If you want to cycle safely on a wide range of terrain without having to change gear, KASK’s designers have something they’d like you to see.
With the Sintesi, KASK offers riders a helmet meant to keep them safe in all conditions, be it road, gravel, or trails.
Cyclists who ride anything and everything know that a helmet for singletrack looks a lot different than one aimed solely at commutes. KASK gave the Sintesi its own rotational impact protocol in an effort to balance protection regardless of the riding context.
Whether the Sintesi can perform absolutely everywhere or not remains to be seen. KASK’s WG11 testing protocol, it says, “matches and surpasses” industry standards, hits a minimum rotational speed of 6 meters/second, and relies on algorithmic “Brain Injury Criteria” it developed in-house.
Whatever the case, the Italian brand didn’t skimp on the stylish appearance or color options. As far as all-in-one solutions for protecting your noggin, the Sintesi is a looker.
KASK Sintesi: Helmet Features
As KASK points out in its press release, cycling has been growing fast in recent years. It’s not just newcomers, either. The lines between cycling’s disciplines have begun to blur, with more cyclists branching out in different directions, and more people commuting on a bike instead of burning costly gasoline.
That has led to a greater need for flexible gear — like the Sintesi.
A medium-sized Sintesi weighs 230g and offers many of the features KASK customers have come to expect. They include an EPS inner shell (crushable foam) and a polycarbonate outer shell, as well as antibacterial and antistatic padding.
But designers wanted to keep it sleek as well. To that end, they placed the strap anchorage points in the side and rear inserts of the outer shell (instead of the common pass-through method).
KASK Sintesi: Pricing & Availability
Stylish cyclists have no fear: KASK offers the Sintesi in 11 different color options to accommodate your fashion needs.
Colors include Black, White, Grey, Red, Light Blue, and Sea Ice, to “more sophisticated shades,” including Wine Red, Tangerine, Oxford Blue, Sahara, and Aloe Green.
The Sintesi is available worldwide now in sizes M (52-58cm) and L (59-62cm). According to KASK, they will sell at a recommended retail price of €100 in Europe or $120 in the US.