With huge, strategically-placed vents, removable, washable pads, and lightweight composite construction, Urge's focus in the design of the Down-O-Matic Full-Face Helmet was unmatched comfort. The soft visor won't hook anything in a crash and its unique design actually promotes airflow through the upper vents.
DJ, slopestyle, BMX
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I Love this lid, but after 6 months of rigorous use it is starting to come apart and the visor thats supposed indestructible snapped in half about 3 months in. It seems lighter than my TLD and breathes better and you can hear way beyond expectation. Takes some good hits too!
Bought the L/XL Size and I have to say that it's a tighter fit from my previous helmet, which is a 661 Evolution Carbon size Large. Was expecting it to be about the same fit from that. But it's still a good looking helmet and built is awesome!
It turns out I have more of a Giro head. While my head circumference was within Urge's size range my head was longer than their form. On the up side the helmet looks very well made and was light. The included bag was a nice touch as well.
The comfort of the helmet is good and I might even say its great, but it isnt plush. Knowing that this helmet was designed and tested by pro-racers, this is a matter of performance. Think of it as the race car, what goes on or in has to serve a purpose of getting more performance. Comfort can be derived from weight savings, your neck and shoulder muscles arent as fatigued. It can also be attained in ventilation, this helmet rides cool and if you hike a bike in some sections like I do, you can keep it on. That being said, after a few rides, the padding has contoured to my melon and feels about as natural as a full face can feel.
I've heard mixed emotions on the helmet, Fits well, breathes even better, BUT anyone having problems fitting goggles into the opening?? I heard they opening is kinda small for larger goggles. I have a pair of Oakley MX goggles..... anyone??? thank you
depends on the size of the helmet. Only the S/M helmet is limited. Oakley, Smith, will not fit. the 2 I know of are Vonzipper Sizzle MX and Spy Optic Alloy. Or try mtn bike specific goggles... addidas is a smaller frame. MX goggles tend to be on the larger size.
Maybe if you're really patient your wish will come true, but...these are pretty dang new, pretty dang popular, and just pretty dang. I wouldn't expect to see these anywhere near our one-deal brethren this year. But what do I know?