Views on (Fend) / folding bicycle helmets

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snaz
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Views on (Fend) / folding bicycle helmets

Postby snaz » 1 Dec 2019, 6:14pm

Hi

Wondering what people think of folding bike helmets ?

I've looked at a number and i'm settling on the Fend:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgekhEELo90
https://fend.io/

Seems like an elegant design and folds by about 50%
I like the vent proportions. I've heard supply can be a bit patchy as it's a start up - but seems improved in it's 2nd year.

I also like the Cairbull Find, but i can't find anything on it at all:
http://www.cairbullsport.com/helmets/69-en.html

I've considered and rejected:
Morpher, which folds flat but this vid has put me off:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQqTRdGTQFs&t=237s

Overade Plixi, because i wondered about the capactiy of the axles/ joints to survive a hit:
https://www.overade.com/shop/en/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ag6vl9zX7_M

Others i rejected:
Brooks / Carerra
Closca / Fuga
Ftiier
Anything else still in development.

Advice and comments welcome...
cheers
sp

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Re: Views on (Fend) / folding bicycle helmets

Postby mjr » 1 Dec 2019, 8:27pm

I think they're probably at least as useless as rigid ones.
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Re: Views on (Fend) / folding bicycle helmets

Postby Phil Fouracre » 1 Dec 2019, 9:26pm

mjr wrote:I think they're probably at least as useless as rigid ones.


You don’t understand, it’ll save your life :-)
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Re: Views on (Fend) / folding bicycle helmets

Postby Wanlock Dod » 1 Dec 2019, 9:29pm

https://www.ecohelmet.com/
Made of paper and folds small enough to fit in a jersey pocket, whilst meeting the same standard of protection as a typical cycle helmet. Sounds ideal for conscientious objectors. Not yet available.

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Re: Views on (Fend) / folding bicycle helmets

Postby Marcus Aurelius » 1 Dec 2019, 9:37pm

I wouldn’t touch most helmets on the market with a barge pole, this folding one even more so. I’ve found out through trial, and ( painful ) error which ones do the job, I’ll stick with what I know.

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Re: Views on (Fend) / folding bicycle helmets

Postby snaz » 2 Dec 2019, 12:17am

oh - and which ones do the job ? :?:

This is for light urban cycling on flats.

I've come across the eco helmet - not sure it would fair well in London rain...

sp