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  1. #1
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    Do I Need A New Helmet?

    The helmet I have is about 10 years old. I have NOT had a bad crash in it where I smashed my head and the helmet is still in good shape but does the foam inside the helmet start to degrade after a few years and offer less protection? So is it time to pony up and get a new helmet?


  2. #2
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    I would plus the new helmets are way lighter and fit better.
    Giant XTC 2 29er
    KHS Flagstaff 29er FS
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    Norco Fluid 9.2 29er FS

  3. #3
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    Helmets should be replaced after a couple years, even if you've never crashed. The liners and some materials disintegrate over time.
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