I think my favorite bicycle helmet may be discontinued

She’s called the Bell Citi Helmet {amazon}. She’s my favorite because she isn’t shiny like those “serious” helmets, and offers way more ventilation than those trendy skateboard helmet guys. Don’t know how they stand it in the summer.

To the point, the Bell site no longer offers the non-shiny Citi helmets, but you can still snag the brown leather version via the link above.

I, of course, opt to ride sans visor.

An Airbag for your Head

What recent Swedish invention costs $450, comes in a variety of styles, can be used only once and inflates upon impact?

If you guessed Hövding’s inflatable bicycle helmet, you’re correct! It’s designed for all those fussy cyclists out there who like their brains but love their hair. The helmet has a built-in motion sensor and inflates in a fraction of a second, protecting your head from a nasty fall.

Check out the promo:

But what happens if you land on an open box of thumbtacks or a pointy rock? {via the huff po}