Here's one in favor of the headgear: in the event of a collision, it will take the crack so your head doesn't have to.
Our sales associate Jakub was riding into work this morning down 1st St. when he rode over a small scrap of wood. It seemed unassuming enough, but the scrap kicked up between his front spokes, locked up against the fork, and stopped his bike in its place, sending Jakub over the bars.
The front of his Giro helmet took the brunt of the collision with the pavement, and Jakub credits the helmet as possibly saving his life. Some road rash on the nose, chin, arms and legs along with a bent fork and spoke, Jakub continued his commute into work (all teeth intact too!). He'll need a new helmet and fork, but feels lucky knowing it could have been much worse.
|Nevermind a few drips of blood from the continued ride on|