How Do You Choose A Dirt Bike Helmet?

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The helmet that you choose is the single most important piece of safety equipment you have when riding a dirt bike. That’s not so say that other safety equipment is not important, just that protecting your head from injury is probably more important than non-vital areas. Because it is so important, it is essential that you choose the right dirt bike helmet to fit your riding style. Check to see that the helmet is certified to meet or surpass established safety standards. The Snell Corporation is the internationally recognized authority on helmet safety standards. If your helmet is Snell certified, there will be a sticker on the back of the helmet indicating that it is certified to meet safety standards. Try the helmet on to see if it fits. Sometimes custom adjustments can be made to dirt bike helmets to customize the way it fits, but the main thing is that you do not want a helmet that is loose and wobbly when it is fastened down. Note that the lining will probably get more compact ... more
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