I seem to have a growing collection of helmets, was considering selling a few that I wasn't happy with. Was wondering if there would be any interest if I posted them? I myself, wouldn't buy used.
5 is suggested then replace... plus if you drop it the area of impact is now compromised... buying used you have no idea...Helmets tend to fit and mold slightly over time worn by the user so the answer is a firm no.
Also lifespan is like 7 years and recommended replacement because of materials shrinking and deteriorating but I also know quite a few candidates that have the same helmet forever. To me thats compromising its integrety and if you are truly that cheap when it comes to your noggin.
Helmets are not like socks interchangable.
So we can use the savings to buy gas and beer.Ditto on most of the comments here.
Plus one of my own.
We spend good money on our bikes, and we spend a lot of good money on upgrades and accessories. Some of which are strictly cosmetic and they ain't cheap. So why would we then try to save a few dollars on one of the most important accessories we can get as riders?