How to Find Your Helmet Size for Bicycle Helmets

How to find your Helmet Size

Choosing the right helmet size is a crucial step in ensuring your safety and comfort while cycling. Poor-fitting helmets can compromise your protection and make your ride less enjoyable. Fortunately, finding your perfect helmet size is a straightforward process. Here's a step-by-step guide to help you determine your ideal FARO helmet size.


Why Your Helmet Size Matters

Before we dive into the measurements, let's understand why your helmet size is so important. A properly fitting helmet provides the best level of protection. It should sit snugly on your head without being too tight, and it should cover the top of your forehead while resting just above your eyebrows. The right fit ensures that your helmet can effectively absorb impact energy in the event of a crash.


Measuring Your Head

To measure your head accurately, follow these simple steps.

  1. Gather Your Supplies
    • A flexible tape measure (or you can use a string and a ruler) 
    • A mirror (optional but helpful)
  2.  Place the measuring tape over the circumference of your head 1 cm above the eyebrows, ensuring it is level and straight around your head. If you want, you can use a string and later measure it end to end with a ruler.
  3. Write down the measurements of the head, making sure it's snug but not too tight. 
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Follow this guide to find your size.

Helmet sizes are based on the circumference of your head. Consider the shape of your head to select the size in the chart. Do you have an oval or round head?

Head shape for bike helmet size finder

Determining Your FARO Helmet Size

Now that you have your head measurement, it's time to find your FARO helmet size. Refer to our size finder page to match your measurement with the appropriate helmet size. Our size chart provides specific measurements for each helmet size, ensuring you can easily select the size that suits you best.


A Few Tips:

If your measurement falls between two sizes, consider the fit you prefer. Some riders like a snug fit, while others prefer a slightly looser one.

Remember that the helmet should sit level on your head, not tilted back. The front should be just above your eyebrows, offering the best protection.

Finding your helmet size is a straightforward process, and it's essential for your safety and comfort on the road. When you have the right helmet size, you can ride with confidence, knowing that you're well-protected in case of any unexpected mishaps. So, measure your head, use our FARO Size Finder, and get ready for a safe and enjoyable cycling experience!

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