Small Mavic Bicycle Helmets
Does the Mavic Espoir Helmet look futuristic? Certainly. Was it designed with futuristic engineering techniques? Absolutely. And while we understand that terms like 'futuristic' and 'engineering' are typically attributable to marketing fluff, the forethought that went into the Espoir remains unparalleled. Mavic based the Espoir's design around a simple principle -- comfort is king. Accordingly, the helmet has been given ample ventilation in order to maximize the effect of airflow's passage through the helmet. So, while you're inevitably sweating, you'll also be getting cooler as the moisture evaporates. More importantly, though, the Espoir makes use of Mavic's proprietary Ergo Shape system that accommodates around 25,000 head shapes -- perhaps this is where the Espoir gains its namesake of 'hope.' Hope for all of those that have never found an agreeable helmet shape. So, how was it done? Well, Mavic engineers performed cranial mapping in order to identify the pressure points and homogeneous contours of skull. Essentially, this translates to English as Mavic's designing the Espoir around a shape that addresses all of the human commonalities in regards to skull shape. As a result, Ergo Fit feels nearly custom on the head, providing a secure hold that doesn't berate your natural pressure points. Securing this exceptional fit is where Mavic's Ergo Hold System comes into play. It allows for as much as six centimeters of one-handed, on-the-fly size adjustment. For the final touches on fit perfection, as well as excellent moisture management, Mavic also included its Ergo Fit Pad. At first glance, it might not seem like much, but the Ergo Fit Pad is a low density, open cell foam that wicks water away from the skin and transports it to where it can quickly evaporate. Additionally, its low-profile reduces weight, and eliminates the soggy-pad-feeling that comes after 50 miles of summer riding.
The ultimate combination of lightweight and comfort.Lighter helmet thanks to optimizedconstruction. Weight: 210 grams (size M) CE andCPSC certified. Perfect ventilated construction with 26 Clima Vents to keep the head cool.
This High Performance And Lightweight Helmet Featuring Pro-Level Fit, Comfort And Ventilation
Type/Intended use: RaceConstruction: In-Mould TechnologyVisor: yesSize information: S (51-56 cm); M (54-59 cm); L (57-63 cm)Compliance: EN 1078Material: Main Material: EPS foam polycarbonate, woven fabric: Nylon; padding: polyurethaneAdditional Information:reflective detailsremovable visorHot Ride
Mavic's foray into cycling helmets didn't happen overnight. It took 25,000 head profiles and three years of research and design to for them to complete a product line of five helmets, including the mountain-bike specific Notch. By concentrating at the performance end of the cycling spectrum, Mavic's collective talent pool at the Annecy Design Center in France has foregone broad market appeal to focus on the essentials. The result is value-packed helmets expertly designed for their intended purpose -- and in the case of the Notch, it is aimed squarely at the Enduro sect. Aggressive trails and long days on the saddle demand full coverage, a low weight, and a snug, yet inconspicuous fit. Like Mavic's Special Service Course products, the Notch benefits from the aforementioned 25,000 profiles used for cranial mapping. In this case, Mavic rearranged the results into a shell that's optimized for the slightly upright mountain bike riding position. The result is a thorough design with excellent visibility and diminished pressure points. The shell's consistent contours also allow for a lower-profile helmet without compromising protection. This enhances rider comfort while permitting less material, i.e. weight, to reduce the neck-fatiguing, pendulum effect of heavier helmets. This is especially vital to technical terrain and long rides where extensive head movement and conserving energy is paramount. Another point of Mavic's design prowess is represented with the Ergo Hold Retention System. Six centimeters of size adjustment from an ergonomic dial wheel equally distribute pressure while securely holding the Notch in place. One handed, on-the-fly adjustments are second nature, and the integrated pads provide a snag-free transition from retention system to shell. The Notch's pads also received Mavic's attention to detail, and for optimum comfort, there are two pad densities used.