Endura Launches Updated Range of Helmets with MIPS & Koroyd Protection

Jun 6, 2022 at 5:08
by Ed Spratt  

For 2022 Endura has announced that it will now be offering helmets with MIPS protection after previously using Koroyd inside its helmets. Alongside the protection updates, Endura has made some other changes to its MTB helmets with increased head coverage, a new fit system, increased visor adjustability and more.

bigquotesWe’ve been producing great helmets and growing the range for many years but summer ‘22 sees a step change in Endura’s offer, both in terms of choice and technical safety features. The addition of MIPS options and expanding our use of Koroyd technology demonstrates our goal of creating best in class product. Ian Young, Endura Category Manager




MT500

The top-of-the-range MT500 helmet will now be available with MIPS and Koroyd technologies with a fully-integrated fit system into the MIPS layer. Endura says this will provide a 360-degree flexible mount that can conform to different head shapes. As well as the inclusion of MIPS Endura has added an accessory mount, a goggle strap gripper, a glasses dock and a visor with increased adjustability.

Endura has the new MT500 helmet available now and costs £169.99.



SingleTrack

Offering a slightly cheaper helmet option the SingleTrack uses Koroyd panels and comes with or without MIPS for 2022. The new model features a slightly revised peak, a TPR moulded goggle strap gripper and a new fit system alongside increased head coverage.

The SingleTrack helmet is available with MIPS for £109.99 or £89.99 without.



Hummvee Plus

The cheapest helmet in the updated range is the Hummvee Plus which follows the rest of the new options with an updated fit system and MIPS protection. This helmet sells for £84.99 with MIPS or £64.99 without.





91 Comments

  • 36 4
 Good to see the world's surplus of plastic drinking straws getting used after all!
  • 5 11
flag Jackaboo (Jun 7, 2022 at 3:10) (Below Threshold)
 Huh? Are you referring to the colors or the quality or what? You'll have to explain this one to me.
  • 11 1
 anyone gonna tell him?
  • 4 0
 @LikeBikeMikeHike: Fair enough.
  • 2 1
 @Jackaboo: Koroyd looks like plastic straws. It's a very, very, very funny joke VtVolk is making. Very funny. Now enjoy.
  • 3 0
 @Blerger: Ah I see. Terrific.
  • 29 2
 Endura launches Smith helmets.
  • 13 1
 I was just thinking the MT500 looks shockingly like the Forefront, and the Singletrack.. ...looks like a Session
  • 4 3
 @gnarnaimo: Even with helmets you can't escape the "looks like a session" comments, but you're not wrong
  • 7 15
flag Balgaroth (Jun 6, 2022 at 23:54) (Below Threshold)
 Considering Smith is probably just choosing helmets from a Chinese third party manufacturer, it is not surprising to see Endura having similar looking, since neither ot these companies are helmet manufacturers. Heck even Fox have their helmets done by a Chinese sub. Change a few details to the catalog model to "make it your own" and add your own graphics, done. Very few helmet brands are actually helmet manufacturers and engineers, most are just marketing companies hapening to sell helmets.
  • 3 10
flag JohSch (Jun 7, 2022 at 2:16) (Below Threshold)
 @Balgaroth: True!
  • 10 1
 @Balgaroth: Just curious, do you have any evidence at all to back up what you're saying? Because I have seen numerous videos of brands designing and testing things like helmets in house. Obviously they don't make them in house, but that's very different from picking out of a "catalog", which I don't think they do - unless you can provide some evidence for your claims.
  • 10 1
 @Balgaroth: I think you're pretty confused about product design and manufacture in general. Almost nobody does absolutely everything in house. At some point you get someone to do something because you don't have the expertise/machinery/logistics/etc. to do it yourself with your own staff. But I don't at all think what you're saying is correct about picking generic helmets from a Chinese company which has already designed them, changing some details and adding logos, is how it works at all.
  • 8 1
 @Balgaroth: Every generic part is available online unbranded, so please direct me to where these MIPS helmets are from these Chinese catalogs thanks.
  • 3 10
flag Balgaroth (Jun 7, 2022 at 7:19) (Below Threshold)
 @Jackaboo: no they are not, Chinese are not stupid, if this was the case this would be really bad for business. Most of the products from the catalog are not sold on the internet to make sure that their premium clients can pick and choose while claiming it is their own very special product. It seems that they can get exclusivity for a few years and the, the model is offered to competitors. Prime exemple are the Fox Instinct boots, made in China, good fit, terrible QC, few years after their release, pretty much the same season you saw appearing Leatt version, 24MX version and a few others. Minor details differ on each model but one would have to be blind not to see that it is pumped out of the same factory, obviously all are made in China. You don't see this happening with the boots made by Italian companies that still manufacture in Italy, most be a coincidence ... Same story with Smith helmets, released a few years back, their exclusivity on that mold probably ran out and got offered to Endura. If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck. None of this makes any of these products bad products, but as consumers we all should be more aware of all this so we could be shafted slightly less by our favourite bike companies.
  • 3 9
flag Balgaroth (Jun 7, 2022 at 7:28) (Below Threshold)
 @Quartz: Nah, I work in the industry, when you have some discussion with product managers it gets pretty eye opening about the industry practices. They sure learned from the early 00's when you could litteraly see the same product or frame with 3 or 4 different logos sold as different products. Even the most dumb customers finally coped on and so they now make sure they have exclusive products to offer to their premium clients. For the biggest brands out there, yes they probably come with some product ideas, technologies they want implemented and so on. But lets face it, Enduro or Smith are not those brands for helmets at least. They need to have some helmets to have a wide range of products to lock a position in a shop and make their range more attractive to the shop owners who will prefer to deal with one brand that does all rather than 10 different brands and sales reps. Reason why Spé is doing, it, Abus started a helmet range few yars back, and many brands start product lines that are unrelated to their core competency. As such you pick and choose from a Sub catalog that are actually competent and tadam you no have a complete offer for your dealers. None of those are necessirily bad products, I have no problem with Chinese products, I just don't like brands claiming stuff when they probably did F-all aside from styling, color and logos choices.
  • 3 8
flag JohSch (Jun 7, 2022 at 7:56) (Below Threshold)
 @Quartz:
You think and you´ve seen videos?

