Urge All-M Helmet Review

Feb 20, 2013
by Matt Wragg  
From the start Urge never set out to make helmets that blend into the background. The philosophy was simple - do something that stands out as it's better to create products that people love or hate rather than make products that only inspire indifference. When Urge first launched, the "love" group was fairly small, but as the brand has matured and people have caught on to what they are doing, more and more people have found themselves in that group. Here in the Pinkbike offices this new trail helmet, the All-M, gets the full gamut of opinions - from "retarded" through to "one of the best-looking helmets money can buy." Chances are you're already decided on the aesthetics, but what's it like as a piece of protective equipment?

3 4 view.
Rear 3 4 and top views.
Love it or hate it?

Urge All-M helmet details:

- CE1078 Certification
- In-mold construction (unmatched ratio protection/lightweight)
- Featuring Gangsta pad anti-sweat system
- X straps on neck
- Available in 2 sizes(S/M, L/XL)
- Weight: 305 g

- MSRP: $178.18 USD

The Development of the All-M

We (well, I) loved its predecessor - the Endur-O-Matic. Talking to Zoobab, Urge's designer, he explains this was the starting point. "I started with the Endur-o-matic in mind - like I think Porsche designers always start with a 911 in mind - and I shaped the evolution around it. Inner fitting is a bit different to cover a huge range of head shapes with just a few pads. Instead of making billions of micro vents, we decided to open only a few, but they would be big ones to create real air circulation without looking like Swiss cheese. Because of the special size and shape of of the vents we had to divide them for testing certification. Instead of using the classic EPS bridge for that we decided to develop plastic tubes to create a very nice and efficient system and maintain the low weight. We couldn't use alloy or carbon because those materials are too stiff for impact security."

One thing Urge have always shown is an attention to detail. With the All-M, Zoobab carries on to explain that, "As you can see, the goal was to identify it as an Urge helmet from each side you'll see the helmet. Without any big logos you can see that from afar because we kept the Urge design codes very visible (round parts, smooth but edgy lines, clean details, red dots). To remind me of toy car we had when we were kids, I put gold metal grids in the round side vents to make it looks like racing car wheels. They are details, but for us details are important."

Top front details.
Back side details
As with all Urge helmets, the details on the All-M are fantastic - from the little metal plates that hold the visor in place, to big, reinforced vents and the embossed red dots, which they add just because they like it. At the back is their unique, but simple retention system.


Fit

Where Urge take a different route to any other helmet manufacturer out there is the strapping and fit. Rather than use a complex retention system, in previous helmets Urge used BMX-style straps. For the All-M this has evolved into a cross-strap at the back of the helmet - the straps from either side simply cross at the back of the head. What is impressive is how well this simple system works - we're surprised how little it gives up to other retention systems. Our first one of these helmets to test had a different retainer below the ear to flatten the straps, for some reason this didn't make it to production, which is a shame as it actually worked slightly better than the production version, keeping the straps flatter against your face.

Urge only makes a limited number of shell sizes, and then use different thickness of padding. This may sound a little basic, but we've heard relatively few reports of people having problems with the fit of the helmets - quite the opposite in fact. The padding has a dual function in these helmets - at the front they have named the pad the Gangsta Pad. It sits around a centimeter below the base of the helmet and allows the sweat to evaporate before it can reach your face to run down into your eyes. It may sound simple, but it is surprisingly effective. As Zoobab puts it, " It's very basic, but we are very proud of our stupid, basic, clever solutions…"


On The Trail

Combining a good fit and the cross-strapping added up to a very comfortable helmet. It doesn't move about when you're riding - not matter how hard you're pushing. Compared to the previous Endur-O-Matic, the increase in venting is both noticeable and welcome. We never sat in the group that felt the Endur-O-Matic was too hot to be good, but this helmet is a marked improvement in terms of airflow.

On the bike.
This helmet inspires enough confidence to charge through whatever the trail throws at you.

