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It’s kind of impossible not to love a black bicycle helmet. The color is both timeless and practical and it matches virtually everything. If you’re going for versatility, this is your best bet — and trust us when we say it’s anything but basic. Whether you’re a daily bike commuter or simply enjoy casual biking around town on the weekend, an adult bike helmet in a black colorway has your noggin’ covered.
This is also a great choice for BMX and mountain bike helmets as well as skateboard helmets where “style points” might matter. In talking with cyclists over the years, we’ve found that they tend to choose cycling helmets in white or bright colorways so they’re more visibly noticeable on the road. Those who fall into multiple biking categories might opt to have helmets for each style of riding.
Since black is a popular colorway over here at Thousand and among other helmet brands like Giro and POC, we put together this quick guide to help you search for the perfect black bike helmet. It highlights our shades of black (yep, there are multiple!) in our unisex styles for both men/women and some of our thoughtful design features that help us stand out among the competition.
You don’t have to sacrifice style for safety or fashion for function in a Thousand multisport helmet. Thousand helmets are CPSC certified with select styles meeting additional safety standard certifications. We also offer three distinct black colorways. Turns out, you can have it all.
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Racer Black is our smooth matte black colorway that always goes the extra mile. We designed it with a subtle shiny black logo to give it a stealthy monochromatic look.
This MIPS bike helmet has you covered with an extra layer of protection against concussions and traumatic brain injury while you’re riding your Retrospec bike to the beach. We designed it with a magnetic rear light to increase your visibility among vehicles and pedestrians alike. Want to add a little flair to your new road bike helmet? Chapter is designed with a removable visor that you can swap on and off depending on your mood, destination, playlist, or outfit. Not only does the visor reduce glare and increase your field of vision, but it also looks rad, too.
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Carbon Black is a smooth matte black colorway with a crisp pop of white detailing along the trim. It has a small white logo on the front since we’re not big fans of massively large logos slapped across everything.
This go-to multisport helmet is a no-brainer for activities like biking, riding scooters, and skateboarding. The PopLock keeps it safely locked up with your Schwinn while you’re working out, grabbing dinner, or hanging at the dog park. Seven vents and internal channeling will keep you cool while riding. The lightweight construction will help make you that much more aerodynamic while you breeze through traffic.
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Stealth Black is a smooth matte black colorway with monochromatic black detailing along the trim. It has a small black logo on the front for a stealthy look — hence the name.
This bike helmet was inspired by New York City’s bike commuters and their chic, minimalist fashion sense. Most Thousand helmets are constructed with cognac vegan leather straps. In keeping with the Stealth Black theme, we decided to do black nylon straps instead. The sliding magnetic closure allows you to get in and out of your helmet quickly and without the potential for getting pinched. Your perfect fit awaits with the turn of our integrated, adjustable dial fit system.
Don’t take our word for it. From the roller skaters gliding around swimming pool bowls (don’t forget those Triple Eight knee pads) to the electric bike riders zipping around town, real riders love their black Thousand bike helmets. We’ve seen them taken on all sorts of adventures. Here’s some real evidence of our helmets out in the wild — and on social.
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You really can’t go wrong with a black road bike helmet. It’s a minimalist’s dream because of the versatile and timeless design. Thousand offers three distinct black colorways for adults: Racer Black, Carbon Black, and Stealth Black. Whereas brands like Raskullz offer a couple of youth bike helmet options, we don’t yet offer our uber-cute kids bike helmets in black. But, we do love feedback. If that’s something you’d like to see in our lineup, let us know.
Plus, all of our helmets can be personalized. Unsuspecting protective gear like fun reflective stickers and monograms offers extra visibility and adds extra personality.
Beyond this, every helmet no matter the color is backed by our Free Accident Replacement policy. We truly hope you’re never in an accident. Should you ever happen to take an unfortunate spill and your helmet is damaged, we’ll replace your helmet for free.
Ready to complete your look? Get your credit card handy and roll with us over to our online shop! Grabbing a gift for the bike enthusiast in your life but not sure which color? A gift card is always a safe bet — just like our helmets.