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“The safest helmet for e-bikes” smashes Kickstarter funding target

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Mat Brett

Mat has worked for loads of bike magazines over the past 20 years, and been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. He's currently tech editor at ebiketips' sister site, road.cc. Mat is a youthful 45-year-old Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a past winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer.

6 comments

1 year 1 week ago

I'll stick to my BMX/MTB full face thanks as it looks less geeky.

1 year 1 week ago

E-bikes are f*cking up cycling, and most cyclists will only see it when it's too late.

1 year 1 week ago

Well you won't be able to use that with a 28mph S-pedelec in the UK, as you'll have to wear a helmet that conforms to the relevant motorbike standard: https://www.gov.uk/motorcycle-helmet-law

I guess it fits a niche in the Dutch market.

1 year 1 week ago

"........the Virgo is designed for speeds up to 28mph (45km/h) and offers “complete protection of the face in case of a frontal crash”

28mph?  I haven't seen the Dutch standard that this claim is based on, but given that motorcycle helmets are only rated at 16mph, I have my doubts.  Neither does the helmet offer "complete protection of the face" as clearly half of it is exposed.

1 year 1 week ago

If really one cannot use an e-bike without a helmet,  than e-bikes are an even worse idea than I thought.

1 year 1 week ago

If really one cannot use an e-bike without a helmet,  than e-bikes are an even worse idea than I thought.