Youngsters always want to look like the adults, which is why the CARAPAX JR. FLASH has lots in common with its bigger brother. Thanks to the Inmold technology, which connects the outer shell of the helmet directly with the Hi-EPS inner shell, the helmet is extremely light. The back and temple areas are lower cut to ensure optimal safety in rough terrain and the edges of the helmet are fitted with Edge Protect. Furthermore, large air vents ensure perfect ventilation. With the fitted Run System Classic, the helmet can be easily adapted to fit any head shape. And to ensure even more safety, the rear of the helmet is fitted with the Multi-Fit Light.
Note: Please measure the head circumference to get the right helmet size.
Alpina helmets have inner shells made of Hi-EPS (highly expanded polystyrene). This material consists of many microscopically small air chambers which effectively absorb the forces caused by an impact. Hi-EPS provides optimum protection with the benefit of allowing extra-thin walls.
The Inmold production process involves the polycarbonate outer shell of the helmet being heated to a high temperature and "baked" onto the EPS helmet body at high pressure. This produces a permanent bond across the entire surface of the inner and outer shells, producing a helmet with the advantage of being very light yet extremely stable.
This manufacturing process ensures that there are no sharp edges to be found on Inmold helmets, reducing the risk of getting hurt in two ways: firstly, handling the helmet is always comfortable on the hands, and secondly, the bottom edge of the helmet will not cause scratches to the neck and shoulder areas in the event of a crash.
This impact- and scratch-resistant polycarbonate shell is fitted to all Alpina helmets manufactured using the Inmold procedure. The blank workpieces are shaped at high temperature onto the form of the helmet design and the shells are then pressed onto the helmet's Hi-EPS body. The material combines a number of distinct advantages: it is impact- and scratch-resistant, it contains UV stabilisers and is anti-static.
The Alpina Plug-In light fits neatly into the back of the helmet. A silicon lip ensures a snug fit in the specially designed opening, and the light is easy to remove when necessary. There is a choice of three different LED lighting modes: rotating, flashing and continuous.
The removable slide-in visor protects the face both from splashing mud and from solar radiation.
RUN SYSTEM CLASSIC
Third in the family of adjustment systems, the Run System Ergo dispenses with the "head rests" offered by its two big brothers, but has the newly developed adjustment wheel in the twin-component mix, ensuring a firm grip whenever you adjust the helmet to a perfect fit.
Tried and tested countless times, this is the buckle used in all Alpina cycle helmets. It features a red push button and multi-step automatic adjustment. It can be used one-handed, so for example you can loosen the strap when riding uphill and tighten it again for the descent, and it cannot come open in the event of a crash.
A helmet can only provide proper protection if it stays securely in place in the event of an impact. The fastening that joins the two straps under the ear is critical to this. Alpina's Y-Clip system guarantees a perfect fit down to the last millimetre, all in a matter of seconds.
The front ventilation holes have a mesh lining which effectively works as an insect screen to protect the wearer's head from insect bites when riding in hot or humid conditions.