As a biker, it is a necessity nowadays to protect the head so when you get into an accident, you won’t crack your skull. Half a century ago, only motorcycle riders wore a helmet. Even race cyclists who competed in the Tour de France did not wear a helmet back then (it was mandated only in 2005). Nowadays, as people realized that it is absolutely necessary to protect the brain, the cycling industry saw the need to protect the head from breaking in case you encounter a crash on the bicycle.
The industry poured money on research and development on designing and creating a helmet that is apt for cycling and its variations. Mountain biking grew big and lots of technology and R&D went to creating the best looking, light weight, durable, most comfortable helmet in the planet.
There are so many classifications of bike riding and other applications that there are quite a few variations for the cycling helmet. MTB Downhill specific, Enduro helmets, BMX, Cross country, road, time trial and others emerged as the market made different categories for the consumer.
For the ordinary biker, there are so many designs, choices, colors , shapes and brands out there that it is very hard to decide what to get (or order from your favorite shopping app).
We have made life simple for the biker.
Simple steps on what helmet to buy for the average cyclist:
- Are you a race biker? (If yes, or if you plan to race, ask your peers on the best helmet in the market. Invest on a really excellent helmet. You will need one that is great, and fully protected.)
- Remember to measure your head. If you have time to borrow or test fit a helmet from your friend or local bike shop, please do. So that you would know what size best fits you. You can also measure your head using a tape measure.
- Give importance to these three: LIGHTNESS, PRICE, GOOD FIT
Admit it, you don’t want a heavy helmet. We want a light bike, and along with it, we want a light helmet as well. Having a light helmet is way much better than wearing a heavy helmet. Of course, the quality and safety of the helmet should not be compromised. So a light helmet should also have the qualities of a safe and durable helmet that won’t crumble after two rides.
Compared to its older cousin/ model BERN Watts, the Macon 2.0 is lighter at 424 grams, while the Watts is at 513 grams.
The price goes hand in hand with quality and lightness. Is it really worth it? Is the price too much, carrying the cost of marketing, research and other collaterals on the consumer? Did the seller put too much premium on this item? The Bern Macon 2.0 sells for P2,850 or 56 USD. I believe that is a entry level/ medium tier compared to the other helmets in the market. ORDER thru https://www.bernhelmets.com.ph/
Yet there is still the long debate on how much value you put into a helmet. How much do you give importance to your head/ brain? You only got one, and once you damage it, the effects can be scary. If you invest in a good helmet, you are assured of quality protection and give your brain the feeling of being safe.
Bike helmets come with padding and support to make the fit of the helmet snug and comfortable. Some helmets even have an adjustment at the back to make the helmet really secure and fastened well to your head. The Macon does not have. It has a small elastic band to make sure that the helmet sits firmly on top of your head gear or cap. I believe Bern designed this model to wear over a head gear so that the cap firmly snugs to your head. Thus, if you are not used to wearing a cap while riding, the Bern Macon is not such a good fit. But if you are into wearing cycling caps during your rides, the Macon is the best multi sport helmet you can have.
Conclusion: Coolest Helmet To Rock For Any Sport: Bern Macon 2.0
Overall, I am happy with my new Bern Macon 2.0 Helmet. I have been a long time fan of the helmet brand and when I saw my new helmet, I instantly became happy. When I wore it without a cap, it felt bare. But when I wore a cap underneath it, I finally understood why. The cap gives the helmet a personal touch, then the helmet gives you security and assurance that your head is safe. You can now do any kind of extreme sport/ dangerous activity, as long as you are wearing your Bern Macon 2.0… with style.
You may also put your favorite stickers and decals on your Bern Helmet. Since you have lots of space for stickers, you can personalize your helmet accordingly. Isn’t that fun?!
Disclaimer: Please be careful when doing dangerous activities and other extreme sports! Do not do anything stupid while wearing your Bern Helmet because it will just protect your head from cracking, not save you.