ABUS’ new mountain helmet, the Modrop, focuses on wide-ranging match and all-around security. ABUS leveraged skilled testing together with a wide range of in-house applied sciences to ship the versatile, light-weight lid.
Pro mountain biker Steffi Marth examined the Modrop throughout a distant three-day journey by Tuscany, Italy. Reportedly, she and fellow tester Max Schumann spent many of the journey on “wild, unknown” trails.
“The Modrop is a great helmet — light and with a very good fit,” Marth mentioned. She added that “the beautiful and above all unique colors and patterns make it something special.”
ABUS suits the molded shell with its Zoom-Ace dial adjustment system. A niche simply above the dial will help ponytailed wearers with consolation. And the TriVider chinstrap, which ABUS designed to match any head form, aims to lay flat towards your face as an alternative of chafing or twisting.
Eight air inlets and 6 retailers present air flow. The openings are pretty giant, so ABUS covers them with mesh on the entrance to preserve bugs and anything that belongs outdoors, outdoors. The height-adjustable visor helps riders accommodate a variety of goggles or sun shades.
Riders may go for a model of the Modrop that features ABUS’ Quin crash detection chip. The chip, mounted at the back of the helmet, connects with the Quin app through Bluetooth to ship alerts to an emergency contact if it detects a crash. ABUS was far from the first adopter of the tech, but it surely’s a no brainer for backcountry security that imposes little weight penalty.
You may choose a variant with Multi-directional Impact Protection System (MIPS) included which helps deflect rotational influence.
The brand offers plenty of options for mixing and matching colours, Quin functionality, and MIPS development.
The Modrop is obtainable in small, medium, and huge. In a measurement medium (54-58 cm), the Modrop weighs a trim 330 grams. The Quin chip provides 5 grams; MIPS provides 10.
Along with the Modrop, ABUS additionally introduces the Motrip — a less-intense cousin geared toward “MTB newcomers.” The fundamental performance is there, but it surely’s barely heavier and passes up Quin and MIPS inclusion.
As of this writing, ABUS hadn’t listed MSRP for both helmet. Past ABUS MTB helmets have checked in between $180-$220.