Do you remember when the peloton donned those skimpy, ill-fitting helmets made of leather back in the day? Those minimalist looking head protectors that were merely made of thick rows of cowhide that barely covered the rider’s head, but looked cool and added to their overall meanness and determination?
Ekoi certainly does with the launch of its new retro Legende helmet that harks back to the days of the so-called hairmet or Belgian brain-bucket, albeit with a twist of modern technology.
According to Ekoi, the Legende features a modern design that employs an in-mold outer-shell construction, along with a reinforcing, internal polypropylene structure for proper fit and protection.
The Legende comes with three sets of foam padding of different thicknesses, allowing the wearer to fine-tune the fit, as well as a removable, mesh insect liner.
The helmet also has a unique vented strap design that features a mesh section in the middle for improved airflow. The French Brand also offers a transparent “aero shell” that can be used as a rain cover.
Additionally, buyers can customize their helmet with a choice of 9 different color combinations.
The Legende was first spotted protecting the dome of Ag2r-La Mondiale’s Roman Bardet during last year’s Tour de France, and it can be purchased directly from Ekoi’s website here.
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