The world of bicycle helmets has changed a lot over the past 20 years. Now they are being designed with a range of high-tech, futuristic features you didn't even realize you needed until now. From smart helmets that alert you to approaching cars to helmets that purify the air you breathe, check out these 3 cutting-edge helmets on the market now.
Clean air is in and the MicroClimate Air Mask is ready to deliver. With 4 HEPA filters, a removable neck scarf with drawstrings for a secure fit, and two high-powered fans, you can feel confident that the air you're breathing is safe and pure. The fans help keep the mask fog-free and have up to 8 hours of battery life. The air filters 95% of 0.3-micron particles and keeps the air pressure and velocity low for a more comfortable ride.
Step into the future with the ESUB Tracks Helmet. This high-tech helmet created by the German company, WertelOberfell, uses smart technology to let you know when a car is approaching from behind through vibrations in the helmet. The helmet's surface uses solar energy to keep it powered and is Bluetooth-compatible. It also responds to simple voice commands and includes built-in speakers so you can listen to your favorite tunes in style.
Not a fan of helmet head? Now you don't have to compromise safety for style with the Swedish Hövding 3 Airbag Helmet. This innovative helmet wears like a collar but contains 3 airbags that will inflate in 0.1 seconds if you end up in a crash. The helmet contains electronic sensors that follow your movements up to 200 times per second! According to their research, the Hövding 3 Airbag Helmet was found to be 8 times safer than a regular helmet. It is Bluetooth- compatible and will alert your phone's emergency contacts in the case of an accident.
Helmet technology is stepping up its game and providing innovative solutions to everyday problems. To learn more about the latest cycling gear, check out our blog. To see our current selection of bikes and gear head over to Loco Cycles.
Sometimes the world seems so dangerous. We worry about accidents, cancer, and criminals potentially lurking around the corner. Actually, there's a much quieter, much closer concern that many of us overlook.
Inactivity is currently the world's fourth leading cause of death. It's a problem often confused and conflated with laziness and personal choice, but in reality the issue is geographic, systemic, and woven into the structure of modern living. (EuroNews)
That statement may sound shocking, but the numbers back it up.
Biking is an enjoyable hobby for people of all ages. Whether you're tooling around the neighborhood or participating in road races, cycling is a great way to get fresh air and exercise.
Unfortunately, cycling can be dangerous. And it is important for us to bring awareness to the dangers of cycling to help all riders become highly alert of their surroundings when riding on the road. In 2020, nearly 700 cyclists were killed in crashes involving vehicles. Of those, a quarter were hit-and-runs, which means the driver fled the scene before police arrived.
Ever dream of thru-biking across the interior of the United States? Thanks to a decades-long project spearheaded by the Rails-To-Trails Conservancy, that trip is one step closer to fruition.
When completed, the Great American Rail-Trail will stretch from Washington D.C. to Washington state, encompassing nearly 3,700 miles along the way. The idea has been in the works for 50 years and more progress is being made every day.
About 80 miles of the trail are considered complete, but the Great American Rail-Trail already connects with existing bike trails. It's built on old railroad lines, hence the name. The path is made from paved asphalt, crushed stone and other materials.