X-country riders have always been obsessed by the weight of their bike and the size of their tyres. Research shows, however, that they should be paying more attention to their helmet. A high head temperature means an increase in the amount of sweat the body is producing. That leads to a higher loss of liquids and to dehydration, which in turn has a negative impact on the rider's level of performance. Not with the Veleno, the most XCountry style helmet in our MTB range. The visor which directs the air towards the large intake vents, the GEL 02 front pad and the ventilated Kevlar straps all contribute to its anti 'overheating' system. Features:In-Mould Intelligent Fusion Construction: Exclusive technology developed by engineers in our Research and Development laboratory. Inmould construction involves fusing together in the same matrix the two parts of the helmet shell (the interior which is generally black or grey polystyrene and the coloured polycarbonate exterior) during the moulding process. This construction technique provides better shock absorption results than the Twin-Shell at equivalent volume and material density. Thanks to the In-mould Intelligent Fusion process, MET goes even further by using different densities of material depending on the characteristics of each model to improve the weight/volume ratio while optimising the shock absorption capacity.Full Wrap: The polycarbonate shell wraps the bottom of the helmet towards the inside of the shell.Removable Visor: The visor's role is to protect the face and especially the eyes from branches, sun or, in bad weather, against mud flicked up by bikes in front.Reflective Rear Stickers: Being visible is essential to the safety of a cyclist. At night or in tunnels, the reflective sticker placed at the back of the helmet makes the bike visible to drivers approaching from behind.Safe-T Advanced: Our top of the range retention system provides the best weight and comfort ratio. 25% lighter than the Safe-T Smart, the Safe-T Advanced is welded which helps to reduce the weight. The contact points have increased comfort with a larger cradle surface area which is also designed to aid ventilation at the back of the head. The micro adjust dial offers very precise movements with 2mm per click for horizontal adjustment. The vertical adjustment offers 4 steps for the perfect fit. As standard on all of our helmets, the retention features a full 360 degrees retention ring which fits around the head bringing unparalleled comfort with a very secure fit.Straps/Dividers: Kevlar(TM) straps. Exclusive technology developed by engineers in our Research and Development laboratory. Although improving performance is often at a cost to comfort and vice-versa, this is not the case with our exclusive Kevlar(TM) straps. Ventilated, with breathability, ever lighter and ultra-resistant they have numerous advantages over traditional straps. The new cam divider holds the straps securely in place.Padding: Coolmax(TM) anti-allergenic interior pads. The high-tech material assures rapid evaporation of absorbed perspiration for greater comfort. Hand washable. Gel 02 anti-allergenic front pad. Exclusive technology developed by engineers in our Research and Development laboratory. Instead of absorbing perspiration it sends it towards the sides of the face. With superior hygiene, a much longer lifespan, a natural capacity to adapt to body shape, its thickness remaining stable over time... the GEL O2 front pad offers so many advantages that it will permanently change your idea of helmet comfort. Originating from the medical industry, it is hypo-allergenic, anti-bacterial, made from thermo-stabilising polyurethane morpho-gel, and it helps keeps the head really cool, a key factor not only for comfort but also for the cyclist's performance.Weight: 305g (M), 330g (L)
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