The Urge Down-O-Matic is the big brother of the Urge family. The big vents on the front bring the maximum amount of fresh air to your head without sacrificing protection, while its composite fiber construction allows for an unmatched weight to protection ratio. To keep your head comfortable all day, the inside is made of super soft removable and washable padding. Around the world, or in your neighborhood playground, the Down-O-Matic is the helmet to wear!
Unmatched weight to protection ratio.
Composite fiber construction.
Large round vents.
Super soft padding, removable and washable.
Includes pads of different thickness to get the perfect fit.
Approximate weight 966 grams.
Buy Urge Down-O-Matic UB MMC Helmet from Chain Reaction Cycles, the World’s Largest Online Bike Store.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Skydog Great protection at a great price
I bought this helmet after hearing many stories of small crashes becoming serious for people due to not having any facial protection. I didn't get knee pads until I'd gouged my knees, waited until I'd skinned my elbows to get elbow pads, so this time I decided to be proactive.
The helmet looks great, if you like the styling. It's certainly unique and recognisable. Obviously it is warmer than a normal trail helmet, but it's honestly not that bad. I wouldn't wear it if I was planning on going 100% up climbs, but if, like me, most of your riding is for fun and you're happy to go uphill at a reasonable pace it's fine.
Downhill the protection seems great (not crashed yet!) it's really helped with my confidence and I now don't worry as much about washing out on berms or crashing on drops and jumps, not sure if this is a good thing.
Overall, I think it's a fantastic helmet at a great price, I'd recommend it to anyone who wants more protection than a trail helmet.
23 June 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by shien Light like carbon helmet and bargain price!
Light like carbon helmet and bargain price! Little bit tight but its ok to me. And awesome ventilation system!
07 June 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MylesK87 Solid Helmet overall
This helmet is the first I have every bought, so I can't compare it to any other helmet. From my experiece so far, this helmet is fairly light, and this helmet can take some hard crashes. The finish has held up well, some scratches but the helmet decals have not peeled off. This helmet does get hot when hiking your bike, or when riding uphill, but I can't say if it's hotter than an other helmet. Going downhill though, the helmet does not seem as hot, so it seems to have good ventilation.
One comment on the hole on the visor. I thought it was weird to have this hole there until I went head first into the ground. The visor cracked from the tip down to the hole. After that, the visor was able to flex but not break. I feel that this hole in the visor prevented the hole visor from breaking.
My 2 complaints are:
1) The rubber around the ventilation holes like to pop out every so often. I have not lost any of the rubber, but I have came close
2) 100% goggles do not seems to fit correctly with this helmet
05 June 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Stelios Comfortable and great ventilation
This helmet is a nice choice for those who want a lightweight full face helmet with lots of ventilation. It looks nice, feels cool and comes with pads that help you dial the fit. I followed the size chart provided by Urge and the fit is good. If your head size is between the 2 sizes ofered I'd advise you to try before you buy though.
I was not so impressed with the finish which had lots of small imperfections but then it was on such a huge discount that it doesn't matter much.
Another thing I should point out is that I have a round head and it seems to fit me better than other full face helmets. If you have a round head shape you should try this helmet. I'm not so sure how it would fit people with a more oval head shape though.
Lastly I would like to point out that some people had trouble using their gogles with this helmet. It works great with my Oakley Proven gogles but I can't really coment on how it would fit other gogles.
29 May 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Cts5555 Bargain at this price
Ordered both this and 661 shifted, the Urge feels like the better quality helmet and is slightly more comfortable, albeit feels heavier than the 661.
As it happens, I have decided to return both and continue my search for a suitable all mountain/enduro type helmet, they are simply to big and hot for all mountain riding.
23 May 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bradley27 great value
got this product in the sale, and it is a fantastic helmet. Recommend to anyone
19 May 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by 100JJJJ Recommended
Great looking product. I have a L/XL and it's a snug comfortable fit. IMO it's quite small for L/XL. Great price too! (£59 with my crc voucher)
12 May 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by shocket Small fitting
I ordered this in large/xl based on sizing chart as i am 59cm head size but even then i just couldn't get it on without major forehead pain, I'm aware fitting helmets is very personal but it is a small made lid, i take a medium in my previous 661 and it was perfect so that may guide you for sizing, the helmet itself was very nice, great quality finish and i wished my big head squeezed in as it looked great.
If it fits you you wont be disappointed so i cant mark it down due to it not fitting me.
03 May 2014