BMX helmets – what to consider.
BMX is a sport that has grown and developed considerably since the 70s when children too young to drive motocross started bike-racing on dirt tracks. Today, it’s an Olympic sport practiced all over the world. But regardless of your level, or which BMX discipline you prefer, wearing a helmet while riding your BMX bike is always wise.
BMX racing on a dirt track with jumps and berms is fast and fun. But it’s also a tough sport with narrow margins and many BMX riders who race use an enduro or downhill helmet that offers protection for both the head and face.
Meanwhile, riders who are more into freestyle or street disciplines, where the speed is lower, but the jumps, curbs, steps, and other urban obstacles pose equal danger, tend to wear skateboard helmets instead. Which helmet you should choose is really a matter of taste.