Helmet Life? - New Helmet Recommendations?
Well, I'm still riding in my Shoei RF-800 that I purchased about 6 years ago (I think). The helmet still looks good and I like it. However, I've noticed over the past few months that the helmet is starting to loosen up a tiny bit and is a little more noisy from what I remember.
Question 1: How long do you go between helmets and what is the recommended replacement cycle? Iíve usually scratched up my helmets or done something to them before wearing out the insides, so Iím kinda surprised Iíve kept this one as long as I have. Any reason I should be worried and ditch this one ASAP?
Question 2: Since I haven't been helmet shopping in 6 years, what is everyone recommending? I like my head, so I prefer to spend a little money on a helmet (up to $400 if needed). So, basically, I looking towards the "premium" brands. I've used Shoei and Arai in the past with good experiences. Are there any others I should be looking at?
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