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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-24-2012, 12:00 AM Thread Starter
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I am stuck, where to buy Helmets for myself?

Yesterday I was searching for Motorcycle Helmets and locks as I have bought a new bike. There were many online stores in the United Kingdom who are selling many bike related products but I am feeling difficulty to find out which store is better one.

After researching many stores for a helmet for myself, I actually want to buy open face helmet, I got an idea that there are 2 types of motorcycle stores. First are those stores which have high amount of products with variation of products from different companies i.e. motorcyclemegastore. com. Secondly which have very less quantity of products but with they are insisting that they have high quality rather than vast quantity i.e. http://riderwear.net.

Here I am struck and needs to get help that from where to buy. If you have experienced with any good store then please share with me. I have found one more store which was offering free delivery all over the United Kingdom, what is that? Will they really do this?
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As tempting as it is to buy a helmet from a web vendor because of the price, you really should buy your helmet from a physical store. You need to try on the helmet to be sure it fits properly. An improperly fitted helmet is a distraction while riding. You cannot go by simple sizing to pick a helmet. When I bought my helmet, I tried on other models from the same manufacturer and hated some of them because they were shaped differently. Trying on the helmet is really important.

Don't be cheap and go try on helmets in stores then order the helmet online. Give your business to the people who are providing the service of stocking helmets, giving you the convenience of trying them.

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Agree with keeney if its an option. Even here in the States that can be very difficult to do if you want a top-brand lid, though. We hit a motorcycle show every year to try on all the lids and know what we want to buy online.

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