The Beam Virgo Helmet Redefines E-Biking Safety: Full-Speed, Full-Protection

Innovative, Lightweight Full-Face E-Biking Helmet

You know, there's something innately human about the desire to take it up a notch, to hit that extra mile, to push the pedal to the metal. And it's no different with the Virgo full-face helmet – a game-changer in the realm of high-speed ebiking.

The helmet – a brainchild of a French startup, The Beam, is not just your standard headgear. This contraption merges design with ingenuity. Picture this: a sleek, lightweight helmet that's more protective than your average bicycle helmet but not as cumbersome as a downhill mountain bike helmet. They've managed to hit the sweet spot between protection and comfort, with the scales reading a mere 21 to 23 ounces, depending on the size.

Adding to its distinctness is an array of features that aren't just added fluff. For one, the visor isn't your run-of-the-mill kind – it's a flip-up, removable polycarbonate accessory available in a variety of color options: clear, smoke, and blue. Plus, it comes with a detachable tail light with an integrated accelerometer. The fact that it doubles as a brake light – that's just genius!

But it doesn't stop there. The Virgo also incorporates the Mips system – a feature designed to cushion that delicate grey matter from rotational force during impacts. Add to this a solid polycarbonate shell and an EPS foam liner and you've got yourself a helmet that's not only meeting but possibly exceeding safety standards.

Despite all these impressive details, the real clincher for me is the price. It's a steal at €90 (about $97). Considering all the features and safety it provides, the planned retail price of $299 still seems like a worthy investment.

To wrap it up, the Virgo helmet is no less than a marvel of modern design meeting safety innovation. With the rising popularity of ebikes, this helmet is not just an accessory, it's a necessity. It's about hitting the road with the confidence that you've got the best protection possible. After all, adventure may be in our DNA, but so should be safety.


  1. Full-face Protection: The integrated chin guard provides comprehensive coverage, offering more protection than a standard bike helmet.
  2. Lightweight: Despite offering full-face coverage, it's surprisingly light, weighing between 21 to 23 oz. This makes it comfortable for longer rides.
  3. Extra Features: The flip-up removable visor offers a customizable level of visibility and protection against elements, while the detachable tail light with an integrated accelerometer provides enhanced safety.
  4. Use of MIPS System: This technology can provide additional safety by protecting the brain from rotational forces during an impact.
  5. Compliance with Safety Standards: The helmet meets various safety standards such as EN1078, NTA8776, and CPSC, indicating it's been tested and validated for safety.


  1. Price Point: While the Kickstarter campaign offers an attractive entry price, the final retail price is substantially higher. For some riders, $299 might be steep for a bike helmet.
  2. Aesthetics: The full-face design, while offering better protection, may not be as aesthetically pleasing to everyone when compared to traditional bike helmets.
  3. Potential Heat Build-up: Full-face helmets can lead to a warmer ride, potentially causing discomfort in hot weather or during strenuous rides.
  4. Limited Color Options: As of now, the helmet comes in four colors. This might limit options for those looking for a specific aesthetic match with their bike gear.
  5. Availability: Being a Kickstarter project, there's a potential risk around delivery timelines or the product reaching full production. Kickstarter projects often face challenges in the transition from design and prototype to mass production.
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