Where we like Urge helmets particularly is when it comes down to what matters - eating dirt. The reason we tried a pre-production and a production version of this helmet is because we trashed the first one. The front wheel went on some loose, wet dirt, I was straight out the front door, with the bike coming back over the top and smashing into the back of the head to remind me that I'd crashed... Sure it put an end to the day's riding, but I walked away from that one, the helmet didn't. Urge make their helmets soft, so they break and deform more easily than many other helmets we've tried. For anyone not familiar with the intricacies of helmet design, to put it simply: if your helmet is taking the hit like that, it means your head isn't. Combine that with good coverage around the back of the head and you have a confidence-inspiring package.

Pinkbike's take:
bigquotesWe've been using Urge helmets for a couple of years now and continue to be impressed with the protection they offer. If the looks, the details and their approach to helmet design do it for you, there's little else we need to say. There was a running joke with Zoobab, the helmet's designer, when we were writing this review; we were struggling to come up with more than a single sentence to sum up this helmet, so it seems fitting to end there: "It's comfortable and I like the way it looks." - Matt Wragg

www.urgebike.com


137 Comments

  • + 78
 "This helmet inspires enough confidence to charge through whatever the trail throws at you."

Finally a helmet that inspires confidence. The million other bike helmets out there that all pass every standard required only protect your head in the event of a crash.

Do the big red buttons engage Turbo Mode?

The round jet exhaust outlets towards the rear sides are placed perfectly. Those are exactly the locations on the head where heat bursts out of the skull. Ingenious design.
  • + 9
 "Charge through what ever the trail throws at you"...
www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZ1ZkNg4Qc8
This dude should have been wearing an Urge helmet instead then... according to that statement he'd have been chowing down on Gazelle burgers instead of laying on the floor like wilder beast road kill.
  • + 34
 i've the urge to buy one now
  • + 19
 *bad-um tiss*
  • - 12
flag digital-criminal (Feb 20, 2013 at 9:57) (Below Threshold)
 urge helmets blow goats
  • - 5
flag nason222 (Feb 20, 2013 at 10:38) (Below Threshold)
 @Ampa urge helmets are very safe I will never wear any other helmet. My brothers had a pretty bad crash on his DH bike last season and I think if it wasn't for the urge downomatic he was wearing it would have been way worse. Luckily he just walked away with a broken colloar bone, chipped teeth, and a bad concusion.
  • + 1
 URGE in the Chilean Urban Dictionary means: I'm worried about "something"

Casuality??? I think NOT Frown
  • + 6
 @nason222: You sound like the world's shittiest spokesperson. "if it wasnt for the urge downomatic he was wearing it would have been way worse." Save it for the infomercials, no one gives a f*ck.
  • + 2
 It doesn't said that...it means "in a hurry"....And i can tell you that 'coz I'm fluent in Spanish.....
  • + 2
 ... And the guy from Chile isn't?
  • + 1
 lol! jmedina is right too!
  • + 19
 Anyone with a buzz cut or shaved head will sure get a interesting tan line from port holes haha
  • + 8
 I think any helmet over $75 is a ripoff due to the fact that the materials used to make them are worth next to nothing. Some styrofoam, thin plastic and a bit of strapping. Not much labour involved either. I'll wear my Bell helmet which was $50 and so comfortable that I forget it's on my head after a few minutes no matter what the temperature is. All helmets have to be tested for impact to be certified so I'd rather spend my money on parts and tires instead.
  • + 11
 I hear you on materials cost. EPS and a thin Vacu-formed shell is somewhat inexpensive.

The issue is tooling cost. Those molds are super complicated to get all the vents in there. They need to have slides and some pull apart from multiple directions.. This one also has the co-molding of the plastic tubes inside of the foam tool.. You're not just buying the lid, you're paying for RnD and tooling. I'd guess the tool for one helmet size is well north of $75K.

