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Starting at 1050g it well may be.
With a solid German engineered pedigree, the Desert Fox Pure Carbon Kevlar Enduro Adventure Helmet has been designed to be the lightest high-performance motorcycle helmet you can buy.
Finally, the Weight is Over.
Kevlar is made by dissolving a polymer in a solvent and extruding it into a high tech fibre.
The resulting fibre has a tensile strength of about 3,620 MPa, five times stronger than steel but much lighter at a density of 1.44 grams per cm3 vs steels of 8 grams per cm3
The uses of Kevlar are many, mainly in high tech applications such as bulletproof vests, knife proof body armour, F1 Race cars, aircraft bodies and boats.
Kevlar, weight for weight is one of the strongest fibres available to science.
Carbon fiber is made by superheating an acrylic fiber yielding high strength to weight and high stiffness to weight properties. Carbon fiber composites can achieve the strength and stiffness of metals at significant weight savings.
It’s worth noting that while Kevlar has very high tensile (pulling) strength it lacks compression strength (resistance to squashing or squeezing).
For motorcycle helmets maximum protection requires both tensile and compression strength.
While Kevlar can be used by itself, this is not ideal for the rigorous demands of a safety helmet.
To achieve maximum compression strength Carbon Fiber is added resulting in a composite with flexural strength about three times that of Kevlar alone.
These two fibers, when combined, are key in achieving a high performance helmet.
It is also important to make a distinction between pure Carbon Kevlar construction and other “Carbon” helmet offerings.
To reduce costs some manufactures offer:
Kevlar and Carbon are high tech, patented premium priced products requiring a very high degree of skill in their application.
Every Desert Fox pure Carbon Kevlar Enduro helmet is handmade , with the fibers being hand laid for consistency.
Each section of fiber utilizes optimal resin amounts to reduce weight and ensure uniform shell.
It takes 5 working days to complete one helmet.
Easily converts from a Dual Sport Adventure helmet to a Full Face or Enduro MX helmet, without tools!
Every Desert Fox Carbon Kevlar helmet is supplied with a genuine Clear Pinlock 70 Fog resistant lens. This lens has been specifically designed for this helmet, ensuring a perfect fit.
The Pinlock 70 lens represents Pinlock’s Premium solution and includes:
The slit keeps the insert lens steady and tight between the face shield and pin.
Creates a double shield system between the helmet face shield and Pinlock insert lens.
Dry hydrofilic technology like membrane surface that absorbs moisture.