Freeride- but not as we know it…
With most helmets boasting their ability to maximise ventilation, the press release on Limar’s Velov stands apart. Targeted at “Freeride & Urban” riders, the helmet ships with five snap-off blanking panels that allow the rider to let as much or as little wind and rain in as they’d like.
The idea isn’t new -Bell’s V1 Pro had a pinkie-sized operable vent, so too does the aero 2015 Star Pro. Lazer’s Aeroshell is advertised for foul conditions as much as aerodynamics. Still, as a four-seasons commuter or foul-weather mountain helmet, the idea of blocking off vents as needed does hold some appeal.
“…its elegant design seems to be born for traveling in style on your e-bike.”
Judging by looks alone, the Velov is probably not up to freeride use as we know it. Even so, it should save that fancy trail lid from daily wear and tear- and could easily be pressed into service on particularly foul days. £70/€80 makes it yours.