Italian helmet brand KASK, proud sponsors of Team SKY, are relatively young to the cycling market but their expertise in protection products is gained from their experience in the ski, mountaineering and industrial safety markets.
KASK aim to create technologically advanced, stylish helmets that always maintain a high level of protection.With a range of over 10 helmets on the market (mostly road orientated) their unique styling already sets them apart from their competitors.
What might not be initially obvious is the technology that goes in to making sure KASK‘s helmets are light, well vented, comfortable and safe, hence their ethos – CSD, Comfort, Safety, Design.
Helmet retention is a safety feature that is almost as important for safety as the actual impact protection, if the helmet isn’t in the right place it certainly it isn’t likely to do a great job of saving your brain – KASK have developed an Up & down dual pivot system which keeps the helmet in the correct position on your head without restricting movement or causing discomfort.
Speaking of comfort many of KASK‘s models have leatherette chin padding (though not the k50) something which many other brands helmets could do with as nylon straps rubbing across your neck can cause a pretty bad rash.
Another great feature is the antibacterial washable padding that can be removed and popped into the wash, preventing stinky helmet syndrome!
Innovation is at the heart of KASK‘s ethos and their involvement with team SKY is more than just a one way deal, working with such high calibre riders & SKY‘s marginal gains philosophy KASK have received valuable feedback from the team which has been fed into the R&D of the latest models. It’s no accident that the signing of the current world champion Mark Cavendish to team SKY has also driven Aero development of the team helmets, something that will undoubtedly trickle down to the consumer market in the next year.
Whilst KASK shows innovation to rival many of its far more experienced competitors what may come as a surprise is that their range often comes in at a far lower price point -though they don’t do ‘cheap helmets’ their top of the range Vertigo comes in at £165 - compared to the £200+ of other brands, even their TT helmet, the K31 Chrono is under £200.
Our friends at KASK have kindly given up a KASK Mojito helmet to give away to one lucky Wiggle blog reader, but it’s not just any helmet… this one has been signed by none other than World Champion MARK CAVENDISH, British Champion BRADLEY WIGGINS and their team mate LUKE ROWE!
to be in with a chance of winning this unique bit of kit all you have to do is answer this simple question -
How many air vents does the KASK MOJITO helmet have?
just leave a comment below with the correct answer & your email address, competition ends 22/04/12 (p.s. your comment won’t show up – otherwise that would give the answer away!)
COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED – thanks for all your entries, the winner was J.Howe :)