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Bicycle Neck Brace Compatibility

by Jim Bartlett June 15, 2016

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All About Advanced Protective Padding - d3o, VPD, Poron, etc.

by Jim Bartlett June 15, 2016

More manufacturers are using advanced materials in innovative ways to dramatically improve both protection and COMFORT. Are comfortable knee and elbow pads possible?  Yes!

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Helmet Covers for Kids: Are they safe?

by Jim Bartlett June 15, 2016

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Bicycle Helmets and Skateboard Helmets: What's the Difference?

Bicycle Helmets and Skateboard Helmets: What's the Difference?

by Jim Bartlett May 18, 2016

The quick and dirty answer is a bicycle helmet is designed to sustain one major impact while a skate helmet is designed to sustain multiple small impacts. This article describes why by explaining differences in construction and safety standards, you'll learn how to tell the helmets apart, and how to decide what kind of helmet you should buy.

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CPSC Bicycle Helmet Standards Explained

CPSC Bicycle Helmet Standards Explained

by Jim Bartlett May 18, 2016

Learn about the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission safety standards for bike helmets, how the testing is done and how to find out if your helmet meets their safety standard. 

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EN CE Helmet Safety Standards Explained - Bike Helmets

EN CE Helmet Safety Standards Explained - Bike Helmets

by Jim Bartlett May 18, 2016

A "CE" marking indicates that a bike or skate helmet fulfills the requirements of the European Economic Community (EEC). Learn what the different CE markings mean and how the tests are done. Does every bike helmet carry an EN CE rating?

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SNELL Foundation Helmet Safety Standards Explained

by Jim Bartlett May 18, 2016

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ASTM Helmet Safety Standards

by Jim Bartlett May 18, 2016

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MIPS Technology - A Great Visual Description from Giro

MIPS Technology - A Great Visual Description from Giro

by Jim Bartlett May 17, 2016

Learn what MIPS is and how it works in an entertaining 3 minutes 25 seconds. Well worth your time to watch this video.

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