$178 is a significant amount of dough to drop for a half dome. Totally with ya there.
  • + 2
 You're also paying for marketing, future R&D, support, liability insurance, distribution, legal, licensing, cert costs, facilities, design tools (Computers and CAD SW lic), power, salaries, corporate taxes, electricity, etc. BOM is generally the smallest portion of the cost for small consumer goods. Also factor in economies of scale - AM lids are a specialized segment of an already small market compared to something like a general road/commuter lid. If all MTB's start to wear the AM specific lids, then prices will go down.
  • + 2
 @Manx. Do you have the same attitude towards clothing, sunglasses, food etc? There are plenty of things in everyday life that you pay a lot for if you are narrow minded and look at the basic materials. If it's so easy to do, how about making a helmet yourself, sell it for $50, and still make a fortune.
  • + 1
 @ kavika
Actually no. I just bought a Fox Float F32 CTD- adjust fork for my mtb, at close to $1200 Canadian it was not cheap by any means but after a few rides on it this month I think it's worth every penny I payed for it. I look at a product and figure out if it's really worth what they are asking for it. As far as companies making profit, if you sell for a reasonable price you usually sell allot more units than if you sell something for a high price and though you make less per unit you make more profit in the long run.
  • + 3
 And some folks would say Fox forks are overpriced when compared to XFusion. Doesn't matter, as long as the customer is happy.

As for unit sales, again, AM lids target a very specific market, so unit sales are not going to tremendous regardless of cost. Urge has this price point based on their market model for this helmet. Like I said above, there is a ton of related costs associated with the sales price which co way beyond just BOM and profit. There's lots of other good to great AM lids in $100+ range, so there's lots of choice. Saying anything above $75 is a ripoff ignores all the additional requirements needed for a company to stay viable, not to mention not understanding the materials, compound blends, speciality components, and work that goes into making light, strong, cool (as in airflow) helmets. These are not simple "styrofoam" shells. Considering the amount of money spent on my bike, spending $100 to $200 on a helmet that best protects my most valuable asset (my brain) is trivial.
  • + 4
 the giro feature is only $75
  • + 1
 Thanks for the info on the Giro "Feature". My LBS sells Giro and if they have that model I'll try one on.
  • + 1
 @Manx, my 2013 CTD float is currently being warrantied because of the CTD cartridge (it lost the "Trail" position notch after 3 weeks of riding), judging from the mechanics response, and what I've read on the web, it seems like it is (or was) a common problem, but apparently it's fixed now, so hopefully it won't affect your $1200 forks!
  • + 5
 "Urge only makes a limited number of shell sizes, and then use different thickness of padding. This may sound a little basic, but we've heard relatively few reports of people having problems with the fit of the helmets - quite the opposite in fact."

Couldn't disagree more. Their lids only really fit people with regular (med or small) sized heads. Anyone with a slightly larger cranium should definitely go fit them on before purchasing. My head is 62cm in circumference and I can't squeeze my head into the enduro-matic, even with the large shell and the thin padding.
OK I lie - I could squeeze it in, but it would be unbearable to ride with.
  • + 1
 Largest shell* that was supposed to say.
  • + 4
 Have the 2012 Enduro-Matic, have a similar size head (60cm) the XL is snug on me with the minimum padding.So I'd agree make sure to try it on if you have a head like a cavity block (cinder block for my US and Canadian brethren)
  • + 1
 I love the look of those helmets and I really wanted the endur-o-matic. I researched them a lot on the internet and the most common problem among users seemed to be the weird fit. I ended up trying one (I usually use mediums) and the fit was very bad for me. Top of the helmet was too tight and the bottom part was too wide. No go. Ended up buying something else instead. Maybe the all-m fit is a little different but you should make sure you try one if you're about to order online.
  • + 2
 I've got a big head as well - tried both the all m and enduromatic and there was no hope for either one fitting my noggin. I hope they hear our cries for lids that fit big heads!!
  • + 6
 Thanks for the heads up! I was about to get the Veggie in XL. Big heads unite!
  • + 2
 I agree with sup3rc0w, and disagree with the review. I've never found an Urge helmet that fits me properly. More specifically the All M helmet left me feeling like the helmet would fly off my head on the first rough bit. Certainly not "confidence inspiring". Substituting a proper retention system for crossing the nylon strapping over itself in the back just seems cheap and ineffective.

