Meet the Urge Endur-O-Matic 2 Helmet

Aug 19, 2015
by Urge Bike Products  
The Endur-O-Matic has been the statement helmet of our brand since 2009, the one that everything stemmed from.

It came as a real bombshell at a time when MTB helmet production held no surprises. It made a huge impression on a generation of MTB riders, but the time has now come for it to get a facelift, probably even some major surgery in certain aspects. Of course it retains some of the lines and codes of its famous big brother, but also plenty of enhancements aimed at making this helmet able to take on the challenges that face any real MTB rider.

View of the new Enduromatic 2 by urge

100% new, the 2016 Endur-O-Matic 2 offers more protection, more ventilation and comfort, more eco friendliness, but remains as classy and unique as always.

Available in shops from December 2015 and in limited quantity in blue-white-red only.

Visit us at our Eurobike stand 303 HALL B1 to discover the others colours available in March 2016.

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Across the alps with tito Tomasi and the new Endur-o-matic 2 by urge

bigquotesHello, I am not usually the guy that like commercial job and stuff. But when I was working with Urge bike on the endur-O-matic 2, I was picturing the possibilities of the helmet. It is not the helmet that makes a alpine adventure possible it's you, but it is a very cool helmet, light and efficient, so you want it for your ride! I received the first sample in june and liked it from the begining, it was hard to not show it. When Urge bike asked me to organise the launch of the helmet I instantly thought about what fits the most to the brand and the endur-O-matic 2, the mountains! So I took a crew that like riding and challenges, because the tour des Fiz is a serious job, it needs two days and skills, as the terrain in Mont Blanc's country is tough and technical, but stunning and epic. It was not so easy to make the tour and be 100% focus when we were shooting, the days were long and I was always in balance to push the guys or spend more time and get the perfect shoot. Eventually I'm happy about the video and the sharing, as it is a real story and real feelings, and that's what life is all about. Truth and happiness. - Tito

Across the alps with tito Tomasi and the new Endur-o-matic 2 by urge


Sizes : sold in 4 different sizes: S/M 54-57cm and L/XL 57-59cm (each helmet contains 2 sets of pads with different thickness)

Certifications: Complies to 3 worldwide certification standards

CE:  NF  EN 1078 + A1 February 2013
US : CPSC 16 CFR Part 1203
AS/NZ : AS/NZS 2063.2008

view of the new Enduromatic 2 by urge
view of the new Enduromatic 2 by urge


Main features:

Design: Urge Bike products exclusive
- As always “tight” fit around the head for an “anti-mushroom” effect
- In Mold conception with 4 shells for better finish and durability of the exposed areas

Eco friendly conception index of the enduromatic 2 by urge

Eco friendliness:
- Eco Conception Index
- 100% recycled EPS (reused waste coming from the automotive industry)
- Straps made out of recycled PET (plastic)

Butterfly cage of the enduromatic 2 by Urge

Innovation: Use of a “butterfly” cage allowing an optimised cohesion of the shell structure

Boa occipital system on the new enduromatic 2 by Urge


Ergonomics:
- Optimized shape for use of goggles and glasses
- Retention system: the BOA system fits around the entire skull: simple, lightweight and super-efficient, with 2 height adjustment anchor points.
- Straps anchors: completely redesigned for a better adjustment ergonomics
- Inner pads: monobloc design to insure the perfect balance between comfort and breathability. Made of a performant material: washable, anti-bacterial and moisture wicking

The enduromatic 2 by urge fits goggles and glass

Priority given to ventilation:
- 28 vents
- Optimisation of the Venturi effect with air channels inside the shell before extraction to the rear vents
- Orientation of the Butterfly cage blades to facilitate the air penetration inside the shell

Close look on the details of the enduromatic 2 by urge

Safety:
- A smooth shell, with a reduced volume and more coverage on the rear and sides makes a highly protective helmet
- Reduction of the rotational impact on the head and brain in case of a crash
- Reduced hooking risk
- Higher protection of the neck and occipital
- Super light and flexible visor for more safety in case of a crash
- Use of the Butterfly cage allows a better impact absorption and therefore a better safety

