Ruroc for Electric Bikes – 5 things I like about it, and 2 things I don't.
In this episode I test out the Ruroc Helmet to see if it makes any sense for use on an electric bike. Protect your head – wear a helmet! To answer Hal’s question about tools, check out the link below:
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The video I have been waiting for.
After the two downsides, I just consider getting a Thousand Helmet for my Super 73 R
Hi Kyle, I just bought one of your Ebikes for my wife and need a helmet to keep her head safe. Should you recommend helmets. Her hat size 22 1/2 “ (57.5 cm). Thanks for any recommendations and great video.
How does the ruroc compare to a motocross or full face mtb helmet?
Yup, gonna get one someday, love the coverage, goggles, chin strap. I just don’t have the dineros…so I’ts a little hard justifying the expenditure, but that’s not to say it’s not worth it, heck if I hadn’t of lost my Sporty I’d get 1.🌮🍺😎👍
Will definitely need a helmet but I’m grateful for the link. I need those tools. Thanks for this video.
Great video! Just ordered the Chaos Inferno. Ruroc has a Black Friday sale going on with 70% off!
I wear a full face shield motorcycle helmet. It fogs up all the time. And it definitely limits my peripheral vision. But it cost around $50-60.
45 percent off right now
I have also seen this helmet & beyond the price, believe it would be perfect! Excellent review! Especially, seeing how the chin strap works.
Awesome! I was wondering how the Ruroc helmet works out. I actually purchased an all white O’Neal Series 10 motocross helmet for my RadRover. It’s 20 grams lighter (according to internet specs) than the POC Coron Air Spin plus the O’Neal is DOT rated, but has less air vents. I feel it will be safe once I upgrade the RadRover to 30 mph or get a faster ebike. I also just purchased a Fly Racing Freestone MTB helmet to replace my LG road helmet cause I just like the feel of a regular bicycle helmet a over a full face helmet, but wanted more back head protection and a visor comes in handy riding around sunny California. I guess it comes down to the old saying "dress for the slide, not the ride" … : )
If I go down on my ebike, I am a gonner, regardless of helmet or not.
I love my Ruroc helmet in cold weather on my Rad Mini.
I was told that helmet is not DOT certified. Saw one crack on a skateboard fall.
Thanks for the review. Did you get a chance to use this helmet over the summer? Also, do you think this helmet will be suitable for folks who wear prescription glasses? Thanks again!
Excellent tutorial. Did you have any issues with sizing on this helmet. I’ve heard they run small on other postings. Did you choose an ML or XL? Tnx for sharing
Buy a 10 dollar helmet if you have 10 dollar head.
Provides comfort during high speed face plants into rocks and trees. I like the chinstrap assuming it don’t fail.
Dude you are awesome looking forward to your future videos.
Can I wear this helmet when riding on a fixed gear bicycle ?
Screw that 400 bucks I would wind up setting it down and someone swiping it
Would this helmet be ok for high speed impact like on a e-scooter or moped?
I watched this year old video on the RuRoc helmet this morning. Thanks for expressing the safety with full face helmets.
I wear a full face helmet when riding my RAD mini in San Francisco from BART on Market Street to near Fisherman’s Wharf. It’s only about 1.5 miles but this short ride lurks with many hazards. The deteriorated streets have large cracks and potholes. The painted areas, metal plates and cable car rails are slippery hazards during the rain. Yes, I ride rain or shine. For this, Fat tires are safer for riding in San Francisco. They don’t get stuck in cable car rails and softer for riding over the cracks and potholes in the road.
Drivers are aggressive. In the mornings, they typically drop off a passenger on the ride sidewalk. Then they suddenly feel compelled to beat the traffic. With only partial vision in the dark, they quickly turn left or attempt a u turn. There are doors opening from parked cars. You have to watch out for the local bikers or kick scooters who are quite daring. I see them suddenly appear coming my way on a one way street or on the wrong side of the road.
However, I have explored many routes. I now make it a point to use the less traveled roads. Usually these have steeper hills, so I am looking forward to riding my Bolton 2020 instead of the Rad Mini when I peddle the highest peak of Powell and California Streets.
After watching accidents on the One Wheel forum and electric kick scooter forums, it is apparent severe facial and bodily injuries occur even at a modest 10+ mph.
To your point, only a full face helmet will fully protect your face. Folks on these other forums post horrific pics of their broken nose, teeth and jaws. I wear a mesh motorcycle jacket with padding. In urban Rio Vista, CA, I wear lighter gear for my 16 mile biking.
With my Polar watch and heart strap, I find my workout on an eBike is more vigoruous than when I ride my mountain or road bike. Why? Because I don’t hesitate to go all out on the eBike. If I get tired, I know I can turn on more electric power. Whereas, on a manual bike, I tend to conserve my energy for the ride back for hills and headwinds. I rarely go all out. I don’t think I’m alone with this experience.
In San Francisco, I have to scamper to position my bike safely with cars about and there are steep hills. My heart rate averages 130bpm with a max of 150+ bpm on my short 10 minute commute, so I’m working up a strong sweat. The helmet does fog up so I have to flip the visor partially up to clear it. As you said, peripheral vision is poor, so handlebar mirrors on both handlebars are necessary. I also wear a skull cap to keep my helmet from absorbing my sweat. I"m 69 years old, but the eBikes help to keep me young.
Whatsup Kyle I know you are a busy man. But what happened to Tool Tuesday? I as an avid watcher to your channel look forward to it. Hope all is well my friend.
Commuting without mirrors on any bike is crazy. Riders never look over their shoulders often enough to have adequate awareness of what is behind them. As I come up to them on my ebike they have no idea I’m there. I’ve had a number of near misses from bikes who didn’t look adequately. Use a mirror.
I am also using Ruroc chrome helmet. Love it in the wind at sub zero temps. I agree with you on all point.
It needs a camera and a LCD screen
Nice video! What’s the weight of this helmet, compared to a standard bike helmet?
Thanks 🙏 for the video. You are spot on with the 2 negatives about that helmet.
Great review! I currently ride with a Bern. I used to ride with a Bern snowboard helmet all the time. Even during the summer. In fact that is the one I was wearing when I got in an accident and a dually truck went over my head the helmet is just fine. I will definitely be picking up one of these RuRocs for this coming winter season. It is a really cool helmet.
I purchased the RG1-DX Chaos Inferno, red and black with the Shockwave bluetooth set. It was about $330 total. Really wanted the Spitfire or Chrome, but this will do fine.
I use an electric skateboard and most of the time, share the paved bike lanes on park trails away from motor vehicles. Most boards don’t go over 25mph, so this helmet’s faceplate doesn’t pose too much of a risk. Depending how fast your electric scooter is, determines if this helmet offers enough protection.
If you’re going to be sharing the road with motor vehicles on public streets and roads, get yourself a real motorcycle helmet. Ruroc makes those too, if you really like the brand’s style that much.
What’s your helmet of choice for riding your ebike? Feel free to share with the rest of us below!