6 New Helmets From Eurobike 2021

Sep 4, 2021
by Ralf Hauser  
720


720, a company from Bozen, Italy, is trying to significantly increase a helmet's safety by replacing the inner structure with large hexagonal elastomers, or as they also call the material, high energy absorption polymers (H.E.A.P.). That HexaGo technology provides more than twice the shock absorption of EN requirements.To put this in perspective, the maximum allowed g-force value according to the EN standard is 250g, the average helmet has crash results around 175g and Seventwenty helmets go down to about 115g. Due to the flexible nature of the elastomers, and only being fixed to the outside shell at four locations, rotational forces are also being handled well.

The mountain bike helmet Awake 1.0 is available in a glossy (€199) or matte (€219) version in sizes M and L. Weighing close to 500g, the Awake 1.0 might not be the lightest, but looks to be one of the safest helmets out there.

Various shell and elastomer color combinations are available.

Fidlock's new magnetic locking mechanism is part of the package.
Pro rider Tom Öhler seems to like it and put his Red Bull helmet on display.


Abus

Abus, who by now have a huge lineup of helmets in their program, are introducing their first full-face helmet, the AirDrop. Only available with MIPS, the helmet is targeting enduro pilots due to its lighter weight and ventilation. Two versions are available AirDrop MIPS (269.95) and AirDrop MIPS QUIN (€329.95), which has Abus' QUIN crash detection system installed. With the regular version you can add it on afterwards. Sizes: S, M/L and XL and 4 colors.

The underside features a collarbone protection system with soft rubber inlay.
The CliffHanger is Abus' new trail and enduro helmet, in sizes S,M and L. It too can be equipped with the QUIN crash system and is available as a MIPS version.


TSG

It's targeting the urban market, but the TSG Geo's unique shape was calling for a mention anyway. Available in size S/M and L/XL.

The Geo even comes with integrated LED backlight.
Another model design that just had to be posted.


Sena
If you ever felt the need to communicate with your friends on a bike ride without having to ride close to each other, the Sena M1 Evo with built-in communication system might be the answer..



55 Comments

  • 81 0
 Does the TSG also come with radar absorbing paint?
  • 33 0
 Red Dwarf Kryten anyone
  • 11 0
 The ‘Cybertruck’ of helmets!
  • 2 0
 @DG370: will you start the fans please!
  • 1 0
 Comes in Vanta Black
  • 1 0
 Jedi mind trick proof
  • 1 0
 @DG370: You beat me to it!
  • 30 0
 That 720 helmet would be perfect for riding on a polygon
  • 24 0
 Hey , 720 stole my idea .
My Some Holes In This (SHIT) technology works in exactly the same way .
  • 13 0
 Very intrigued by the crash protection & airflow possibilities with that 730 helmet.
  • 1 0
 The 730 comes more aero, more confy, more stiff and lightweighr
  • 6 0
 That Awake helmet is super interesting. I'd like to see Virginia tech test that out. It'd be amazing if it blows the doors off everything else and provides a game changer level of protection improvement. I'd like to see a full face version. I have airborn kids/friends kids and we've had a head slam. It gets scary really fast sometimes.
  • 7 0
 It's about time somebody brought out something new in the helmet tech, I'm not a big fan of paying a hundred euro or more for a polystyrene hat
  • 8 0
 But this polystyrene hat has a thin sheet of plastic velcroed inside!
  • 2 0
 @Bob-Agg: you’re thinking of the 150 Euro/dollar version
  • 7 0
 500g for non ff helmets it a lot by modern standards, technology looks dope
  • 3 0
 Yes, they would need to bring it down. High helmet weight is a risk factor for neck injuries.
  • 1 0
 It looks to have some room for improvement in weight … but that’s speculation. It need some rework for proper airflow also so hopefully V2 will be better.
  • 1 1
 @Konyp: it's weighs less than a box of cornflakes and far less than half the weight of you're average full face and less than 200grams more than your average polystyrene cap. So....
  • 3 0
 Be nice if that first helmet changes the game in protection and causes other companies (cough cough MIPS!) to develop further and not just settle and also buy out other protection and bin it because you’re a bunch of monopolistic pussies! (Cough cough MIPS buying Fluid and binning it because it was better…)
  • 1 1
 i dunno that fluid is better. it it were, why wouldnt they use it, might as well they own it. i imagine mips is actually better
  • 1 0
 @mastakilla: it tested better (I’m going to try and find again where I saw that awhile ago)
Only negative was it was heavier
But the low speed impact was also way above MIPS too
  • 1 0
 @stormracing: i have a fluidinside rampage and the fluid pods are not heavy, they are not real substantial, very thin. the only helmet testing that is meaningful is that from virginia tech which gives a numeric rating for each helmet. everything else is from the companies which is not reliable. i may switch to a newer mips where they attach the comfort liner to mips liner, there is a reason why they have gone this way.
  • 1 0
 @mastakilla: The VTech testing protocol is very similar to the MIPS one. Not saying this is some conspiracy, they had to choose something, but it is far from a perfect test of helmet safety. I only hope they do more research on the protocols themselves.
  • 5 0
 TSG makes a nice helmet for tesla cyber truck drivers.
  • 4 0
 Awake as apposed to unconscious I guess. A purple mattress for your brain.
  • 1 0
 Kinda confusing when annotating "G" with "g" and also grams with "g", so "g" and "g" are annotated the same, but means different things.
  • 1 0
 I'm wondering how the 720 helmets are for those guys whose hair has gone on strike. Some helmets are really uncomfortable for us baldies.
  • 2 0
 720 helmets. Actual claimed data! Sign me up.
  • 1 0
 I was keen too but they sadly only go up to 59cm, far short of the 65cm I need. Frown
  • 1 1
 @Afterschoolsports: boo. People need to make nice lids for us big heads
  • 1 0
 @CustardCountry: yeah it’s really annoying. I struggle to believe that my head is larger than 95% of all adult riders. So many awesome helmets max out at 61cm. Do you have any helmets in big sizes you can recommend? Or maybe any that run larger than their stated size?

