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Crivit Smart Bike Helmet £34.99 LIDL
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Crivit Smart Bike Helmet £34.99 LIDL

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Posted 11th JulAvailable: National
  • Intelligent bike helmet with remote-controlled indicators and rear light
  • Remote control attaches to your handlebar
  • Lightweight, durable and heat-resistant helmet with in-mould construction
  • Rear light with 2 settings: continuous and flashing
  • 14 vents for optimal air circulation
  • Outer shell made from impact-resistant polycarbonate
  • Inner shell made from highly shock-absorbent EPS
  • Front vents with insect screen
  • Patented one-hand size adjustment via dial
  • Removable, washable lining
  • Chin pad for extra comfort
  • Reflective details
  • Battery indicator and USB charging for light and remote control
  • Sizes: S/M or M/L
  • 3-year warranty
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2 issues I see with these helmets are visibility of indicators in bright sunshine or pedestrians or oncoming traffic being able to see them. Price is good but I don't rate the concept
w0nky11/07/2019 07:50

2 issues I see with these helmets are visibility of indicators in bright …2 issues I see with these helmets are visibility of indicators in bright sunshine or pedestrians or oncoming traffic being able to see them. Price is good but I don't rate the concept


Don’t think these replace hand signals but to go alongside them. Not something I’d wear but anything that makes cyclists more visible to drivers is a good thing.
w0nky11/07/2019 07:50

2 issues I see with these helmets are visibility of indicators in bright …2 issues I see with these helmets are visibility of indicators in bright sunshine or pedestrians or oncoming traffic being able to see them. Price is good but I don't rate the concept


Paradoxically if indicators make cyclists more visible to other traffic that may be more beneficial than the relatively limited protection afforded by the helmet.
davidmatthewbrown711/07/2019 08:30

Don’t think these replace hand signals but to go alongside them. Not s …Don’t think these replace hand signals but to go alongside them. Not something I’d wear but anything that makes cyclists more visible to drivers is a good thing.


Legally they can't replace hand signals. Something like moped indicators on the front and back of your ebike though... No they still wouldn't. They'd do better though.
Does anybody have one of these?
I'm wondering how long the battery life is. For my commute in the city it would be great to have indicators - sitting waiting to turn right makes your arm sore, and changing gear, steering and indicating all at once makes for a wobbly cyclist.
Yup, lights on back of helmet to improve visibility v sensible and also well worth updating an old helmet.Trying to use a handbar switch for this and do hand signals while moving through busy traffic seems hazardous in itself. I think this would be most valuable when u just need to pull slightly out into lane to overtake a parked car etc. Got the Kids the equivalent crivit kids helmets with red light on rear. They are smart and clear at reasonably short distances. I don't think the light is strong enough to really make a difference at any significant distance or replace a substantive bike light.
Just remember even though it has all the tech inside, once you drop the helmet against hard concrete or you have a minor accident where your head is knocked it still needs to be thrown out and replaced. It's one only use, once it has taken any reasonable impact to the shell of the helmet, the foam compresses internally and that is your one use gone. You often can't see this externally. Even if you treat it well and it never gets an impact it should be replaced after 5 years because the foam and plastic degrade as they age. If you have young children cycling I've seen it recommended you buy 2 helmets at a time so always have one in reserve. Helmets don't have to be expensive though, any helmet sold in the UK should be fully certified and safe. In this instance it is better to buy cheaper helmets and replace quickly when necessary rather than spend a lot and then resent throwing the helmet away when you should.
bonzobanana11/07/2019 11:36

Just remember even though it has all the tech inside, once you drop the …Just remember even though it has all the tech inside, once you drop the helmet against hard concrete or you have a minor accident where your head is knocked it still needs to be thrown out and replaced. It's one only use, once it has taken any reasonable impact to the shell of the helmet, the foam compresses internally and that is your one use gone. You often can't see this externally. Even if you treat it well and it never gets an impact it should be replaced after 5 years because the foam and plastic degrade as they age. If you have young children cycling I've seen it recommended you buy 2 helmets at a time so always have one in reserve. Helmets don't have to be expensive though, any helmet sold in the UK should be fully certified and safe. In this instance it is better to buy cheaper helmets and replace quickly when necessary rather than spend a lot and then resent throwing the helmet away when you should.


At £35 this is about as cheap as a high-street bike shop would sell an adult helmet for anyway.
johnnystorm11/07/2019 13:56

At £35 this is about as cheap as a high-street bike shop would sell an …At £35 this is about as cheap as a high-street bike shop would sell an adult helmet for anyway.


Planet X do some great quality helmets for much less than this. They do a very highly reviewed helmet currently for £15. Also the factory door price of helmets is very low, starting at about $3 for certified helmets it's only plastic and foam pretty much. It's fully possible to have a high quality fully certified helmet that retails for £10 or less although such helmets wouldn't be sold at LBS's I'm sure, it would likely be a lower margin, higher turnover retailer.

planetx.co.uk/c/q…ets
bonzobanana11/07/2019 16:15

Planet X do some great quality helmets for much less than this. They do a …Planet X do some great quality helmets for much less than this. They do a very highly reviewed helmet currently for £15. Also the factory door price of helmets is very low, starting at about $3 for certified helmets it's only plastic and foam pretty much. It's fully possible to have a high quality fully certified helmet that retails for £10 or less although such helmets wouldn't be sold at LBS's I'm sure, it would likely be a lower margin, higher turnover retailer.https://www.planetx.co.uk/c/q/clothing/helmets


I can vouch for the PX lids, I have a couple at home.

Edit: I'd rather have a couple of those than one of these. A fluro one for getting bashed up commuting and a nice one for the weekend.
Edited by: "johnnystorm" 11th Jul
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