Great news for those of us that want a light, well ventilated FF helmet
So I've posted pictures of my face after my crash before and said how I don't think I could ride a half dome anymore. I really wanted to get the new MET Parachute, but without any testing to back it up I was skeptical.
Well I've been emailing them about the chin bar strenght, even sending them a picture of my face as to why I'm questioning the chin bar strenght.
Here are the emails I received:
we are having this test done by a specific lab and they are late. Hope to have a response within the end of this week.
finally I have good news for you. We have tested the new 2014 Parachute following the ASTM 1952 standard that is the only bicycle helmet standard that also expects a chin guard test.
In few words a weight of 4 Kgs falls from 40 cm height directly on the chin guard at a speed of 2,8 mts a second.
The inflextion shall not exceed 60 cm. The Parachute chin guard stayed within 30 cm !
So amazingly the chin bar passes the ASTM 1952 test. Can't wait to order mine.
Last edited by TwoTone; 02-07-2014 at 05:27 AM.
13 Lenz Lunchbox punkass
That's good news! Thanks for sharing the info
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Where can we get them in Canada? I bought a MET last year at the Toronto Spring bike show but I don't remember the Vendor. Bought it as it had a mesh in the top vents to stop bees from flying inside my helmet. I had one fly in 2 summers ago and I am alergic to bees so I found out after I got stung. So know i have to carry one more tool in my pack, an epi pen !
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They will be release in June is my understanding
I was never that interested in the original, but what I've read about the new one ha piqued my curiosity.
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Your measurements seemed all wrong (60 cm deflection is more than the height the weight is dropped from) so I did some checking. The ASTM F1952 standard involves dropping a 5 kg mass (11 lbs) from an equivalent of 40 cm (15.75 inches) onto the chin guard and allows a maximum deflection of 60 mm (2.4 inches).
This is apparently a tough standard to meet but it seems like a lot of deflection for what might be less load than I would think would be involved. It would certainly be better than no guard but it doesn't seem like you should be overly confident.
I completely understand that, for me having some standard gives me a basis for the strength of the chin bar. Much better than a company just releasing it and saying trust us, it'll work.
Originally Posted by CheapWhine
I already assumed the person sending the email typo-ed the cm instead of mm.
Last edited by TwoTone; 02-10-2014 at 10:10 AM.
13 Lenz Lunchbox punkass
Does this mean we will see them in the US? Any idea of the cost?
I doubt it, I'm just going to get mine from Chainreaction when they're out.
Originally Posted by CrozCountry
It says on their website: Available July 2014
You got this!
I want one bad.. But wonder how easy it will be to find one. I see them selling out from chain reaction cycles quick.
Mec in Canada carries MET
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