27 October 2020
In the same way you might visit a tailor to make you a suit, or a bicycle framebuilder to build you a custom bike that fits you exactly, there’s nothing like wearing a helmet that fits you perfectly. A HEXR helmet is a one-off and as unique as you, and as such, the reasons for purchasing one differ for each and every person. The cycling community is choosing bespoke over standard sizing and to find out why, we're sharing the individual stories from our customers around the world.
Photography by Matt Ben Stone
“I chose HEXR primarily to protect my brain as well as I possibly could, having had a few too many commuting close calls! However, since receiving my helmet I've grown to love the ability to make it my own with multiple custom painted shells for club or solo rides as well as being able to easily exchange the buckle that came with the helmet for a magnetic one.”
“I am not a seasoned cyclist, but I wanted to ensure that my head was protected by the best thing available if I did end up hitting the tarmac commuting during lockdown. My HEXR is light, cool, and comfortable. It gets two thumbs up from me!”
“I originally bought a HEXR because I had seen one on a friend. I was really interested in the 3D printing technology and the safety benefits, plus I loved the look. Now I have a HEXR I would never go back due to the overall comfort without the need for adjustment. I have even had a chance to test the crash replacement service, which was exceptional!”
“The fact that it would afford me much greater protection than other helmets was paramount for me. It's great too, having a perfectly fitting helmet that is so comfortable, I hardly know I'm wearing it.”
“I bought my HEXR to replace a very old helmet I had. Commuting to work in the city can be a bit risky at times, but the safety benefits of my custom fit HEXR have ensured I feel more confident on the road and I enjoy getting up that little bit earlier to squeeze in a longer ride before work."
“Having a custom made helmet fills you with pride, knowing that this bespoke helmet fits the contours of your head with a premium feel rather than a generic fit. Once you receive the helmet, the fit makes you feel safe when riding across many terrains and gives you one less thing to worry about when getting ready to cycle. The helmet is light, comfortable and well ventilated, things I feel every helmet should aim to embody.”
“I don't class myself as an expert rider at all, however, the single best thing about having a HEXR is that it fits so well and is so comfortable that I almost forget I have it on and can concentrate on technique and enjoying the ride. It actually feels like it's part of me!”
“I chose HEXR as l wanted a helmet that fitted me perfectly that didn't compromise on safety. When competing in triathlons, it's nice to have peace of mind that you're protected with the best there is out there if something should go wrong, and I certainly haven't been disappointed."
“I've always struggled to find a helmet that fitted well and didn't look ridiculous! I saw HEXR and it looked like the perfect solution to a custom, personalised helmet that was built around me. Not only is it the perfect fit, but a great design and so comfortable for those long days in the saddle.”
“My grandfather was hit by a car years ago whilst cycling and the only reason why he's still alive is because he was wearing a helmet. Seeing how much more advanced HEXR is with its safety credentials I just thought it a no brainer to have one, especially when cycling around London or on narrow country lanes! Also, I love the fact it uses new technology, sustainable plant material, and 3D printing so it fits your head perfectly!”
“I chose HEXR as l was impressed with the technology behind the design and l wanted a helmet that fitted me perfectly. I certainly haven’t been disappointed and l’m very pleased with my decision.”
"Buying my HEXR has been a great investment. I wanted a stylish helmet to wear whilst commuting to work and this just hits the spot. I love the small profile compared to other helmets, I'm so pleased with my decision."
“I bought my HEXR as every other part of my cycling kit is closely tuned to make the most of my ride and what better way to do this than with a custom cycling helmet? I love bespoke cycling products and my HEXR doesn’t disappoint. It is far more breathable than any other helmet that I have ever owned. Although the price may deter some people, you cannot put a price on comfort or safety.”
“In general, cycling helmets just don’t look very appealing to me, when I came across HEXR, I was thrilled I no longer had to trade looks for safety. Not only does it look slick, but it’s safer than the average helmet owing to its honeycomb structure and material. I love that it’s also fully customised to fit my specific head shape and size, having gone through so many helmets that just wouldn’t sit right, this was a gamechanger for me.”
“The safety credentials are hugely important to me. One of my cycling mates hit a pothole at the end of a ride and sadly sustained life-changing head injuries meaning he’ll never ride again. It’s very sad.”
“It actually feels like it's part of me! When I catch sight of my shadow (assuming the sun shines ever!) it is visible but doesn't look like there's a washing up bowl on my head. The custom fit and extra margin of safety have increased my confidence and determination to ride on.”