Light, Safe, Versatile Helmet
The call of the trail is a siren song, a relentless whisper in the ear of the wild-hearted, the adventurers. It's a call answered with grit, determination, and gear that can take on the challenge. The MT500, the latest from the house of Endura, is one such piece of equipment that makes a statement – safety, without compromise.
That feeling of safety starts with the built-in MIPS® technology. Brain safety? A paramount concern when you're barrelling down a rocky slope, wind in your face, adrenaline surging. This helmet is all about reducing that nasty rotational motion that could occur during angled impacts. It's like having a guardian angel, quietly watching over you as you answer the call of the wild.
The full Koroyd® core of the MT500, though, that's the heart of the matter. This little technological marvel offers top-tier impact absorption while keeping the helmet light as a feather. The 3D formed Koroyd® inserts not only provide stellar energy absorption but also enhance airflow. This helmet breathes as you breathe, a near symbiosis that keeps your head cool while ensuring your cranium's well shielded from potential impacts.
But protection doesn’t mean forgoing comfort. No, the MT500 is as feature-rich as a high-country trail. Take that adjustable peak – just a twist here and there and it sits as you wish, a small but invaluable detail. Anti-bacterial padding staves off unwanted odors after a long day's ride. The eyewear dock, that's a clever bit of design, providing a secure place for your sunglasses or goggles. They've even thought of the night riders or the camera enthusiasts with the clip-on accessory mount for a headlight or a helmet-cam.
An unfortunate accident damaging your helmet? It's a fear every rider has. Endura's crash replacement scheme stands out here, offering a less wallet-biting solution to replace your helmet. It's not just good business, it's understanding the user.
The MT500 is more than a helmet. It's a design statement, it's protection, it's comfort and it's features bundled into a lightweight package. The commitment to standards is clear too – meeting the CPSC and CE EN1078:2012 + A1:2012 benchmarks isn't a walk in the park.
The MT500 is a trustworthy companion on the trails. It's an extension of you, the rider – ready to face the challenges that lie ahead. Whether you're a seasoned rider or a mountain biking novice, this helmet is a testament to Endura's understanding of what a rider needs – protection that doesn't compromise on comfort or style.
- MIPS® Brain Protection System: This feature is designed to reduce rotational motion transferred to the brain from angled impacts to the head, a critical aspect of helmet design that contributes to safety on the trail.
- Full Koroyd® Core: Unrivalled impact absorption and lightweight design, ensuring protection without weighing down the rider.
- Enhanced Airflow: 3D formed Koroyd® inserts contribute to superior ventilation, helping to keep your head cool during intense rides.
- Feature-Rich: Adjustable peak, anti-bacterial padding, eyewear dock and a clip-on accessory mount cater to diverse rider needs and preferences.
- Helmet Crash Replacement Scheme: A considerate policy that reduces the cost of replacing the helmet in case of damage due to an accident.
- Standards Certification: Certified to CPSC and CE EN1078:2012 + A1:2012 Standards, reassuring users about the product's safety and quality.
- Price: The MT500, priced at $239.99, may be considered steep for some riders, especially those who are new to the sport or on a tight budget.
- Limited Color Option: The helmet is only listed in white. More color options could cater to diverse aesthetic preferences.
- Possibly Overwhelming for Beginners: With its array of features and adjustments, novice riders might find the helmet a bit complicated at first glance. Some may prefer a simpler design to start with.
- Fit and Comfort: As with all helmets, individual fit can vary. Some riders may find the helmet less comfortable due to their head shape or size, despite the helmet's adjustability. It's crucial to try it on before purchasing if possible.
- Weight: Despite its lightweight design, some users might still find the helmet slightly heavy compared to other ultra-light options on the market.