After buying a bike helmet, you're ready to get on the trail and tangle with rocks and trees. But before you go riding, make sure you adjust the helmet properly for maximum safety.
1. Put on your helmet.
2. Slide the helmet forward until it rests about 1/2 inch above your eyebrows.
3. Shorten or lengthen the side straps so they form a "Y" around each ear.
4. Adjust the chin strap so it is snug underneath your chin. You want to be able to breathe freely, but you don't want a space between your chin and the strap.
5. Fasten the chin strap.
6. Push the helmet back and forth while it is on your head. The helmet is properly adjusted if the skin on your forehead moves with the helmet and if the helmet is comfortable.
You can customize the inside of your helmet by adding to or taking out the foam inserts provided with the helmet.
Wear eyewear with your helmet to protect your eyes from sun and debris.
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