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Crack in helmet padding.

Myster101Myster101 Posts: 856
edited February 2014 in MTB general
I have a Giro Xen helmet which has never been crashed or dropped but now has a crack in the padding (the bit between the outer shell and the removable pads). First of all is it still safe to use and secondary does anyone know how it can have happened? Can post pics if needed.

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  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,904
    That's the bit that protects your head, so I would consider changing it.
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  • cooldad wrote:
    That's the bit that protects your head, so I would consider changing it.

    Very much this!!

    The shell is there for bumps from branches or sticky out bits, what protects your head is the foam/polystyrene material, if that's damaged, I wouldn't be riding with it.

    No idea how it can happen though, sorry
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  • Yup that's what I was thinking, time for a new one. Strange how it's happened though :?:
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  • stubsstubs Posts: 5,001
    Has it been sitting in the sun I always store my lid out of the sun even in the car.
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  • Monty DogMonty Dog Posts: 20,614
    Take it to a dealer and ask about a warranty replacement - I've had a Giro helmet crack and was replaced under warranty
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  • Monty Dog wrote:
    Take it to a dealer and ask about a warranty replacement - I've had a Giro helmet crack and was replaced under warranty

    Not a bad idea, don't have any proof of purchase though. Not sure if I have a Giro dealer near me but will have a look.
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