There are a lot of options for Bike Helmets. To keep you safe, when you ride on Bike Paths, the helmet your wear needs to match you as a rider.  Let’s understand which helmet would best suit you.

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Type of Riding – Bike Path Riders

Bike helmets are designed and made with a variety of features.  If you are riding on bike paths, cycle trails or easy off road mountain bike trails, it is important to have a helmet with the features that will protect you.  For Bike Path riding your helmet needs to have a good head shape.  It should be durable and strong.  A lightweight helmet will be comfortable on your head and vents will provide good airflow.  The most important feature of all is fit…

Helmet Fit

A Helmet must fit your head. To stay on and over your head in an impact the helmet must be the correct size for you. You must also take time to adjust you helmet to your head and ensure it is adjusted correctly every time you ride. For more information on size and fit see our guide.  What you are looking for here is a great adjustment system – a rear dial or slider and chin straps that can be tightened.

It is a good idea to know your head circumference before reading this story.  If you need help with this see the Adult Bike Helmet Fit guide.

Bike Path Helmet Options:

  • All Round Helmet – most versatile
  • Performance Helmet – best for speed (E-Bikes)
  • Traffic to Trail Helmet – best shape
  • Trial Helmet – best to add visibility

All Round Helmet – Versatile

Suited to Bike Path Riding because –  this helmet is really versatile and has all the features you will need for Bike Path riding at all levels.  It is also good for easy to intermediate mountain bike trails. 

Features:

  • Shape – extended rear head coverage.  A shape that resembles a human head and goes low at the back of the head.
  • Durable – ideal impact protection with its increased shell strength. It has the ability to absorb impacts through the construction & liners.
  • Weight & Ventilation – lightweight with good ventilation and heat management through the angled and well positioned vents.
  • Fit – unisex sizing.  Easy to use fit systems that provide the ability to have a secure & stable helmet every time it is put on a head. Three sizes also helps with getting a helmet to fit your head correctly.

Additional features quick dry padding for sweat and temperature management, easily removed for washing.  Visor removability.  

Size Range – Small 49-54cm Med 54cm- 58cm Lge 58-62cm

Performance Helmet – Speed (E-Bikes)

Suited to Bike Path Riding because – this helmet is a great investment for the best protection.  Ideal for E-Bike riders and anyone who rides at speed on descents.  Great for all types of bike paths, cycle trails and mountain bike trails.

Features:

  • Shape – good rear head coverage.  A shape that resembles a human head and goes low at the back of the head.
  • Durable – the strongest in our list.  Wrap molded connection between the shell and the liner making this helmet durable & strong. Addition of a MIPS system for rotational impacts.
  • Weight & Ventilation – lightweight with good ventilation, multiple vents and great air flow. 
  • Fit – men & women specific sizing.  Adjustable, impressive fit system that guarantees great fit.  Specific sizing/design for men/women. Good size range helps with getting a helmet to fit your head correctly.

Additional features quick dry padding for sweat and temperature management, easily removed for washing.  Visor removability.  

Size Range Women – Women Small 51-55cm, Medium 55-59cm,

Size Range Men –  Small 51-55cm, Medium 55-59cm, Large 59-63cm,

Traffic to Trail Helmet – Shape

Suited to Bike Path Riders –  who spend a lot of time riding in or through traffic.  Whether you are commuting, doing errands or riding across town to reach the bike paths.  This helmet is the one for riders who regularly choose to ride on the road as well.  

Features:

  • Shape – best shape for full head coverage, low at the back as well as extended temple protection
  • Durable – good shell strength (has fewer vents). Great connection between the lining and the shell for impact absorption.
  • Weight & Ventilation – lightweight for a full head covering helmet.  Good wide vents allowing air flow. 
  • Fit – unisex sizing.  Easy to use fit systems that provide the ability to have a secure & stable helmet every time it is put on a head. Two sizes also helps with getting a helmet to fit your head correctly.

 Additional features rear vent light, hi vis colours

Size Range  Small 54 to 58cm, Medium 58 to 61cm

Trail Helmet – Option to increase visibility

Suited to Bike Path Riders –  a great recreation, bike path, trail riding helmet.  Has the option of choosing a rear vent light to increase your visibility in low light, poor weather.  This quickly changes your helmet into a great on road, traffic riding helmet.

Features:

  • Shape – low at the back for good head shape
  • Durable – strength & durability from molded shell & liner. MIPS system for rotational impacts.
  • Weight & Ventilation – lightweight with good vents and air flow.  
  • Fit – unisex one size, suits people with average head size between 56-58cm.  Easy to use fit systems that provide the ability to have a secure & stable helmet every time it is put on a head. 

Additional features optional rear vent light that can be removed, removable visor, quick dry padding

Size Range – One size 54-61cm

Keep safe with Helmet Care and Checks

To get the most out of your helmet please read our story Caring for your Bike Helmet. It is also a good idea to understand when you may need to replace your bike helmet – wear & tear, after ANY impact.

 

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