The German helmet specialist Alpina presents with the Elexxion presents a helmet inspired by the animal kingdom. Based on the anatomical design of the scaly skin of sharks, the engineers of the Friedberg company have created models for both racing cyclists and mountain bikers, which, in addition to optimal protection, should also offer good ventilation and aerodynamics. The result is the new top helmets from Alpina: Elexxion RC and Elexxion XC.
For even better air conditioning and less air resistance, the openings were made particularly large, the protective function should be unaffected: the so-called rib frame, a reinforcement framework on the outside of the lateral edges of the ventilation openings and on the inside in the back of the head area is intended to ensure this. Another new development for even more security Elexxion: the cone-head-Technology. The EPS material is foamed into cones of varying hardness in a complex in-mold process. On impact, these deform and absorb the energy by distributing it over the entire helmet surface. Common to both versions is the customization system called Run system Ergo Pro. A strap integrated into the helmet and two large, wing-shaped supports enclose the entire head. This can be adjusted with millimeter precision using the rotary wheel mechanism on the back of the helmet adjust to head size. The price for the Elexxion RC is 189,95 euros, while the Elexxion XC with 199,95 euros to book.