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How Should I Replace My Bike Helmet: Bern Brentwood

I bike a lot. Between my sweat and the sun, I wonder—how long does a helmet last? If it's time for a new lid, what do I buy?

Bern Brentwood     Photo: Courtesy of Bern

A:Not everyone wants a “bike” helmet. So try one of these.

Bern’s Brentwood helmet ($80) works fine on bikes, but also gives you good head protection for skateboarding, skating, skiing, or anything else. It’s close-fitting and subtly designed, so doesn’t look like a fighter jet has landed on your head.

THE ALTERNATE: The ProTec Classic Skateboard Helmet ($36) is unlike some other skateboard helmets out there—it actually meets the same safety standards as bike helmets. It has a soft foam liner, ABS shell, stainless steel hardware, and a sleek look that’s perfect for the streets.

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