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Thoughts on the Catlike Whisper or Mixino helmets?

Old 09-20-15, 04:28 PM
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Thoughts on the Catlike Whisper or Mixino helmets?

I'm interested in the Whisper and especially the Mixino. Thoughts on the product by those who actually own it would be appreciated.


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Old 09-20-15, 05:23 PM
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I love my mixino. featherlight, ventilation out the wazoo. They seem to be available for no more than half of list price if you don't care that much about color. Google helps with that.
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Went from the whisper plus to the mixino a couple of years back. Retention system is much better. Love them- I have 2. Venting is great. Fit is like anything else- it has to work for you. Giro never worked for me, I was always between sizes, but the catlike helmets have always worked for me.
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Old 09-20-15, 08:52 PM
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You guys have any experience with Kask?
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I have a catlike whisper and a kask protone. Kask fits my head like a glove. The catlike fits well but not as well as kask.
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Originally Posted by spec84 View Post
You guys have any experience with Kask?
I have two Kask helmets, an Infinity (aero road) and a Bambino (TT). I'm "between sizes" in Kask - their M is 48-58cm and their L is 59-62cm. My head is 58.5cm, so the M is too small and the L is huge on my head although it fits OK. I love the Infinity even though it looks a bit big, but the Bambino sucks in comparison to my Giro Selector. The inside of it is just really cheap and the visor is easy to bump loose if you wipe your face (in fact I saw a Team Sky rider during the TTT yesterday riding without a visor, I can only assume he went to wipe some sweat and it blew off somewhere). I tried to order a Protone, but after being backordered for almost 6 months I gave up and ordered a Giro Synthe.

Back to the original topic of this post -- Catlike...I had a Whisper a while back until I ruined it in a crash. It was a very nice helmet but unfortunately I wasn't able to replace it right away after the crash and ended up trying another helmet instead. It was fairly lightweight and the ventilation was really good. Perhaps too good at times, when my hair started getting a bit longer I would see tufts of it sticking out of the holes in the helmet
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Old 09-21-15, 09:42 AM
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I'm just replaced my Mixino after a crash with another Mixino. It is light, cool and important for me quiet as I have a hearing loss. I could be wrong but I believe they are low drag as well.
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Old 09-21-15, 02:03 PM
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I'm looking for something with super comfortable straps. I currently run a Specialized Echelon and the straps are scratchy as hell, sometimes I have to unbuckle it and I really hate to do that since it defeats the purpose of wearing the thing.
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mixino light and uber airy and looks very different from the pack.
had a kask mojito great helmet but i felt the retention system was too flimsy, had spealized evade found it to be a little creaky around the retention system and also tried a bontrager ballista great feeling helmet went for a small which was a very snug fit so no cap or ear warmers would fit.
so sold that and bought another mixino with the aero cover beautiful happy days
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