Carbon Fiber Motorcycle Helmets
Author: Tay Jones, CEO of Vroom Jockey LLC
If you want to be safe on your motorcycle but keep the sensation of wind and speed – and look cool at the same time, obviously – you’ll probably choose a skull cap type helmet (1/2 shell helmet). The skull cap is a great way to accomplish the latter, however, you will sacrifice some safety for the selfish, yet important, benefits it provides. Although you may be making some sacrifices, you can boost your safety and peace of mind in the saddle by making a less unsafe choice that provides more of everything.
Daytona Helmets offers a safer alternative to the skull cap helmet to get you riding in style and safety. Their carbon fiber helmets are made of 3K, 5 harness satin weave carbon fiber. It’s the heaviest, tightest and strongest weave on the market, which gives you 50% more carbon fiber per ounce of material. This stuff was originally created for the aerospace industry and it is tough stuff.
It’s also the real deal. Some companies offer lightweight weaves that give you less carbon fiber per ounce, meaning… you’re less safe. You’ll still look cool, though… before the accident, that is. Even more concerning, some companies pass off fake carbon fiber, like dyed fiberglass, as real. This gives you a false sense of security, and less value for your money.
One thing I learned when doing some research, is carbon fiber was developed in the 1950’s. I’'s not exactly new stuff – and it’s come a long way! According to an article from the Motorcycle Legal Foundation, Benefits of Carbon Fiber Motorcycle Helmets1, carbon fiber material is one of the strongest fibers you can use in the construction of motorcycle helmets. When it was introduced, the benefits of strength, durability and weather management, drastically increased.
Carbon fiber deflects forces, distributing impacts equally across the surface. It’s light and strong – fact. (And who doesn’t want a light helmet, right?) It’s also strong when it comes to scratch and crack resistance.
Let’s take a look at what else makes Dayton Helmets’ carbon fiber motorcycle helmet one of the best on the market:
- They meet and exceed D.O.T. FMVSS 218 standards, while being the smallest D.O.T. 1/2 shell helmet ever made.
- They come in three different shell sizes (depending on size ordered) so you’re sure to get a proportionate fit. Goodbye mushroom head!
- Multiple size options: 2XS to 4XL!
- They are available with or without a removable, snap on mini scoop visor.
- Incredible value! You can order either version of their carbon helmets for LESS than $160.00.
If you’re looking for a strong, light, safer version of the skull cap helmet, you can’t go wrong with the Daytona Helmets carbon fiber models. Plus, can any of your friends say they have a carbon fiber helmet? Maybe, but probably not. Be the first! And hey, who gets to brag about their helmet? You will soon!
Get Out There And Ride!