Tuesday, August 2, 2011 11.00am
By Justin Loretz, What Mountain Bike
This lightweight (290g) in-mould helmet looks longer and less deep than its trail-focussed rivals and could be mistaken for and used as a pure cross-country lid, but the ﬁt is Tardis-like and the sides end up further down the sides of your head than you expect.
Venting through the 20 big vents is great, inviting enough air ﬂow to make the Karma too chilly for winter use. The ﬁxed peak is a downside, but in its defence it’s shaped to be as far out of your ﬁeld of vision as possible. If you ride a bit of everything, pop the visor off and the Karma still looks fast.
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