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Urge designed the Endur-O-Matic Helmet for folks who like to mix it up; some XC, a little freeride, a bit of DH, and top it off with just a hint of dirt-jump. In other words, most of us. The Endur-O-Matic combines optimized protection and sophisticated multi-component ventilation to keep you safe and prevent over-heating. All pads are removable and washable. The extended frontal pad absorbs sweat to prevent it from dripping down into your shades. Even with all these features, the in-mold construction makes the Endur-O-Matic light enough for XC use, so make it your everyday lid.
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Hardly any pressure points. I've used it in long trips and its very comfortable. I was worried about the amount/size of the vents but it keeps my head cool. The visor is very flexible, I have fallen, hit obstacles and it hasn't break. The straps aren't on the way. Great helmet.
At first I had to get used to the fit of the helmet. I'm used to more 'xc' style helmets and this definitely fits more like a skate helmet. I actually thought I had bought the wrong size but after trying it on again and again I realized that it was just supposed to fit this way.
It provides excellent protection to much more of the head than my other helmets do, and because there are no adjustments, it gives a much more snug and secure fit. When it's on, it's on.
The only small gripes I would have are that it is a bit warmer than my other helmet (but I sweat like a faucet regardless so either way I'm going to have a hot head), and that the visor is not as functional as I'm used to. I like the fact that it's rather flimsy as I'm certain it won't get in the way during a crash, but I only wish it was a bit lower or longer so as to block a bit more of the sun.
Bottom line: I'm happy and would buy it again if I had the choice.
I want a helmet that encompases your head,...
I want a helmet that encompases your head, does't just sit on top. What is the best option?
hot but good
fits very well, but doesn't vent well. good for fall riding.
Great helmet, perfect price!
Fits perfect, very snug, and air flows through very nicely. I'm a girl with tons of hair and this helmet is perfect for my ponytail. The back of the helmet allows my hair to be higher on my head rather then the back of my sweaty neck. Gansta-pad keeps all the sweet out of my eyes and that's something I need while riding in the Florida heat. Extremely happy with this helmet and I can't wait till the All-M comes out!
My head is somewhere between 57-59cm (22.8-23.6" for you American types). I bought a L/XL, fits me better than my favorite pair of underwear. Gansta-pad makes me feel gansta---in regards to soakin up that sweat that is. The visor is my favorite part, but only because everyone complains about it so much, it's hella-tight. Oh and this helmet now makes me look like a unique and beautiful snowflake...but I already knew that! Ha!
Basically, when I was looking for a helmet to raise me to the next level, I was looking for something that gave me a lasting impression. This helmet accomplished that of course. It really stroked me the right way.
Or you can always buy one of those other standard looking flux, xar, xen, hex, kex, or whatever to give you your feeling of solidarity. The choice is yours my friends ^_^.
Fits my very round (non-oval) ~22.5" head well with one of the thick pads and one of the thin ones that they provide to adjust fit.. I like the way the straps aren't right against your face (like the fox flux). It does get a little hot on slow climbs... I think I'd be hot in other helmets too though. If there is any kind of breeze or if you are moving faster than a snails pace it is plenty cool. I like the brow pad as it doesn't allow sweat to drip down my face. Probably the best helmet I've worn. 4 stars because there is always room for improvement. And probably would have bought the All-M if I hadn't cracked my previous helmet and needed a new one right away.
This is a very nice helmet. After several rides it fits well, doesn't move around & the 'gangsta pad' directs sweat away from my eyes-as advertised.
I was worried that it would be hot during warm day rides, but it has remained cool, even during temps in the 90's. The flexible visor was fine til a branch barely hit me on a trail & ripped it in half. Very flimsy! If they included a few replacement visors with each helmet I would have given it 5 stars.
I like this helmet a lot. I ran into it while looking for a helmet with a lot of flat surfaces (not a lot of venting holes) to be able to mount a helmet camera. I don't find it hot at all and I've ridden with it in 85 degree weather.
