How to measure for a bike helmet

How to measure for a bike helmet

In this video, we show you how to properly measure your head for a bike helmet. Getting the right size helmet is vital for safety and comfort before getting on your bike for a ride. Helmets come in small, medium, large and X-large sizes and correspond in CM (Centimeters).

How To Size Properly:

To get the right size, you first want to get a good measuring tape. Something flexible and easy to move around the head.

When wrapping the tape around the head. Start above the eyebrows and ears as it’s typically the largest and widest part of the head.

Try not to pull to tight.

Then take note of your accurate measurement.

Our rule is to measure twice and fit once.

Give it a second go around and make sure you recorded the measurement accurately.

General sizing parameters:
Extra-small: below 20″ (51cm)
Small: 20″–21.75″ (51cm–55cm)
Medium: 21.75″–23.25″ (55cm–59cm)
Large: 23.25″–24.75″ (59cm–63cm)
Extra-large: above 24.75 (63cm)
One size fits all (men): 21.25″–24″ (54cm–61cm)
One size fits all (women): 19.75″–22.5″ (50cm–57cm)
One size fits all (kids): 18″–22.5″ (46cm–57cm)

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1 Comment

  1. Jeff Stutzman on October 10, 2020 at 4:56 am

    Yeah, I keep a centimeter tape in the house…in America.