All helmets in this section meet AS/NZS 2063:2008 road safety standards for bicycle use.
There are several types of BMX helmets available, including full-face BMX helmets, which provide the most protection for the face and chin; open-face BMX helmets, which offer less protection but are more breathable; and full-cut helmets, which are a hybrid of the full-face and open-face styles. Some BMX helmets are specifically designed for racing (full face), while others are more suited for freestyle riding. It is important to choose a helmet that meets safety standards and is appropriate for the type of riding you will be doing.
Wearing a helmet when riding a BMX bike is important for several reasons:
Protection from head injuries: BMX riding involves performing tricks and stunts that can be dangerous, and a helmet can protect your head from serious injury in the event of a fall or collision.
Compliance with safety regulations: Many BMX parks and competitions require riders to wear helmets for safety reasons. Failure to wear a helmet could result in being denied entry or disqualified from the event.
Legal requirements: Most countries have laws that require riders to wear helmets while riding a BMX bike.
Setting an example: Wearing a helmet while riding sets a good example for others, especially children, to follow in terms of safety.
Comfort and convenience: Many helmets are designed to be lightweight and comfortable to wear, making them easy to use.
Overall, wearing a helmet is an important safety measure that can help to protect your head from injury while riding a BMX bike. It also helps you to comply with safety regulations, legal requirements and sets a good example for others to follow.
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