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Protect yourself in style with our urban bike helmets
Our city bike helmets are designed for safety-conscious cyclists looking for stylish and practical solutions.
Our adult bicycle helmets all comply with CE EN 1078 & CPSC for the USA.
We also sell packs with some of our helmets at an advantageous price. Enjoy!
For more than 10 years, Overade has been designing innovative solutions for the safety of cyclists and commuters. Our PLIXI FIT folding bicycle helmet, the brand's iconic product, remains to this day the most compact helmet in the world and its satisfaction rate cannot be denied.
Compliance with safety standards for bicycle helmets
A bicycle helmet will always remain a product whose primary objective is to protect the head of the person wearing it.Approval of bicycle helmetsis a necessary step to put a helmet on the market. Choose a helmet that meets the safety standards in force in your country or region.
In general, approved bicycle helmets must comply with European safety standards(THIS), American(CPSC)or Australian (AS/NZS). Bicycle helmets can also vary depending on the type of cycling practice, such as road cycling, mountain biking or urban cycling.
The case of electric bike helmets
Our helmets are compatible with electric bikes whose speed is limited to 25km/h. Please note that beyond this speed (the case of so-called Speed-Bike bicycles whose speed goes up to 45km/h) you must wear a moped helmet and gloves.
Good protection means choosing the size of bike helmet that suits you
When purchasing a bicycle helmet, it is important to pay attention to certain points toguarantee adequate protection in the event of an accident. First of all,make sure the helmet is the right size for your head. Bicycle helmets come in different sizes and can be adjusted using straps and pads or foam.
It is recommended to replace your bicycle helmet every 3 to 5 yearsbut also imperatively after an accident or any violent shockbecause even if nothing is visible to the naked eye the helmet may have suffered internal damage.
Indeed, during an accident, the helmet is designed to absorb the shock and protect the cyclist's head. This absorption of impact can cause cracking and deformation inside the helmet, even if the outer shell appears intact.
If the helmet has been damaged in an accident, its protective properties may be impaired. It may also no longer provide a proper fit on the rider's head, which may compromise its ability to protect the head in the event of a future accident.
Accessories halfway between safety and style for your city bike helmet
Each of our helmets offers customization possibilities, which often benefit your safety.
The cap or visor (link) compatible with ourPLIXI FIT folding bike helmetis available in several colors which allows you to combine it with your daily wardrobe.
But beyond the aesthetic side, our cap allows you to be much less disturbed by the rain, particularly if you wear glasses. This remains just as true when the sun comes into your field of vision and dazzles you. In both cases this can be dangerous and even more so in cities where traffic is denser.
THEretro-reflective stickersbring a touch of personality to your bike helmet while increasing your visibility as soon as you find yourself in the beam of a light source.
Highlight your safety on your urban bike helmet
We recommend that you install alighting on your urban bike helmetin order tomaximize your visibility. Whether you are traveling in the city or in a peri-urban area, it is important to be well seen by all road users.
For more information on bicycle lighting, we invite you to discover our range of bicycle lighting, indicators and braking alarms.
Anatomy of a bicycle helmet
A typical city bike helmet is made up of several parts that work in concert toprotect the cyclist's head and face in the event of a fallor impact.
Outer shell:It is the rigid outer part of the helmet that is designed to absorb and distribute impact forces during a fall.
Padding layer:It is the foam layer inside the helmet whichprovides additional comfort and protection. It can be made of expanded polystyrene (EPS) or polyurethane foam (PU).
Attachment system:This is the mechanism ofadjustable strapwhich allows the helmet to be fixed on the cyclist's head. It ensures a secure and comfortable fit.
Ventilation system :This is the series of holes or vents on the front and back of the helmet that allow air to circulate. This ventilation helps keep the rider's head cool while riding. In the case of city bike helmets, the ventilation system is less crucial if we compare it to a sports bike helmet where the time of use on each ride is much longer and the efforts, a priori, more intense. (Except for those who mustclimb the Croix-Rousseon a daily basis in Lyon orthe Montmartre Hillfor Parisians!)
Ride in style with your bike helmet
Ourcity bike helmetsare available inseveral colorsand can beenriched with accessories(visors and covers to protect yourself from the sun and rain, classic or original reflective stickers to stick on your bike helmet, etc.) in order topersonalize your helmetwhile asserting your personality without ever compromising your safety, quite the contrary!
You are free to opt for a discreet aesthetic in search of elegance to coordinate your helmet with the color of your city bike or to seek maximum visibility with vibrant colors to maximize your safety during your urban trips.
What women want from a bike helmet
THEWomen cyclists may have specific selection criteria when it comes to choosing a bicycle helmet. First of all, thecomfortis often a priority, with helmets that offer soft padding and a precise fit to avoid pressure points.
