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Date: 08/14/12 08:05 PM

50 Responses to The Invisible Bicycle Helmet

  1. Profile photo of the_windy
    the_windy Female 18-29
    1589 posts
    August 14, 2012 at 8:17 pm
    Link: The Invisible Bicycle Helmet - Wonder if this will catch on.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    31799 posts
    August 14, 2012 at 8:28 pm
    Nice update from that post back in May!
    (not a repost!)
    Although I remain skeptical, money talks and they seem to have financial backing, eh?
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    ScottSerious Male 18-29
    5316 posts
    August 14, 2012 at 8:39 pm
    good lord. just skip to 2:30 to finally see what they made. all that to see it in "action" for a minute? and we really didn`t even see anything.
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    birdz Female 18-29
    77 posts
    August 14, 2012 at 8:41 pm
    Spoiler alert: airbags for your head.

    Pretty cool though! They are indeed not on your head until deployment.
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    katluver Male 18-29
    321 posts
    August 14, 2012 at 8:46 pm
    Interesting... though it would suck that every time you had an accident (depending on the severity) that you would likely have to replace it... But a fantastic idea all the same.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15844 posts
    August 14, 2012 at 8:48 pm
    Cars are so yesterday. Bikes are the future.
    Welcome to The People`s Republic of Utopia! If the "future" requires me to ride a f***ing bicycle in the f***ing rain to get my f***ing groceries, I think I would welcome a nice head injury.
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    darkmagic14n Male 18-29
    1625 posts
    August 14, 2012 at 8:55 pm
    bend over to look at ground
    helmet deploys

    just wear a damn helmet, not to mention, they probably only work once and cost at least $50 each
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    skypirate Male 18-29
    2349 posts
    August 14, 2012 at 9:05 pm
    jump to 2:50
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    that1joshguy Male 18-29
    232 posts
    August 14, 2012 at 9:13 pm
    Its 110 in oklahoma right now - that would be just as sweaty as wearing a regular helmet
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    that1joshguy Male 18-29
    232 posts
    August 14, 2012 at 9:15 pm
    One of your jerk fiends will take turns pushing you hard enough to make this deploy.
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    AdamBomb Male 18-29
    47 posts
    August 14, 2012 at 9:35 pm
    They stole the idea from the motorcycle airbag.Motorcycle Airbag
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    strivejaylen Male 18-29
    196 posts
    August 14, 2012 at 9:55 pm
    how I ride my bike most of my crashes is from the petels touching the ground and jumping the bike tires off the ground
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    xelous Male 18-29
    2513 posts
    August 14, 2012 at 10:14 pm
    Cool idea, too bad it only works once
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    TKD_Master Male 18-29
    4794 posts
    August 14, 2012 at 10:29 pm
    Cool idea, but if they can`t make replacement bags (airbags only work once) cheap then nobody will buy it twice.
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    2L84ME Male 18-29
    208 posts
    August 14, 2012 at 11:20 pm
    I would rather have the hard mushroom than the dog collar.
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    Zeegrr60 Male 40-49
    2106 posts
    August 15, 2012 at 12:23 am
    "Put a Rooster in and you`ll have order"-Bullhockey. Put a rooster in and you`ll get hen-pecked.
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    spanerbulb Male 30-39
    1244 posts
    August 15, 2012 at 1:01 am
    All that work and resources because people are too vain to wear a drat*ing helmet! What a load of crap.
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    LordJim Male 60-69
    6667 posts
    August 15, 2012 at 1:22 am
    Ordinary cycle helmets only work once too. Once it`s taken a hard knock you need a new one
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    WhiteGryphyn Female 18-29
    97 posts
    August 15, 2012 at 1:45 am
    In theory an airbag could be re-used, you`d just have to pack it back into the collar and put a new co2 can on it.
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    whapitoot Male 18-29
    81 posts
    August 15, 2012 at 2:13 am
    I agree with Spannerbulb. Anyone that regularly cycles doesn`t give a crap about an unslightly helmet. I regularly turn up to work with luminous orange trousers tucked into my socks...
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    Freyr108 Male 18-29
    203 posts
    August 15, 2012 at 3:19 am
    I care what I look like!! I cycle 5 times a week, 5 miles each way, and unlike people going to work, I don`t have the luxury of taking a shower or changing clothes, so I tend to cycle slower (so I don`t sweat) and I HAVE to wear "normal" clothes, can`t turn up to lectures in lycra!
    Helmets are too hot for me to wear...
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    10Bears Male 30-39
    444 posts
    August 15, 2012 at 3:57 am
    I agree with spanerbulb.
    And it`s not invisible. You have to wear a huge puffy neck thing.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14273 posts
    August 15, 2012 at 6:14 am
    Cars are so yesterday. Bikes are the future.

    I guessing they were the test dummies!! People gave them a bunch of money for this peice of crap?!?!?!
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    PierreJeanFR Male 40-49
    1360 posts
    August 15, 2012 at 6:26 am
    mcgovern: you are the past, the present and the future of moronism.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14273 posts
    August 15, 2012 at 8:11 am
    @PierreJeanFR

    You are French. I rest my case. Now who here want to smell frenchie after he rides a bike to work....

    Le pussy!
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    turdburglar Male 30-39
    4718 posts
    August 15, 2012 at 8:35 am
    Since when do cyclists care what they look like? If that where true, how do you explain all the spandex. BTW, I hope any douche that wears one of these is decapitated when it fails to inflate properly.
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    turdburglar Male 30-39
    4718 posts
    August 15, 2012 at 8:40 am
    I dream of being the driver in McGoverns gif. I work in redmond, wa. which seems to be the capitol of bike riding a-holes. They ride like idiots, and cause so many accidents.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14273 posts
    August 15, 2012 at 8:42 am
    Now out of the way hippies some people have actual things to do and you`re slowing them down!!

