Foam and mounts and peaks and spoilers oh my!
For 2014, German eye- and head-protection specialist Uvex has a new trail/Enduro helmet duo to join their lightweight – but aging – XP 100. Made in Germany, the Quatro and Quatro Pro provide a bit more coverage than more XC-oriented helmets and a more aggressive look to boot.
Coming in at $160 (UK pricing TBC), the non-Pro Quatro is a handsome helmet that comes in seven colours (two of which are aimed at ladies). The shell comes in two sizes (53-57cm and 56-60cm) and the two-piece shell covers the bottom of the helmet to minimise handling damage. Uvex’s simple but effective IAS dial retention system is present as is their trademark Monomatic multi-position chin closure.
The deluxe option comes in the form of the Quatro Pro. Available in four colour combinations (including all black) for $190, the Pro adds removable Lupine and GoPro mounts and a removable spoiler to provide the downforce needed to balance a camera or light (maybe- or maybe it’s just for looks). The Pro is otherwise identical to the Quatro, and the shared bug netting can be seen behind the massive front vents.