BBB used the feedback given about the current top-notch helmet, the Falcon, to design the new Icarus. Creating a more compact, lightweight, more comfortable helmet with even better ventilation properties. BBB created more ventilation by introducing the Airflow Cooling System (ACS). This means that the 29 air vents have an optimized shape for better ventilation and the adjustable straps have an open structure to allow airflow. Besides the use of Quick Dry padding with Silver Protection and anti-bacterial treatment absorb moistureeven better.
Of course airflow is important, but BBB does not forget the primary function of a helmet; protection. In order to create a lighter and safer helmet, BBB uses a double In-mold shell construction. This means that during manufacturing process the outer polycarbonate shell en the high density EPS foam are bonded together. Besides an extra polycarbonate internal reinforcement web structure is bonded as well. A SpiderWeb reinforcement is added to the backside of the helmet to protect you if you crash on the back of your head.
A comfortable fit is not only created by the shape and airflow of the Icarus. The BBB FlexClose adjustment system is adjustable in height and length but also flexible to fit around your head perfectly. The new BBB strap dividers are also extra comfortable. They do not only divide the straps in an angle, the inside has got less material in order to prevent irritation on your cheeks.
BBB Icarus Helmet Features:
Airflow Cooling System (ACS) design.
Double In-mold shell construction.
PC reinforcement web structure.
Spiderweb rear reinforcement
High density EPS foam.
Hidden strap anchors.
29 air vents.
Rear vents for optimum air flow.
Open Structure adjustable straps for a perfect and comfortable fit.
Smooth touch multi angle strap dividers.
Easy to use height and length adjustable FlexClose system.
Optimized airflow padding design.
QuickDry padding with Silver Protection anti-bacterial treatment.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Grant Fit for long narrow heads is excellent
I always need a large size helmet, because I have a long but relatively narrow head. Therefore most large size helmets are too wide for a best fit and have side to side slop and look a bit mushroom like on my head (for example the otherwise comfortable Specialized S3). However, the BBB Icarus is excellent in this regard, with no side to side sloppiness, and does not look too big on my head. Success!
The retention system and straps also function great - the helmet is very secure on my head.
01 November 2013