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Giro Silo

Giro Silo Compostable Urban Bike Helmet

Giro Silo

At Interbike last week, Giro unveiled a new environmentally conscious urban helmet. When the Silo gets damaged or is ready for replacement, simply disassemble the components then either throw them in the recycle bin or compost heap.

Lumos Helmet

Lumos Helmet Integrates Brake And Turn Lights

Lumos Helmet

While helmets with integrated lights, such as the Torch helmet, already exist, the Lumos Helmet takes it one step further. Adding integrated brake and turn signal lights, Lumos wants to make your commutes safer by alerting drivers to your movements and intentions.

smith overtake helmet

Smith Overtake Road Bike Helmet

smith overtake helmet
The Smith Forefront is currently my favorite mountain bike helmet so I am excited to see that the company plans to now launch a road bike helmet. Dubbed the Overtake, the helmet features the same Aerocore construction that uses Koroyd in place of traditional EPS foam.

Koroyd is said to absorb 30 percent more energy than EPS foam. The material is porous, allowing air to flow through for ventilation, while reducing the helmet’s profile at the same time. The strength of the Aerocore construction enables more vents—the Overtake features 21 vents across the helmet. I have found with the Forefront that although the material is porous, you don’t get quite as much airflow as you would with a completely open vent, but definitely more than you would covered in EPS foam.

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Bike Commute Essentials

7 Bike Commute Essentials

Bike Commute Essentials

Thankfully, I don’t have to commute every day to and from work, but I do ride my bike around town to run errands, attend events, or go out at night. The following seven essentials I either currently use, or sit on my immediate wish list to round out my base bike commute kit.

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