This year I was able to try some high-tech cycling products, and one I was particularly stoked about was the ABUS MoDrop QUIN smart helmet. As a guy who rides solo often, the idea of a helmet notifying your friends when you crash sounded like a great idea.
ABUS’ QUIN sensor not only contacts your chosen friends if you crash, but shows them exactly where you are on a map with GPS coordinates. With a subscription to the app you can also track a ton of ride metrics, but I did discover a few issues with my app’s functionality. Thankfully the most important feature, the crash notifications, worked just fine. Construction and features:
For a full description of construction features check out my article about the MoDrop and Moventor helmets , but here’s a quick rundown of the MoDrop’s key info:
The MoDrop is built with Multi-Shell In-Mould technology, meaning the outer shell is bonded to the EPS liner. The MoDrop’s lower shell is also molded for added strength. The model I tested includes a MIPS liner to reduce rotational forces in a crash.
There are six intake and eight outlet vents, and ABUS’ Zoom Ace retention system offers a generous height adjustment to provide a solid fit. The visor is adjustable to four positions (although the highest two are really only there to allow room for goggles). I kept the visor in its lowest position, and it didn’t restrict my view at all.
The MoDrop sticks with a basic chin buckle and […]
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