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Abus Urban I V2 Urban Helmet 2016

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Product Description

Safety is crucial at ABUS, the Urban-I is produced with in-mold production technology. This means a durable fusion of the shell with the shock absorbing helmet material. The repositioned LED rear light helps the visibility in bad weather conditions and in the dark.

  • ZoomLite - precise adjustment system with handy adjustment wheel
  • Fidlock magnetic buckle
  • Size adjustment via half ring
  • Good ventilation with 12 air inlets and 5 outlets
  • Expanded into fly net and removable visor
  • Removable and washable padding
  • Soft touch straps easy to adjust by practical sliders

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Urban Helmet Guide

 

Urban Helmet Guide

Urban Helmets

Urban helmets help keep you safe when cycling through town or commuting on busy city streets. All our urban helmets meet the minimum EU safety standard (CE EN 1078).

A general rule of thumb is the more you spend on a helmet, the lighter and more vented it will be. You’ll also find premium features such as integrated LED lights, better fastenings and even MIPS technology.

Read below to help you choose the right helmet for your next ride:


Features

Shell

Most cycling helmets are constructed in two parts. You have the outer plastic shell which is moulded to a polystyrene (EPS) inner core. The plastic shell prevents the inner core from small dings and scratches, as well as UV damage, while the EPS core absorbs energy during an impact.

Urban helmets come in a range of styles, but they all aim to be lightweight and vented to keep you cool at the slower speeds of recreational cycling.

Many take on the appearance of MTB helmets with extended coverage at the rear and the sides. You’ll also find small peaks and visors to help shield your eyes from the sun when in an upright cycling position. A lot of urban riders will also choose to use a skate style helmet for a super stylish look.

Guy Commuting whilst wearing a Urban Helmet

Core

Bike helmets are constructed with an Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) core. EPS is a great material for absorbing impacts without being heavy, making it ideal for use in helmets.

Almost all helmets will mould the shell to the EPS core together (called ‘in-mould’) to improve impact forces being transferred to the foam core. In-mould helmets can be designed with more intricate shaping as well.

Look for helmets with dual or multi-density EPS foam liners as these will offer more impact protection in a collision than those with single density.

A couple cycling away in a urban setting both wearing helmets

MIPS

Premium urban and skate helmets are starting to be fitted with MIPS (Multi-directional impact protection system) technology. A ‘slip-plane’ plastic layer is fitted to the inside of the helmet between the core and the liner webbing. During angled impacts this layer allows your head to move slightly within the helmet. This reduces twisting and rotational forces on your brain.

MIPS is usually found on MTB helmets, but the technology is being rolled out to all helmet styles. It is a premium feature, so expect these helmets to be more expensive that standard models.


Fit & Straps

All urban helmets will feature adjustable fitting system that ensures your helmet stays securely attached to your head.

Often, helmets will have a dial adjuster at the rear of the helmet that pulls the inside liner webbing together to cradle your head. The best adjusters are easy to use with a single hand, so you don’t have to stop riding to modify fit.

Chin straps are the to keep your helmet in place, even if you have a fall. These are fully adjustable on urban helmets. Look for magnetic buckle fastening on the chin strap to make it even easier to secure your helmet.

A women riding a Cannondale bike whilst wearing a helmet suitable for a urban setting

Liner Padding

Liner padding is very important for comfort while wearing your helmet. The liner is the only part of the helmet which directly contacts your head, so you want it to be comfortable.

The best liners are quick drying, hydrophilic and anti-microbial to help reduces smells. If you’re commuting or riding every day, then removable pads are ideal, so you can give them a deep clean before your next ride.

A guy in a bright yellow long sleeve jacket in a helmet

Ventilation

Ventilation will be a big factor in how comfortable you are when cycling. The more expensive your helmet is, the more vents it will have (except for skate helmets that are quite minimalist anyway).

For the slower speeds of recreational cycling and commuting, having plenty of vents will help cooling air pass over your head. Skate helmets will use less vent channels for a stronger, more solid design – to withstand the knocks of the skate park.

A guy in heavy urban traffic with a helmet on

Visor

A visor is a great addition for an urban helmet to keep your eyes shielded from sun (especially useful at dawn and dusk). A visor will also help keep the rain out of your eyes. If you don’t want a visor on all the time, you could choose a helmet with a clip-on visor.

A close up view of a urban commuter on his way to work wearing a helmet

Visibility

When cycling through town, anything you can do to enhance your visibility is a bonus. Some urban lids come with features to help with visibility such as bright colour schemes, reflective areas and integrated LED bike lights.

A rear view of a high visibility helmet suitable for cycling at night

Weight

A heavy helmet is uncomfortable to wear. Extra vents will reduce weight but can limit the sturdiness of the lid. Those with an in-mould design will also be lighter than those that are not.

Lighter weight helmets tend to offer more comfort

Sizing

It is important to get a helmet that fits correctly. Simply measure the circumference of your head and match it to the helmet size. Do this by placing a tape measure on the centre of your forehead and wrap it around your head above the ears. See our clothing size guide for more details.

Helmet sizing

Delivery & Guarantee

Christmas Delivery

We will try our very best to get your products delivered to you before Christmas, but due to Santa's overspill into our delivery services, we would like to make you aware that while we are making every effort to deliver your order to you in time for Christmas, there may be a potential risk of delay.

The last date to order a bike that is available for Christmas delivery is 5pm on Tuesday 18th December. For all other items the last date to order items that are available for Christmas delivery is 12pm on Wednesday 19th December.

You can easily spot which items are guaranteed for Christmas delivery with the icon. Choose your size and colour to see if the item qualifies for Christmas delivery.

UK Delivery Information

We are committed to offering fast and free delivery, whether you're ordering bikes, accessories or clothing. Our standard delivery service is FREE to mainland UK, regardless of the size and on all orders over £20.

Please note that bulky products and bikes shipped to outlying UK regions are excluded from free shipping.

Please note that Pre-Order dates can sometimes change due to updated stock information.

Click here for more UK and international delivery information.

Returns & Warranty

It's easy to return a product with our 365 day, hassle free returns. 

We will give you a full refund or exchange on any item that is returned to us unused/unfitted, in a resaleable condition and in its original packaging (where possible).

Please note: For hygiene reasons, we cannot accept returns of facemasks, undershorts or underwear if the item has been removed/unsealed from its original packaging.

If your item develops a fault or arrives damaged, please contact us first so we can resolve the issue for you as quickly as possible.

For more information please visit our Returns & Warranty page.

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