@Balgaroth is right for at least 90% of the market´s brands/products. And yes, if the brand pays enough, they´ll get the design exclusive to them.


"KUJI is leading the Urban bicycle market making 20% of helmets worldwide , being a strong partner to the leading helmet brands, proposing new design and new technologies."

www.kujisports.eu/sports-helmets
www.kujispt.com


Or Wavecel "founded by Bontrager/Trek" which was actually founded and produced by Onward www.youtube.com/channel/UC1d3_fdB7VjYOn9WxPzJHYg



Or Strategic
www.strategicsportsltd.net
"As a vertically integrated company, all key processes from raw materials sourcing, product development, molding and tooling, to product testing are done in-house."
  • 8 1
 @JohSch: So what you're saying is that these brands contract out development of products, not as this guy says, pick an existing helmet from a "catalog", tweak it and add logos. Gotcha.
  • 8 0
 @Balgaroth: Lol "I work in the industry", that old chestnut
  • 7 1
 @JohSch: You're replying to the wrong person dumbass, I'm the one who said I think and I've seen videos. You and your little buddy here haven't produced a shred of evidence to back up the claim that helmets sold by big brands are merely tweaked generic designs. What you HAVE done is confirm that the opposite is true, and that R&D is contracted out, often to companies which are literally owned by the helmet brand company, to develop products. That is the exact opposite of Balgaroth's claim.
  • 7 1
 @Balgaroth: Hey dummy, any actual evidence or links to these generic products though? Reading comprehension's not your strongpoint from the looks of things
  • 7 1
 @JohSch: You have provided links to these companies as if they are evidence of a point. They are not. You're also mixing up manufacturing and designing. Most frames are made by Giant, that doesn't mean Giant design the frames moron.
  • 7 1
 Haha always funny when the experts show up to tell everyone how the world works.
  • 2 8
flag Balgaroth (Jun 7, 2022 at 22:07) (Below Threshold)
 @Blerger: lol you are a funny one but sure, took me roughly 5min: Blurgrass Intox, Uvex Hlmt 10, Carin Xtrack, and judging by the looks of the mouth piece Kenny Downhill unless they designed the exact same piece coincidentally lol. There was also a light full face helmet from Cébé and Bollé that looked identical which I believe is now sold by Kenny and maybe still the two other brands. But those are just the obvious exemples for which brands don't care that much as it is more entry level products. You are so naive it is cute at that point lads, no doubt companies won't need to change that business model any time soon with such brain dead gulible customers. Make yourself a favor and go to a trade show once in your life and then come back and we can talk.
  • 3 8
flag JohSch (Jun 7, 2022 at 23:45) (Below Threshold)
 @rbeach: you're totally right. All helmet brands have strong own R&D and completely independent designs. The Chinese manufacturers would be lost without these great American and European brands and their valuable input.