I am stuck using mid to low end giro for open face and tld d3 for full face. I would love to spend a LOT on one of the lightweight ventilated full faces but the fox proframe is just half a cm too small for me. I’m trying to find a leatt 4.0 to try on, but haven’t had any luck so far. It supposedly goes to 64cm.
  • 2 0
 @Afterschoolsports: 63sm head:
Smith - multiple ski and bike helmets perfect fit
Bell - bmx style fits awesome, super dh quite snug
MET - parachute 4 out 5 fit

All are perfect across different helmets line
  • 1 0
 @nickmalysh: Doesn't POC have an XXL size?
  • 1 0
 @mtnbiker49: sadly poc only goes up to 62cm.
  • 1 0
 @nickmalysh: thanks for the tip on smith. I had previously looked at some that only went to 62cm but i didn’t realise some others went to 65cm. I will probably order one for my next open face. Sadly their full face is one of the helmets that only goes to 62cm.
  • 1 0
 @mtnbiker49: i cannot fit in their xxl, it is super small
  • 2 0
 That Abus Cliffhanger looks baller!
  • 2 0
 Letter sizes have no meaning! Give us numbers for those sizes.
  • 3 0
 How about multiple letters, together, like words, like small, pea, orange, sniper's dream
  • 2 0
 720 needs more follow up, interested to see how it goes
  • 1 0
 The Awake helmet should be called the Julienne
  • 1 0
 No thanks! My raw eggs come with their own containers.
  • 1 0
 Actually really like the idea of the sena
  • 1 0
 The article is lying about the range. I have Sena motorcycle headsets in 3 helmets and when riding off road range is pretty much limited to line of sight.
  • 1 0
 @Ggenrich: and try before you buy. The lid itself is heavy and comes in a fairly narrow range of sizes
  • 1 0
 Are the 720 helmets available in North America?
  • 1 0
 Mushizo called and he wants his wasp nest back.
  • 1 0
 Sharp points on a helmet shell. No thanks.
  • 2 0
 Obviously you are supposed to tilt your head forward like a Bull and plow thru the E-bikers blocking the doughnut shop!
  • 1 0
 I prefer boiled egggss with the shell
  • 1 0
 720's offering looks really innovative.
  • 1 0
 specify "urban"???
  • 16 1
 The bits surrounded by sub-urban regions.
  • 1 0
 What about URGE helmets?

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