Alpina - Carapax
Enduro Helmet for Youngsters: the Carapax Jr. from Alpina
Like its big brother: the Carapax JR. is inspired by the model for adults, and thus promises optimum protection in the country for all young mountain bikers. The low weight, maximum head coverage and a long list of features provide it with an ideal price/performance ratio.
The low weight is due to the inmold production where the upper shell is thermally connected with the Hi-EPS. This results in a solid surface connection, which is responsible for a very sturdy design. The lower edge of the helmet is protected by the additional polycarbonate shell Edge Protect. The back and temple areas also pull further down for the highest possible level of safety on rough trails. This creates even greater head coverage.
Large air vents ensure optimum ventilation, fly screens keep insects away from the head, and the shield guarantees optimum protection in the field of vision. With the Run System Classic, which can be combined with the height-adjustable Custom Fit, the bike helmet can be adjusted to your head. The Multi-Fit Light rear light can also be added on to the Carapax JR. as an option for better visibility.
Features - Carapax jr.
- Edge Protect
- Shield Protect
- Inmold Tec
- Run System Classic
- Bug Net
- Head circumference : 51-56 cm
This manufacturing process ensures that there are no sharp edges to be found on Inmold helmets, reducing the risk of getting hurt in two ways: firstly, handling the helmet is always comfortable for the hands, and secondly, the bottom edge of the helmet will not cause scratches to the neck and shoulder areas in the event of a crash.
That's the name for the outer shell of all ALPINA helmets featuring INMOLD manufacturing technology. This thin and light-weight material is extremely break- and scratch-resistant, UV-stable and antistatic.
The detachable shield protects against dirt splash as well as direct sunlight.
The inner shell of all INMOLD helmets is made of HI-EPS (High Expanded Polystyrene). It consists of a multitude of microscopic air pockets that absorb the forces occurring in an impact. In addition, HI-EPS absorbs neither water nor sweat.
Inmold helmets are produced by foaming the inner shell underneath the outer shell under high pressure and heat. Thanks to the complete bonding between the upper and lower shells INMOLD helmets are extremely sturdy and very light. In addition, they offer clearly more safety than spot-bonded helmets.
Tried and tested countless times, this is the buckle used in all Alpina cycle helmets. It features a red push button and multi-step automatic adjustment. It can be used one-handed, so for example you can loosen the strap when riding uphill and tighten it again for the descent, and it will not open in the event of a crash.
A helmet can only provide proper protection if it stays securely in place in the event of an impact. The fastening that joins the two straps under the ear is critical to this. Alpina‘s Y-Clip system guarantees a perfect fit down to the last millimetre, all in a matter of seconds.
RUN SYSTEM CLASSIC
Riders using their bikes for short trips to the supermarket do not necessarily need a highly sophisticated adjustment system. For such needs, our RUN SYSTEM CLASSIC suffi ces. A simple and rugged control knob keeps the helmet where it belongs: on the rider’s head.
For protection against insect bites, the front holes of some models are lined with a net.