Specialized helmet replacement scheme: how does it actually work?
Well, following a bit of a nasty crash on Wednesday night, my Spesh S1 helmet has a proper crack, and a piece missing out of it. I did have concussion, but fortunately the helmet has done it’s job, of saving me from far more serious injury, thank God.
So what’s the deal with the replacement/discount scheme? Anyone had experience of how it actually works?
The helmet was bought in 2003, when I worked at Cycle Surgery. I have no receipt, as I bought it through the Staff Discount scheme they had. Cost me £50, I think. Was a £100 helmet at the time! I may be able to provide proof of purchase through CS.
What do I need, to get a replacement/discount, if indeed this is still possible, after all this time? I can’t remember what the deal was, when I bought it.
I will be buying a replacement, but it would be nice to get a bit of money off, in these austere times.
And what’s the current equivalent of an S1? Small, light and low-profile.Posted 10 years agoFuzzyWuzzyMember
Yeah from what I was told you don’t need proof of purchase and I think you can also request a different colour for the replacement (no clue if diff size is allowed though). Dented my 2D a few weeks back but needed a replacement a few days later so ended up having to buy a new one, haven’t decided yet if I want to spend another £50 on a spare (already have two Giro’s for that :p ).Posted 10 years ago
Just spoke to Spesh UK (really nice sounding Aussie/Kiwi lass), and all I have to do is send the helmet back to them, and a cheque for £50, and I’ll get a brand new S-works 2D helmet! Sweet!
Plus, I may be able to have mine sent back, so’s I can give it to my Yute Worker mate, to show kids on his cycle scheme thing why you should wear a helmet!
I have a lot to thank that helmet for. Quite possible, it saved me life. Certainly from far more serious injury. If it can possible be used to persuade others why they should wear a helmet, then that would be fantastic.Posted 10 years ago
LOL! Serves him right!
In a spookily similar case; a mate of mine was knocked off his bike. A few bruises, nowt much. Decided he wanted some compo, so he jumped on his bike wheel or something, to damage it and therefore have something to claim for, and ended up with the same result! The bike was fine.
Me? I laughed!
Now, what colour..?Posted 10 years ago
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