Catlike Updates Helmets for 2013 – New Mixino Pro Models & Vacuum MTB Helmets
Based in Spain, Catlike started selling in the US earlier this year with the highly ventilated and comfy Whisper Plus at the top of their line that we tried on at the SE Bike Expo. They’re now adding a new helmet, the Mixino, to take the place of the Whisper Plus as their show piece. At the same time, the Whisper Plus gets a support system upgrade and a significant price drop.
Shown above, the Mixino is Catlike’s new pro model. Packed with 39 air vents for maximal cooling, it weighs in at 225g (medium size) and rocks the MPS eVo strap retention system with two arms and two lateral wings that allows for rear adjustment, horizontal and vertical slide for a great fit. We have some snapshots here. An Aramida polyamide cage lining the helmet ensures safety. Sizing and colors are TBD and pricing around 199.95€.
UPDATE: All information and pricing here is for the European market only at this time. No official word on if/when these changes will come to the US market. We’ll keep you posted.
Click ‘more’ to glance at the Whisper Plus and Vacuum mountain bike helmet…
Whisper Plus gets 39 air vents and is available in 4 sizes (3 sizes for the US market) with the medium weighing in at 260g. The support system is upgraded to the MPS eVo, same as the Mixino so fit should be comfy and secure. Pricing is set at 129.90€.
The Vacuum is Catlike’s mountain bike helmet with a detachable visor. Weight is 270g in medium and it’s lined with 19 air vents. The Vacuum’s colors and sizes are TBD for the US, Europe is likely getting red/black, white/black, black/white (shown above) and pink/white. Pricing is set at 99.95€ ($145 in the US).