First Look: Urge Endur-O-Matic 2 All Mountain helmet

The stylish helmet is updated with modern features

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The Urge Endur-O-Matic 2 receives a major update here in its second iteration.

The Urge Endur-O-Matic 2 receives a major update here in its second iteration (click to enlarge).

When first introduced, the Urge Endur-O-Matic looked different from the rest as it seemed to come from a full-coverage, dirt jumper scene with highly stylized All Mountain modifications. It receives a major update here in its second iteration.

Growing up from its stylized roots, the new version has focused on safety, ventilation and fit. It works better with glasses and goggles as well.

For more, read our Urge Endur-O-Matic helmet review from January, 2014.

Key Features

Sizes: Sold in 4 different sizes, S/M and L/XL (each helmet contains 2 sets of pads with different thickness) S/M 54-57cm L/XL 57-59cm

Certifications: Complies to 3 worldwide certification standards, CE: NF EN 1078 + A1 February 2013, US: CPSC 16 CFR Part 1203 and AS/NZ: AS/NZS 2063.2008.

Urge Endur-O-Matic 2 butterfly cage.

Urge Endur-O-Matic 2 butterfly cage (click to enlarge).

Design: As always “tight” fit around the head for an “anti-mushroom” effect and In Mold conception with 4 shells for better finish and durability of the exposed areas.

Eco friendliness: Eco Conception Index, 100% recycled EPS (reused waste coming from the automotive industry) and straps made out of recycled PET (plastic).

Innovation: Use of a “butterfly” cage allowing an optimized cohesion of the shell structure.

The Urge Endur-O-Matic 2's shape is optimized for use of goggles and glasses.

The Urge Endur-O-Matic 2’s shape is optimized for use of goggles and glasses (click to enlarge).

Ergonomics: Optimized shape for use of goggles and glasses, the BOA system fits around the entire skull which is simple, lightweight and super-efficient, with 2 height adjustment anchor points. Straps anchors completely redesigned for a better adjustment ergonomics and inner pads are monobloc design to insure the perfect balance between comfort and breathability. Made of a performant material that is washable, anti-bacterial and moisture wicking.

The Urge Endur-O-Matic 2 features 28 vents.

The Urge Endur-O-Matic 2 features 28 vents (click to enlarge).

Ventilation: 28 vents, optimization of the Venturi effect with air channels inside the shell before extraction to the rear vents, and orientation of the Butterfly cage blades to facilitate the air penetration inside the shell.

Safety: A smooth shell, with a reduced volume and more coverage on the rear and sides makes a highly protective helmet. Reduction of the rotational impact on the head and brain in case of a crash, reduced hooking risk, higher protection of the neck and occipital, super light and flexible visor for more safety in case of a crash, and use of the Butterfly cage allows a better impact absorption and therefore a better safety.

Weight: 349g in S/M for the ideal Gravity / All Mountain / Enduro helmet.

For more information visit www.urgebike.com.


About the author: Francis Cebedo

The founder of mtbr and roadbikereview, Francis Cebedo believes that every cyclist has a lot to teach and a lot to learn. "Our websites are communal hubs for sharing cycling experiences, trading adventure stories, and passing along product information and opinions." Francis' favorite bike is the last bike he rode, whether it's a dirt jumper, singlespeed, trail bike, lugged commuter or ultralight carbon road steed. Indeed, Francis loves cycling in all its forms and is happiest when infecting others with that same passion. Francis also believes that IPA will save America.


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  • JimmyDee says:

    28 vents, but somehow, it looks like it still has *terrible* ventilation. None of the ventilation holes looks like it is in a position to scoop air. More decorative than functional. And what’s the deal with the blue plastic thing? It’s the most striking thing to the helmet’s visuals and it looks like it is removable. But it’s not mentioned in the features… Does it do anything or is it just for looks?

    It’s not a bad looking helmet, but the ventilation looks piss poor, so I’d probably skip it and go for something with better design.

  • Chicken_Rider says:

    What does the hole on the visor do?

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