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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14273 posts
    August 15, 2012 at 8:52 am
    @turdburglar

    replaced the gif to a beter source. Come up to cambridge MA they put stupid little lanes slightly on the side of already too small of roads for the most annoying people on the planet!! It really f**ks up already f**ked up traffic.
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    Quackor Male 18-29
    2856 posts
    August 15, 2012 at 9:09 am
    just what the world needed, 2 lesbian hipster women only interested in money doing "studies" to come out with a more uncomfortable, stupid looking, way more expensive helmet, way to go girls, you just proved women belong in the kitchen making sammiches
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    turdburglar Male 30-39
    4718 posts
    August 15, 2012 at 9:51 am

    Mcgovern - Those lanes are all over the place around here. They still use the car lane. Cars kick little rocks into their lane, and they don`t like the bumpy ride.
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    tedgp Male 30-39
    3287 posts
    August 15, 2012 at 9:56 am
    Havent watched the vid yet, but is this the thing with the inflatable helmer thing that comes from collar? If so, its been done already. Was on a UK tv show a few years ago with 3 university students.
  33. Profile photo of TheShmoo
    TheShmoo Male 18-29
    213 posts
    August 15, 2012 at 9:58 am
    I take it McGovern your just a lazy c:)t.x
  34. Profile photo of Orchideous
    Orchideous Male 18-29
    361 posts
    August 15, 2012 at 10:22 am
    That`s ridiculous
  35. Profile photo of McGovern1981
    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14273 posts
    August 15, 2012 at 10:30 am
    @TheShmoo

    I take it your a cyclist and therby a twat. Yes not riding a bike 24 miles each way is very lazy of me! Now please for the sake of the human race ride into oncoming trafic you tofu muching pussy!
  36. Profile photo of WeePee
    WeePee Male 18-29
    612 posts
    August 15, 2012 at 10:37 am
    i seem to be doing fine with my 12 miles per day helmetless rides. my strategy is to just not fall down.
  37. Profile photo of TheShmoo
    TheShmoo Male 18-29
    213 posts
    August 15, 2012 at 11:35 am
    No worries McGovern I`ll try my best, but in the meantime whatch what gifs you put on and the language you use because your coming off as a sociopath.
  38. Profile photo of McGovern1981
    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14273 posts
    August 15, 2012 at 11:55 am


    your coming off as a sociopath.

    I am for cyclists! No one can stand you but yourselfs and you clog up my tires and grill with spandex and flesh. NOW GET OUT OF THE WAY!!
  39. Profile photo of TheShmoo
    TheShmoo Male 18-29
    213 posts
    August 15, 2012 at 12:04 pm
    Heh, I guess I should finish with this.x

    THAAANNNKKKS
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    thecurt Male 18-29
    411 posts
    August 15, 2012 at 12:41 pm
    That`s called an airbag, not a helmet.
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    chicagojay Male 40-49
    2018 posts
    August 15, 2012 at 12:46 pm
    Start watching at 2:30 if you want to skip the 33 times they tell you that they were told it was impossible.
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    Phosphoreign Male 30-39
    309 posts
    August 15, 2012 at 1:48 pm
    Wow. Amazing... for a movie about an "invisible" bicycle helmet, it took 3 out of 4 minutes before they actually showed me what the heck they invented... I agree with another commentor, start watching at 3min unless you want to watch two, stupid, ugly, self righteous, obnoxious scandinavians tell you how everyone said they couldn`t do it 300000000 times.
  43. Profile photo of TheGuySmiley
    TheGuySmiley Male 18-29
    1243 posts
    August 15, 2012 at 4:04 pm
    When the dummy got hit from behind and his head went back, im not sure it can stop the momentum of the skull and windshield colliding without bashing their skull. I`d have to see more tests first, and try it out. But in the mean time i think a solid helmet is still a good idea.


    McGovern1981: what`s the story behind that gif, that`s horrible.
  44. Profile photo of timebored
    timebored Male 18-29
    69 posts
    August 15, 2012 at 4:49 pm
    i agree it was slow, i thought that the girl`s hat was going to be the helmet. but if you wait for it, it`s pretty awesome when you see the crash.
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    AywooJablome Male 40-49
    35 posts
    August 15, 2012 at 8:15 pm
    Great idea, they SHOULD be proud of themselves, but I`d rather wear a helmet than a bulky dog collar/neck brace
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    americayuni Female 40-49
    19 posts
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14273 posts
    August 16, 2012 at 6:07 am
    @TheGuySmiley

    Not sure why but some nut in Brazil I think.
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    EgalM Male 30-39
    1707 posts
    August 16, 2012 at 7:32 am
    A lot of work just so they don`t mess up their hair. I never found a problem wearing a helmet, what`s the big deal, the chin strap is the worst of it.

    Alrighty than, Does it work if the battery dies? Can it be reset and used again, or is it one shot like a car air bag.? Cause with kids, you`d go through these like crazy. Also, I doubt this would hold up at high speed impact, sure a light tumble, but not while crusing down a hill at 25mph+
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14273 posts
    August 16, 2012 at 8:56 am
    It`s obvious these two girls would never want a hard mushroom shaped thing on their head they`d rather have a big o-ring around their necks.....
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    kittilia Female 18-29
    500 posts
    August 18, 2012 at 2:56 am
    Eh, if these were a tad bit cuter I might consider it. I haven`t worn a helmet in so many years! I think that people who don`t see a problem with helmets don`t live in a place where bicycles are widely used. They`re a pain.

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