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When to replace helmet?

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  • When to replace helmet?

    I got my OneK in May of 2016 if memory serves correctly. I have had one fall during that time (luckily) and did not directly hit my head. Is it time to replace it at the 3 year mark or can I keep it going a little longer? How often do you replace your helmets?

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    I think it’s after 5 years or any impact with the ground.
    Spend so much time improving yourself that you have no time left to criticize others.

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    • #3
      If no significant falls, I replace my helmet roughly every 5 years. Ironically, this last time, the helmet was due for replacement when I took a pretty bad fall and, according to the bruising on my head and face, the helmet was impacted. Talk about a reminder!

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      • #4
        I think the recommendation 5 years if stored properly (not in sun nor undergoing frequent extreme temperature changes).
        Many helmets have a date of manufacture on a sticker inside (under the removable lining), at least my IRH 4G does, and I think I remember reading here that those are from the same factory as the OneKs

        I just had to pre-maturely replace my first helmet this winter when I whacked my head on a jump on my way to the ground. They are pricey, so I'm all for using the 5 year mark as my rule (barring any other head impacts before my next 5 year timer is up)!

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        • #5
          A bit off topic, but does anyone know if there is a trade-in or helmet disposal program in place anywhere? My CO is now over 5 years old and needs to be replaced, but I feel bad just throwing it in the garbage.

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