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When Your Bike Helmet Needs To Be Replaced

Can I Still Use It or Not?


Bike helmets take a lot of abuse. From being dropped on the floor to getting thrown in your car, to being involved in an actual crash. Here's a guide to how can you tell when your helmet has been compromised by damage and should be replaced as well as when it is safe to keep using it.
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