The creating process of the enduromatic 2 by urge

A controlled and reasonable weight: 349g in S/M for the ideal Gravity / All Mountain / Enduro helmet

Retail pricing: 149 € - $134.95 USD - $229 AUD

urgebike.com/enduromatic2

@TitoTomasi


96 Comments

  • 123 1
 If I was a bike riding clown entertaining at kids parties this would be my helmet of choice. Unfortunately I'm just a bike riding clown.
  • 15 0
 might be a good choice of color if you are a montreal canadians hockey fan too
  • 32 0
 The helmet and glasses combo screams "how many meters from the funicular is the discotheque?"
  • 59 7
 Congrats to Urge on designing another ugly helmet!
  • 22 11
 you guys are trippin if you think these helmets are ugly! they really got a nice "party like it was 1980" look to them. Rad in my opinion.
  • 54 1
 Kudos if you partied in 1980 and need an extended coverage helmet in 2015.
  • 9 2
 Looks like a pile of USA barf.
  • 4 0
 Its just the name man! Seriously, it sounds like a vacuum cleaner or something! Surely there is a bit of micky taking going on here?
  • 2 0
 Who will actually buy this seriously
  • 5 0
 you can spin it around and look out the rear holes...
  • 3 0
 Ugly, but functional. For example, my favorite feature is the hole in the visor, which allows sunlight to pass straight into the user's eyes.
  • 20 0
 it's like The Bell Super goes to a party, and everyone wants to hook up with her, but she's like "Nah...but here's my ugly cousin..."
  • 12 2
 I think they make the best fitting helmet,
much better than the troy lee that i use now.
a bit polarizing design i admit,
but why not have Tito decide on the paint scheme,
i think he can really do better design than that,
www.pinkbike.com/photo/10530788
or maybe have limited version with his hand painting on it.
  • 3 0
 Wow! Those designs by Tito are amazing!!! Urge should definitely get him to design their colour way and styling!!!!
  • 3 0
 Well there you go...The benevolent dictator of Yugoslavia also painted helmets!
  • 14 3
 Great job Urge!!! You officially took the ugliest helmet trophy away from Smith!
  • 10 4
 Personally I think the Smith looks dope, a quick look around other riders suggests I am not alone, but to each their own.
  • 2 0
 The Smith, when first revealed, was not pleasing to my eyes. But I have seen more Smith's this year than I have TLD's or Super's. I'm pretty gear conscious, I notice when new stuff shows up. Because of the price of the Smith I'm surprised they are so popular. I'll bet they took a big chunk out of the Super and TLD sales. If I didn't just get an Urge All-M I'd go with the Smith w/mips and lie about the price like I do with my 5/10 Impacts when asked by non-riders.
  • 1 0
 The Smith looks too much like it sits above your head rather than on it, that's an instant turn off for me.
  • 9 0
 Need more bowling holes!
  • 11 2
 Please kill it with fire
  • 7 0
 Why would you have a hole in the visor? Does that not DEFEAT the point of it?
  • 8 0
 Even Daft Punk wouldnt wear that
  • 6 0
 Since when do head sizes top out at 59cms? I wouldn't call that X-large. Why leave out all us bigger-brained folks?
  • 8 0
 Yeah! What if Oprah wants to ride too?!
  • 4 0
 No size 61 = no purchase, even if I could get past the ugly, heavy, non-MIPS aspects of the helmet.
  • 3 0
 It's different looking than any other helmets out there that's for sure. I have an Enduramatic one. Very comfortable and good sweat management. I don't wear it much anymore but I needed a helmet with few vents because I was undergoing a form of chemotherapy. Efudex. Google it. I had to do my scalp which is pretty much hairless for 12 weeks and Efudex is UV sensitive. Anyway I bought it due to no real vents and it is soft inside so on the efudexed scalp it didn't hurt. The treatment feels like the worst fucking sunburn for the four weeks of each of the six week treatments. So there you go. If you have a medical need it's a great helmet. Sure ain't easy on the eyes though.
  • 6 1
 I didn't think they could make a helmet uglier than their current line I WAS WRONG. SO WRONG.
  • 2 0
 Hope the new ones are really better vented. The old one was like using a pressure pan in your head!!! Switched helmets in a ride just to try it, and i would never buy an Enduro-o-Matic in my life!
  • 5 0
 For some people with lots of hair or miss-shaped skulls the cooling and fit is terrible. But for me it is sweat proof and super light and with the chin strap adjusted correctly it becomes unnoticeable. I worn Stoker, Super, TLD and several Bontrager at diff. price points. Nothing works better for my bald head and sweat problem. I just bought the new Urge All-M and because of its smaller pad in front it doesn't do as good a job as stopping the sweat from dripping into my eyes. It weighs less than 250 grams and anything with a ratchet weighs 100 gram more. I love my Enduro-Matic and could care less that it looks like I have my head stuck in a large ping-pong ball. It works and would protect my head in a fall and I cant stop wearing it. For $70 bucks its one of my best purchases for sure, still working fine after 5 years.
  • 3 0
 Have to agree with deadtime, I picked a white Urge AM up on sale and although it didn't have the retension system on the back as the new model, it was a great fit and I didn't find it too hot, but maybe it's better suited for us baldies Smile