Some people have a problem with the visor. I've found that the flexible visor is very lightweight but can deform easily when left out in the heat or if stuffed into a bag. You can remove the visor and using some heat like an iron (just be sure to put some heavy paper or fabric between the visor and iron) and flatten it out again. When reattaching it to the helmet it will look as good as new.
Pretty sweet lid!
First things first this helmet is HOT....as in temp not the look. It does not have much ventilation which is tough for me since I sweat a lot but Ive found that as long as i take it off on the climbs and whenever i stop its not so bad. The thick Gangsta pad that sits on you're forehead actually absorbes a fair amount of sweat and some how doesnt feel gross when you put it on after its been soiled.
The fit is like a skate lid, which takes only a little getting used to if you havent worn one in the past. Just make sure to measure your head before you order, i wear a Lg/ Xl with the thin set of pads that come with the helmet.
I know theres a lot being said about the visor being cheap. I usually take the visors off my helmets because it obstructs my field of vision so i was pretty pleased when i put on the helmet and it did not actully block my vision, its thin and flimsy but i think thats the point. My visior was not damaged like some of the other reviewers were complaining about.
Overall this is a solid lid with a lot of protection without being heavy! I would recommend the Urge to anyone that doesnt mind a lid that is kind of hot to wear.
Helmet is nice but really the visor is junk. They can say they made it to fold or whatever if you crash but youd be hard pressed to find a helmet in this price range with such a cheap looking visor. Nice helmet otherwise. I feel not worth the money, Azonic Exile or Fox Flux way better value IMO .
Pros:Light weight, great padding that protects my eyes from sweat, visor is flimsy, as stated, but I like this because if I crash, my visor won't break. Light enough to be comfortable on long XC rides, confidence inspiring on the descents based on its light weight and protection
Cons: pretty warm, that is about all I can think of.
It looks like the visor can be taken off....
It looks like the visor can be taken off. Can it?
yes, very easily.
A buddy of mine got this helmet and let me tell ya, it's pretty cool. I really like the design that Urge came up with, it's a little different from the rest. It's different from others in two ways: one, the visor is malleable and will move out of the way in a crash, reducing neck injury and allowing the helmet to take the force of the fall, and secondly is that the helmet wraps the back of your head to more thoroughly protect your rear lobes. Reason for 4 stars is it still isnt as rad as the Fox Flux! I would definitely suggest the Urge Endur-o-Matic to anyone!
Overall helmet itself seems fine and robust. After reading the reviews I decided to give it a shot. It looks sweet and I was thinking how chessy could the visor really be? I was thinking people were expecting a very hard plastic visor but getting something like you would expect on an XC bike helmet... they're all pretty flimsy. Well, considering the visor was a big reason I was replacing my current helmet (visorless fox transition) - it is crucial when riding during sunset which I do often. Well, this visor is completely worthless and makes an otherwise sweet looking helmet look super cheap. It has no functionality and would likely flap in the wind. It is made of the same material as one of those cheap plastic floppy 3-ring binders. You can fold it in half with your pinky. Returned it immediately- getting the poc...
Too small for my big dome piece
I usually ride a XL/XXL TLD D2 that fits perfect ,but this was way too small.. I'm a bit disappointed because it's a sweet looking helmet and super light. Ordered a POC Trabec XL/XXL hopefully my luck is a bit better
Good quality helmet. Visor was out of shape on my first one and it had to be returned. It would be nice to have size adjustments to perfect the fit.
Ridin with style, sweet sexy style
When battling the Sith on the trails, one needs a mighty helmet, one worthy of a Jedi....
love the look, sizing is off
There isnt anything I hate more than the "bad head rug" look of most mtb helmets. i found the urge helmet and was stoked. I ordered it right away, and shipping "as always' from Huck was fast. i noticed right away that the visor was, well crap. It was deformed when it got here and is as strong as a Burger King ice cream spoon. Plus there was no adjustment to straighten it.
The sizing is a little off, as I ordered a sm-med after measuring my brain bucket. It seems a bit snug front to back, but overall wasn't that much of a factor. My conclusion is: The look is awesome, the back of the head coverage is great, visor was an after thought. Im gonna check out the 661 Recon XC, but I think the Urge is the only way to go for that look.