Crash sensors and double shells: these are the latest bike helmet features
Crash sensors and double shells: these are the latest bike helmet features
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Crash sensors and double shells: these are the latest bike helmet features

Daniel Feucht
Zurich, on 21.03.2021
Translation: Eva Francis
Whether you need a bike helmet for biking or for road cycling: bike helmets become safer every year and can actually save your life. How? With sophisticated safety systems such as MIPS Spherical, integrated crash sensors and NFC chips. Read on to find out about three of the newest and most interesting bike helmets out there.

POC Kortal – Dutch quality standard

The Kortal by POC is a mountain bike helmet for enduro use. In addition to the new MIPS Integra system, which is thinner than the classically used MIPS, it's equipped with a Recco reflector and an NFC Medical ID chip. You can store your most important medical data and emergency contacts in this chip without needing a battery. The Recco reflector makes it easier for emergency services to find you in remote areas. Instead of the usual EN 1078 standard, the Kortal Race MIPS meets the Dutch e-bike helmet standard NTA 8776, which tests for higher impact speeds than regular bike helmets.

Key features:

  • MIPS Integra
  • NFC Medical ID
  • Recco reflector
  • E-Bike Ready (NTA 8776)
  • Fold up visor

Giro Aether Spherical – two shells are better than one

The Aether Spherical from Giro is a real performance-oriented road racing helmet. It features the MIPS Spherical System. Two EPS helmet shells rotate inside each other like a ball-and-socket joint, reducing the rotational forces in the event of a crash. The advantage of this system? As it doesn't feature the classic MIPS liner made of plastic, it offers improved ventilation and a higher quality, more comfortable inner material. The road/gravel helmet Helios Spherical is equipped with the same system.

Key features:

  • MIPS Spherical
  • AURA reinforcement
  • 21 vents

Abus Aventor QUIN – the one with the crash sensor

Crash sensors in bike helmets are still a rather new invention. Abus's sensor technology is called QUIN. The integrated acceleration sensor detects the impact of a fall and triggers an emergency call including location data on your mobile phone via Bluetooth signal. You can deactivate this emergency call within a countdown period that you define. If you don't deactivate it, the emergency call goes to your stored emergency contacts. The Aventor road bike helmet is ideal for performance-oriented cyclists, as it combines maximum ventilation and low weight.

Key features:

  • QUIN crash sensor
  • Multi shell in-mold construction
  • Ponytail compatibility
  • Very good ventilation
  • Fine adjustment system

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Daniel Feucht
Daniel Feucht
Category Business Manager, Zurich
I have a soft spot for empty waves, technical enduro trails and untouched powder.

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