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MET Parabellum Helmet

A whole new allmountain generation. Its large visor on the front characterizes the new Parabellum just as the entanglement of the two shells clearly visible at the rear. It has excellent head coverage for such a feather- weight. It is without a doubt the best all-mountain helmet.

MET Parabellum Helmet Features:

  • In-Mould Intelligent Fusion construction - Exclusive technology developed by engineers in our Research and Development laboratory. In-mould construction involves fusing together in the same matrix the two parts of the helmet shell (the interior which is generally black or grey polystyrene and the coloured polycarbonate exterior) during the moulding process. This construction technique provides better shock-absorption results than the Twin-Shell at equivalent volume and material density. Thanks to the In-mould Intelligent Fusion process, MET goes even further by using different densities of material depending on the characteristics of each model to improve the weight/volume ratio while optimising the shock absorption capacity.
  • HES Construction - Homothetic Embedded Skeleton. In the event of an impact the pressure on the helmet shell is uneven, however, in reality most of the pressure is concentrated within a limited area. HES construction, which involves embedding a homothetic skeleton at the back of the helmet, spreads the pressure built up by compression at the impact point, and thus dissipates the force of impact over the whole shell. This exceptional design and a manufacturing technique, that today only MET has mastered, makes the HES concept a new reference in cycle helmet construction.
  • Adjustable visor with integrated air intake vents - The visor’s role is to protect the face and especially the eyes from branches, sun or, in bad weather, against mud flicked up by bikes in front. When the visor has air vents it actively helps cool the head by directing the air towards the inside of the helmet. The tilt of the visor can be adjusted by loosening anodised aluminium side screws. This allows you to fine tune your field of view. Note that at the highest position the visor leaves enough space for your goggles strap in 'rest' position.
  • Gel 02 anti-allergenic front pad - Exclusive technology developed by engineers in our Research and Development laboratory. Instead of absorbing perspiration it sends it towards the sides of the face. With superior hygiene, a much longer lifespan, a natural capacity to adapt to body shape, its thickness remaining stable over time... the GEL O2 front pad offers so many advantages that it will permanently change your idea of helmet comfort. Originating from the medical industry, it is hypo-allergenic, anti-bacterial, made from thermo-stabilising polyurethane morpho-gel, and it helps keeps the head really cool, a key factor not only for comfort but also for the cyclist’s performance. Hand washable.
  • CoolmaxTM anti-allergenic interior pads - The high-tech material assures rapid evaporation of absorbed perspiration for greater comfort. Hand washable.
  • Safe-T Smart - Exclusive technology developed by engineers in our R & D laboratory. Occipital retention system. Its role is to ensure that the helmet is held firmly on the head. A dial at the back of the helmet for easy one-hand size adjustment. The internal mechanism was designed for precision and reliability. The Safe-T Smart also includes a vertical adjustment to position precisely where the helmet touches the head. Thanks to the broader and lighter contact area, the pressure on the head is distributed in a homogenous way for added comfort.
  • MOPOV video support kit - Exclusive technology developed by engineers in our Research and Development laboratory. Now anyone can film themselves while riding. And to help you we have designed the MOPOV (My Own Point Of View) kit which allows you to fit your onboard camera onto your helmet in a flash. Removable kit fitted to the centre of helmet. An Allen key is all you need to fit the kit. Light weight. System suitable for multi-brands. Nothing remains on the helmet after use. The self-adhesive fitting on your camera fixes to the MOPOV and not to the helmet itself.
  • Air Lite straps - Exclusive technology developed by engineers in our Research and Development laboratory. The straps on the new Stradivarius are made from a revolutionary technique of weaving polyester fibres which aids sweat evaporation and provides greater tensile strength with less weight.
  • Air Lite lateral dividers - Air Lite lateral dividers go way beyond their primary function which is to lock the straps into position. Indeed, their ultra-flat design helps reduce aerodynamic drag.
  • Reflective rear stickers - Being visible is essential to the safety of a cyclist. At night or in tunnels, the reflective sticker placed at the back of the helmet makes the bike visible to drivers approaching from behind.
  • Weight: M235g,L250g.
  • Head Contact Surface (HCS): 55%
  • Cooling Factor (CF): 7,5
  • Certified EN 1078 and AS/NZS2063.

