Riding a bike is fun, convenient, and great exercise, but at the same time, it can also be a dangerous and deadly sport. No matter how good a rider a person is, there is always an inherent risk when getting on a bike or trike. The same dangers are applied when we get into a car or on a plane. When we get into a car, most people would expect safety features, like airbags, ABS breaks, and seatbelts. Just as you should always drive with your belt on, so should you ride with a helmet. A helmet could be the most critical safety accessory that any rider has. Not only should all riders wear helmets, but they should also make sure that the helmet fits their head correctly.
A helmet that is too tight will cause headaches after prolonged use. A helmet that is too big will move on impact, and so it cannot provide the protection a rider needs. A helmet must fit just right to protect the head and brain adequately. Regardless of the type of helmet you buy, make sure that the helmet fully meets CPSC impact standards.
Helmets are usually broken down into three styles:
Recreational: this helmet is for your average rider, and they offer a great deal of protection. These helmets cover most of the head.
Road: these helmets are light and offer fantastic ventilation. They are also the most aerodynamic option available on the market. You will see bike messengers, racers, and long distance riders wearing this helmet.
Mountain: These helmets come in two styles. One is similar to a road helmet but offers better ventilation at low speeds. The other style is a full-face helmet, but those are used by extreme mountain bike riders and motorcycle riders.
When searching for adult tricycles for sale, you should also be looking for a helmet that will complement the riding style. Even a cargo bike with three wheels, which is more stable than a bicycle, can get into an accident.