Whether you are cycling on the road or mountain biking, you should definitely wear a helmet for safety. A good helmet can protect your head from sunlight and any accident.
It used to be that for some road races that end in the mountains, racers can ride without the need to wear a helmet. But even that law has now been repealed. For safety purposes, all racing events (road and mountain biking) must be performed with a helmet on them – without exception. If riding without a helmet is found, it will be disqualified.
But what if you do not ride in the race? Do you still need to wear a helmet? Common sense tells us that helmets can protect our heads in the event of an accident. However, many riders are unaware of this and avoid wearing a helmet when riding.
On a road bike, the bike moves faster. During downhill landings, speeds reach up to 100 km / h. This speed is the size of a motor vehicle! Accidents can cause serious injuries or, in the worst case, may even be fatal. Many riders write blogs about their accidents, and many of them were happy to wear their helmets when they crashed. They kept their broken helmets as souvenirs. Now they can show their “wounds” to their friends.
You may be shocked to see that photo of the helmet because in most cases the back of the helmet is cracked. This means that if you do not wear a helmet, your head will absorb the full force of the impact. And any strong blow to the back can only depict disaster. So do not take it lightly, use your helmet when riding.
If you do not have it, how do you choose a good helmet? Most helmets are tested in laboratories to withstand a strong impact in the event of an accident. However, better quality helmets offer more comfort and reduce traction.
If you are cycling, use a cycling helmet. Road helmets are made more aerodynamic to reduce wind resistance. The front of the helmet is more pronounced so that the wind moves gently behind the head. In addition, you will look better in a road helmet.
But if you already have a mountain bike helmet, you may want to use the same helmet, especially if you are a leisure traveler. Unless, of course, your cycling helmet is a complete helmet. Then you have to prepare something else. You certainly do not want to wear a full helmet when cycling. A full-face helmet can prevent facial injuries when riding on rough terrain with a mountain bike.