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The brand new Dainese Linea 01 would be the lightest full-face helmet in the marketplace


Dainese return to the MTB helmet market with Linea 01 full-face and 03 path helmets, combining low weight, density-mapped safety and packed filled with consolation options

Italian safety professional Dainese has returned to the MTB helmet market after an extended break with a brand-new vary. Concentrating on path, enduro and e-bike riders, its recent line up contains open and full-face choices full of tech and each sharing the Linea title. Dainese has historical past within the helmet sport and even owns its personal separate model, AGV, that’s a giant participant within the bike world. The model will probably be aiming for the Dainese Linea 01 full-face and 03 shell helmet efficiency to put them amongst the finest mountain bike helmets and finest MTB full-face helmets on the market. 

Mountain biker wearing the Dainese Linea 01 full-face helmet

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With this new Dainese Linea vary, it claims to have achieved massive weight financial savings with out sacrificing safety by working and testing with that model’s analysis division to optimise your entire development course of.

Low weight, density mapped safety

The key headline then is a featherweight Linea 01 MIPS mannequin claiming the bottom ever weight for a DH-certified full-face at 570g together with in-built rotational affect safety. To place that weight into context, most DH-rated helmets are over 1kg, and the lightest full face we’ve examined beforehand is over a 100g extra, with out carrying the identical full DH certification. 

Photo of Dainese Linea helmet in pieces to show parts

Dainese have used modern supplies and processes to shave weight

The sister Linea 03 half shell mannequin additionally shares lots of the identical design applied sciences and is available in extra totally different configurations and worth factors.

All Linea fashions see outer polycarbonate layers wrapped over EPS like most lids, though the polystyrene itself is mapped at totally different densities all through to make sure even absorption of affect forces (no matter exterior profile and edges effecting masses in numerous zones). Inside, a nylon exo-skeleton varieties a hidden lattice (it’s seen within the 01 chinguard) and is a significant key to weight saving. This webbing makes use of an ‘auxetic’ design with specifically formed segments designed to higher take up impacts, much like the perforated armour on Dainese pads.

Being ‘auxetic’ describes a construction possessing one thing known as the ‘zero Poisson’ ratio, you’ll have to Google this to delve deeper, however it basically means if shapes within the webbing are squashed or prolonged in a single course, they’ll consequently enhance in dimension in all instructions. In an affect, the construction due to this fact turns into more durable in all instructions to spice up safety, that means supplies may be stripped again elsewhere like within the outer polycarbonate and light-weight versatile adjustable visor to shave extra grams.

A give attention to consolation and wearability

This give attention to weight saving doesn’t imply Dainese has scrimped on consolation or wearability. A number of vents ship efficient cooling, and three sizes and three totally different pad thicknesses (25mm, 35mm and 50mm) in all Linea fashions guarantee the precise match, boosted by a rear retention dial and padded chinstrap utilizing Fidlocks fast magnetic clasp system.

Inside of Dainese Linea 03 helmet showing yellow MIPS liner

The Dainese Linea 03 is obtainable with and with no MIPS liner

On prime of the exo-skeleton’s additional affect resistance, a lot of the Linea vary additionally provide the latest-generation (thinner) MIPS liner that may twist independently of the shell to higher take up rotational or glancing impacts. High tier Linea 01 and 03 fashions additional add digital rescue applied sciences extra acquainted in snow sports activities like RECCO and NFC TwiceMe able to quickly transmitting private information and well being stats like blood group and placement data to paramedics or subsequent of kin. The Linea 01 even claims to be the world’s first MTB full-face to include the NFC expertise.

With its new Linea vary, Dainese’s philosophy is to let the tip person outline which using phase or self-discipline every helmet most accurately fits, and with weights so low and glorious imaginative and prescient and air flow, it undoubtedly leaves it open to the person to determine whether or not full or open face safety is finest for the form of using they get pleasure from. We’ve already tried each helmets and can be reporting again quickly with complete critiques on every totally different model.

Dainese Linea mountain bike vary overview

The brand new Dainese Linea vary is available for purchase now.

Linea 01 MIPS (inc. NFC and RECCO)

Photo of man wearing Dainese Linea 01 in white

The range-topping Linea 01 MIPS full-face helmet

  • £249.95
  • Weight: 570g (M)
  • Sizes: XS-S, M-L, L-XL
  • Colors: White/Black, Gray/Crimson, Black/Gray

Linea 03 MIPS+ (Inc. NFC and RECCO)

Photo of Dainese Linea 03 helmet in white being held by a man

The top of the Linea 03 vary comes with MIPS and Recco

  • £179.95
  • Weight: 340g (M)
  • Sizes: XS-S, M-L, L-XL
  • Colors: White/Black, Gray/Crimson

Linea 03 MIPS 

Photo of woman wearing Dainese Linea 03 in grey

Consolation is inbuilt, with vents, adjustable padding, and pony-tail pleasant design

  • £159.95
  • Weight: 340g (M)
  • Sizes: XS-S, M-L, L-XL
  • Colors: Black, Gray/Black, White/Black

Linea 03 

Dainese Linea 03 mtb helmet in green

Dainese Linea 03 mtb helmet in inexperienced

  • £129.95
  • Weight: 340g (M)
  • Sizes: XS-S, M-L, L-XL
  • Colors: Black, Inexperienced/Black, Rusty Nail/Black, White/Black
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