- 1 Do you need a special bike for a triathlon?
- 2 How do I choose the right cycling helmet?
- 3 Do professional cyclists wear helmets?
- 4 Is a bike helmet OK for Scooter?
- 5 How much should I spend on a triathlon bike?
- 6 Can you listen to music during a triathlon?
- 7 Are all bike helmets created equal?
- 8 How do I know if my bike helmet is too small?
- 9 Do bike helmets matter?
- 10 Is it illegal to ride a bike without a helmet in Canada?
- 11 Is it illegal to ride a bike without a helmet in BC?
- 12 How dangerous is it to ride a bike without a helmet?
- 13 Do bike helmets expire?
- 14 Do you need a helmet to ride a kick scooter?
- 15 Do you need a helmet to ride a electric scooter?
Do you need a special bike for a triathlon?
Yes, you will need a bike. No, it does not need to be expensive. We see people do triathlons on their old mountain bikes, hybrids, or other slower bikes — and especially with a couple simple modifications these bikes can do very well. If you can, try to use a road bike, even if you simply borrow one from a friend.
How do I choose the right cycling helmet?
A good-fitting helmet should be snug but not annoyingly tight. It should sit level on your head (not tilted back) with the front edge one inch or less above your eyebrows so that your forehead is protected. Push the helmet from side to side and back to front.
Do professional cyclists wear helmets?
Helmets use varies greatly between populations and between groups. Downhill mountain bikers and amateur sportive cyclists normally wear helmets, and helmet use is enforced in professional cycle sport and in a few legal jurisdictions. Utility cyclists and children are much less likely to wear helmets unless compelled.
Is a bike helmet OK for Scooter?
Helmets are compulsory when riding bikes in all Australian states and territories, and when riding scooters, skateboards and rollerblades in some states. Use protective gear like wrist guards and knee pads when riding a scooter, rollerblading or skateboarding.
How much should I spend on a triathlon bike?
Still, it is pretty easy to spend $1,500 to $2,000 on a quality starter triathlon bike and end up with a very good ride. Here are a few things to look for in your entry-level tri bike, along with a few recommendations.
Can you listen to music during a triathlon?
No Tunes, No Selfies Headphones, headsets and audio devices are not allowed at any time during any triathlon event. Most races allow you to carry your cell phone if you wish, but it must be stored out of sight in a bike bag or jersey pocket.
Are all bike helmets created equal?
Not all bicycle helmets are created equal. If you are interested in protecting your brain, you will need to educate yourself about the attributes of various bike helmets before you buy.
How do I know if my bike helmet is too small?
Cycling helmets: how to tell if yours fits properly Your helmet should have a comfortable, snug fit without being too tight. It should sit level on your head, and the front of the helmet should cover most of your forehead. If the helmet tilts back and exposes your forehead, it’s not going to protect you.
Do bike helmets matter?
Helmets can protect against specific head injuries, but they’re no substitute for safer streets and more mindful drivers. If you’ve ever ridden a bike without a helmet, you’ve likely run into helmet scolds. They’ll tell you at length why you should never ride without one, about the risks and dangers.
Is it illegal to ride a bike without a helmet in Canada?
All bicycle riders under the age of 18 are required to wear an approved bicycle helmet when travelling on any public road. The total fine for not wearing a helmet is $75.
Is it illegal to ride a bike without a helmet in BC?
Protect yourself before cycling Always wear an approved bicycle helmet that meets safety standards (CSA, ANSI, ASTM or SNELL B-95) and occasionally check for signs of wear. Wearing a helmet is the law in B.C. and you could be fined for not wearing one. Remember to plan for poor weather or low light conditions.
How dangerous is it to ride a bike without a helmet?
Bike accidents without helmets are far more likely to result in death or brain trauma than ones where the cyclist’s head was properly protected. In 2014, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, over 60% of deaths in bicycle crashes were people who were NOT wearing a helmet.
Do bike helmets expire?
The government testing body in the US, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), recommends replacing a bicycle helmet every five to 10 years. And many manufacturers tell you to get rid of your helmet after as little as three years.
Do you need a helmet to ride a kick scooter?
You may not need a helmet if you are riding a knee scooter but for regular kick scooters, you should wear one. We recommend a helmet with a clear vision that allows you to see from any desired angle.
Do you need a helmet to ride a electric scooter?
1. Minors have to wear helmets ( California Vehicle Code §21235 (c)) California Vehicle Code (CVC) §21235 was specifically written for E-scooters, which have an electric motor, a floorboard, and handlebars. They can ride E-scooters without wearing a helmet.