• Fidlock Buckle
    Fidlock No-Pinch Buckle: It’s Easy on Your Chiny Chin Chin

    August 12, 2014

    Fidlock No-Pinch Buckle: It’s Easy on Your Chiny Chin Chin

    Quite a few features make a Nutcase helmet special – the little things that you might not know about when you buy a helmet but that become apparent to you over time. One of the best of these is our Fidlock no-pinch, magnetic buckle. While at first glance that no-pinch buckle might seem like an…

    Posted in Miscellaneous, Safety
  • Helmet Fitting
    Helmet Fitting Help

    June 24, 2014

    Helmet Fitting Help

    June 24, 2014 Helmet Fitting Help The first and foremost way to get a Nutcase helmet to help better protect your brain is by wearing it. While this seems ludicrously obvious, there’s a force in the Universe that is even more insidious and evil than the Star Wars ‘dark side’ – and it’s called inertia.…

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  • Safety in numbers
    Safety In Numbers

    June 4, 2014

    Safety In Numbers

    June 4, 2014 joe commuter Bringing you tips on bike commuting from one dedicated rider in Portland. Featured photo credit: Ricardo Hurtubia via flickr Safety in numbers Good news for bike commuters: accident rates are decreasing – rapidly in some cases – as the number of cyclists on the road increases. In Minneapolis, for example, cycling…

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  • Bike Safety
    5 Ways to Better Bike Safety

    June 3, 2014

    5 Ways to Better Bike Safety

    June 3, 2014 5 Ways to Better Bike Safety Photo credit: Paul Krueger via flickr. 1) Know the protected lanes (if any) in your town. A great, brand-new study of US bike lanes is reinforcing the idea that protected bike lanes (where there’s some physical buffer instead of just a painted line) between cyclists and…

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  • Friday 2
    Helmets Past and Future

    April 25, 2014

    Helmets Past and Future

    April 25, 2014 Friday Helmet Fun As we’ve reported, the first bicycle helmets were either padded leather (racing) or hard-shelled pith (touring). Thomas Stevens, the first bicyclist to complete a round-the-world journey, on a high-wheeled bike from 1884 to 1886, depended on a hard helmet to shade him from grueling sun – small holes in…

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  • bunny50
    Spring has sprung!

    April 16, 2014

    Spring has sprung!

    April 16, 2014 Bicycle Helmets: One for you, one for your honey-bunny Nice bunny ears, but the helmets need better fitting. Photo: thanks to Andy Smitty Schmidt! When April showers bring May flowers, cyclists also start to sprout up on city streets and park paths. After all, there’s nothing better than a bike ride when…

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  • Crumple Zone
    The Crumple Zone

    April 8, 2014

    The Crumple Zone

    April 8, 2014 Helmet Innovation #1 – Loving the Crumple Zone A modern sports helmet is a relatively simple thing consisting of a tough shell, an inner liner of EPS (expanded polystyrene) and straps.  It is the little things, however, that can make that simple three-piece combo perform better and look better. In a Nutcase…

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  • News_&_Events_Nutcase_Helmets-Brain_Injury_Awareness_Month_2014.v2
    Big Brain,
    Bigger Helmets

    March 31, 2014

    Big Brain,
    Bigger Helmets

    March 31, 2014 Big Brain, Bigger Helmets After human beings became bipedal, our brains also evolved, becoming bigger. We’re now carrying around almost 3 pounds of brain per person. What we got with evolution and a bigger brain were many benefits, including a pre-frontal cortex, which helps humans (uniquely in the animal world) to simulate…

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  • News_&_Events_Nutcase_Helmets-Brain_Injury_Awareness_Month_2014.v2
    Friday Helmet Fun

    March 28, 2014

    Friday Helmet Fun

    March 28, 2014 Friday Helmet Fun Each Friday, we dig a little in the archives (Nutcase or otherwise) to find some helmet fun past, present, and future.  This week the fun includes this lovely photo of a giraffe-themed paint job on a bike spotted in Porto Alegre, Brazil by Instagram user Gilson de Azevedo. (The gum-pink…

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  • News_&_Events_Nutcase_Helmets-Brain_Injury_Awareness_Month_2014.v2
    What’s Your Hurry?

    March 27, 2014

    What’s Your Hurry?

    March 27, 2014 Here’s Your Helmet – What’s Your Hurry? As we near the end of Brain Injury Awareness month, we’ve talked a lot about brains and helmets, and why the two go so well together. The best reason for wearing a helmet is simple risk reduction. If you happen to love your brain and you love…

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