As all innovation and design in this field, Wavecel sure is the brain child of an American noble price winner.
  • 3 8
flag Balgaroth (Jun 8, 2022 at 0:00) (Below Threshold)
 Lets add that if a world leading PPE manufacturer like UVEX, who has R&D department specialised in PPE and manufacturing facilites in Germany, doesn't even bother developping some of its own helmets. Probably because those volumes are too small to put a whole R&D Team to develop one, (same goes with their convertible and the more recent Met convertible helmets, both Chinese made), what does it tells you about a clothing company that decides to sell helmets ? As a general rule of thumb, if a company manages to launch a whole product category in one go (helmets, or protections, or whatever), either they hired a complete Team of dedicated engineers from that field and are really planing to storm that said market (investment would be massive, and the risk pretty high), or they just hired a product manager for the product category, product manager that put together a product line using subcontractors catalogs with slight mods to make it their own. What do you think happens 99% of the time ? Actual helmet manufacturers probably still do some R&D for (some of) their high end models but low end stuff, or product lines from companies that aren't that big and/or outside of ther core business, not a chance.
  • 8 1
 @JohSch: He didn't make that claim, he asked for the evidence of generic designs. Where are they? Please show us.
  • 8 1
 @Balgaroth: Again, you're talking about contracted R&D now, when before you were talking about tweaked catalog helmets. Where's your evidence for the latter?
  • 8 1
 @JohSch: Nobody claimed all helmet brands do their own R&D, but your friend here DID claim that most brands just pick an existing design from a catalog, tweak it, and add logos. So far neither you or him have provided any evidence for that at all. So maybe keep on point and try again.

@Balgaroth Buddy, you're way off track. You clearly said catalog, now where is this catalog that they choose helmets from? Come on, let's see where these generic designs are that brands go and choose. You've been asked several times but haven't provided any evidence. Hitchens' razor, put up or shut up Wink
  • 2 7
flag Balgaroth (Jun 8, 2022 at 10:58) (Below Threshold)
 @Greeta25: what are the exemples I gave if not catalog helmets ? You f*cking clowns lol
  • 8 1
 @Balgaroth: Not catalog helmets. Feel free to try again, or stop embarrassing yourself Wink
  • 6 1
 @Balgaroth: Lol learn when to give up dummy. None of those examples you gave were generic helmets, you ironically provided helmets from retail brands. I'll ask again, where are these generic, unbranded helmets which a company can tweak and add their logos to? Lets see these catalog helmets.
  • 5 1
 @Balgaroth: You've given the retail brands under which helmets which you claim are generic are sold. You have not provided any evidence or links to the actual generic helmets. Saying X helmet looks the same as Y helmet is not evidence, nor is it a reference/link to the generic catalog helmet itself. Lets see the generic designs at their origins, and then the proof that these generic designs are tweaked and logo'd, not just your conjecture that they look the same. In fact, your entire comments are conjecture without any evidence beyond your observations. Sorry bud, that doesn't cut it. Anything claimed without evidence can be dismissed without evidence. Something you seem to know because you've started insults instead of directly answering simple questions.
  • 1 8
flag Balgaroth (Jun 10, 2022 at 5:58) (Below Threshold)
 I happen to work for one of those companies local distributors and had the opportunity to discuss this first hand with the product developers. For obvious reasons I can't tell you which one, the exact same reasons why Chinese manufacturers or any of their clients won't let any actual proof that catalog products exist. But if taking several identical helmets, all coming from China under different brands which are all indenpendant of each other (not talking VW, Seat, Audi that share common plateform here) is not enough proof for you then sure keep living in your dreams lads. Outside of helmets you can also see Sherpa bikes, which can be found under different brands on AliExpress and also happened to be sold in France under yet another brand. But sure those are not calatog frame either right ? lol
  • 1 8
flag Balgaroth (Jun 10, 2022 at 6:15) (Below Threshold)
 @Quartz: Since you want to go the skeptic/zetetic path, sure what is claimed without evidence can be dissmissed without evidence. Then you can also use ocham's razor, what is more explaination costly between having 3 or more brands offering products that are identical ? That they just order products from the same place without just changes of colors and logos, or that all these companies had the exact same idea of design to the mllimeter, gram and so on, done by 3 different manufactures, designed by 3 different teams. Skepticism to the point of denying evidences that with minimal critical thinking are absolutely valid and just accepting one possible proof and nothing else is foolish at best, probably more in the realm of extreme indoctrination that lead you to stop thinking and just apply principles like a religion. Good luck to you lads.
  • 8 0
 @Balgaroth: Lol you work for one of these companies now do ya? Lol, the other one has bells on it bud, give it a pull.

