Save your brain with these simple questions!
Have you ever wondered, “when should I replace my helmet?” There’s a very thorough article on the topic that gets to the point quickly on when and why a helmet should be replaced. To read the entire article, go here on helmuts.org, or simply read this basic summary:
Did you crash it? Replace immediately.
Did you drop it hard enough to crack the foam? Replace.
Is it from the 1980′s? Replace.
Is the outside just foam or cloth instead of plastic? Replace.
Does it lack a CPSC, ASTM or Snell sticker inside? Replace.
Can you not adjust it to fit correctly? Replace!!
That’s it. Short and sweet.
Oh, and let me add a few:
Did you vomit in it after a hard ride? Replace it!
Forget it on the roof of the car and speed away? Replace!
Clashes with your new sweatsuit/sundress/T12? For God’s sake! Replace!
A new style Nutcase comes out… you get the drift.