding tomorrow, I can let you know my impressions of the Maze afterwards if you like.

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I just picked up the Maze yesterday to replace my beat Giro. The thing is super light and comfy for me (haven't rode with it yet though). If you have a local shop go try one on.

I'm riding tomorrow, I can let you know my impressions of the Maze afterwards if you like.
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ive got a Smith Maze and a Bern Watts that both have no impacts on them. I use a Bern Baker now and have no use for the others. PM me if youre interested and ill send you pics and a really good deal on them.


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