KASK is an Italian company founded in 2004. Their road cycling line, developed with the high-profile SKY Pro Cycling team has seen much success, and now they are looking to replicate that in the mountain bike world with the launch of the all-new Rex helmet. Built for aggressive trail riding and competition, the Rex features a half-shell design with extended coverage in the rear, and an innovative adjustment system meant to ensure a great fit no matter the size or shape of your head.
KASK Rex Highlights
- In-mould design
- 20 vents
- Sweat-wicking material used for frontal pad
- Lux leather chinstrap
- Extended rear and temporal coverage
- Octo-Fit adjustment system
- Multi-position, ratcheting visor
- Goggle clip
- Removable POV camera mount
- Sizes: Medium (52-58cm), Large (59-62cm)
- Weight: 290-grams
- Colors: Lime, Light Blue, Red, White
- MSRP: TBA
There is no shortage of good half-shell options in the current helmet market, but the Rex looks to have an answer for most of its competition in terms of features. The in-mould design offers 20 vents and what the company claims is an innovative new material used to help wick away sweat from the front. The "Lux leather chinstrap" is said to be both comfortable and hypo-allergenic. The Octo-Fit adjustment system uses hinged fixation points to ensure that the inner harness is free to move around and conform to any head shape. The Octo-Fit system also allows KASK to cover a broader than usual spectrum of heads with just 2 shell sizes, as opposed to the usual 3 (ranging from 52 to 62-cms in circumference).
The visor on the Rex is adjustable via a ratcheting system, and there is a clip to secure your goggles should you wish to go full enduro. The Rex is available in a choice of 3 bright colors and a more neutral white-on-black option to make sure you can match it to your kit and bike. Naturally, KASK included the all-important removable POV camera mount as well, to make it easy for you to record your exploits.
“We are proud to introduce the new Rex helmet. To make this we have undertaken extensive research and testing in laboratory conditions and out on the trail. We are trying to do the same kind of job in the MTB discipline as we did with Team Sky on the road helmets. We have also taken feedback from high-level mountain bikers from around the world and across the disciplines; they have all contributed to enhancements and developments to make the best MTB helmet possible,” says Diego Zambon, KASK General Manager.