Had to replace it after losing an argument with a rock, but the only negative I had against it was the visor didn't reach out far enough, so you had to drop your head in the mornings or evenings if riding into the sun.

Those new colour schemes are a little dramatic for my tastes, but I guess each to their own...
  • 4 1
 must enduro with this helmet... its so Enduro bro.. also gotta cut my hair to get a mullet thats def the style to match this helmet..
  • 5 1
 No thanks. I'd rather wear a full face. I like my teeth!
  • 2 0
 This
  • 3 3
 That name is brutal! And then they stamp it right there on the helmet. No thanks. Marketing IS powerful and Urge is on the wrong side of that influence. And yah, it looks horrible to top it off. New Giro Montaro, here I come.
  • 2 0
 Came for the comments but after seeing that helmet I lit myself on fire and poked my eyes out with a fork before I even got to the comments
  • 1 0
 Almost makes sense ...
  • 1 0
 Does anyone have helmet reccomendations for people with abnormally large heads? my head's about 62/3cm and NONE pf thr L/Xl/XXL helmets ive hever tried have fitted comfortably apart from the TLD A1!!
  • 2 0
 I couldn't find one because I'm in XL territory and have a more oval head and the urge fit great! I tried a few Bell's, a Bern, and a POC before I bought the endur-o-matic one. Great helmet. Ugly, but it works great!
  • 2 0
 661 EVO AM goes up to 62 in the XL/XXL.
  • 3 0
 $10 to the first person to post a photo of themselves riding this thing wearing it backwards!
  • 1 0
 Is it their goal to make insanely ugly helmets? I mean....all of them...their entire line. Yeah, yeah function of form, but other manufacturers are nailing both of those. Who buys these?
  • 2 0
 I would loooove to go on a riding journey with Tito and discover new trails !!
  • 5 3
 If the design of the helmet makes my head a lot safer I'll wear it. Mountain biking is not fashion. You ride and have fun.
  • 3 0
 Agreed, but did I miss the MIPS version?
  • 2 0
 That's what I was wondering. Every other helmet manufacturer is adding MIPS to their newest helmets, so I think Urge missed a trick there, that's for sure.
  • 1 0
 Stop kidding yourself. We all buy our gear, based on function and performance. But, we also factor in our preference for colour, style, etc.
  • 1 0
 Sorry that's you. All I care about is how the product performs.
  • 1 0
 Sure you do. Wink
  • 2 0
 I think you're in a gigantic minority if you don't have a slight tendency to care about how a product looks that you place on your body. I do. I'd never wear this thing. There are quite a few other companies out there that are producing safe, high quality, high coverage helmets with the latest tech, that also look good too. I don't pay much attention to the Urge products, so maybe this style is their lineage, and maybe they sell well. Good for them if so, but I'm also surprised that they are so off-base with the design and aesthetics of a product in this category.
  • 4 0
 pUrge.
  • 3 0
 MegaMan's helmet of choice for extra shredding power!
  • 1 0
 Like the looks of it, but why does Urge call 59cm an XL??? Make one for people with a head ranging from 59 to 64cm and call that the XL...
  • 1 0
 Is Marty Mcfly the designer ?! We'll know that the 21st of October !

