KASK has introduced its latest helmet called the Elemento, blending aerodynamic gains alongside comfort and ventilation to create a new lid that the Italian brand calls a “great all-rounder”.
KASK says these attributes were achieved courtesy of two new technologies; Fluid Carbon 12, a composite technopolymer (a more advanced heat and stress-resistant plastic) and Multipod, a 3D-printed material used for internal padding.
Relying on a similar design to the Protone Icon, KASK says it was able to increase the size of the helmet’s internal ventilation channels thanks to the Fluid Carbon 12 technology, while simultaneously being able to decrease the size of the external ventilation exits, resulting in both a better aerodynamic signature and improved cooling for the Elemento.
According to KASK, this resulted in a 1.5 % reduction in aerodynamic drag, alongside an “estimated 0.26°C reduction in the head temperature” for the Elemento over the Protone Icon, while the open lattice structure of the Multipod padding is claimed to “greatly improve” ventilation compared to traditional padding, along with bolstering the helmet’s safety properties – earning it a five-star rating from Virginia Tech’s Helmet Lab.
Elsewhere, the Elemento is treated to KASK’s Octofit+ retention system.
All in, KASK says the new Elemento tips the scales at 260 grams in a size medium, slight weight penalty of 30 grams over the Protone Icon.
Available in six colors, black, bottle green, oxford blue, red, silver and white, the Elemento sells for a hefty $400.00.
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