How do I care for my helmet and how long will it last?
Helmet Care Guidelines
Helmets are made of materials that can be damaged by many common cleaners. Petroleum-based solvents or cleaners are especially dangerous. For best results, clean the helmet using a soft cloth or sponge, warm water and mild soap (such as a mild dish soap).
Yes, we said Lice! Do not use a spray of any type. Place the helmet into an airtight plastic bag for 48 hours. Then, discard the pads and use a soft cloth or sponge, warm water and mild soap to clean the surface. Safely discard the plastic bag and replace the pads (you can call us for replacement pads).
Excessive heat can damage the helmet (Heat damaged helmets will appear to have uneven or bubbly surfaces). After each use allow the helmet to air dry and then store in a cool, dry place. If you have any questions as to the condition of a helmet please call us for information or to set up a free inspection.
Painting and Stickering Helmets
We strongly advise against painting, stickering or otherwise modifying a helmet because all of these things can damage the helmet and/or reduce its protective capabilities.
What if a helmet becomes damaged?
Helmets don't last forever. If the helmet is visibly damaged (cracked outer shell, crushed or cracked foam liner or any other damage) don't use it. Some or all of the helmet's protective capacity is used up when impacted. Damage to a helmet is not always visible. If you have any questions about the condition of a helmet call us for information or to get a free inspection.
How often should a helmet be replaced under normal wear and tear?
The general recommendation is to replace a helmet every three (3) years. If you have any questions as to the condition of your helmet please call for information or to set up an inspection.
-Gear Guide Courtesy of Giro