Generally with helmets, the more you pay, the lighter they are. Uvex’s i-vo bucks that trend big time. The very lightest lids weigh around 180g; our i-vo tipped the scales at 205g without its peak – even lighter than Uvex claim.
It has an excellent quality finish and offers a high degree of adjustability and decent venting. Uvex don’t skimp on the padding either, with plenty throughout as well as a padded chinstrap. The tongue-and-groove retention system does take a bit of getting used to, though.
This article was originally published in Cycling Plus magazine.
|Name||i-vo Helmet (12)|
|Features||X-fit inner lining - Removable and washable helmet inner lining, antibacterial and sweat-absorbing. Monomatic - The comfort lock - multistage and adjustable with only one hand. Comfort padding for pressure-free fit. FAS chin strap system - Stepless variable and easily adjustable chin strap system. Cross shield available - Removable shield, simple handling. Roll over bar - Maximum safety due to homogeneous pressure distribution and high shock absorption In case of Impact. Ultralight, solid and perfectly ventilated. Cross shield available - Removable shield, simple handling. Inmould technology - Extremely safe, solid and low weight helmet construction. Perfect ventilation guaranteed. Venting openings - Ventilation channels, integrated in the EPS shell, guarantee optimal fresh air supply and exhaust air outflow even during highest physical performance. Made in Germany - Market leader technology and innovation made in Germany. No Insects - A special mesh in the front ventilation openings protects against insects and small particles not Impairing the ventilation.|