Thereventilationallowed by the vents provides more efficient air circulation. This is especially important when the weather is hot.
Women may also be attracted to helmets withcolorsandfeminine motives, although thesafety is always the top priority.
Our helmet interior foams allowprecise adjustment of the helmet to the body shapeof every woman and actively contribute to the comfort of our urban bike helmets.
Our folding bicycle helmet models are also appreciated by the female population who can easily “disappear” these helmets at the bottom of a bag during a shopping trip!
Overade specialist in the design of urban bike helmets
Overade specializes indesign of urban bike helmets. We master the specificities of these helmets intended for use in the city.
We pay particular attention tocomfort, to thesecurityand to thevisibilityof our products in particular through our market-leading Oxi lighting and warning systems.
In addition to our removable bicycle helmet lights, we offer a large selection of reflective strips and stickers which passively improve your visibility in urban road traffic when it is dark or the light is insufficient so that you are easily seen in heavy traffic conditions.
Our urban bike helmets are designed to offer a balance of style, comfort and safety to meet the specific needs of city cyclists.
ThereCycling safety in the city is an important concern for cyclists, regardless of their level of experience.
First, make sure thatyour bike is perfectly functionalAndrespects the obligations of the highway code. Check yourbrakes, yourderailleur, the functioning of yoursecurity lights, the presence ofreflectors, as well as the state of yourtires. Wearing reflective clothing is also a good thing.
Once on your bike, it is important to respect the traffic rules, in particular the M12 signs present in large towns or cities; They don't give any priority to cars!
It's best to be predictable by the motorized vehicles you share the roadway with. Signal your lane and direction changes.
Be careful. The road can hold surprises such as potholes, sewer grates or even poorly signposted works.
Trauma during shocks or falls while cycling
Despite all the precautions that can be taken, the balancing exercise of cycling can lead to falls with the potential for trauma.
Trauma linked to falls from a bicycle or collisions with other road users are unfortunately common and can vary in severity. The most common injuries include abrasions and bruises, scrapes and bruises, fractures of the wrists, ribs or lower extremities.
In the most serious cases, head trauma can occur. In France, the potential seriousness of head impacts has pushed the legislator to make the wearing of helmets compulsory for children under 12 years old since March 22, 2017. This obligation applies to children who ride their own bicycle or who are transported as passengers on a bicycle. (*1)
As regularly published scientific studies (*2) show, a bicycle helmet effectively protects the wearer. Even if to date there is currently no obligation for adults in France to wear a bicycle helmet, it remains recommended in order to reduce the risk of serious injury in the event of an accident.
References regarding wearing a helmet to improve cycling safety
According to an Ipsos survey carried out in 2018 for the French Federation of Bicycle Users (FUB), around 54% of cyclists said they wore a helmet regularly or occasionally. This survey also showed that wearing a helmet was more common among cyclists who cycle regularly or for sport, and less frequent among occasional cyclists.
However, it should be noted that this data is not representative of all cyclists in France, as the survey was carried out among a specific sample of respondents.
Additionally, it is important to note that helmet use rates vary considerably between regions, types of cycling and ages of cyclists. Authorities and road safety organizations continue to promote helmet use for cyclists of all ages, as helmet use has been shown to significantly reduce the risk of head injuries in the event of an accident.
The obligation to wear a helmet for children on bicycles was put in place within the framework of law no. 2016-1547 of November 18, 2016 on the modernization of justice for the 21st century. This measure aims to improve the safety of children who cycle, particularly on roads where traffic can be heavy and the risk of accidents is higher.
• Attewell RG, Glase K, McFadden M. Bicycle helmet efficacy: a meta-analysis. Accid Anal Prev. 2001;33(3):345-352. doi:10.1016/s0001-4575(00)00048-7 This meta-analysis looked at data from 16 studies to determine the effectiveness of bicycle helmets. The results showed that wearing a helmet significantly reduced the risk of head and brain injuries in the event of an accident.
• Elvik R. Publication bias and time-trend bias in meta-analysis of bicycle helmet efficacy: A re-analysis of Attewell, Glase and McFadden, 2001. Accid Anal Prev. 2011;43(3):1245-1251. doi:10.1016/j.aap.2010.12.010 This study examined data from the same meta-analysis mentioned above, but used statistical techniques to correct for possible biases in the data. The results showed that wearing a bicycle helmet was effective in reducing the risk of head and brain injuries in the event of an accident.
• Olivier J, Creighton P. Bicycle injuries and helmet use: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Int J Epidemiol. 2014;43(2):557-568. doi:10.1093/ije/dyt262 This meta-analysis examined data from 40 studies to assess the effectiveness of bicycle helmets in preventing head injuries in crashes. The results showed that helmet use was associated with a significant reduction in the risk of head and brain injuries.