All that, coupled with the fact that you can no longer buy Urge helmets in bike shops in Canada, means I will not get one. If people are wondering what I mean, Mountain Equipment Co-op is now the exclusive dealer AND distributor in Canada. Bike shops can no longer buy or sell them!
  • - 2
 Wow so the Urge helmet is ugly, heavy, expensive, and comfortable as well?

I'd get the TSG Substance: Less than half the cost and 240 grams!

www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=73235
  • + 1
 My head's also like a melon on a pencil so the Urge XL full face I tried almost squeezed my brains out through my ears. I had to get it off quick-sticks before it got stuck.
  • + 1
 Effin ridiculous that helmet manufactures are leaving out us big-headed dudes.
  • + 2
 Fat heads unite! We should have a committee...with someone like Frasier Crane as our chairman.
  • + 2
 Seriously... when in the air off a decent hit... how do you FatHeads keep from inverting?!
  • + 1
 I usually use mediums and pretty much all helmets fits just fine, wether its am/xc lids or dh fullfaces... I don't think size is the problem, it's the fit that is quite unique...
  • + 2
 Agreed, fit is an important factor, but these Urge fullface lids do not fit my head purely because they are too small. It wasn't any particular area of the helmet that rubbed, the whole thing was tiny!
  • + 6
 Is that a huge vent hole IN THE VISOR? I guess form won that argument over function.
Personally I like my visor to sorta block the sun.
  • + 2
 I've never had a problem with mine haha, i do wear permission lens riding glasses though, need em, wouldnt see otherwise . . .
  • + 3
 Absolutely LOVE my new all m URGE, anyone want a boring giro feature for cheap, the urge fits like a soft glove in my noggin , half way down a trail I grabbed at the stamps as I thought I hadn't even done it up! Also just saw my mate hit a tree at about 30km straight to temple, helmet was split, he didn't even get knocked out! Amazballs. If it fits but it! Looks FN awesome too
  • + 3
 Urge remind me of Dyson- taking a product we think we know and making something funky and different. They are an acquired taste, and IMO I prefer something a little more plain, but they're good products and I bet they sell like hot cakes.
  • + 3
 No rear head retension system on a helmet for this very high price, way behind other companys in my opinion ( also i.m.o every one i've seen wearing a Urge-o-matic look stupid and this one doesnt look any better, They just look really poor fitting and after trying on all the sizes of the Urge-o-matic they feel poor fitted too) i'll try one of these on but i'll bet it will be no better fitting. ( BEFORE I GET SLATTED, THERE FULL FACE OFFERINGS ARE MUCH BETTER )
  • + 1
 that's just matts face he always looks stupid got nowt to do with the helmet
  • + 3
 Don't knock it till you try it. I was skeptical when it came out of the box with no retention system, but the cross strap system ended up being one of the most comfortable and secure helmets I have ever tried on.
  • + 4
 hate it. its ugly. it looks like one of those weird kids that would always wear green sweatshirts in elementary school that had bad dandruff.
  • + 3
 Salty back straps anyone?, sure that it is good when new but after one summer those back straps will be hard as a piece of plastic.
  • + 2
 It is possible to wash them with warm soapy water on occasion to prevent the buildup of salt...
  • + 1
 Every helmet review reminds me that my lids are probably unsafe. One is an xc helmet for the hot days and one is a RED snowboard helmet for cooler days and lastly a 10 yearold fullface for the park.
I know i should get a new one, but at the prices here i never feel inspired to spend money i could put into my bike. I need a $60 or less enduro lid to inspire me to change.
  • + 1
 supposed to replace your helmet every 3 years after manufacture date, not the date you buy it Wink
  • + 1
 if you dont crash , why replace?
  • + 1
 I know i am not as safe as i could be, but i am safer than without. I've crashed in the RED, but the foam is that stuff made for slow speed wrecks so, while it may not be as safe, it hadn't noticibly deformed.
  • + 2
 How valuable is your head? $100 is nothing when considering the alternative. Plenty of AM lids in that price range ...
  • + 1
 You replace as the materials degrade over time, it just happens, no way around it, along with you dropping your helmet aswell
  • + 1
 But how much better is a good helmet? The videos talk about worst case scenarios where a bad helmet kills you under a certain amount of pressure, but what is the threshold on my neck? Seems to me the lid only needs to be as good as your neck. Otherwise you can live in that perfectly preserved skull for a long miserable time with no use of your limbs. The neck supports for DH attest to that, and I'm not about to get one of those for enduro.
  • + 1
 The scientist in me wants data on actual wrecks with bad and good helmets with rates of damage to the riders. Otherwise I am just trusting the expensive helmet makers that it really matters.
  • + 2
 Helmets have a few primary roles: 1. to prevent penetrating wounds (thing rocks and sticks in your head), 2. prevent friction/tear wounds (think heads scraping pavement or hard pack, and 3., the most important, reduce brain trauma. 1 and 2 are obvious, while 3 is handled by the materials absorbing and dispersing the impact force such that your brain hits your scull with less force. Note that this is *less* force not full diversion, as there will always be some level of trauma, even very minor. Vendors like POC take this a step further with their MIPS tech which purports to reduce rotational forces to the brain.

