- Step 1: Determine size Use a measuring tape to measure your head’s circumference. This will determine the correct helmet size.
- Step 2: Adjust foam pads Use the foam pads to make sure the helmet sits level on your head. Generally helmets come with two sizes of foam pads.
- TIP: The helmet should sit low enough to protect your forehead, but not so low it impedes your vision.
- Step 3: Adjust the straps Adjust the side straps to sit snugly under your ears with no slack. The chin strap should be buckled tightly under your chin.
- TIP: It may take up to 30 minutes to properly fit and adjust the helmet. Don't rush.
- Step 4: Open your mouth Open your mouth without moving your head. The helmet should pull down with your jaw movement.
- Step 5: Twist the helmet Twist the helmet from side to side. The skin on your forehead should move with the helmet. If not, it’s too loose and needs tightening.
- FACT: A bicycle helmet reduces the risk of head injury by as much as 88 percent during a collision.
You Will Need
- A measuring tape
- A bicycle helmet
- Foam pads