3 brands offering identical products? Sorry but again you've failed. You've presented superficial conjecture and nothing more. Occam's razor would also lead any rational person to believe that someone going this hard about something so trivial on the internet is full of shit Wink
  • 7 0
 @Balgaroth: "Chinese manufacturers or any of their clients won't let any actual proof that catalog products exist"

Hahahaha ok pal, if that was the case then nobody would find their products to buy in the first place. And if what you say is true, then so many people would know that it would be very easy to find that information, because giant conspiracies don't actually work you. Sorry, but proof or gtfo
  • 6 0
 @Balgaroth: Always funny when religious people try to use the logic of skeptics, pity for you it never works LOL

You have shown literally no evidence other than some helmets look similar to others. They are f*cking helmets, how different do you think they're going to look?
  • 6 0
 So what head shape do these fit the best? I would love if companies started to list the length and width ratio of the inside of the helmets, it would certainly help me navigate away from all the helmets that makes my head look like a mushroom.
  • 1 0
 THIS. Having a helmet that fits well is widely recognised as being super important, yet none of the manufacturers seem to give it much thought as to how they can illustrate this or help people get a fit. I only ever want to buy helmets I can try on but most retailers just have one or two brands on offer. Maybe if we could print out templates to cut out of cardboard and then put them on our heads it would help. eg. template for a medium at max head length, template for a medium at max head width, then same for small and large etc.
  • 5 1
 A note about Koroyd - my friend fell while moving at a high rate of speed on a DH track and went head first into a tree. He was wearing a Smith Mainline helmet with that Koroyd stuff. He said he could feel the helmet compressing and absorbing the impact. He walked away without so much as a head ache, and felt no post-concussive symptoms. The helmet, of course, had a massive dent. After that incident, I'm sold on Koroyd. I went out and bought the same helmet he had.
  • 3 0
 Hope it fits your head. Because otherwise the helmet will be worse then a non Koroyd which fits properly.
  • 4 0
 Doesn't the vertical honeycomb across the horizontal vents restrict airflow thus interfering with cooling? Genuinely interested to know.
  • 1 0
 Not for me at least.
  • 2 0
 Endure makes my favourite riding shorts the Hummvee so I am banking that the least expensive lid here is the best option for those like myself on a budget. The riding shorts were 126CDN and worth every cent.
  • 14 11
 Hummvee: naming a mtb helmet after an army vehicle and an icon of gas guzzling excessive consumption seems weird.
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  • 12 4
 Better than all the Intense bikes named after small arms and munitions. So cringe.
  • 6 16
flag Balgaroth (Jun 6, 2022 at 23:57) (Below Threshold)
 @jwestenhoff: it sure wasn't when they started the company. They stick to their history of naming, and progressists want you to think it is bad. Name your products snowlake and co and in 5/10 years time it will be cringe too, should you change your whole identity every time trends shift or stick to your core ?
  • 2 0
 @jwestenhoff: I'd never actually clocked that before, the old Cove bikes names were fairly unhinged too
  • 9 1
 @Balgaroth: So anything not named after firearms is snowflake? Those are your two criteria? And yes it was, they were always cringe. And an entire brand identity is in a frame name, which should never change? By your logic Intense should never had diversified into trail bikes then.
Also, you say they're sticking to their history, but at the time that wasn't their history, it was new. So another fairly big logic flaw there Wink
  • 7 0
 I think it's just to communicate toughness. It's actually a full product line they do, not just the helmet.
  • 4 0
 Seems like a pretty good name for enduro kit to me.
  • 3 10
flag Balgaroth (Jun 7, 2022 at 3:18) (Below Threshold)
 @redrook: I am not saying that anything else is snowflake, that is just your interpretation of what I say, proper flaw in your reasoning here. All I say is that the current trend is to hate on anything related to violence, masculinity and else, weapons clearly being part of this category that you should hate on to be approved by the current trend. Is naming your bikes after weapons super cool ? To be fair I never gave it 2 shits as I ride my bikes rather than contemplating if the naming of my frame is cool or not, acceptable or not by whichever propaganda or cult. I would have prefered Intense to stick to their guns (no pun intended) and keep on developping excellent alu bikes and give up on their weapon naming, they did the opposite.
Now you consider that naming bikes after weapons wwas cringe when Intense started, but I would argue the opposite. 90's and early 00's were all about that, big trucks, flames, whatever. All this is cringe by nowadays standards but back then it was cool. Flames and American flags, terrible "tribal" tatoo, big baggy pants and skate shoes. Nowadays it is grey, kaki, and everything subdued, in 10 years all this will look cringe and lame, and all will hail the new trend. Might be circular and go back go flames, flags and baggies or might be something else. As for snowflake and fragility we may see something else, or the return of dick swinging culture, either way, stick to what you believe in instead of following every trend because you're told it's what you should think today.
  • 2 2
 @hgardner: Cove bike names: Hummer, Stiffee, Handjob, Bukake. They had an exotic dancer as the model in their ads. Very much a bro atmosphere in their store. Says a lot about their buyer’s demographics.
  • 2 1
 @kingbike2: They also seem not to be around anymore, which says a lot about how the market has changed!
  • 5 1
 @jwestenhoff:

