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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-31-2016, 09:02 AM Thread Starter
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Just how many of you out there would buy a used helmet?
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-31-2016, 09:50 AM
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I've done so in the past. There's a bike shop just north of me in Collierville Tn called the 'recycled bikers shop'. They do consignments etc. All of the used gear they sell is inspected and they do a good business with a great BBB rating. They sell new items as well, so yes I'd buy used from reputable business.


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Sorry, as far as my head is concerned I would always buy new. At least with a SNELL rating. I have heard the ECU Rating is also good. Much better than a DOT one. I have no faith in one regulator of helmets and least of all DOT.

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I would agree there, anything I've bought used had either snell or ecu rating. They are better than the standard dot.


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I've always bought new, but that's just me. I might consider it under the right circumstances if it was a smoking deal and I knew the history.
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Sorry, but I'd put the purchase of a used helmet in the same group as me buying a used ham sandwich. Wouldn't touch either one.

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I've purchased all my helmets used in "Like New" condition. With a reputable brand name and good condition you'll save money every time.
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The main reason to buy new is you know for sure it has never hit the ground.

Also, you purchase something that is extra snug when new and the foam will mold to your head.

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Someone recently told me that you should replace your helmet every 2 years. I didn't look but he said there is a date stamp on them. Every 2 years even if it never hit anything. Something about the padding breaking down. I live in a state that doesn't even require a helmet. Personally, every 2 years is a little rich for my blood but I guess you have to look at the consequences.

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when my helmet starts to loosen up i buy a new one usually about every 3 years, i think the padding breaks down and makes the helmet loosen up, i'd like get one you can pump up with air like i had when i played football

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