FROM THE HIDEOUT, RICHMOND, CA – January 9, 2015 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – SpeedMob, Inc. is proud to announce the addition of Nutcase Moto Helmets to their family of brands.
From one of the most recognized names in bicycling and skate, Nutcase brand of helmets now offer Moto Helmets, distributed by SpeedMob and now ready for order. Nutcase Helmets offer a unique blend of proven functionality and fun design. The DOT and ECE dual-certified ratings ensure these helmets do their job while their great design approach make them stand out amongst the rest!
This beautiful line of open face helmets are specifically designed for motorcycles, motorbikes and scooters. These Moto Helmets not only come with Nutcase’s signature style and stunning graphics, but with a strong chinstrap and ratcheting buckle, a cool face shield and the option to accessorize. Visors are available in Clear, Smoke and Amber in both “Shorty” and “Tall” options, available for $34.95 MSRP.
The brand new line of Nutcase Moto Helmets are available in four sizes (S – XL) and are well priced at just $150.00 MSRP. Each helmet comes with nearly a dozen excellent features:
- Injection-molded ABS Shell
- Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) protective inner foam for high impact protection
- DOT/ECE dual-certified
- Anti-scratch/UV protective shield
- Shields available for purchase in 2 sizes & 3 colors
- Simple pivot system for easy shield removal
- Quick pull-release buckle
- Strong, adjustable chinstrap
- Removable ear pads
- 2 optional front intake vents
- Deluxe soft neck roll for extra comfort
Nutcase helps people who love to bike, skate, motorcycle, snowboard, ski, windsurf… any person who likes to be active and wants to show off their personality with their vibrant and lively helmet. We believe fun, beautiful and stylish helmets can deliver high performance while adhering to appropriate safety standards. And they do. With Nutcase.
On the eve of one of the biggest football games in the history of the state of Oregon, Michael Morrow knew he had to come up with something big. Having grown up in Corvallis, where Oregon State is located, Michael was a passionate, die-hard Beavers fan. The game he and countless other Beavers fans were excited about was against their rival, the University of Oregon Ducks, located a mere 40 miles to the south in Eugene. The Ducks were ranked 5th in the nation, the Beavers 8th. Stakes had never been higher. A statement needed to be made.
How it all started
Looking for inspiration, Michael spotted an old, black bicycle helmet languishing in his Portland garage. The idea was hatched. Michael, a former Creative Director at Nike and, at the time, the head of Morrow Creative, a Portland branding agency, grabbed a roll of orange electrical tape and went to work. Oregon State’s colors are black and orange, so first, Michael applied an orange stripe across the top of the helmet, front to back, and then created an orange “O” on either side. Next, he glued four, four-inch wood screws onto the top of his helmet, and proceeded to jam four yellow rubber duckies onto the screws. He drew uniform numbers of Duck players onto the duckies and, as a final touch, crossed out their eyes.
Wearing his new helmet at the stadium the next day elicited one reaction from Beavers fans: unbridled enthusiasm. People LOVED it. During the game, Michael’s brain began to put it all together: Sports helmets are dull. They are either licensed cartoon character designs for kids or simple solid colors. The helmet that is a vibrant extension of a person’s personality… it doesn’t exist.
And so, on November 18, 2000, Nutcase was born.