Last spring, Italian protection brand Bluegrass brought out a new helmet prototype at the second round of the UCI DH World Cup at Fort Bill. Their idea was to build a new elite-level lid by taking the iterative approach used more commonly by competition bike makers – to do some heavy in-house testing before putting the helmet into real-life riding situations with professional riders. It represented a revolutionary approach to helmet design.
Used by big name riders like Tracey Hannah, Mick Hannah, Sam Blenkinsop – as well as some major legends like Brett Tippie – the prototypes of Bluegrass’ new full-face were spotted popping up and dropping in on trails and podiums all around the world.
“It’s cool to see the cooperation and the inclusion they have with the riders. They really like to hear our feedback through the process of developing the new helmet.” Mick Hannah - Polygon UR
Now the brand says the process is at an end, inviting us to welcome the new Bluegrass Legit Carbon.
The LEGIT Carbon is our premium race-day full-face helmet.
CARBON OUTER SHELL| 1100 g (size M) | MIPS | ASTM F1952-15 / F2032-15
Designed and engineered in Italy, inspired by athletes inside the tape.
The LEGIT Carbon uses a carbon fiber outer shell paired with a multi-impact EPS liner to achieve the finest blend of high impact performance and low weight.
What has been the added value of all this development?
From the visor placement, to the completely refined fitting, passing by the safety-release and flexible visor, every detail was studied carefully with the riders. Along with this rigorous real world testing, Bluegrass also crash-tested more than 200 helmets in their in-house laboratory – eventually getting the Legit Carbon to a point where it’s perfectly safe and ready to tackle any trail.
The LEGIT Carbon features a flexible safety-release visor to avoid twisting of the neck in impacts from any angle.
Specific vents placed to help riders hear better, maintain balance and hit their optimum performance levels.
The ASTM certified chin guard hosts three wide vents that allow you to breathe easily.
The MIPS:E2 liner is made up of two multi-directional, stretch fabric layers sewn together around a thin, plastic foil. When inserted between the comfort padding of the helmet and the outer EPS shell, the Liner provides broad coverage from rotational impacts without sacrificing comfort or sweat absorption.
The LEGIT Carbon is suitable for all head shapes and sizes, thanks to its meticulously refined internal shaping. The comfort is boosted even more by the snap-in soft padding.
Vents and air channeling are optimized for all day park sessions. The two large exhausts work in synergy with the EPS channels, keeping you cool at both high and low speed.
Durability and quality are enhanced by an injected PU foam paired with the chin guard and three polycarbonate shells strategically molded on the EPS liner.
The Bluegrass Legit Carbon will be available in four colour schemes and will hit stores in November.
- Available in 5 sizes: XS (52/54 cm), S (54/56 cm), M (56/58 c m), L (58/60 cm), XL (60/62)
- Weight M size: 1100g
- Durable helmet case with integrated goggle pocket (into the box)
- RRP: 450€ / £400 / $499
You can spot the full range at Lenzerheide Worlds Champs at the Bluegrass booth (close to team UR Polygon) later this week.
See more at https://www.bluegrasseagle.com/products/helmets/legit-carbon.