Following the success of the flagship award-winning MT500 which marked the beginning of Koroyd’s partnership with Endura to build better performing head protection, the industry lauded MT500 has now evolved into a high-performance full-face helmet.
When choosing a helmet for enduro riding, there’s often a dilemma on weight and breathability versus safety and protection. Do you opt for a full face downhill helmet which protects your head and face (at the same time as gaining confidence from peace of mind), or use a helmet without face protection in return for more air intake on the climbs and less weight for a long day in the saddle?
With Koroyd built-in to Endura’s new MT500 full-face helmet, riders no longer need to make that compromise.
How does Koroyd reduce the chance of serious injury?
Koroyd’s ultra-light welded tube structure crumples instantly and consistently on impact, absorbing more force with greater predictability compared to any other helmet technology. By maximising the amount of energy absorbed, the chance of a life-affecting injury can be reduced.
How does Koroyd compare to alternative head protection?
As the impact protector of choice for a number of industries from mountain bike helmets to military protection, Koroyd is accepted as the leading energy absorber. Specifically with regards to helmet safety, this technology absorbs more impact force when tested and compared against traditional and emerging materials which contribute to a reduced risk of skull fracture and brain trauma.
Keep cool and breath easy
Good breathability has always been a bone of contention with full-face helmets.
For the new MT500, Endura set out to deliver a helmet that not only keeps your head cool when riding, but also allows you to breathe well when physically exerted.
When charging down a trail, chaotic air surrounding the MT500 is drawn through Koroyd’s open cell structure and delivered in a uniform, constant flow ensuring more efficient cooling. When climbing, the helmet’s oversized vents help to dispel heat allowing the rider to keep a cool head even in the most intense conditions.
Enduro Cup and Maxiavalanche winner, Denny Lupato, recently gave his thoughts on how the new MT500 has game-changing benefits for breathability:
“We used the helmet during the race this weekend and wow, it’s amazing. It was really hot on Sunday but during the climb, it was not a problem because the light weight and the big air intakes make our transfer easier than ever and also during the stages you can breathe really well and push harder on the pedals.”
As light as air
Koroyd’s unique design is made up of a collection of ultra-thin tubes that are thermally welded together to produce a structure which is 95% air.
Not only does this significantly reduce the weight of the MT500, but it also means the helmet sits very comfortably and doesn’t feel heavy on a rider’s neck like traditional downhill helmets can.
This benefit is extremely important with a full-face helmet due to the extra mass from the chin guard which, on the MT500, also features built-in Koroyd.
At 640 grams, the Endura MT500 full-face is the lightest helmet in its class.
By replacing sections of traditional absorption liners with Koroyd welded tubes, we are able to reduce weight, increase ventilation and improve impact protection.
For big days on the mountain with equal amounts of climbing and descending, the MT500 full-face is THE only pioneering head protection you will ever need.
Expected in-stores and for purchase online around mid-July.
– Full integrated Koroyd core (head and chin) for superior energy absorption
– High-performance full-face mountain bike helmet with visor
– Large vents, air intake zone and large diameter Koroyd tubes for better airflow
– Fully goggle compatible
– One-hand micro-adjustment fit system
– Antibacterial, fast wicking spacer fabric padding
– Covered by Endura’s Crash Replacement Policy and Product Guarantee
– 90-day Satisfaction Guarantee
– Certified to EN1078, ASTM F1952 & CPSC standards.
Both the helmet and chin bar meet the stringent ASTM F1952 downhill mountain bike standards
In the Press
Enduro Mountain Bike Magazine
“The Endura MT500 Full Face Helmet lives up to the company’s claims by providing DH certified levels of protection, great ventilation and the lowest weight currently on the market in its category. The attention to detail is high, and the fit and comfort are good due to the high levels of adjustability. For enduro races and fun rides on gnarly trails, we would pick it over both an “xc” style helmet and a conventional full-face every time.”
“The new MT500 full face helmet is Endura’s full coverage but lightweight helmet, weighing in at a claimed 640 grams with padding on the M/L size. It features Koroyd’s energy absorption technology to help dissipate impact forces and is designed around the needs of enduro, dh, and bike park riders. It is fully DH certified and meets ASTM F1952 and CE Standard EN1078:2012 + 1 A1:2012. The helmet is indeed extremely lightweight and appears to be very well constructed.”