If you're looking for some great bike helmets near you in the Westchester County area, stop by our bike shop in Mount Kisco. Our helmet selection is broad and includes recreational, road, kids', and mountain bike helmets. Helmet safety relates to the safety standards used by the manufacturer. But it also requires a proper fit. We'll assist you in finding a bike helmet that meets all the necessary safety regulations. More importantly, we'll ensure the right fit. Finally, we'll adjust the straps and show you how to take care of your helmet for years of riding enjoyment.
Bike Helmet Styles
Depending on your riding style, you have a variety of bike helmet options. Each offers different features to accommodate your needs.
Recreational bike helmets: They’re great for commuting and general bicycle riding and are typically the most affordable of three types. They’ll usually come in 2 sizes per style with adjustable retention to secure the fit.
Even the most basic helmets have a fair amount of ventilation these days. Some will even come with removable visors for added sun protection.
Kids bike helmets: It’s basically a mini adult helmet. The biggest thing to be aware of is not buying a helmet that your child can grow into. To properly protect your child, you’ll need to make sure it fits properly right now.
A kids helmet will usually include a visor, lots of vents, and buckle system that allows for adjustments to make sure the fit is correct. Getting small children comfortable wearing bicycle helmets helps ensure that they’ll wear them as teenagers and adults too!
Road bike helmets: Road bicycle helmets are lightweight with improved ventilation and an aerodynamic design for riding at high speeds. Premium helmets use carbon fiber composites to reduce weight but provide strong protection. They’ll also incorporate channels through the helmet to improve airflow and keep you cooler.
These bike helmets will not have visors. Most of the nicer road helmets will be offered in 3-4 sizes per model to make sure that you’re getting a very specific, tight fit.
Mountain bike helmets: These helmets include a visor and greater coverage for the back of the head. They are designed to fit snugly when riding over tough terrain. Unlike road bike crashes that happen with the rider moving forward, mountain bike crashes can occur in any direction. The greater coverage is designed to provide greater protection.
With downhill mountain biking, full face protection is included. Convertible bike helmets are available as well, allowing for the removal of a protective chin guard. If you like using a GoPro to film your ride, there are mountain bike helmets that come with camera integration.
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Keep in mind that when selecting a bicycle helmet, there are no universal helmet laws. Only 21 states and the District of Columbia have statewide bicycle helmet laws, and they only apply to young riders. You can check your state bicycle helmet laws HERE to make sure you are properly covered.
We’ve been selected as one of America’s Best Bike Shops nine years in a row. So you can depend on our staff to help you wade through the collection of bike helmets at our Westchester County, NY bike shop. We’ll get you hooked up with just the right bike helmet for your rides … one that fits properly and keeps you safe on the road or trail.