FAQ – Helmets
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What exactly is MIPS?
What are Rotational Forces?
Is MIPS developed by a helmet company?
Are the Back on Track helmets certified?
Do I need to register my helmet?
Yes, it’s recommended that you register your helmet within 30 days of purchase to ensure that you can take advantage of our Crash Replacement Policy. Helmets not registered will not be eligible for a replacement.
If I fall, can I continue to ride with my helmet if it isn't cracked?
No, if your helmet is involved in an accident it may no longer be effective and should no longer be used. If it is within the first two years of ownership, please Contact us to discuss options for a replacement.
How is a helmet with MIPS technology different from other helmets?
The Back on Track EQ3 helmet is the first riding helmet to contain Multi-Directional Impact Protection System technology which has been tested over countless years and is proven to offer better protection against rotational motion than a helmet without MIPS. Since 1996, research and tests have been performed to compare a helmet with the MIPS Brain Protection System to a conventional helmet. The results showed that it was possible to redirect and reduce the rotational motion transmitted to the brain by adding the MIPS Brain Protection System.
How do I care for my helmet and the Coolmax inner liner?
Your helmet should be kept in a temperature-controlled environment when not being used. Extreme temperatures as well as fluctuating temperatures can be detrimental to the integrity of the shock-absorbing materials within the helmet. The inner Coolmax lining of your helmet can be removed and hand washed if needed. The smooth shell helmet may be wiped down with a wet cloth and the microfiber shell helmet can be spot cleaned with warm water and a damp cloth. You should never clean your helmet with any alcohol-based liquid, as this will damage the helmets. Allow it to air dry in an open area, and store in a cool, dry place when it’s not in use. Do not tamper with or remove the MIPS low friction layer by any means.
Can I use deodorizer on my helmet?
Yes, you can use any products that do not contain alcohol on your helmet.
Does the EQ3 fit a round or oval head?
The Back on Track EQ3 fits a round head with the liner that is included in the helmet. Back on Track does make an oval liner which is plusher on the sides than in the front and back to help fit a more oval-shaped head.
How do I know if my helmet fits?
See our sizing page for more information the fit of your helmet.
How often should I replace my helmet?
It is recommended to replace any ASTM/SEI certified riding helmet within 5 years. A helmet should also be replaced after a fall.