Motocross Helmets – How To Shortlist The Best Products
Extreme sports are always exciting, but they are generally very dangerous as well. It is for this reason that there are so many protective equipment manufacturers in the motocross industry. When looking for motocross helmets, it is advisable to go for a company that is well established.
One thing to bear in mind is that motocross has become a lot more about fashion than it used to be. For this reason, some products may be a lot more expensive simply due to the quality of design. Here is the thing; quality of protection should always come first when choosing a lid.
A lot of people will start to short list helmets based on what their local dealer is stocking, or simply the quality of design. STOP! Always ensure that motocross helmets are ACU approved before purchasing. That being said, some of the cheap ACU approved products are not high quality, so going based on recommendation is always a good option.
One of the worst things about riding motocross is getting home after a tiring day racing, realising that the bike and kit are filthy and need cleaning. A lot of people in the past have found themselves jet washing their helmet. When the water dries it tends to smell slightly and it will deteriorate a lot quicker than it would otherwise.
This is why riders should aim to get motocross helmets that have a removable interior, which means they can be washed in a washing machine and dried properly. Not all lids have this feature, so do some research.
Another thing to take into consideration is the spares available. Cheap motocross helmets do not tend to have removable parts and therefore, if something breaks (like a peak or strap), then the helmet is junk.