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Urge Archi-Enduro RR helmet

Race specific lid stacked with innovation

The Archi Enduro was a revolution in itself: it was simply the first Enduro race helmet available on the market.Now Urge have moved things on a notch further with this new rr version

Urge helmets have always stood out from the crowd. With one foot in Denver, Colorado (USA) and the other foot in Cogolin, Provence (France), they are clearly established and deep-rooted into these two historical and emblematic MTB spots. Urge have riding on their doorsteps, a huge number of brand ambassadors and a passion to produce innovative protection with not only some clever design details but also a strong environmental slant.

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The original Archi Enduro offered the same protection as Urge’s DH helmet, the Down-o-matic but with an optimal level of comfort thanks to its reduced weight, high breathability and shorter back, allowing the rider to comfortably wear a backpack.
Now Urge have taken the original Archi-Enduro RR design and given it a serious make-over. Here’s what they have to say about this new lid:

Are you Race Ready? We are!

At Urge, if there’s a discipline that really talks to our hearts and for which we think we have expertise and legitimacy, it is for sure Enduro racing.
Let’s be clear straight away, we are very proud of our brand new ARCHI ENDURO R.R.
ARCHI still because it was the first full face helmet dedicated to Enduro racing.
R.R. because its evolution had one goal in mind: a Ready to Race helmet.
Our belief is that Enduro is the ultimate racing discipline.  In its maturity it combines the speed and precision of a top “gravity” racer with tactics and patience to continue at that pace through several longer stages.
We used the feedback from years of experience of EWS riders from the Canyon and Rocky – Urge teams, with top riders like Fabien Barel and Flo Nicolai. Our first priority was to satisfy their needs in terms of safety.
This was the starting point to create the ultimate enduro racing helmet.
We then had to work hard, especially to develop a unique fiber in order to obtain a highly safe helmet while being light enough to be worn during the long racing days. The comfort, fitting, and ventilation were also high on the priority wish list.
The result is here, a design fundamentally driven by the demands of top level enduro racing.
This helmet is the helmet any enduro racer can wish for, it will answer all his needs and it’s the result of our convictions when pushed to their limits.

DESIGN DETAILS:

OUTER SHELL AND EPS

Our outer shell in composite material is a unique blend of glass fiber (80%) and natural linen fiber (20%), mixed with a thermosetting resin.
This material is meticulously laid out in order to obtain a multi-axial fibre with outstanding benefits that guarantees a better spread and diffusion of the shock waves more on the helmet than on the skull.
Our performances during the crash tests highly exceeded the legal requirements for the different norms (EN 1078, CPSC 1203, ASTM F1952, AS / NZS 2063) and outperform ABS, traditional and carbon fiber shells.
The focus was put on the chin guard in particular to obtain the best ratio between rigidity and necessary distortion to absorb impacts. The essential wide opening of the chin guard for optimal ventilation benefits from a high density polyurethane upper part. The obtaining of the ASTM F1952 norm, the only one that tests the chin guard, validates without a doubt the safety features highly sought-after.
The structure of the EPS has been designed to complete the unique features of the outer shell. Thanks to this exclusive combo, our helmet is lighter than the existing carbon top of the range models. We have created one of the safest helmets in this category with a weight under 1kg making it among the lightest.

VISOR

Made of polyethylene, it is able to deform in case of an impact and exceeds the requirements of the norms. It is adjustable and fixed using aluminium screws.

STRAPS

The micrometric buckle is our choice for ergonomics, durability and quick use.
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VENTILATION

10 vents allow good ventilation in any circumstances, even at low speed. Ventilation on the front of the helmet is particularly unique, thanks to the specific design of the chin guard. The wide frontal vents and the cheek pads were also specifically redesigned to allow a real air flow around the ears.

REAR ERGONOMICS

A short cut of the neck aims at making more room at the rear to offer a perfect compatibility when using a backpack.
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FITTING AND PADDING

The inner padding is entirely detachable and washable.
It was designed for optimal comfort and retention. The dual-density cheek pads were particularly elaborated to obtain a perfect fit. The one-piece pad brings excellent fit and comfort.
The “bamboo treated” material used targets a triple efficiency: antibacterial, moisture wicking and hypoallergenic.

GOGGLES/OPTICS COMPATIBILITY

The wide opening aims at guarantee an optimal field of view, compatible with all goggles on the market, even the wider ones. Lateral “gripping” pads and the ergonomics of the helmet allows for a perfect position of the goggle strap.
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FINISH

This helmet is a top of the range model that benefited of the highest attention to details in its design, to the smallest of details, and in particular in the choice of the high quality and durable materials.

FEATURES:

Fiberglass (80%) & Natural linen fiber (20%) construction

Dual-density cheek pads

Micrometric buckle

Special Enduro neck shape

Polyethylene visor with vents

Includes a helmet bag

VENTS: 10

SAFETY STANDARDS: EN 1078, CPSC 1203, ASTM F1952, AS / NZS 2063

SIZES: (XS,S,M,L,XL)

WEIGHT: 990 gr (M size)

PRICE: EURO: 299€ US:299$ UK: TBC

Available May 15th

www.urgebike.com

www.decade-europe.com

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