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Re: Helmets -- when do you change?
- Subject: Re: Helmets -- when do you change?
- From: Marco S Hyman <marc@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 05 Dec 2003 15:22:20 -0800
"A. Nguyen" writes:
> I replace mine at roughly the same interval
> as Snell standards, every 5 years.
Measuring helmet life in years seems so wrong. My experience leads me
to believe that normal helmet wear is the compression of the inner lining.
I assume that helmet lining compression is directly proportional to time
It my assumptions are correct then 5 years would be too short for
someone who only rides 2K/year and too long for someone who rides
25K/year. If the Snell folks assume an average use of 10K/year than
there 5 years that matches the 50K miles that I've been using without
thinking about it.
Of course using your helmet as a basketball voids all of the above.