In this post we’ll discuss the unique merits of all of our high-performance helmets in hopes of providing some insight into making the right choice for your style of riding.
For the climbers and cyclists who demand the best…
At the top of the range is the Air Pro MIPS, our highest performance, and most ventilated helmet ever. Inspired by the demands of our World Tour General Classification riders, the Air Pro is the helmet of choice when the road tilts skyward. Maintaining optimal core temperature has a direct effect on power output, so maximum ventilation is a critical metric that the World’s best climbers look for when choosing a helmet. The Air Pro is not only light and ventilated but delivers rotational energy management in the form of MIPS Ai. The Air Pro is the ideal companion for your best days on the bike.
How does the Air Pro MIPS do all of this?
Maximum ventilation is achieved through the use of our innovative, Carbon Coretech wings. Ultralight, rigid and co-molded with a thin layer of energy absorbing EPS, their optimized profile allows for uninterrupted airflow over the top of the head. The Carbon wings provide impressive levels of impact protection all in an aerodynamically proven package.
What’s MIPS Ai? We’ve partnered with the Swedish brain protection specialists at MIPS to design a revolutionary new impact protection system that it is integrated into the comfort pads of the Air Pro MIPS. Our exclusive MIPS Ai system reduces weight, increases ventilation and comfort while providing 10-15mm of omni-directional impact reducing rotation. The “slip-pads” are joined to the helmet via patented elastomeric bands and offer the same level of brain protecting benefits as previous generations of MIPS yet in a sleek and minimalist design.
Ok, sounds like the Air Pro MIPS is a great helmet, right? But what if you are the type of rider that merely tolerates big climbs yet comes alive when the finish line is in sight? We’ve got you covered there as well!
For the sprinters and time trial specialists who know every second counts…
If maximum velocity is your thing, the Air Speed is the helmet for you. Our fastest road helmet ever, the Air Speed delivers the aerodynamic efficiency of a dedicated time trial helmet without compromising ventilation. Validated at the Magny-Cours wind tunnel facility in France and at the Boardman Center for Performance in the UK, the Air Speed is ridden by World Tour Team Astana when the course demands every possible aero advantage. Perfect for criterium specialists or short course triathletes.
The Air Speed is ideal for road racing events, which means the shape must be fast not only in a straight line with a rider in a tucked position but also when the athlete is aggressively sprinting out of the saddle. Without sacrificing speed, the 12 vents are ideally located to provide exceptional cooling power. Our convenient magnetic buckle closure is quickest way to ensure a secure fit.
Alright, so if you’re a climber the Air Pro MIPS has got your name on it and if you’re a sprinter then the Air Speed is the obvious choice, but what if you are an all-rounder? What our friends in Europe might refer to as a rouleur or puncheur?
For riders that need aerodynamic benefit and ventilation...
Check out our jack-of-all trades helmet, the Air Master. Designed to excel in rolling terrain where a perfect combination of aerodynamic benefit and ventilation are needed to perform at your best. Designed in collaboration with the athletes from Astana Pro Cycling Team, the Air Master delivers unrivaled levels of ventilation and aerodynamic efficiency in a beautifully compact form. It’s the one helmet to do it all and the obvious choice for riders that love to go on the attack like Kazakhstan National Champion, Alexey Lutsenko from Team Astana.
The Air Master features an ultra-compact silhouette, with extended rear coverage, refined in the wind tunnel at Magny-Cours France to strike the perfect balance between aerodynamic efficiency and ventilation. Our engineers used windtunnel data combined with CFD – Computational Fluid Dynamics – to optimize the form and to find the ideal placement of the 15 cooling vents and corresponding internal channeling.
Yeah, that all sounds great but what if you are the type of rider known affectionally as a weight weenie? The type of rider that if your significant other knew how much you spent on that Titanium bolt kit, might not be your significant other anymore? Well, we’ve got you. Direct your attention to our Ultralight+.
For the Endurance athletes and weight weenies…
With an evocative form that screams speed, the Ultralight’s true advantage is in its remarkably low weight. At Limar, lightweight is one of our core tenets. We know that the lighter it is, the faster you go. At a feathery 220 grams and with 22 strategically placed cooling vents, the Ultralight+ keeps you cool, fast and looks great doing it!
The Ultralight+ features the Competition+ Retention System. The easy-to-use dial system features micro adjustability for a refined fit and as an added measure of safety, the cover on the dial does double duty as a high-visibility blinking light. The fit system is compact and thin with four vertical adjustment positions to personalize your comfort and stability. The hypoallergenic comfort pads are moisture wicking to keep you cool and dry and our clever integrated bug netting in the front vents keeps annoying insects out.
So, there you have it, we’ve shared the unique attributes of all of our high-performance road helmets. And if you still can’t choose and really want to be like the Pros from Team Astana, then the obvious answer is to have a quiver of Limar helmets at your disposal!
We look forward to welcoming you to the Limar Italia club soon!