New Ebike Owner with helmet question - Super73 S2

Motorstreet

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Hi everyone. I just ordered a Super73 S2, which hopefully will be delivered in January. I would appreciate some suggestions on proper helmets. Should I just use the same helmet that I use for my manual bicycle or should I buy a motorcycle helmet? I plan to use it purely for pleasure on roads. 30mph is about the top speed. Any thoughts?
 

bobcat931

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Hmm. Seems to be a question of pedal assistance versus riding, effectively, an electric moped. I ride class 1 road ebike, with minimal pedal assist (well, most of the time!) Assist being the operative word. Not at all familiar with throttles and 28 mph top speed. Choice of helmet is up to you. Visit your local bike shop, do some research online. There are some very good conventional bike helmets out there. Be safe, enjoy the ride!
 

Yogaduke

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Here are somethings to think about when picking a helmet. Do you ride by yourself or will you be doing group rides. A motorcycle helmet gives more protection. But they block out your hearing. That makes them more dangerous and even more so if you ride in groups with other ebikes/bikes. Your ears could save your life. Another thing would be the laws where you are at. My friend has a Scorpion. If he rides it on trails around here and wears a motorcycle helmet people yell at him and say he can not ride there. When he wears a mountain bike helmet no one hassles him. They see it as an ebike then. Strange but true. I ride in big groups that have a mix of bikes and ebikes and I like to hear what is going on around me.
 

wheelbender6

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My friend has a Scorpion. If he rides it on trails around here and wears a motorcycle helmet people yell at him and say he can not ride there. When he wears a mountain bike helmet no one hassles him.
That is really good info, Yogaduke. I had not considered that people see you differently when wearing a motorcycle helmet.
 
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