Best Budget Helmet?

Corrblimeyguv

Member
Location
Stevenage
I'm looking for your suggestions on a helmet for both mountain biking I and road use.

Will one lid fit both applications or should I get 2?

Looking for budget suggestions please!
 

Mo1959

Legendary Member
 

srw

It's a bit more complicated than that...
All helmets are pretty much the same. Before splashing out your hard-earned, ask yourself whether you really need one.
 

vickster

Legendary Member
Just make sure it fits your head properly and is comfortable. Try then buy

Specialized meet more exacting safety tests
 

vickster

Legendary Member
Look at the location...bet it meets low safety standards...it'll be a fake...wouldn't trust my head to it! Check it over very carefully, especially the straps

There was a thread discussing its lack of merits last week I think
 

HOU5EY

Active Member
I really can't see anything wrong with it at all although the branding might be a fake though I've heard most giant comes from china. I have ordered another one that I can test by hitting with a hammer or driving over it just to see :smile: I'm sure most uk retailers probably pay little for helmets.
 

vickster

Legendary Member
The stuff Giant make in China will at least go through safety testing, those won't have done but it's your head.
 

contadino

Über Member
Location
Chesterfield
My old lid felt like it had nails on the inside. I used it for years and hated it. Then the wife got me a Giro Skyline and it's like wearing cashmere. When I opened it (Xmas pressie) she told me 'It cost nearly nothing!' I'd really recommend one, but obvs every head is a different shape. AFAIK, if it has a BS/EC shield mark it's worth wearing. It'll work for off-road and on-road - I know that cos I cycle both.
 
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