Buying A New Helmet!

buying-new-helmetDeciding that you need a new motorcycle helmet is not a matter of accessorizing yourself so you look fully equipped or kind of cool riding your motorcycle. The decision is commonly related to being safe on the road. This doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t also look good or at least comfortable in it.

Some people might think that the more expansive the helmet is, the safer it will be for you. Well, actually it is not right. We do know that most of the times high prices justify the better quality of the row materials used to compose a certain product. The better quality they are, the more durable or safer the product will be. But, the contrary is not valid. It is not said that if you go for a very expansive helmet it will a priori be right and good for you. There are so many elements included in the composition of a helmet and there are so many outer factors that interfere on how good it will feel when you wear it or how good it fits to your behaviors and head shapes or movements.

It is true that if you need to be a money saver and cut off some expanses of yours at the time you need to purchase your motorbike helmet, going for the cheaper one pushed only by economical reasons is not smart. We are talking about a product that can be a life savior and you should consider buying a good one like a real investment for your life.

So, considering the wide range of models, types, sizes etc. how to choose the one that is right for you? Well, before coming up with a shortlist you should definitely try a lot of them on, test your head movements and ask for detailed information to the salesperson. They have seen it so many times so no one will think you are being a little too demanding.

When you’re actually wearing the models you think are right for you while testing them out in the shop, initially check the strap to see and feel if it stays loose or too tight. Than, consider the below:

  • You should move your head in different directions to be able to judge if overall it stays too fit or too loose.
  • You should not feel pressure in any position you hold your head and on the other hand there should be no helmet movement at all.
  • Never ever buy a cheap motorcycle helmet, or bicycle helmet, Price does effect the quality of the time.
  • Consider trying out different models and different internal shapes of motor helmets, as you might never know which one fits better and better to the shape of your head.
  • A perfectly fitting helmet will help better to save your head from any possible pressure that might come from the outside.
  • The most critical areas of your head where you should feel it fit right are the ears, the forehead and your cheeks.
  • Should you need your glasses while you ride your bike, you should try your helmet actually wearing them like you would for real.

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Air Travel With A Folding Bike – Is It Possible?

Folding bikes are perfect for air travel, you can easily take one with you onto a plane and when you get to your destination your bike will be a much more convenient way to move around than having to deal with a subway.
The following is a list of the most highly recommended folding bikes for air travel….

Dahon

All of Dahon’s folding bikes can easily fit into a sturdy hardshell case perfect for air travel and holds true for both the 16″ wheel and the 20″ wheel models. Every Dahon folding bike will easily fit into its Airporter Case, even the full-sized 26″ wheel model.

Brompton

Brompton is the perfect folding bike for air travel. A Brompton bike will easily fit into its Brompton travel suitcase, which perfectly fits the bicycle like a pair of painted on blue jeans. This travel suitcase features an extendable handle bar with wheels so you can roll it around the airport instead of having to carry it and you won’t have to worry about having to pay oversized surcharges.

A hardshell suitcase is always recommended for taking your bike on a plane to avoid any possible damage.

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Winter Is Coming!

foldingbikewinterFolding bikes are perfect for air travel, you can easily take one with you onto a plane and when you get to your destination your bike will be a much more convenient way to move around than having to deal with a subway.

The following is a list of the most highly recommended folding bikes for air travel….

Dahon

All of Dahon’s folding bikes can easily fit into a sturdy hardshell case perfect for air travel and holds true for both the 16″ wheel and the 20″ wheel models. Every Dahon folding bike will easily fit into its Airporter Case, even the full-sized 26″ wheel model.

Brompton

Brompton is the perfect folding bike for air travel. A Brompton bike will easily fit into its Brompton travel suitcase, which perfectly fits the bicycle like a pair of painted on blue jeans. This travel suitcase features an extendable handle bar with wheels so you can roll it around the airport instead of having to carry it and you won’t have to worry about having to pay oversized surcharges.

A hardshell suitcase is always recommended for taking your bike on a plane to avoid any possible damage.

In the event of a sudden snowstorm during the winter months, it is probably not a good idea to ride any bike in the city, full-sized or folding. Here are some conveniences a folding bike will give you daring the winter months.

Blizzard conditons

If you ride your folding bike to work during the winter months and on your way to work it is a calm, clear day, but later in the afternoon a big snow storm blows through. Since you rode your folding bike to work, in this situation all you would have to do is call a cab and take it from your office back to where you live. A folding bike will easily fit into the trunk of a taxi, unlike a full-size bike.

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How To Get The Right Folding Bike For YOU!

folding-bike-brandsThe folding bike for you and depends on what your needs are as the rider. The best folding bike for you may not be the best folding bike for someone else.

Best value commuter folding bicycle….

The Dahon Vitesse D7 is one of the most highly recommended commuter folding bikes when it comes to value for money. They feature a low maintenance internal hub with 7 gears plus they come standard with a convenient rack and also fenders. They are one of the top-selling folding bikes on the market today.

Best compact and portable fold-up bicycle

The Brompton M3L is one of the most popular folding bikes for travel and for riding in the city. When folded up, this bike is one of the smallest of any in the industry. This bike also features some of the best quality construction of any other folding bike.

Best performing, lightweight, and fast folding bike…

The Tern Verge X10 is the fastest and most lightweight folding bike. He is a 10 speed road bike style folding bicycle that only weighs 21.3 pounds and it is perfect if you will be carrying your bike up stairs or lifting it several times per day.

Best regular size wheel folding bike

The best folding bike with wheels the same size as a conventional bike is the Montague Paratrooper. This bike is a mountain bike with front suspension that easily folds in half. All regular mountain bike features are included with this bike, 24 speeds for climbing, 26″ wheels, along with powerful disc brakes.

Inexpensive folding bicycles..

Dahon make some of the least expensive folding bikes on the market, all of high quality. They don’t fold as compactly as others but you will get great value for your money with a Dahon folding bike.

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