Carbon Fiber. RHEON. Expansive Vision
There are many ways to traverse the world, some more freeing than others. As anyone who’s ever straddled a motorcycle will tell you, there's an unparalleled sense of liberation that comes from hitting the open road with the wind against your face. But as any seasoned traveler knows, the road is unpredictable. That's where gear like the Ruroc ATLAS 4.0 comes into play.
The first thing you notice about the ATLAS 4.0 is its stealth-fighter aesthetic, rendered in a matte black finish that lets its iconic contours shine. But, as the saying goes, it’s what's on the inside that counts. In this case, the “inside” is a complex marriage of form and function. At the heart of it is the helmet's carbon fiber construction, an element as light as it is sturdy, clocking in at a mere 3.3lbs. That means less neck strain on those long rides across uncharted territories.
Safety is paramount, especially when you're threading the needle through narrow alleyways or zipping down winding mountain roads. The Ruroc team understands this, which is why they’ve incorporated cutting-edge RHEON reactive polymer into their three-piece EPS liner. For the uninitiated, this NASA-developed wonder doesn’t play by the traditional rules of Newtonian physics. It’s designed to expertly absorb and dissipate both impact and rotational forces, making this helmet a veritable fortress for the brain.
Ventilation is often a concern for riders. Nobody likes to arrive at their destination drenched in sweat, especially after a ride under the unforgiving sun. The ATLAS 4.0 has addressed this with adjustable ventilation ports. With two open/close switch vents strategically placed at the chin and top, you can modulate airflow for optimal comfort.
The journey's sights and sounds are part and parcel of the riding experience. This helmet ensures that the sounds you hear are those you choose. It boasts an acoustic control system, making it more than 50% quieter than its predecessor. The ability to integrate Ruroc's Shockwave Bluetooth comm/audio system means you can cruise to your favorite tracks or stay connected with fellow wanderers on the road.
Moreover, for those who ride across different climates and times of day, the helmet’s visor system is a marvel. With a 215° horizontal and 100° vertical field of view, it offers an expansive perspective of the world. The pre-installed clear visor is perfect for regular road use, but when the sun’s beating down or if you’re testing your mettle on the track, there's also a tinted visor. For those misty mornings or colder climates, there's the option to add a Pinlock insert, ensuring your vision remains unclouded.
But here's where Ruroc truly leans into the details: the magnetic FIDLOCK buckle. No more fumbling around trying to secure the traditional D-ring closure; this self-guiding mechanism ensures ease without compromising safety.
Given its innovative tech and design elements, it's no surprise that the ATLAS 4.0 is ECE 22.06-certified. But, in a testament to Ruroc's commitment to safety, they've exceeded these standards by at least 20%. And for those looking to express a bit of personality while on the road, the helmet comes in a dazzling array of colors, graphics, and patterns.
At a price point of $475, it might seem a bit steep for some. But for the discerning traveler who values the interplay of safety, comfort, and style, it's a worthy investment. After all, when you're on the road, it's about the journey as much as the destination, and the ATLAS 4.0 ensures that journey is as smooth and safe as possible. Here's to the open road and the adventures that await. Safe travels.
- Advanced Safety: Incorporates the RHEON reactive polymer, a NASA-developed material, ensuring superior protection against impacts.
- Lightweight Construction: Made from carbon fiber, the helmet weighs only 3.3lbs, reducing neck strain during long rides.
- Ventilation: Features adjustable ventilation ports with two open/close switch vents at the chin and top, allowing for optimal airflow.
- Acoustic Control: More than 50% quieter than its predecessor, it offers a peaceful ride.
- Integrated Bluetooth System: Preinstallation ports for Ruroc's Shockwave Bluetooth comm/audio system allows riders to enjoy music and stay connected.
- Expansive Field of View: Offers a 215° horizontal and 100° vertical field of view, ensuring riders can see more of their surroundings.
- Versatile Visor System: Comes with a pre-installed clear visor and a secondary tinted one for varied uses. It's also Pinlock compatible for anti-fog protection.
- Efficient Closure System: Uses a magnetic FIDLOCK buckle, providing ease of use without compromising on safety.
- Variety: Available in a vast range of colors, graphics, patterns, and designs for personalization.
- High Safety Standards: Not only meets but exceeds ECE 22.06 certification by at least 20%, ensuring top-notch protection.
- Price Point: Priced at $475, it may be considered expensive for some riders.
- Additional Purchases Required: While it's Bluetooth compatible, the Shockwave Bluetooth insert is sold separately, adding to the overall cost.
- Limited Soundproofing: Despite being quieter than its predecessor, there may still be riders who expect further soundproofing, especially at this price range.
- Pinlock Sold Separately: To benefit from the anti-fog protection, riders have to purchase the Pinlock insert separately.