Questions about purchasing bicycles and parts
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Just wanted to know what is available on Wiggle but when I clicked on the Helmet heading, only helmet cams and accessories come up. Tried this 3x and ended up with the same result. Looks like Wiggle no longer sell helmets to AUS? Oh boy, seems the another 'win' for the local helmet distributors (not!). With the all hoopla about the AUS standards sticker being stuck on your helmet lining, this just takes the cake.
I just bought my helmets from Merlin instead. Delivered in under a week via UPS. Excellent!
From Wiggle's website -
Why are there no helmets?
We are currently reviewing our range of helmets for the Australian market to ensure they comply with the appropriate safety standards for this market. If you have any queries with regards to this please contact our customer service team. We apologise for the inconvenience whilst we work towards offering an updated selection of products as soon as possible.
Proudly "a hater of academics with helmet cams"
CE has some specials at the moment too
I fail to see how they can do this. Unless it has an AU/NZ standard sticker on it, it doesn't comply.
Helmets are tested at independent labs according to criteria, so there's probably no reason why this cannot be done overseas. And why couldn't an overseas supplier obtain the suitable stickers if they demonstrate that the helmets they are selling meet the standard? Be interesting to see if that is what they are doing.
the difference between my specialized helmet bought in Australia and one i compared it to in a bike shop in UK was the sticker. probably the case with many brands already being sold over here, you pay Australia Standards the money, if they have already tested and approved your helmet model they send you the stickers
there are some that believe that they are getting vastly superior head protection because it has this sticker and others that believe that more protection is going to businesses than the head
Not sure with pushbike helmets but the legislation for motor bikes states It must be a type approved by the director generals office.If it can be shown to be the same as the approved type you can use without a as sticker.Just out of curiosity can international riders in a race use their own helmet when competing in Australia?
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So the cops will be pulling us over to check if we have sticker on helmet? or no insurance if we are to have accident if we dont have sticker? i can get you all giro livestrong fully colored helmets for 80$
Noticed today in a Wiggle sales promotion email that they now stock AS/NZS 2063 approved Met helmets: http://www.wiggle.co.uk/?r=1544/
Interesting. Not really a competitive price though... eg. http://www.pushys.com.au/met-inferno-ul-helmet.html
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