The Ximo Kids Helmet
Best possible protection for the smallest heads: that is what the Ximo Flash from Alpina provides. The children's helmet provides a multitude of detailed solutions, all geared towards one goal: maximum safety with maximum comfort. In order to provide it, the ALPINA XIMO has an extended, low rear section. The air vents do not allow direct sunlight to reach the head yet still provide ample ventilation. The flat design at the back makes it ideal for use with children's bike seats and trailers. High visibility is guaranteed by reflective stickers on the helmet surface. The Alpina Multi-Fit Light and the microfleece Winter Cap Kids with fluffy ears is optionally available.
Note: Please measure the head circumference to get the right helmet size.
Technologies of the Alpina Ximo kid's helmet
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.
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.
Weight supplement: Manufacturer's Spec