Don’t be one of those people. You know the type we’re talking about – thinking they’re too cool to be bothered with important things like “safety” and “the prevention of potentially serious injury.” If you’re active then you’re putting yourself out there against the elements, and who knows what could come your way. With that in mind, a little safeguarding might not be the worst thing you could work into your repertoire. Protect your head - you only have one, after all. Well, hopefully you only have one. That would probably be mildly horrifying otherwise.
Scary movie visuals aside, maybe you’re not into the whole being-safe-thing based on some inaccurate assumption that bike helmets are mostly lame and awful looking. Maybe they were back in the day, but that’s back in the day, man! The future is now (pretty much) and the mountain bike helmets you’ll see above a great indication of that. Not only do they look great but they’re built to be better than ever before – lightweight construction is levied against strong, integrated structures that work to be hard as hell without being too heavy. Factor in some channeled ventilation and you’re got a helmet that feels like it’s not even there, when it just might save your life. Or, you know, keep you from having a pretty righteous shiner.
But it’s not just mountain bike helmets here – race helmets, perfect for whatever super-fast racing activities you’re getting yourself into, are in the mix as well. Wear them on a motorbike, wear them on a mountain bike, wear them while you’re looking at bikes. Bike-looking can be relatively dangerous in its own right, but no need to worry as the safety factor has been amped up here like you wouldn’t believe. Keep that mind of yours in one piece and slap a high-octane helmet up top.