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MET Drone Wide Body HES Road Cycling Helmet 2017

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Product Description

With over two years development, including extensive wind tunnel, track and road testing you can be sure that the Met Drone Wide Body helmet will give you the best possible aero advantage.

Designed specifically for time trial road racing the ultra flat shape reduces drag over your head shoulders and back.. making you as aerodynamic as possible.

The polycarbonate visor fits snuggly against the helmet to help maximise aero efficiency. Designed specifically for TT racing the visor is scratch resistant and has an anti fog coating.

Of course this helmet will also protect your head in case of an accident. The Homothetic Embedded Skeleton dissipates impact force over the whole shell by spreading the pressure built up at the impact point.

The Air Lite straps use a special fabric weave which help sweat to evaporate while also being strong and light.

If you are looking to knock those vital seconds off your race times then the Met Drone Wide Body road cycling helmet is one of the essential components that can help you to achieve your goals.

Weight; 350g medium, 400g large

Construction

  • In-Moulding Intelligent Fusion / Different densities of material, depending on the characteristics of each model.
  • Full Wrap / The polycarbonate shell wraps the bottom of the helmet towards the inside of the shell.
  • Homothetic Embedded Skeleton / Spreads the pressure built up at the impact point, and thus dissipates the force of impact over the whole shell.
  • Wide Body / Revolutionary concept of masses & volumes distribution sets a new standard of aerodynamic performances.

Size Adjuster

  • Safe-T Advanced / Lighter with broader contact area, the pressure is distributed in a homogenous way.

Straps

  • Air Lite Straps / A revolutionary technique of weaving polyester fibres aids sweat evaporation and provides greater tensile strength with less weight.
  • Embedded Straps Anchoring Points / Improves the aerodynamics and the straps' tensile stress is more evenly dissipated in case of impact.
  • Air Lite Lateral Dividers / Their ultra-flat design helps reduce aerodynamic drag.
  • Polycarbonate Visor / High quality, scratch resistant, purpose designed TT visor. Maximises the aerodynamics. Fits snug against the helmet. Nose bridge. Anti-fog coating.

Comfort

  • Coolmax™ Internal Padding / High-tech material assures rapid evaporation of absorbed perspiration for greater comfort.

Certification

  • CE EN 1078

Air Scale

  • Cooling Factor - 6
  • Head Contact Surface - 50

Weight

  • Medium - 350gr
  • Large - 400gr

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Size Chart

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How to measure yourself for a helmet To find the circumference of your head, place a tape measure in the centre of your forehead, wrap it around above your ears and around the back of your head. If there's a slight difference between two different sizes, always go for the tighter size.

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Adult Met helmets

Size Centimetres Inches
S 52-55 20.47-21.65
M 54-57 21.25-22.44
L 58-61 22.83-24.01
XL 60-64 23.62-25.19
XL 58-61 22.83-24.01

Kids Met helmets

Size Centimetres Inches
Kids 46-53 18.11-20.86
Youth 52-57 20.47-22.44

Met are one the world's leading manufacturers of high quality bicycle helmets, synonymous with care, reliability, efficiency and sustainable development.

 

Please note, all size information is provided as a guide - if you're unsure or need any further assistance you can call us on 01792 799508 ... we're happy to help!

Road Helmet Guide

 

Road Helmet Guide

Road Helmets

Wearing a road helmet while cycling is the best way to maximise your safety. All our road cycling helmets meet the minimum EU safety standard (CE EN1078); what you pay for is aerodynamics, reduced weight, more vents and enhanced safety features such as MIPS. 

We’ll look at all these features in-depth below:


Features

Shell

Most bike helmets are built with an outer plastic shell bonded to polystyrene inner. It’s this inner material which absorbs the energy from an impact. The plastic outer layer stops small bumps and scratches from damaging the inner, and it also stops UV rays degrading the polystyrene.

Road helmets are designed to be as lightweight and aerodynamic as possible with plenty of venting to keep you cool.

Performance road cycling helmets are more aerodynamic to reduce drag as you ride. High-end models often go through some form of wind-tunnel testing for efficiency. Time Trial helmets may taper like a tear drop at the back to help wind slip around the lid and out the back.

Road helmets are designed to be light, aerodynamic and well ventilated

Core

Bike helmets are constructed of Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) which is a great material for absorbing impacts, whilst being lightweight. 

Nowadays almost all helmets use in-mould technology where the shell and EPS core are moulded together, allowing for more intricate shaping for vents and aero designs. It also stops the shell separating from the core. Crucially in-mould lids improve impact forces transferring to the foam core.

Consider foam density when making your choice. Helmets with single density foam will deform more in a collision than those with multi-density foam, which offer more impact protection.

A brand-new material called Koroyd is coming onto the market and offers enhanced protection with a lighter weight. Thermally welded hollow tubes form a honeycomb structure which can absorb 30% more energy than a similar cycling helmet made from polystyrene. Koroyd also enhances ventilation as all those hollow tubes allow heat to escape.

In-moulded helmet with large ventilation channels - for better cooling

MIPS

Mips (Multi-directional impact protection system) is a new safety technology being released on premium helmets. It is a moveable plastic layer that sits within the helmet and slips around your head during angled impacts. This helps to reduce twisting impact forces on your brain. Currently helmets with MIPS are pricey, however, the slip-plane technology is getting cheaper all the time.


Fit & Straps

Fit is a key part of safety and comfort. All road helmets feature an adjustable fit system that ensures the helmet stays securely attached to your head.

There are a few variations, but the theme is generally the same, a retention system pulls the inside liner webbing together to cradle your head. Many helmets will come with a ratchet dial on the rear that you can adjust. Look for a dial system that can be used easily with one hand, so you don’t have to stop cycling to adjust the fit. Premium lids will also come with height adjustment, offering a better fit for all head shapes.

Chin straps are there to keep your helmet in place, even if you have a fall. These are usually fully adjustable on all helmets.

A road rider wearing a helmet with correctly adjusted straps

Liner Padding

Liner padding is essential for comfort while wearing your helmet. It is the part of the helmet that directly contacts your head. If you’re a regular rider then you’ll want quick drying, hydrophilic and anti-microbial padding to help reduce odour. Removable padding is great for a deep clean.

Liner padding is essential for comfort

Ventilation

When choosing a road cycling helmet, ventilation is key for comfort and it will be a big factor in the cost of the lid you choose. The general rule of thumb is the more expensive a road helmet is, the more advanced the ventilation will be, and the more vents you’ll get.

More sophisticated venting systems link deep vent channels from the front through to the rear of the helmet. These channels work to pull cooling air over your head and out through the exhaust ports.

Aero road helmets will limit the use of vents to create a clean, slippery profile to help reduce drag. You can even find helmets with vents you can snap shut if you need an aero boost, or open for breathability. You’ll find that TT lids will have no vents at all because of aerodynamics.

Rider wearing a well ventilated road helmet

Weight

Wearing a heavy helmet on a long cycle ride is uncomfortable. When it comes to road helmets, the more you spend, the lighter it will be. Helmets can range anywhere from 190g at the premium end of the market to over 600g for entry level models.

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.

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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.

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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).

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