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Climbing Helmets for Cycling? 25-Jan-2012 At 7:55:52 PM climbau
Regarding MTB events, single speed and X-country events have a requirement for competitors to be in an AS/NZS helmet according to the folks I work with. There is every possibility that in the case of DH, if a risk assessment is conducted and the conclusion is that an AS/NZS helmet does not provide sufficient protection, then they are bound by their duty of care to look outside the standard. I do not have access to a copy of the standard for cycling helmets so I cannot say for sure.

Industries can vary with Standards compliance and there could very well be differences between motor vehicle and bicycle compliance requirements.
The big problem is the expense of getting a copy of the relevant Standard, knowing the jargon, and trawling through the legislation (state and federal) which leads to some people thinking they know, but the majority of those actually don't.
Be careful who you talk to. Chat to local manufacturers and importers and work through the chaff.

At the end of the day, you can probably wear what ever helmet you want. Just don't expect the Police/Cycling event organisers/Standards Committees/etc... to accept your decision without you showing evidence of your claims, even then an event organiser can still turn around and not accept your argument should they wish.

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