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  • Helmets from Aldi and Lidl

     tomlevell updated 11 years, 6 months ago 9 Members · 15 Posts
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  • fitzytyke

    Member
    17 July 2009 at 7:24 pm

    Just wondering if anyone has bought or worn one of these. Any good?

  • Gunner

    Member
    17 July 2009 at 7:29 pm

    I had one from Aldi that I used to use for my commute to work, certainly nothing wrong with it for the price.

  • fitzytyke

    Member
    17 July 2009 at 7:37 pm

    I had one from Aldi that I used to use for my commute to work, certainly nothing wrong with it for the price.

    Thing is I dont have a helmet yet – I should have after I went over the bars last summer. Ill probably take advantage of the cheap shoes, waterproof jacket, bike pump and even the computer but I think im willing to spend a bit more on a helmet.

  • dagza

    Member
    17 July 2009 at 10:41 pm

    Thing is I dont have a helmet yet – I should have after I went over the bars last summer. Ill probably take advantage of the cheap shoes, waterproof jacket, bike pump and even the computer but I think im willing to spend a bit more on a helmet.

    I would say that a helmet is more important than all of those things put togeter but, then again, I am probably better looking than you and prefer to have my brains inside my head but I can see how other may prioritise things differently 😕

  • SeanO

    Member
    17 July 2009 at 11:26 pm

    Thing is I dont have a helmet yet

    How can you post on this forum realising that you need a helmet to ride, without having one? FFS just buy one. Buying from Aldi or Lidl is all well and good for clothes, shoes and computers etc but I wouldn’t trust safety gear from them. Buy a main brand and go for a lid that suits your riding.

  • BMR

    Member
    18 July 2009 at 7:19 am

    My saying

    NO HELMET NO GLOVES NO RIDE

    If you have come off a bike without gloves on like I did in my younger days you would realise how painfull your palms are with gravel rash, I had to ride 12 mile back with blood pouring from my hands and the pain was like touture.

    Get any helmet for a start, get to know your limitations then if a “more extreme” style of riding is being thought about make sure you have the safety equipment to go with it.

  • fitzytyke

    Member
    18 July 2009 at 7:45 am

    Thing is I dont have a helmet yet – I should have after I went over the bars last summer. Ill probably take advantage of the cheap shoes, waterproof jacket, bike pump and even the computer but I think im willing to spend a bit more on a helmet.

    I would say that a helmet is more important than all of those things put togeter but, then again, I am probably better looking than you and prefer to have my brains inside my head but I can see how other may prioritise things differently 😕

    I doubt that you are better looking. Or better at spelling. 🙂

  • fitzytyke

    Member
    18 July 2009 at 7:48 am

    Thing is I dont have a helmet yet

    How can you post on this forum realising that you need a helmet to ride, without having one? FFS just buy one. Buying from Aldi or Lidl is all well and good for clothes, shoes and computers etc but I wouldn’t trust safety gear from them. Buy a main brand and go for a lid that suits your riding.

    Hold on! Ive just said exactly the same thing re biking gear.

    Sorry for coming on the forum without a helmet. Ill wear one next time i log in. I promise! 😆

  • Steve Kish

    Member
    18 July 2009 at 6:11 pm

    My Lidl one is fine and TBH, you won’t be able to tell any diffo between this and one costing four times the price until you land on it! 😀

  • tomlevell

    Member
    18 July 2009 at 6:22 pm

    As long as it has the Ansi/BS standard then it’ll be as good as any other.

  • Gunner

    Member
    18 July 2009 at 6:31 pm

    As long as it has the Ansi/BS standard then it’ll be as good as any other.

    Exactly. 😉

  • SeanO

    Member
    18 July 2009 at 7:07 pm

    As long as it has the Ansi/BS standard then it’ll be as good as any other.

    Would they not be minimum standards though? Surely a helmet such as a Giro Zen that is a bit lower at the back will be marginally better than a lighter weight XC helmet, but both still satisfy the same standards.

  • Dale

    Member
    18 July 2009 at 7:10 pm

    Yes Sean you will get helmets better than others, but at the end of the day if you don’t have one to begin with then any is better than none.

  • Alex.

    Member
    19 July 2009 at 12:30 pm

    but a cheap helmet for now. it will meet british standards. if you get into biking seriously and require a bit more “protection” then buy a good branded one for extra piece of mind.

  • tomlevell

    Member
    19 July 2009 at 1:36 pm

    True.

    Non make you invincible though just gives you a better chance of walking away from a head impact.

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