So, what you want is the core of the helmet to be robust, yet soft enough handle the impact. Too soft and it just blows up on you. Too hard and you're just adding to the trauma. Like MP11 said above, materials degrade over time, so even if you never crash, you'll still need to replace your helmet frequently. How often depends on how much you ride.

To the best of my knowledge, the public can't get access to certification test results, so you'll be hard pressed to get comparison data. Unless, of course, you want to build up a lab, buy all the helmets and run side-by-sides for us. :^) So, it's really down to cert stickers in the helmet and whether you trust the vendors claims.

As for neck, get the best helmet to protect your valuable brain and get a brace for your neck. Also, strengthening, flexibility, and fall technique go a long way in helping.
  • + 1
 Bliss you speak soothing words if wisdom. Still, i can't afford $10 right now so i'll dangerously till me next b-day and my wife can get it for me.
  • + 3
 Seems like a decent enough lid at a reasonable price.

As the article says the looks are a love/hate thing - got to say I am not a fan of the aesthetics myself.
  • + 2
 I like urge helmet just because they look different. I recently purchased the enduro matic, and I really like it. Though the AM is really nice, I pass on it because it was $35 more than the enduro.
  • + 1
 Love my enduro-matic- definitely most comfortable helmet I've tried and feels like it'll protect me pretty well if/when I eventually smack my head on something- only problem for me is the big ass hole in the visor which seems to negate the whole point of a visor as well as looking a bit stupid (the red buttons also look a bit silly). Would probably get uncomfortably sweaty during long rides when its hot but, living in Britain, quite warm is about as hot as it generally gets so it's an acceptable trade-off for better fit and protection.
  • + 2
 Same, Love mine, I have a weird shaped head (bigger on one side then the other on the back) so normal harness helmets aren't really comfy, I've never over heated here and its taken a few knocks, probably replace it soon had it a couple years haha, got the down-o-matic too Big Grin
  • + 2
 Thats awesome! My 3 year old has a weird freak shaped head like yours and I was getting worried. But my wife is 3/4 Scotish so maybe its normal.
I am half German and my head is completely square on the back. I wish Urge made a Box O Matic. I had the Urge Enduro O Matic and hated every minute in it until I decided to ride like a tard and go head first into a 4"x4" fence post on a handicap walking trail. I bought a Gyro to replace it and it is pretty good.
Really should stick to my D3.
  • + 1
 Nice improvement from the Urge guys, but we still think "The Enduro Helmet" is yet to be presented. We're working on a nice project around the concept of a race-legal yet ventilated and light helmet for Enduro enthusiasts and weekend warriors.
  • + 2
 I kinda disagree: I think "The Enduro Helmet" is what we had in full face stuff 5-10 years ago: lighter, bike specific full face helmets with more venting, instead of every full face being a motorcycle clone. They just need start being made again.
  • + 1
 @AllMountainStyle - I'll be interested to see what you come up with. As someone planning to do some Enduro races here I've been looking at my choice as I think my current AM helmet doesn't afford enough protection.I think the crop of Enduro/AM helmets out there may be a little light in the protection area, so I'm intrigued by what you're developing..
