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    Posted on February 29th, 2012

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    Important Safety Tips for Commuting by Bike

    Important Safety Tips for Commuting by Bike

    They roll through the darkness, through fog, wind, rain, and sometimes snow. They work up a sweat by the time most people are working on the morning’s first latte. They dart through traffic, slip down alleys, hop curbs and dodge sleepy motorists, all with one goal in mind: to get to work on time. Hardcore commuters, […]

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    Posted on February 29th, 2012

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    How Does a Helmet Work?

    How Does a Helmet Work?

    A helmet reduces the peak energy of a sharp impact. This requires a layer of stiff foam to cushion the blow. Most bicycle helmets do this with crushable expanded polystyrene (EPS), the white picnic cooler foam. EPS works well, but when crushed it does not recover. A similar foam called expanded polypropylene (EPP) does recover, […]

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    Posted on February 29th, 2012

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    Helmet Related Safety Stats

    Helmet Related Safety Stats

    First, a summary of US statistics available from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: Traffic Safety Facts – 2009 Data (released in 2010, and still the most recent) 630 bicyclists died on US roads in 2009 (718 in 2008, 1,003 in 1975) 74 were 14 or younger, a reduction of 58 per cent from the 178 killed […]

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    Posted on January 3rd, 2012

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    Helmet Trends this year

    Helmet Trends this year

    There are new helmets in 2012 that are worth a look if you need a new one. There are more new models appearing with the rounder, smoother profile that we think is best when you crash. But there is still no major advance in impact performance, ventilation or wearability this year that would compel you to replace […]