Photo courtesy Lisa Bauso.
At this week's Interbike show in Las Vegas, Nutcase introduced a new helmet specifically re-tooled to meet commuter cyclists' concerns.
The Metroride, pictured here, features the familiar hard shell that Nutcase made popular with the cycling masses in a slightly less heavy, more ventilated, and visually streamlined form.Metroride, which will retail for $100, has at least one feature unique to Nutcase: the "anti-pinch" Fidlock magnetic buckle. Loved by moms everywhere, the Fidlock design slides and clicks into place rather than snapping shut. With the Fidlock it is much more difficult to pinch the flesh of your tender offspring (or yourself) when getting a helmet on.
Another feature much requested by Nutcase users was the shielding visor on the inside rim of the Metroride - reminiscent but a little wider than the integrated Bern helmet visor. (The Nutcase visor is removable).
Extra ventilation to the commuter's head is provided by front and back cut-outs, which are much larger than the round peg holes in current Nutcase bike helmets.
The Nutcase Metroride also features a Spin Dial button at the back of the helmet that helps form a snug fit, and will come in at least six solid colors and nine graphic pattern designs.
Available next spring.