A motocross helmet is without a doubt the most essential piece of protective equipment you need when it comes to throwing your leg over a dirt bike. No matter what skill level or riding discipline you are involved in, here at MXstore we stick to a golden rule - no helmet, no ride. Your brain is the most precious asset you have, and at the same time, also one of the most vulnerable. Riding a dirt bike at any speed is always going to carry some kind of risk factor, so ensuring you have a helmet that meets the required safety standards and, most importantly, fits your head perfectly, is going to be your number one priority when it comes to riding. For a more in-depth look into the safety standards and sizing options, be sure to check out the MXstore Motocross Helmet Buying Guide, which will have all the information you could want when it comes to picking out a new helmet that's just right for you.
Helmet technology is advancing at a rapid rate, and each season we see new helmets being introduced into the market, offering new safety features and technologies designed specifically to reduce potential injuries to the head in the event of a crash. Rotational energy management systems, breakaway visors, composite construction materials, and expanded EPS lining are all features to have recently hit the MX helmet market and have taken the safety features of a dirt bike helmet lightyears ahead of where they were only a decade ago. Brands like Bell Helmets, Shoei, Airoh, 6D, Fox, Alpinestars, Arai & Troy Lee Designs have invested countless hours of R&D into developing features to ensure your safety is in the most capable hands, and these helmets truly are works of art. Now we won't dive too much into the specific technologies on offer here, but believe us when we tell you, there is a very good reason why some of these helmets have such hefty price tags on them. Again, our helmet buying guide will give you all the information you need, but when it comes to purchasing a new helmet, make sure you're buying a helmet for what it offers you, not just because of the price tag or the colour scheme.
Adult helmets are typically available in 6 different sizes, ranging from X-Small right through to 2X-Large. Not all helmets are available in the full size range, however, so you'll want to make sure you've got your size dialed before you start looking for a new lid. If you're stuck for what size you might be, be sure to check out our MXstore Helmet Sizing Guide article for all the sizing info you'll need. We've put a lot of time and resources into ensuring you have the relevant information you need when it comes to purchasing a new motocross helmet online, so be sure to take your time and read through it all before you make a decision. While we do offer a very user-friendly returns and exchange program, we want to ensure you're able to choose the helmet that's right for you without the hassle.
As we've already mentioned, the helmet is the most essential piece of protective equipment you can get when it comes to dirt bike riding, so if you're a little strapped for cash and can't afford to splash out big, at the very least you'll want to make sure you invest in a decent helmet. You only get one brain, and unfortunately they're somewhat fragile! Be sure not to take any chances with your life, and make the investment today, because trust us - the time will come when your brain thanks you for it.
Now, we've touched on helmet technologies a number of times, so we thought we'd put this video in here to explain a little of what we're talking about. We caught up with Bell's global business development manager Luke Brady, who was kind enough to take us through the technologies on offer in the Bell MX helmets line and what they offer to the consumer. Check out the video below, where Luke offers a unique insight into what exactly goes into making a Bell Helmet.
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