Apex Mustang review£35.00

You may not have heard of Apex before, but they offer some good features at a great price - not least a free crash replacement scheme.The Mustang is loaded with front, top and rear vents,

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You may not have heard of Apex before, but they offer some good features at a great price - not least a free crash replacement scheme.The Mustang is loaded with front, top and rear vents, but there's little in the way of internal channelling to encourage airflow across your nut.

This leaves it steamier than it looks, but it's still okay most of the time unless you're climbing hard and slow. The non-adjustable peak is low set, which looks a bit strange, but it does its job fine. The broad pads also create more skin contact than most lids - meaning more sweat - but they're easy to whip out and wash. Sized shells (rather than universal) also mean a good close fit and good coverage at the nape.

The ratchet fit adjustment cradle is set very high which reduces its stability, but it is replaceable. Almost full hardshell coverage adds weight but it does increase helmet protection.

 

Guy Kesteven

Freelance Writer, UK
Guy started filling his brain with cycle stats and steaming up bike shop windows back in 1980. He worked the other side of those windows from '89 while getting a degree in “describing broken things covered in mud" (archaeology). Dug historical holes in the ground through the early '90s, then became a pro bike tester in '97. Guy has ridden thousands of bikes and even more components the world over since then and can remember them all in vivid, haunting detail. Can't remember where the car keys are, though.
  • Age: 44
  • Height: 180cm / 5' 11"
  • Weight: 68kg / 150lb
  • Waist: 76cm / 30in
  • Chest: 91cm / 36in
  • Discipline: Strict sadomasochist
  • Preferred Terrain: Technical off-piste singletrack and twisted back roads. Up, down, along — so long as it's faster tfhan the last time he did it he's happy.
  • Current Bikes: An ever changing herd of test machines from Tri bikes to fat bikes and everything in between.
  • Dream Bike: His Nicolai Helius AM custom tandem
  • Beer of Choice: Theakston's Old Peculier (not Peculiar)
  • Location: Yorkshire, UK
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