Damaged helmet replacement

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wilwil
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by wilwil

Should a helmet be replaced with a small dent above the left temple area? The dent is a result of a crash; my head hit the road but not hard enough to crack the POC Octal helmet.

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kgt
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by kgt

Yes, according to all manufactirers you should replace it ASAP.

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3Pio
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by 3Pio

wilwil wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:08 am
Should a helmet be replaced with a small dent above the left temple area? The dent is a result of a crash; my head hit the road but not hard enough to crack the POC Octal helmet.

Had similar damage on helmet, Giro Synthe in my case.. And i replaced it with brand new.. On new on, i got like about 40-50% discount with Giro Crash Replacament Policy.. So check if POC have similar discount, but even if they dont, replace helmet with new one...

moyboy
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by moyboy

Yes they are not built like a ski or hockey helmet for repetitive hits

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by AJS914

If it were my helmet I'd inspect it and probably use it. You were there and you know how hard you hit. Use your own best judgement. I wouldn't think a small dent means that your helmet is now completely unsafe.

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dricked
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by dricked

I can’t believe people would reuse a helmet after an impact or one with ANY visible damage. It’s a $350 helmet, scrap it and be sure that your new helmet is going to protect you in the event of another incident. It’s a consumable that’s meant to save your life. If you can’t afford to throw out a $350 helmet, don’t buy a $350 helmet.

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