XMR is an Indian accessory brand with a wide range of accessories and apparel. Among these accessories is the bicycle helmet range which comes in various designs and colour. We got the opportunity to test the XMR Raider Gradient helmet and here is what we thought.
The XMR Raider Gradient is an adult helmet. This bicycle comes with an adjustable strap at the neck and also a rotating wheel strap at the back. The rotating strap at the back was easy and smooth to operate, making sure you find the right amount of tightness for your head size. There is also a visor provided with the helmet. This can be easily fitted on to the helmet in a few seconds. This visor has a few slits and hence makes the sun protection less. You might still need to wear sunglasses to protect yourself from the sun.
The 3M reflective tapes along the sides and back of the helmet help the rider be visible when riding at night. There are 11 vents on the helmet which makes the ventilation great. Although the level of the expanded Poly Urethane Foam padding was a little less, it is comfortable and I did not find any pressure points against the shell.
The Raider Gradient helmet from XMR which I tested came in a full green colour. This helmet comes in 6 different colours; Green, Matte black, Neo blade white, Pink, Red and Blue. Having these many colour variants is great from a rider’s stand point as it gives a lot of choices. The shape of this helmet isn’t the most aerodynamic but it does feel light on the head. The graphics are minimal and the visor gives a more aesthetic and stylish look to the helmet. The neck and back strap belts are of perfect length which makes sure they don’t tangle that easily.
This helmet comes in 2 sizes, Medium and Large which with the help of the back strap will fit every adult head size. The fit was perfect and once tightened there was no loose movement.
The XMR Raider Gradient helmet fits perfectly with a back strap which tightens smoothly. The 11 vents make sure ventilation is never a problem. The neck strap buckle is easily adjustable and clicks on well. With 6 different colour options, this helmet offers a wide variety of choices for the buyer. Priced at Rs.1,895 this helmet is a good buy for anyone looking for a simple and standard cycling helmet.