29
January
2019
Modular Helmets
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Modular Helmets

I love my modular helmet! After I purchased my first one in 2013 I will never go back to a regular full face. Granted, there are some positives and negatives to this type of helmet:

Positives:

1: Provides the same protection from elements as a full-face while giving the convenience of a ¾ face. You can talk to fellow riders easier, drink a bottle of water, scratch your face, open it when sneezing, and go into gas stations or other places that normally require you to remove your helmet.

2: Easier to clean the screen!

3: If you are claustrophobic but still want the face protection these might be the ticket. Mainly because you have to open the helmet to put it on or take it off.

Negatives:

1: They are not as “safe” as full-face helmets. The chin and jawbone are high impact areas, there is no guarantee that a modular will not “flip up” during a crash exposing those areas.

2: Snell refuses to test modular helmets due to the non-solid chin bar, therefore we do not have Snell ratings on different brands.

3: They tend to be a little heavier, but I do not notice this so much.

There are many other reasons to love or hate a modular helmet, but I LOVE mine!! Next time you are shopping give one a try 😉

 

Coach Sarah

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