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   George's Cycles - Boise, Idaho

3rd & Front Store
312 S 3rd Street
Boise, ID 83702

(208) 343-3782

 

State Street Store
5515 W State St

Boise, ID  83702

(208) 853-1964


 

    

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Let Us Help You Pick The Right Helmet

Medical research shows that quality bicycle helmets prevent 85 percent of head injuries. Helmets made for U.S. sale after March 10, 1999 must meet the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission standard, so look for a CPSC sticker or mention of the helmet meeting the standard in the owners' manual inside the helmet box.

How Helmets Protect
Bicycle helmets protect by reducing the peak energy in a sharp impact. Nearly all bicycle headgear is made with expanded polystyrene (EPS) often covered with a thin plastic outer shell. Once crushed, the inner foam does not recover, which is why helmets must always be replaced after a crash. The outer shell on the helmet helps the lid skid easily on rough pavement so that it doesn't catch and jerk your neck causing whiplash or worse. Molding the EPS into the shell rather than adding the shell later is a new manufacturing technique used in some high-end models. You'll find that helmets come in many colors. If you ride at night, we recommend, light and bright colors, which are best for visibility.

Get A Good Fit
Fit is the most important consideration in selecting a helmet. Find one that fits snugly out of the box (not tight, though, just snug) and fine-tune the fit by adjusting the straps and adding pads where necessary to take up any space between the helmet and your head. Some head shapes require more fiddling with fitting pads and straps. Extra-small heads may need thick fitting pads. We're always ready to help with helmet adjustments. Just ask.

Replace Crashed Helmets
It bears repeating that you must replace any helmet that's been crashed. Ironically, they work so well that you may need to examine them closely to spot marks or dents that indicate that you whacked your head. We have a great selection of helmets to choose from, and we're here to help with any questions you might have.

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3rd & Front  Store

312 S 3rd Street
Boise, ID  83702
Get Directions

(208) 343-3782

Mon - Fri: 10a - 6p
Sat: 10a - 5p
Sun: 11a - 4p

State Street Store

5515 W State St
Boise, ID  83703
Get Directions

(208) 853-1964

Mon - Fri: 10a - 6p
Sat: 10a - 6p
Sun: closed