Protection. It’s In Our DNA – Proctective Cycling Gear

An Endura helmet

Danny MacAskill doesn’t choose his equipment partners on a whim. Riding at the bleeding-edge of possibility and with an impressive back catalogue of injuries, rock solid protection is right up there on his list of critical kit and we’re proud that Danny chooses Endura to provide him with the protection he needs. Danny is now kitted out head-to-toe in MT500, our premium MTB collection – from the game changing, award-winning MT500 Helmet with full Koroyd® core and the new MT500 Lite Knee pads featuring D3O® technology to the new robust MT500 Burner Shorts, versatile MT500 Spray Baggy Shorts, plus not to forget Danny’s favourite glove, the Hummvee Lite Glove.

Armour up. We’ve been adding to our protection range over recent years and now have you covered with an extensive array of helmets, pads and protective garments for all types of mountain biking – from fast and light to the gnarliest trails of the World Cup Downhill circuit. We work in collaboration with some of the world’s best gravity riders and racers and use cutting edge tech from D3O® and Koroyd® to reduce impacts from the falls that are inevitable when you’re pushing your riding to the limit.

This spring sees us introduce an array of new protective gear, showing that protection really is in our DNA.

MT500 Full Face Helmet featuring Koroyd® Technology

We first brought game changing Koroyd® technology into our range in 2017 with the MT500 Helmet, marking a step up in helmet safety levels. We now bring the benefits of Koroyd® to the burlier end of the MTB market with the all new MT500 Full Face Helmet. It’s the first to use the advanced energy absorption offered by Koroyd® technology in a full face MTB helmet for enduro, downhill and bike park riders.

Safety needn’t come at the expense of comfort and by using large vents and an air intake zone as well as fast wicking padding means that this is a lid that doesn’t have to be removed when the trail heads upwards. The full Koroyd® core produces an unbelievably light, fully DH certified full face which boasts a unique chinbar construction built around an internal skeleton, providing strength without excessive weight.

MT500 Pads and MT500 Protector Undershorts

We’ve been working closely with the first family of DH, the Athertons to develop new protectors and protective garments that use the latest D3O® inserts and have released the MT500 Hard Shell and the MT500 Lite Knee Pads for times when the trails get steep and the trees get that little bit closer.

A custom moulded hard-shell protects from sharp impacts, and the D3O® insert provides lightweight, breathable, shock absorbing protection, while the extended side PU foam padding gives lateral impact protection. MT500 Lite Pads provides lightweight, certified MTB protection with D3O® technology. The LP1 Protector used in the MT500 Lite Knee Pad is lightweight, low-profile and is soft and flexible but with D3O®’s legendary non-Newtonian weird science to protect you when you need it.

Also new are the MT500 Protector Undershorts with tough but flexible D3O® insert hips, lower leg and tailbone areas. Perfectly integrating with our ClickfastTM system, they’ll pair up with our MT500 Burner Pants and Shorts for race ready wear.



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