Been trying to get people riled up at Intense for a while on that. It’s beyond the question of 2nd amendment. It’s just dumb marketing. We’re not 7 yr old boys.
  • 2 0
 @kingbike2: Bukake? They did that? That is funny!
  • 2 0
 @catoctinmountaincyclery: I’m trying to find a link to post but every time I google Bukake I get distracted by the results.
  • 5 0
 @Balgaroth: That's some word salad combined with a stream of consciousness there bud Smile
  • 2 0
 @Balgaroth: What the actual f*ck are you talking about?
  • 1 0
 @kingbike2: I doubt it says anything about their demographics.
  • 2 0
 @jwestenhoff: Intense M16, M29, primer, tracer, sniper, TAZER!! Trek Caliber, Rail, Slash. Transition Repeater, Scout, Sentinel, Patrol. Norco Sight, Range, Revolver. GG Trail Pistol Pivot Switchblade CANNONdale Trigger!!!!! lol
  • 1 1
 Mips + Koyoryd makes for a creaky MIPS liner,

Source: www.pinkbike.com/news/review-smith-mainline-helmet.html

Second source: Me, I love the helmet anyhow, I am a big MIPS hater though
  • 1 0
 Do we know what the little slot on the top is for on the MT500 and singletrack? The previous gen had them as well.
  • 1 0
 GoPro mount, I think.
  • 1 0
 @lookseasyfromhere: I'd agree, but i can't find any mention of it anywhere. My Kask used to have a J Buckle mount on it, which was great for lights, was hoping similar of this.
  • 3 2
 Will these be sold in the US market as well?
  • 2 1
 I can't find it on any US site yet.
  • 2 1
 @albatrosnh: yeah I don’t either, they didn’t sell the last generation into US markets but I love mine more than the Smith Forefront 2. More ventilation and it includes all the mount accessories and goggle band clip.
  • 24 1
 We do have this line of Endura helmets slated to hit our shops/website, but the U.S. release won't be for quite some time. We'll definitely be announcing it through our channels when they arrive in stock. Cheers!
  • 1 0
 Disappointed that Joe's section didn't have Bee Gees music!
  • 1 0
 Why no full face version?
  • 1 1
 For brains, by brains. Looks like plants vs zombies.
  • 1 1
 I see they're competing with Specialized for the ugliest helmets
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