A Cycling & bikes forum. CycleBanter.com

Go Back   Home » CycleBanter.com forum » rec.bicycles » Social Issues
Site Map Home Register Authors List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Web Partners

Can a full-face bike helmet's chin guard (chin bar) really break your neck?



 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old October 14th 06, 06:49 AM posted to rec.bicycles.soc
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 5
Default Can a full-face bike helmet's chin guard (chin bar) really break your neck?

The manager of a local bike shop informed me that if the chin bar of a
helmet gets whipped upwards during impact, the back of the helmet would
(he claims) be driven into the neck, and break the neck, causing
paraplegia (in other words, the cyclist becomes paraplegic.)

If this really true?

He recommends buying only helmets that have a strong (metal) chin
strap, that won't release on impact. He is implying that plastic chin
straps break, or otherwise loosen up, on impact. Now, is that true?

I'd like to hear from actual helmet users who have had these
situations.

Thanks in advance.

Ads
  #2  
Old October 14th 06, 09:00 PM posted to rec.bicycles.soc
Veloise
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 141
Default Can a full-face bike helmet's chin guard (chin bar) really break your neck?

tunesandballoons wrote:
The manager of a local bike shop informed me that if the chin bar of a
helmet gets whipped upwards during impact, the back of the helmet would
(he claims) be driven into the neck, and break the neck, causing
paraplegia (in other words, the cyclist becomes paraplegic.)

If this really true?

He recommends buying only helmets that have a strong (metal) chin
strap, that won't release on impact. He is implying that plastic chin
straps break, or otherwise loosen up, on impact. Now, is that true?

I'd like to hear from actual helmet users who have had these
situations.


Hah! Can't; they are dead!

WABA has done many h*lmet studies, Try their website.

--Karen D.

 




Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Autofaq now on faster server Simon Brooke UK 216 April 1st 05 10:09 AM
19 Days to go: NBG Mayors' Ride Excitement #5 Cycle America Recumbent Biking 0 March 30th 05 07:32 PM
How old were you when you got your first really nice bike? Brink General 43 November 13th 03 10:49 AM
my new bike Marian Rosenberg General 5 October 19th 03 03:00 PM
Reports from Sweden Garry Jones General 17 October 14th 03 05:23 PM


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 06:44 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004-2014 CycleBanter.com.
The comments are property of their posters.