Helmet is the first safety gear that every rider acquires. It will most probably the most expensive among all riding gear you would own. And questions like "Can we wash helmet with water?" aren't uncommon. Of course, you can wash your helmet with water.
Before we talk about helmet cleaning & maintenance, first let us understand how a helmet is constructed:
Helmets are built of five basic elements
- A rigid outer shell
- A crushable liner
- Comfort padding / liners
- Chin straps or a retaining system
- A visor.
- The rigid outer shell, when present, adds a load-spreading capability, and prevents objects from penetrating the helmet.
- The liner, usually made of EPS (expanded polystyrene) or similar types of materials, absorbs the energy of an impact by collapsing.
- The chin strap when properly buckled and adjusted along with the fit padding/liners helps the helmet remain in position during a crash.
If you want to know more about helmets, head here to our Helmets & how to choose a perfect helmet
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