Casco Passion Sport review£100.00

Casco might also produce horseriding helmets, but it's certainly not one to follow the herd, as this radical looking lid shows. The multiple parallel rib design reminded us a lot of old roadie 'bunch of leather bananas' helmets,

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Casco might also produce horseriding helmets, but it's certainly not one to follow the herd, as this radical looking lid shows. The multiple parallel rib design reminded us a lot of old roadie 'bunch of leather bananas' helmets, but with only an in-molded poly strip holding them together, wind flow and ventilation is incredible - even when you're crawling up hills in the granny ring.

There's a soft edged opaque visor too, which screens out most rain and sun glare, and while the double spoiler might be more cosmetic than functional, it does add a certain 'Cosworth chic'. The front straps are moulded into the shell too, so you don't have to faff with arranging them when you put it on, and the thin strip pads minimise sweat soaking. There's no missing the massive soft rubber tightening dial on the back of the cradle either, and small, medium and large shell sizes ensure a good accurate fit. The admittedly high price also includes a fancy wooden box too, although it's not exactly practical for carrying it round in. This leaves only the hefty weight to upset what is otherwise a very rosy applecart.

 

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: 45
  • 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 than 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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