MET Parabellum Helmet Technology:

MET’s Air Scale:

  • A real performance indictor of the helmet’s level of ventilation. When defining ventilation efficiency, a fundamental aspect which directly influences a cyclist’s performance, most helmet manufacturers simply indicate the number of air intakes for such and such model, implying that the helmet with the greatest number of air intakes is therefore the best ventilated. However, in reality, this indication alone does not provide any real information about the true capacity of the helmet to keep the head cool.
  • MET, on the other hand, has developed its own protocol to measure the helmet’s performance in terms of ventilation called Air Scale, which measures two fundamental parameters. The Head Contact Surface (HCS) and the Cooling Factor (CF).

Cooling Factor (CF):

  • The cooling factor is calculated using Fluid Flow Analysis. Through this very high-tech computerized analysis system particle traces are used to visualize and measure the motion of mass-less particles that are placed in a flow field. In our case we measure the velocity and temperature of the air as it goes through the helmet in order to rate each helmet accordingly to its capacity of keeping the head cool. The higher the Cooling Factor, the cooler the head.

Head Contact Surface (HCS):

  • The Head Contact Surface indicates in percentage how much of the head is in contact with the helmet. It is easy to understand that where the head is in contact with the helmet there is no room for the air to circulate. The HCS provides a key information to rate a helmet ventilation. The lower the HCS, the better the ventilation.

Buy MET Parabellum Helmet from Chain Reaction Cycles, the World’s Largest Online Bike Store.

  • Colour: Matt White - Grey, Matt Black - White, Matt Mud - Gloss Lime, Matt Cyan - Black, Matt Black - Glossy Red
  • Clothing Size: M, L
  • Gender: Male
  • AgeGroup: Adult
Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 7 reviewers.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Cheap quality The gel is annoying (for me) The strap is cheapish poor and you can't lock it! I had to use a rubber ban! Just pull hard in the strap and it becomes longer... Looks great but I would not use I am selling it. 17 April 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Nice but no good for my head shape The helmet is one of the best looking trail helmets out there to date, I recieved mine and tried it for size, unfortunately it was not terribly comfortable on my head. Comfort is dependant on head shape. I have returned the helmet for an IXS Trail RS which is incredibly comfortable for me. I can't say anything bad about the MET Parabellum, just wasn't a good fit for me, which is a shame as it is a fantastic looking helmet with a camera mount too. Recommend you try one for fit if you can. 20 March 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Looks good, fits well Takes a little adjustment but once its on its easy to forget its there as it is quite comfortable. Havent tested its crash test ability (hopefully will never find out) but it does feel quite solid. I bought the matt black and red and it does look pretty sweet. It is expensive for a helmet of this type but I didnt really fancy any others, I'm a little bit OCD when it comes to colour matching so it goes with the matt black with red accents on the paint work on my bike. Other than that its hard to complain about anything. 18 February 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect fit, perfect weight This helmet is the best fit I've ever had on a mtb helmet. MET did something brilliant when moving the retention system that far down the neck - and the stability for the camera is perfect. Also really light weight and good ventilation. 18 February 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Ottimo ma da modificare Sono d'accordo con MalamuteMan, anch'io ho avuto difficoltà con la banda regolabile posteriore, l'ho trovata molto bassa tanto da schiacciare i muscoli cervicali soprattutto in discesa, quindi quando alzavo la testa. Oltre a questo i supporti dei gommini che si appoggiano sulla testa erano taglienti. Le regolazioni non sono state sufficienti, ho dovuto modificare la banda tagliando alcuni nastri di plastica e togliere il filo tagliente. Ora funziona bene, è finalmente confortevole. 18 February 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Comfy Lid Great Quality Helmet with soft removable padding & Gel forehead pad, after trying on lots of different helmets I opted for this one as it was the most Comfy one, was also wanting the option to mount a GoPro which this had i did try the Bell Super & Lazer Oasiz because of the camera mounts but found the MET a better fit and better quality finish Worth Paying the extra money for, just wish it came with a carry bag 27 January 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Disappointed Was looking forward to trying this helmet. Straight away i had a problem with fit and the rear adjustment strap dug into my head. I could only put it on from the rear first. Once the helmet was on it was apparent it was not the style i was after. It sat on the top of my head like a mushroom (Mario) head. It does have a GoPro/Camera mount, nice bright colour, but that's all it has going for it in my opinion. It doesn't sit low enough on the head like other helmets (Giro Feature, IXS RS, Bluegrass Goldeneye, TLD A1) and it wasn't very comfortable. Far better helmets out there, for less money. 22 January 2014
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