  • + 6
 I love my enduro matic
  • + 1
 "Here in the Pinkbike offices this new trail helmet, the All-M, gets the full gamut of opinions - from "retarded" through to "one of the best-looking helmets money can buy."
Certainly I am in the first group!
  • + 1
 you like POC ?
  • + 1
 Not really ! I would go for Bell or Giro.
  • - 2
 Ewwwwww! I would never ride with a bell helmet "protecting" my head
  • + 1
 A friend of mine was actually looking to order one of these today. But speaking to the US Importer for them we found out that this is a Europe only model, if any American's were looking at potentially getting this.
  • + 1
 American heads are too big.
  • + 2
 I went with the POC Trabec Race over this helmet. Both felt great and confidence inspiring but ultimately the POC won for looks.
  • + 1
 didn't really like the look of the other urge helmets but tried one of the all-m prototypes before they had to do the redesign and wanted to buy it there and then. hopefully this one will be as good as the original design
  • + 3
 How does the urge all-m fit with the use of goggles? I prefer to use goggles during races, like super d or enduro...
  • + 0
 sorry for my english but, why o why aint nobody complaining about no insect protection? Does it happen only to me? Sometimes even twice a ride I have to stop and remove a wasp. Ive upgraded my helmet with some kind of mesh covers on the vents but hey, my Met helmet costed 70$ or so. Why even a 180$ helmet doesnt have it in stock?
  • + 3
 So light too at 305g, my fox flux is 400g+ so even if the design isn't to taste, that is a plus surely?
  • + 2
 Dam I wanted to buy it, but I think I like the adjusment mech that have fox, giro, specialized, etc... I dont like to much the "X" straps...
  • + 4
 Gangsta pad anti-sweat system makes sense.
  • + 15
 Yeah bratha because you don't want never ever another gangsta to see you sweat.
  • + 4
 Giro xar all day long!
  • + 2
 Omg NOOOOOO, the hottest sweatiest helmet! Absolutely no sweat drip with my all M
  • + 1
 I love my endur-o-matic, it keeps me fresh and is light, best of all is the looks. I like this AM version too as I like the brand and gave good results so far.
  • + 1
 iv used an enduro-matic for past 6 months an fits really well and is really light too....only downer is price really.kinda steep.like the look too.
  • + 1
 I like my Enduro matic for its fit. But man is it a hot helmet. The ventilation sucks. Glad to see they adressed that in the new version.
  • + 1
 The padding system works, but my endur-o-matic was very hot, and the pads turned into sweat tampons. I would not recommend taking it to Moab.
  • + 3
 Swanky design to increase RRP but not manufacturing costs.....clever.
  • + 1
 had to look up that marketing lingo
  • - 1
 Look at the least expensive helmet out there that meets the certified tests requirements - then any helmet above that price is for fad, design, graphics, looks and your "It cost $150.00." ego. Comfort and fit is very important, but a helmet is only tested when you smack the ground.
  • + 5
 Cert requirements are pretty basic (vision, straps, retention, impact resistance) and are designed for road helmets not MTB helmets. They don't cover the weird ass impacts we get on the trail, force distribution, concussion resistance, airflow, cooling, etc., so there is a huge difference in actual quality between helmets. Also, to pass a test, they need to meet the *minimum* requirements, with some helmets just passing and others far exceeding the standards.

