Kask Infinity Overview – kask infinity
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For years, helmet makers talked a lot about vents. The added vents, the bigger the helmet, accepted acumen went (although centralized channeling has as abundant if not added aftereffect on cooling). Then the allocution switched to aero performance: beneath vents were faster, but hotter. Now abounding companies are aggravating to acumen a blessed average amid air-conditioned and fast. Some, like the Giro Synthe or the Kask Protone, achieve for a distinct appearance that is adequately fast but with affluence of air flow. Other, like the Bell Star Pro, Casco SPEEDairo or Kask Infinity, accept affective genitalia to about-face amid aero achievement and blast on the fly.
BikeRadar strolled the halls of the Eurobike and Interbike tradeshows to accompany you this ‘best of’ alley helmet gallery. Note that some companies like Specialized and Trek/Bontrager did not appear either one, so you won’t acquisition their lids here.
For 2015, the Casco SPEEDairo adds a Zeiss-certified photochromic lens, which lightens or darkens automatically depending on ambient lighting conditions. This lens was apparent to dotted ablaze from a appropriate flashlight at appropriate for two abnormal appropriate afore the photo was taken; the dots achromatic aural about 10 abnormal as the lens readapted to the calm ablaze conditions. The SPEEDairo is added vented than abounding aero helmets, with a ablaze cobweb to accumulate bugs out. The SPEEDairo’s chip lens is absorbed with adaptable straps, acceptance it to be removed and anchored aloft while riding. The SPEEDtime, on the added hand, is an aero-over-all-else design. It’s additionally not cheap, at €400 (US$515 / £318).
The Catlike Mixino is a US$299 helmets with 39 vents and abysmal centralized channeling for air flow. The Mixino has characteristic sculpting, but its centralized achievement is notable as well. Catlike uses graphene nanofibers to abate aggregate but advance strength. To board assorted arch sizes, the Mixino assimilation band has advertisement ancillary panels with pads of assorted sizes. Ovalish pads at the rear angle-adjust for arch shape, too.
The Bell Star Pro was alien at the Tour de France. In accession to the chip visor, the Star Pro boasts an open/close aperture switch. The Giro Synthe is a blessed average amid a well-vented helmet and a full-on aero helmet.
The Kask Protone launched aloft the active of Team Sky riders at the Tour de France, but it comes in added options besides sky blue. The Kask Infinity, like the Star Pro, can accessible and abutting its vents. Here, that is done by sliding the centermost console of the alien carapace up and down. Kask uses 3D Dry added with abysmal channels. The stitched-flat band alliance was a appeal from pro riders, Kask says. EcoLeather is acclimated on some of the Kask straps.
The Limar Ultralight claims to be the world’s lightest, at 175g in the CE version. (The CPSC adaptation weighs 210g).
The US$219 MET Stradivarius HES uses gel added and comes in two sizes (54-58cm and 59-62cm).
The new Lazer Z1 Fast (US$300) is agnate to the accepted Z1 with its snap-on AeroShell cap but in this case, the carapace is absolutely chip and can’t be removed (in adjustment to amuse UCI rules). The new Lazer WASP Air has a beneath appendage than the original, which is hardly beneath aerodynamic than the accepted WASP but allegedly produces beneath annoyance if and back the addition tilts their arch down.
“The best the event, the beneath the tail,” says Lazer’s Chris Smith, “Because you are added acceptable to move your arch in a best race.” The Lazer WASP Air will additionally accept an bend barometer accessory to ascertain back the addition moves the helmet added than two percent alfresco of the adapted angle, which will be set by the addition or a fitter. The bend device, which is still in ancestor anatomy here, will accord an audio and beating alert.
This ancestor bend barometer accessory will active riders back they bead their active added than 2 percent alfresco of the adapted angle, which can be set by the addition or a fitter
Lazer has two helmets with MIPS technology, the US$230 Helium apparent actuality and the US$70 Beam burghal lid. MIPS helmets acquiesce the arch to move somewhat alone from the carapace in the accident of a crash, which reduces academician trauma, proponents say.
Swedish aggregation POC continues to advance into the alley market. It’s Octal helmet comes in a MIPS option. The Octal’s white cream provides acceptable beheld adverse with the chicken MIPS layer, which pivots aural the helmet. POC has two curve – the AVIP ‘safety’ band that comes in ablaze colors, and the new achievement band with a darker aethestic.
The chicken MIPS band moves alone from the helmet shell, which can abate academician trauma, proponents say
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