The Mixino VD2.0 is the latest evolution of Catlike design philosophy. It is the first cycling helmet on incorporate Graphene nanofibers on its inner aramid skeleton. Thanks to the use of this revolutionary material Catlike has created a super light and ventilated helmet. UCI´s regulations do not allow athletes in the UCI competitions to wear a removable shell on the helmet. For this reason Catlike presents Mixino VD2.0, perfect for professionals.
Graphene is a totally new material, derived from graphite, comprised of very interesting physical and chemical properties. Its basic structure is formed by carbon atoms set out in a hexagonal shape. This creates layered structures (like a honeycomb) of a thick atom whose intercalation, along with the “Van der Waals” forces, achieve a material up to 200 times more resistant than steel, yet is extremely light.
The Catlike Research, Development, and Innovation Department has managed to incorporate Graphene nano-fibers into the manufacturing of cycling helmets, giving the head of cyclists maximum protection with minimum weight.
MPS eVo (Multi Position System Evolution)
The innovative retention system MPS (Multi-Position-System) allows optimizing the comfort of the helmet thanks to its 4 points adjustment systems. Designed to adapt to any head size.
- Wheel adjustment
The total adjustment, the ultra-light wheel of the MPS-eVo allows adjusting the diameter of the retention to the millimeter with every "click", achieving outstanding stability, with the maximum comfort.
- Ergonomic adjustment
The ergonomic adjustment of this system provides outstanding stability by means of the side wings, which adjust to the temporal area of the scull. Furthermore, these wings adapt to all head shapes (oval, elipse, oblong), exchanging the different paddings of different thicknesses inside the helmet. It is recommended to remove these wings on round heads.
- Height adjustment
This exclusive retention system also allows adjusting the vertical position of the retention, preventing any discomfort in the occipital area of the skull.
- Rear adjustment
The rear adjustment enables the movement of the two supports in order to achieve the ideal position, removing any pressure on the central part of the cervical vertebra.
Dual Flow Thermal regulation
The head is the main temperature sensor of our body. A matter by no means trivial, as excessive heat can cause symptoms of fatigue, dizziness and even dehydration, for all of this, and taking into consideration the needs of sportsmen and women, we have designed the Dual Flow (photo) system that provides maximum ventilation.
While the positioning of the vents has been determined by scientific studies, the number of such is more than significant. No less than 39 vents that together with the internal channels favor the constant inflow of air inside the helmet, avoiding overheating.
Safety CES (Crash Energy Splitter)
The unique design of Catlike helmets is not only based on aesthetics. The air intakes have been strategically positioned so that any impact will affect more than one nerve (CES). In the event of a crash, the energy generated will spread through the honeycomb-type structure, significantly increasing the head's safety.
ARC (Aramid Roll Cage)
The Mixino helmet has an inner aramid skeleton (Aramid Roll Cage) or, which is just the same, a robust, resistant fiber that is widely used in the aerospace sector, ballistics and self-protection. This aramid liner has been treated in its polymer matrix with graphene nano-fibers, which increases the entire mechanical performance, therefore improving impact energy absorption.
Bringing aramid and graphene nano-fibers together has allowed us to improve the helmet safety features, reaching minimum volume and weights. A success thanks to employing innovative materials and the use of nanotechnology developed in the Catlike R+D laboratories.
Shock Absorption System
The helmet has a design that in case of impact, the head suffers minimum damage. For this, on the inside front part, the helmet has expanded polystyrene, a material with a composition prepared for better absorption of impacts.
Outlast (Temperature Regulation)
Not too cold, not too warm, obtain the ideal temperature.
In the padding of the helmet, the Outlast® technology uses phase change material (PCM) which absorbs the heat, it stores it and then frees it when needed to achieve an ideal control both of the humidity and temperature.
To illustrate how the Outlast® technology works we will set the example of an ice cube inside a glass of water. If the ice melts, this absorbs the heat cooling the water, so that the drink maintains the temperature desired for a longer period of time.
Therefore, the Outlast® padding continuously adjusts the skin's temperature. If the skin overheats, the heat is absorbed; if on the contrary the skin cools, the heat stored is freed and the ideal temperature is achieved.
Please measure your head size to get the right helmet size.