5 On Your Side
5 on Your Side: Picking the best bike helmet for your buck
Bikes were all the rage in 2020, with many stores even selling out. The sale of leisure bikes jumped 200 percent from the year before. However, with such a focus on buying quality bikes - did you stop to consider if you got an equally quality helmet?
MAKING IT THE MOST SUCCESSFUL MARINE RESCUE IN AVIATION HISTORY. >>> WE KNOW A LOT OF YOU GOT A NEW BIKE IN 2020 TWO SKIP THE PANDEMIC BUT DID YOU ALSO GET A NEW HELMET? TRUCK ON THE TRAILS, BIKES WERE ALL THE RAGE IN 2020, MANY STORES WERE SOLD OUT WITH SO MANY MORE PEOPLE OUT SPINNING WHEELS, HELMETS PROTECT BETTER THAN OTHERS. CONSUMER REPORTS TODAY A NEW ROUND OF TESTS TO SEE HOW WELL THEY ABSORB IMPACT AT ABOUT 40 MILES PER HOUR. SIMULATING AN ACCIDENT. WE REPEAT THE TEST FOR TWO TIMES. WE IMPACT THE HELMET ON THE FRONT, SIDE, REAR AND CROWN TO SIMULATE THE RIDER FALLING OFF THEIR BIKE BACK AND HITTING THE PART OF THEIR HAD. >> IT RESULT IN THIS FOR ABOUT $60. >> THIS HELMET COMES WITH TECHNOLOGY WHICH STANDS FOR MELTING DIRECTIONAL IMPACT PROTECTION SYSTEM. IT'S A PLASTIC LAYER INSIDE OF THE HELMET THAT HELPS PREVENT TRANSMITTING ROTATIONAL ENERGY TO THE HEAD IF YOU GET INTO A CRASH. THAT IS SUPPOSED TO HELP GET GETTING CONCUSSIONS. >> Reporter: IF YOU PREFER A COMMUTER STYLE HELMETS, HE RECOMMENDS THE LANDS BOULEVARD. DID WELL A PERFORMANCE TEST AND HAD VENTILATION. FOR KIDS, THEY SUGGEST THE $50 WHICH BEYOND PERFORMANCE IS EASY TO USE WHICH IS IMPORTANT FOR KIDS. AND KEEP IN MIND ESPECIALLY WITH KIDS, IF YOU FALL OR SEE THE HELMET IS DAMAGED, IT'S TIME FOR A NEW ONE. FINALLY, AN INTERESTING STATISTIC ABOUT THE 2020 BACKUP SESSION WHICH IS BY THE WAY EXPECTED TO CONTINUE INTO 2021. SALES OF LEISURE BIKES JUMPED TO HUNDRED% OVER THE PREVIOUS YEAR. PRETTY INCREDIBLE.