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Are you wearing the right helmet?

18 12 2012

With head injuries making the news so often these days, both with big-name riders and everyday joes, wearing a helmet when you ride just makes a whole lot of sense.

But not all helmets are created the same.

Aaron Cooke from the Athlete Recovery Fund (ARF), along with Mike “Hucker” Clark, Chad Kerley and Brandon Dosch, recently went to a test facility and got a quick answer to the question, “how does a non-certified helmet hold up under an impact?”

The answer? Not well.

Wearing a CPSC-certified helmet could mean the difference between walking away from a crash and a very severe injury (maybe even death).

Check your head. Then check your helmet. If it’s not CPSC-certified, maybe it’s time to get a new lid.

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