KASK Launches The Sintesi: A Bike Helmet For Any Occasion

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.

kask sintesi 2

The KASK Sintesi is available in 11 colors. Photos c. KASK

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

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.

www.kask.com/sintesi

Subscribe
Notify of
guest

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

6 Comments
Oldest
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Will Ferrule
Will Ferrule
13 days ago

It’s not a bad offering. An “everything” helmet – it’s clever marketing to counter the bogus marketing divide between road and off-road helmets. In ye olden bygone past days of yore, there was no such divide. Off-road helmets do have more protection in the back – as if road riders could never fall and hit their heads in the back. (Full-face extreme off-road helmets are an exception to this bogus road/off-road marketing BS schism.)

Joenomad
Joenomad
13 days ago
Reply to  Will Ferrule

You know that it’s bad form to wear a helmet with a built-in visor on the road.

Angstrom
Angstrom
13 days ago

Looks nice, but do the ports let you park your glasses?

That’s a feature I use a lot — taking glasses off on long slow climbs *feels* cooler, even though I know the actual effect is minimal.

alucard
alucard
12 days ago

other guests at the wedding staring at my helmet like >:/

Graeme
Graeme
12 days ago

Looks decent, the two thing I think of are: wouldn’t it be easy enough to have a visor option that’s detachable by magnet (like other major brands) for safety and simplicity? And further, what does the (now defunct) brand Sintesi bikes feel about this?

Jim
Jim
10 days ago

POC omni air ?