iXS Presents: the Xult!
A cross over full face – developed and designed for downhill racing and riding. It features a VORTEX molded aeration system that provides consistent airflow through the helmet and therefore crosses over towards the needs of enduro style riding and racing. The special FRP (fiber reinforced polymer) shell is designed to increase strength while also reducing overall weight of the helmet. The FRP minimizes the shell volume which helps to reduce rotational force while helping to prevent severe concussions in the event of an impact. Enduro riding is approaching the same speed and danger as DH racing, protect your head with a helmet that can handle both!
The rail based design and reinforced form increases structural integrity where additional strength is needed. X Matter inserts, the same used in our popular knee pads, at major impact zones absorb more force than traditional EPS alone. This helps reduce the impact force as well as rotational impact absorption while also increasing the durability of the helmet. An ergonomic padding system ensures comfort without inhibiting the VORTEX air flow using high-tech anti-bacterial Coolmax material wicks moisture away from skin to keep you dry and comfortable. Optimized cheek pads ensure a perfect fit while also using the EPR – emergency release pad system to allow for easy removability in the event of an emergency.
The concept and design of a “crossover full face” was developed in close cooperation with pro rider Cedric Gracia. As a professional Downhill and Enduro racer, the most important thing to Cedric is his safety and to be properly protected. He would never compete without his full face helmet on and only with a true full face can he be confident of getting up healthy and alright after a big crash. Traditional full face helmets have a major negative side to them, They are hot and cause you to overheat while riding and can be heavy and bulky especially for Enduro. Racing enduro and riding in general generates a lot of heat, sweat and moisture loss so Cedric needed a helmet with lots of airflow to keep him cool while also providing enough protection for his head. With his input we developed a full face helmet, which using the Vortex molded aeration system, integrated Xrail absorption unit along with its FRP fiber reinforced structure, we have essentially improved comfort and safety in one full face helmet.