Love all your comments guy's ! Thanks Urge too haha....
  • 1 0
 Everyone at Urge is feeling real good right about now.....

Owl-X UltraMan was the S*%T back in the day!! Watching Episode 1 now...SO BAD!!!.... Funny....
  • 2 0
 should come with a Montreal Expos logo
  • 2 0
 2015 and no MIPS, great job Urge.
  • 1 0
 59cm is an X-Large with these people?
I guess I'm lucky in that my Bell X-large fits my 63cm head
  • 1 0
 No thanks Urge, too 80's for me. Looks like I'll be getting a smith forefront, just broke my TLD (don't ask how)
  • 1 0
 Ugly, but when it comes to ramming your head into a boulder does a pro job.
  • 1 0
 would never ride enduro with goggles,but downhill is a different animal,say so whatever's clever and life goes on
  • 7 6
 Wheres my sick bag? Thats rank!
  • 10 3
 you misspelled rad
  • 4 4
 No I didn't, You'd have t pay me to wear that!
  • 7 1
 urge really is love hate isnt it
  • 3 3
 Yip and i've never liked any of their designes
  • 4 2
 and iv got 2 an all m and activist and they are my favourite helmets haha
  • 1 0
 Urge typo nicely recalls late 90's Sunn kits!
  • 2 0
 Doh
  • 2 1
 Loved the original, hate the look of this one.
  • 2 0
 Very nice
  • 1 0
 Oh look, a "sweet bushwacker" but half the price....
  • 1 0
 Looks like Superman's grape bucket.
  • 2 0
 la wea FEAAAAAAAAAAA
  • 2 0
 What, the, fuck!
  • 2 0
 ULTRAMAN.
  • 1 0
 The original looked cool. But this is just FUGLY
  • 2 1
 Hideous. Kill it with fire.
  • 1 0
 Fugly as hell? Yep. Must be an Urge lid. Don't think I'll be buying one.
  • 1 0
 OH MY. NO NO NO NO NO NO, NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, NO.
  • 1 0
 I thought this was an april fools joke, then i realized it was august
  • 1 0
 Makes me want one of those popsicles....
  • 1 0
 My head is sweating just looking at it.
  • 1 0
 very color...
  • 1 0
 Magneto-matic
  • 1 0
 Well it does have boa?
  • 1 0
 Uhhh.... No
  • 1 0
 FUGLY-MATIC
  • 1 0
 Damn ugly ass helmet.
  • 4 4
 sudden Urge to buy one.
  • 14 17
 OK I'm gonna say it. Goggles are not needed on an MTB.
  • 13 2
 Maybe where you ride...
  • 5 0
 Googles are so nice to use, especially since I'm riding with contacts. That said, I've only used my goggles when I've been wearing my full face, when my Pit Vipers (or other, less rad sunglasses) won't work.
  • 3 0
 lmfao you ever had mud fly in your eye going 30 plus downhill between trees?? guess not the guy saying you don't need goggles on a mtb ....
  • 1 3
 Yeah- I've ridden moto since age 5. I'm gonna say it again- riding Mtb you don't need goggles. Try getting roosted by a moto and tell me the comparison. Latest fad. Looks ok with a full face helmet but ridiculous with these new AM helmets.

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