Weight-to-strength is a careful balance, and when it comes to helmet design, strength simply must not be overlooked, even if it means wearing a few extra grams on your head. Protection, after all, is a helmet's primary function. Catlike pushes the design envelope while continually increasing the strength of its helmets. The Mixino is a perfect example of its engineers' designs at work, which is why it's the helmet of choice for Team Movistar.
Tipping the scales at about 35 grams lighter than the Whisper Plus, the Mixino incorporates a stronger aramid roll cage and a new vertical fit adjustment system. Going back a step in the construction process, Catlike uses a process called In Mold. In this technology, the outer and inner layers of the helmet are molded to become one piece. This process increases impact resistance, and improves diffusion of crash energy. For those crashes where the back of the skull takes the brunt of the impact, Low Nape Protection was incorporated. This brings the shell of the helmet lower over the occipital bones so that your head is more thoroughly covered. Additionally, its Crash Energy Splitter design distributes crash energy throughout the helmet so that the air intakes are assured even absorption of impact. Together, these three technologies not only revolutionize helmet safety, but they also contribute to the featherlight weight of the helmet. Adding to the stellar protection is the aramid protection. Aramid is a class of heat-resistant synthetic fibers that, when combined, create an extremely strong composite. You'll see it in everything from tires to body armor.
The Mixino features an adjustable micro-dial at the rear that controls the overall retention of the helmet. This MPS eVo system expands or contracts the newly-designed, thin-style arms that wrap inside of the helmet. Additionally, there are two independently adjustable head supports at the rear, along with two lateral wing pads that are also adjustable. Even better, these pads are interchangeable so that you're able to use varying thicknesses based on your head size. Finally, new to the Mixino, the adjustment system allows vertical movement. This allows every size and shape of head to remain well-protected.
The Catlike Mixino Movistar Team Helmet comes in sizes Small, Medium, and Large and in the color Movi Blue.