(Photo by KBO Bike on Unsplash) Bike helmets are a cycling essential. But deciding which are the best adult bike helmets can be a bit daunting … especially when considering factors such as protection, comfort and ventilation. No one wants a helmet without the safety features needed for a crash, or one that’s going to feel like a chore to wear or cause you to sweat more than you should. Realizing that, manufacturers have come a long way in the pursuit of perfecting cycling gear.
Even though cycling has been popular since the 1890s and even inspired the betterment of roadways, the first bike helmet wasn’t commercially produced until 1975 ! Wait, what? The surprising truth is that back in the 1890s, it was cyclists who first advocated for cities to pave streets and build new roads. But head injuries spurred the invention of helmets since crash-related brain trauma was the main cause of death when it came to cycling.
While the history of cycling may have started with injuries, we’ve learned that there are serious benefits to jumping on the bike. A study by two former Olympic athletes at Leeds University suggested that cycling to work on a daily basis may lower one’s risk of suffering a heart attack. And that’s not all … According to the British Government, active commuting like cycling may help mitigate problems, such as climate change, traffic congestion and air pollution levels.
But not all bike helmets are created equal. Researchers have criticized the standard safety […]
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