It's my head and I'm going to wear a lid that I know will offer the most protection, is comfortable, and is one I won't overheat in. And yes, design also matters, since if we buy a product, we should actually enjoy wearing it. No way I'm wearing some $30 Lazer, which is just a block of foam just because it met a standard. Sometimes that means spending $90, sometimes it means a bit more. I view my brain as pretty import part, I'm certainly not going to sweat a $50 difference in price to protect it with a lid that hits all *my* requirements, not just testing requirements.
  • + 1
 @neimbc. What is your bike worth? Does it reflect your ego?
  • + 3
 its simple. buy the best helmet you can afford. its your skull its protecting and sometimes even your brain if you have one...
  • + 2
 Most expensive is not an equivalent for "best". Plenty of helmets for half the price that provide all the coverage, ventilation and retention one needs.

No red buttons, glitter, and funky looking exhaust ports though.
  • + 2
 I've always wanted glory holes on my helmet!!!
  • + 1
 love urge, hope they make it with gloss tubing, the shade difference in the blacks make it messy by their standards
  • + 1
 Great, another product to make mountain bikers look like retards to the unsuspecting passerby
  • + 1
 It does not take any extra products.
  • + 2
 Needs more glitter in the paint job!
  • + 1
 Looks like it allows more airflow. I wonder when they'll translate this design to their full face offerings...
  • + 5
 still be too hot for Oz....
  • + 0
 i'm in SA and ride an Enduro-matic, all year round, the venting is fantastic and never had heat problem, this one is an improvement over that, clearly you have never ridden one in hot weather?
  • + 2
 It seems that you can't smile with this helmet on your head...
  • + 1
 At the beginning it was absolute hate .. now i absolutely love my enduromatic ..
  • + 1
 any one knows the sizing in cm? I dont know which size to choose acording to my melon measurement (57-5Cool .
  • + 2
 Lol I'am going to pass on this one. I almost thought this was a joke.
  • + 1
 Back straps are interesting...long hair, aforementioned salt build up, skin rolls...
  • + 2
 compared to for example ? giro or bell retention system ? if ya fat rolls are that big you've got bigger things to worry about than ya helmet, hows ya heart lol
  • + 2
 What is the red button for?
  • + 1
 Turbo boost, fool !! Smile
  • + 1
 What an absolutely horrendous looking helmet.
  • + 1
 Didn't think they could improve my enduro..... I was wrong!
  • + 1
 Is just a helmet nothing more
  • + 2
 Ugle.
  • + 1
 can you spell ??
  • + 1
 ... the Australian asked Big Grin
  • + 1
 I love it! but unfortunately Ill be sticking with my Giro...
  • + 1
 ^ x2...like a bowling ball on yer head
  • + 0
 Ugliest helmet ever!!! Don't buy into the hype, know what works good and use it...
  • + 1
 Will the Urge All-M be available in the U.S.?
  • + 3
 I learned that the All-M were not designed to CPSC standards. That is why it is not sold in the US. It does look good and the vents would be nice for summer days.
  • + 1
 Its available in Canada already: www.mec.ca/AST/ShopMEC/Cycling/HelmetsAndCovers/PRD~5030-301/urge-all-m-cycling-helmet-unisex.jsp

I had ordered my Endur-O-Matic via Canada as well.
  • + 1
 Funny thing is the Euro standards are actually higher and much tougher to meet. Curious as to what requirements it didn't meet for CPSC.
  • + 1
 Euro standards are not "higher". They are different.
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 That doesn't even look safe, how often you you land only on the top of your head?
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 How dows it compare to the giro feature?
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 I tried the enduromatic and it didnt fit me. Went for the feature instead. Can't fault the feature and its like 75$ cheaper.
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 The feature has inner pads that make the sweat dip constantly down into your face, just pours into your eyes, it sux, the urge allM has a gangsta pad that dries the sweat BEFORE it drips down, awesome!!!!
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 Been wearing the feature in crazy hot/humid weather and I haven't had that problem so far.
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 Casco Viper MX is the answer! tiny.pl/h24t3
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 ugly ass helmet that doesn't look to protective
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 Pls explain why it doesn't look protective??
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 Sweet I bought one
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 Really like the look, not sure bout the retention system though
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 Works perfectly
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 I'd throw rocks into those portholes if my buddy was wearing one of these.
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 Just as well you have no mates then I guess?
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 Haha Kavika.
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 For shits and giggles man, why so serious.

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