The mission of the Design & Innovation Award is to shape the bicycle world in a positive way. It also serves as a forum for creativity, visionary ideas as well as the industry’s most innovative products. More than 40 experts from 10 countries joined this year’s event to test, analyze and judge the best and most innovative products of 2016 in Kronplatz/San Vigilio – Dolomites. The Award recognises either outstanding product design and function, or innovation that sets a new standard and inspires future product generations and forward-thinking approaches.
IXS XULT (Cross Over Fullface)
The iXS XULT helmet is engineered from FRP (fibre reinforced polymer) rather than the more commonly used carbon fibre, offering a more environmentally friendly option. Meeting all the full face standards, the XULT offers more ventilation than most DH-orientated helmets, making it an excellent choice for enduro racing. The XULT is bristling with safety features such as the EPR emergency release system, but it’s the impact-absorbing Xmatter inserts at key impact zones that impress the most, helping to minimize rotational injuries. All this technology is combined in a very compact and stylish shell.
Price: € 349 | Weight: 1086g | ixs.com
Find out more about the other winners of the Design & Innovation Award 2016.
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