The SupaTrail, a new trail helmet from Urge, is directly inspired from the XC-oriented SupaCross (now emphasizing the C, rather than the A) we covered last year. Ostensibly targeting a market between cross country and enduro, the new helmet shares the same eco-friendly construction and packaging, as well as Urge’s… unique vent design. The helmet also features Urge’s “Gangsta pad, anti sweat system,” which, I can only presume, contains tiny Suge Knights dangling your sweat glands from a balcony. There is also an “anticrash” visor, which is nice. Cyclists with giant melons can rejoice, as the helmet is being offered in XXL.
I’m most impressed that the French company is choosing to eschew vestigial suffixes, demonstrating that Thom Parsons and I are the only cycling journalists who talk right.
Specs, pics, and whale sightings after the break…
|1 – Recycled EPS shell
2 – Gangsta pad, anti sweat system
3 – Adjustable retention ring
4 – Flexible “anticrash” visor
5 – 14 vents
|• CE1078/ CPSC Certification
• In Mould construction
• Removable and washable pads
• Available in
• Claimed Weight: 268 g
Urge now has operation in Colorado in addition to their home in the Provence region of France, which might mean that they will better translate their marketing copy before the helmet hits the shelves in October. Six colors will be offered, no word yet on pricing.