The Met Grancorso is a new purpose-built helmet that was designed to meet the growing safety needs of ebike riders. As ebikes grow in popularity, it is becoming more evident that the current range of helmets fails to protect against the new speeds. With speeds that rival mopeds, the current range of head protection seems to be lacking, but the Met Grancorso is hoping to actually protect riders with new specifications and safety features.
Designed to meet the new EU NTA 8776 safety standard, which calls for bike helmets to be sturdier and more protective or ebike riders, this new helmet features improved coverage for the back of the head and temples. These areas of focus save riders from typical points of danger, as well as the most damaging points to the brain. The chinstrap to the helmet features a magnetic clasp, and a full-wrap shell offers up comfort and a sleek design. Optional add-ons include LED lights and a magnetic eye shield. Despite the extra protection, the Met Grancorso weighs just 11.2 ounces.
Growing Concerns Over eBike Saftey Led to the Design of the Met Grancorso
1. Improved Safety Standards for Ebike Helmets - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop advanced helmet designs that provide improved coverage and protection for ebike riders, meeting new safety standards.
2. Enhanced Comfort and Design Features - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Create helmets with magnetic clasps, full-wrap shells, and optional add-ons like LED lights and magnetic eye shields, offering both safety and style for ebike riders.
3. Growing Market for Ebike Safety Gear - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Tap into the expanding market by developing innovative safety gear specifically designed for the increasing number of ebike riders.
1. Sporting Goods and Protective Equipment - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop advanced helmet designs and other safety gear to meet the growing demand from ebike riders.
2. Technology and Smart Accessories - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Create smart helmets with integrated technologies such as LED lights and magnetic eye shields, offering enhanced safety features for ebike riders.
3. Sustainable Transportation and Mobility - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Support the growth of the eBike industry by providing innovative safety solutions to improve rider confidence and encourage adoption of sustainable transportation alternatives.