The Catlike Mixino has been one of our favorite go to helmets since we finished up a test of it last summer. With Colombian Nairo Quintana, having just won the third Grand Tour of the season over the weekend at the Vuelta a España, Movistar team sponsor Catlike is celebrating by offering a special limited edition of the helmet he rode to victory. Matching his GC-winning red jersey, the red Mixino will also come with a signed poster commemorating the win. Check out the details for pricing and availability after the break…
The Mixino is Catlike’s top road helmet, and is raced both on the road and mountain. It is very well ventilated with 23 front-facing and another 16 rear-facing openings. Sitting high up on the head and with deep channels, it does a pretty good job of keeping air flowing across your head, even in the hottest weather.
The limited edition all-red Mixino, is the same helmet worn by Nairo Quintana and his team in the Vuelta. Catlike already offers the Mixino in a Movistar Team replica blue and green, plus an all-white version that also worked well for their combination classification position as well. (Quintana took that title too, but his lieutenant got to wear the white jersey while Quintana donned the red one.) If you want the one like Alejandro Valverde was wearing, you’ll probably have to win your own national championship first.
In fact Catlike had to put together a lot of special helmets for Movistar at this Vuelta. Alejandro Valverde wore a green helmet as leader of the points classification for a big part of the race, and a white helmet as the combined classification leader. Even young rider Rubén Fernández took the lead and its red helmet, holding the general classification for a stage. Meanwhile, before taking the overall, Nairo Quintana also led the blue polka dotted mountain classification through some stages. Luckily for Catlike, they make the helmets nearby to the Vuelta in Yecla, Spain, so custom turnaround was pretty fast.
So now to commemorate the win, Catlike is making the red Vuelta leader’s helmet available to consumers in limited numbers. For just 180€ (which from our quick glance seems a lower price than the regular helmet typically retails for) you can get the all-red Mixino through your local Catlike distributor. And in addition to the limited edition helmet, Catlike will include a signed poster by 2016 Vuelta a España winner Nairo Quintana, and his key team members. The helmet will be available in limited quantities until October 10, or while supplies last.