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How To Properly Fit a Bicycle Helmet

Watch more Bike Repair & Equipment videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - With these tips, learn the proper technique for fitting a bicycle helmet. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Determine size Use a measuring tape to measure your head's circumference. This will determine the correct helmet size. Step 2: Adjust foam pads Use the foam pads to make sure the helmet sits level on your head. Generally helmets come with two sizes of foam pads. Tip The helmet should sit low enough to protect your forehead, but not so low it impedes your vision. Step 3: Adjust the straps Adjust the side straps to sit snugly under your ears with no slack. The chin strap should be buckled tightly under your chin. Tip It may take up to 30 minutes to properly fit and adjust the helmet. Don't rush. Step 4: Open your mouth Open your mouth without moving your head. The helmet should pull down with your jaw movement. Step 5: Twist the helmet Twist the helmet from side to side. The skin on your forehead should move with the helmet. If not, it's too loose and needs tightening. Did You Know? A bicycle helmet reduces the risk of head injury by as much as 88 percent during a collision.
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