The MT500 helmet is the flagship offering in the Endura range, packing the combination of a full Koroyd core and the MIPS liner with an integrated fit system. The combination of these two technologies makes the MT500 helmet safer than ever, with the ventilation boosted by large vents that are made possible thanks to Koroyd.
As the flagship helmet in their range, the MT500 is appropriately feature-packed. The visor is adjustable with a wide range and goes up high enough to let you stow goggles underneath or use the sunglasses dock in the front vents. The micro adjust fit system is integrated into the rear of the MIPS system to give the most secure fit. In the back there’s a gripper for a goggle strap, and the top has a clip-on accessory mount for a camera or a light. Finally, the padding is fully removable, with fast wicking and quick drying properties.
MSRP: $239.99/ £179.99
The Singletrack MIPS helmet is designed to offer most of the protection and features of the MT500, but at a more accessible price point. The Singletrack Mips still features Koroyd, but it’s only added to the high impact areas around the sides of the head, while the more cost-effective EPS is used for the rest of the helmet. As you may have guessed from the name, there’s still a MIPS system in there to give multi directional impact protection.
There’s a dial fit system separate to the MIPS liner to tune the fit, with an adjustable cradle to tailor it to the back of your head. Similar to the MT500, there is an adjustable visor; large vents including an air intake zone at the top; fast wicking removable padding, and a gripper at the back for a goggle strap.
MSRP: $169.99 / £114.99
HUMMVEE PLUS MIPS
The Hummvee Plus MIPS helmet is designed to be a wallet-friendly all-rounder, suitable for mountain biking but styled so it’s not out of place in the city. There’s no Koroyd option, but there’s a MIPS offering to help against angled impacts to the head. As with the MT500 and Singletrack helmets, the Hummvee plus has a removable adjustable visor; large vents to keep your head cool; a micro-adjust fit system that can be moved up and down between different anchor points; and the fast-wicking removable padding system.
MSRP: $119.99/ £84.99
LOOKING FOR MORE?
This has just been an overview of some of the tech inside a few of the key models in the Endura range, but there are many more helmets in their lineup from non-MIPS equipped mountain bike helmets and full face enduro lids, through to dirt jump and road models for life off the mountain. Endura has a helmet replacement program where if you have a crash and damage your Endura helmet, they will offer a replacement for half off the manufacturer price of a replacement.
Now that they’ve got CSPC certification you can expect to see a whole lot more Endura helmets popping up across North America, and from what we’ve experienced so far we think this is a good thing.