At the big round trips of the pro cyclist there is already a requirement to wear a helmet for many years. With good reason, because the number of severe head injuries has risen significantly and the dangers are often unpredictable. High speeds, bad weather terms and high traffic density are primarily reasons which are leading to falls.
Amateur cyclists and everyday cyclists should wear a helmet by the reason of self-protection. Unfortunately, one sees still undiscerning people in road traffic who either don't want to destroy their hairstyle or them who just don't want to carry along a helmet.
For the last mentioned, Carrera has developed the so-called Foldable helmets, which remind a bit at the protective headgear of the past cycling days.
Nevertheless, this helmet offers perfect safety, is very well ventilated, extremely light and through the possibility of folding the helmet, it can be transport and stow away very easy.
Carrera hopes to take away the arguments for militant cyclists who don't wear a helmet.
On all helmets offered in Germany the CE - test seal guarantees tested safety.
The hard frame helmets of the new generation are very light, well ventilated (ventilation and aerodynamic are tested in the wind tunnel) and through innovative adjusting devices they can be adjusted on every head size.
The low weight (approx. 230 - 280 grammes) and aerodynamic ventilation openings guarantee best wearing comfort. Ideally you hardly notice the helmet. Equipped with fly screens, the helmets prevent panic caused by insects who get into the helmet by the ventilation holes.
At cold days it is recommended to wear an underhelmet which protects of wind and coldness.
The life of a helmet is about 4 years long, unless the frame of the helmet was damaged by a fall. Direct sunlight and sweat attack the material and take elasticity and stability.
Experts recommend to use a new head protection gear after 3-4 years.