Following the discharge of its open-faced MoDrop and Moventor QUIN helmets final yr, ABUS has developed a brand new AirDrop full-face lid for DH or enduro riders. Along with internet hosting ABUS’ non-obligatory crash-detecting QUIN sensor, the AirDrop consists of different security options like ActiCage shell reinforcement, collarbone safety, and Ambient Sound Channels. Past security options, the helmet was designed to supply a stable match and glorious air flow.
The AirDrop is ABUS’ first full-face helmet, designed over the previous few years with enter from workforce riders Cedric Gracia, Richie Schley, and Gabriel Wibmer. The AirDrop is already on the European market, nevertheless it’s now out there in North America.
ABUS AirDrop Building and Options
The AirDrop builds upon frequent in-mold development by including ABUS’ ActiCage system, which is a structural cage built-in into the EPS layer. For the reason that ActiCage system provides power, it permits for bigger vents across the helmet. Inside that shell, you’ll discover all fashions outfitted with MIPS programs to scale back rotational forces in a crash.
The AirDrop additionally gives an unusual characteristic: collarbone safety. ABUS has positioned EVA pads on the underside of the helmet’s face guard to melt the blow must you take a nasty spill and crunch the helmet towards your collarbones.
To make sure a exact match, ABUS has included its Zoom-Ace FF retention system to supply the adjustable match of an open confronted helmet within the full-face package deal. The AirDrop additionally comes with two thicknesses of cheek pads, that are detachable and washable.
In the event you’re considering good expertise like crash detection with SOS notifications, plus the power to trace an extended listing of journey metrics, ABUS’ QUIN sensor could be added to the AirDrop’s present port on the again of the helmet. I not too long ago examined the MoDrop QUIN helmet, so try my evaluate to see how the QUIN sensor and QUIN for ABUS app works.
To maintain you cool, the AirDrop options 11 air inlets on the entrance and 6 outlet vents on the again. ABUS says the AirDrop’s air flow is sweet sufficient that the helmet can comfortably be worn whereas climbing. ABUS additionally left open areas round your ears that it calls Ambient Sound Channels, which let you hear the surface world and speak along with your using buddies simply.
The AirDrop’s height-adjustable visor consists of breakaway bolts to additional cut back rotational forces in a crash and has a POV digital camera mount. The helmet’s face opening gives a large subject of view, and ABUS says it’s suitable with a variety of goggles.
The AirDrop is available in at a formidable weight, at simply 790 g for S/M (52-58 cm), or 890 g for L/XL (58-62 cm). Putting in a QUIN chip solely provides 5 g to the helmet. The AirDrop is bought in 4 colours; Black/Gold, Concrete Gray/Inexperienced, Polar White, and Velvet Black. MSRP is $299.99, and the non-obligatory QUIN sensor sells for $69.99.
ABUS not too long ago offered me with an AirDrop helmet for testing, so regulate BikeRumor for a full evaluate later this spring or summer season.