Industry Ticker: Nutcase launches ‘Metroride: the Ultimate Commuter Helmet’

Metroride helmet from Nutcase

Portland-based Nutcase Helmets has launched a new helmet model called the “Metroride,” a new helmet they say is aimed at people who want gear that is, “aerodynamic, lightweight, and highly functional.” We haven’t seen one in person yet, but they look pretty nice. Check out the company press release below to learn more about it…

Introducing Metroride: the Ultimate Commuter Helmet
Nutcase Launches Lower Profile, Lighter Weight Everyday Commuting Designs; Increased Airflow, Smart Details, Signature Graphics

Nutcase is launching some exciting new helmets this spring and first up is the new Nutcase Metroride helmet. Why the Metroride?

Well, many in the bike commuting world started to cycle to work after being road or dedicated recreational cyclists, and these bikers tend to want gear that is aerodynamic, lightweight, and highly functional.

At the same time the bike-for-transportation movement has brought forth a new type of commuter, too, that wants style-conscious gear that is less sports-oriented but maintains streamlined functionality.

The Nutcase Metroride is our conscious effort at offering the best lightweight, functional andstylish helmet for all daily commuters.

As founder Michael Morrow says of the Metroride:

“Back in 2006, bike lovers got behind our graphic designs and helped us grow a new lifestyle helmet category. Just as one graphic doesn’t fit every personality, however, one helmet design doesn’t meet every need. Customers asked for our designs in a wider variety of styles, and Metroride brings the Nutty style to the daily commute.”

Nutcase worked with helmet designer John Larkin of theMachine Language studio in Moscow, Idaho, to specifically meet the needs of commuting cyclists. Thus the Metroride weighs just 310 grams, and has multiple cooling vents that keep the air flowing through the helmet, to give you and your brain a truly cool and comfortable daily ride.

The streamlined profile of the Metroride has a simultaneously retro and futuristic feel to it, and when combined with ten Nutcase graphic designs – American Dream, Black Jack, Browndana, Dutch Orange, Geared Up, Heart & Soul, Shark Skin, Spartan Blue, Technicolor and The Original – it’s a classic in the making.

Like all Nutcase helmets it features a no-pinch magnetic buckle, our adjustable Spin Dial to personalize the fit, and sweat-wicking foam pads in three thicknesses.

  • Low profile shape for classic yet modern style
  • Lightweight (310 g.) polycarbonate upper shell, In-Mold Construction
  • Certified CPSC/CE/ASNZS for Bicycle Riding
  • Refined & Expanded Top Vents for extra air flow & ventilation
  • Magnetic No-Pinch Buckle
  • Removable visor for sun/rain protection
  • Reflective Woven Straps
  • Sweat Wicking Soft Foam Pads in three thicknesses – 3, 6 and 9 mm for a comfortable, tailored fit
  • Adjustable Spin Dial for perfect fit
  • One Size: S/M-M/L (55-59cm)
  • Soft Chin Strap Protector
  • 10 beautiful designs – 7 Graphics, 3 Solids

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