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Shark Evoline review, thoughts and capability

A quick post on the Shark Evoline. Image

Tricky things bike helmets. There’s a lot involved when buying one. Safety, one would hope, is your first consideration. Boring and smug as this sounds, it really should be. Rossi’s AGV helmets are cool – but also safe. Although I’m not as dull as I sound, I do have an old Davida Jet which I wear, for comfort and the heritage – but it’s my risk right?

The Shark Evoline is a massive all rounder – massive because it is also quite big in the front, kind of around the chin area. All the separate ideas work – the dark internal visor is ok – although a mm too high. The chin bar moves to the back fine and can be worn and ridden in the open position. It feels pretty heavy like this but ok at low speed or for short distances. The fit is good for the average european head phrenology and the build quality is high enough. The strap is fastened with a plastic closure. I would have preferred a double D set up. What man wouldn’t? It can be slightly above averagely noisy and in rain doesn’t shed water from the visor well. I suspect this is because of the shallower visor angle due to the rotating action.

Here it comes; ‘but’…. overall it’s a bit clunky. I think it’s a triumph of function over form but not necessarily my first choice of helmet. I now use it for commuting in town. So now why not let me know what you think?

Caberg Tourmax Helmet Preview

As I get older I get more interested in equipment and clothing capabilities and combinations. BORING! Yes, I know. Maybe one day I will be looking at a heavy twill pair of chinos in M & S, Britain’s most traditional department store, with longing. But not yet.

So this new helmet from Caberg could be good. The key feature is the inclusion of a peak, once you’ve ridden with one it’s hard to be without. Those moments of sudden low sunlight hitting the visor disappear with a slight lowering of the forehead. But, as with all compromises on the downside the Tourmax could be noisey, clunky or heavy.

I’ll keep an eye out for the first release, due in the EU in spring 2014. In the meantime there is a review at WebBikeWorld below.
Caberg Tourmax Helmet Preview – webBikeWorld.