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Differences between cheap and expensive helmets

So im shopping for a helmet and noticed the huge swing in prices, from $80-$800+up. Now other than graphics and names, why would someone pay so much more for a top of the line compared to a cheapo?
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How much is your head worth?

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Most helmets provide the same level of safety.

What you get for more money is less weight, better comfort and improved ventilation, as well as visual clarity and component quality.

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Most helmets provide the same level of safety.

What you get for more money is less weight, better comfort and improved ventilation, as well as visual clarity and component quality.
+1

modern technology & safety standards make almost all helmets a safe buy today

Just ensure it fits you properly including chin strap


even a £25 centurian helmet saved my life 28 years ago, come to think of it they say ive never been right since


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+1, FIT is KING.

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My head is worth plenty. I just want to know WHY i am spending $400 instead of $100.
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My head is worth plenty. I just want to know WHY i am spending $400 instead of $100.
Comfort.

Distractions are fatal--Being distracted by an uncomfortable or low-quality helmet is not worth it.

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Enough to not ride motorcycles.
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All helmets meet minimum required safety standards. What you get for your extra money is comfort and reduced noise.

The most important thing about a helmet is fit. Many people buy a helmet that is too big for their head. A helmet should fit snugly. If it doesn't, the helmet's ability to protect your head in the event of a crash is significantly reduced. That's true whether you're wearing a $150.00 dollar helmet or an $800.00 dollar helmet.
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Since I have very few brain cells, I need to protect them as well as I can. I am going to disagree with my buds here and say there is a difference in quality. If I can find it, I will post a link to a fairly exhaustive test of dozens of helmets. All met the minimum safety standard, but there was a wide fluctuation in levels of protection.

Surprisingly, the most expensive helmet did not offer the best protection.
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