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    Would you have retired a full face helmet like I did?

    Ive got two crashes on mine and just bought a new one.

    The first crash wasn't really a head hit. It did scratch the out side shell, just a glancing blow. My shoulder took most of the hit.

    The second crash was Saturday. I went OTB, and took a hit to the right temple. Besides scratching up the visor, there was no other sign that the helmet took a hit.

    What convinced me to buy a new helmet is that I have a bruise on my cheek bone. Not much, just light blackening, but still a hit taken from inside the helmet.

    Would you retire this helmet like I did?




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    I retire a helmet any time it hits the ground from a crash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chef7734 View Post
    I retire a helmet any time it hits the ground from a crash.
    Me too. Looks like you need a new helmet
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    Yes I would retire it. I recently dropped my new full face and it got a crack on the shell in the back which I put a sticker over. My rationale is that none of the EPS inside was damaged or compressed, so it will still do its job in a crash. Based on your description, the EPS much have been compressed and basically used up.

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    Did you see stars? I say its fine. But its not my head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chef7734 View Post
    I retire a helmet any time it hits the ground from a crash.
    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    Me too. Looks like you need a new helmet
    +2

    This is common practice with the type of helmets we wear. If you don't want to replace it every crash, get a football helmet.
    Alcohol may lead nowhere, but it sure is the scenic route!

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    ... and if we just ...

    Quote Originally Posted by 007 View Post
    +2

    This is common practice with the type of helmets we wear. If you don't want to replace it every crash, get a football helmet.
    Either that or dont crash LOL. :P

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    When to Replace a Helmet?

    Uh ohh better get to it






    My down hill dont show any damage besides the normal scratches. Its taken the bigger hits though.....

    how many helmets you guys buying a year?
    Last edited by Fuglio; 03-27-2013 at 10:00 PM.

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    i replace helmets once every two years. those that i use all then time. for stuff at only get brought out for special rides, like my full face, i replace as crashed.

    this my commuting helmet


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    Nice!

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