kask bambino

Got a new shiny piece of kit? Or something tried and trusted? Tell us about it.

kask bambino

Postby S11 » 06 Mar 2013 15:13

Few peeps may know that I rode the abu dhabi short course with the kask bambino as my aero lid. I said after the event I would put a review on here.

First things first - the kask may not be for everyone since everyones bonce is different, as I have found out when the Giro Selector was a terrible fit on me. I tried on the medium Bambino (Large not available yet) and it fitted perfectly. I had deep reservations about the venting so much so that I took my road lid with me just in case.

Few details on the Kask - there is a lovely leather chin strap with the clasp to the side of the head rather than under the chin which makes it more comfortable. There are 6 small vents on the front with grooves cut into the polystyrene to aid venting and the visor is magentic which can be rotated mid ride or just through it away like Wiggins..

So the I rode a 30min bike ride in properly warm sun to get a feel for whether the bambino was a goer... and it was but riding 66miles is differnt to riding 10miles so the crux would be race day.

In the searing heat the lid had no problems wiht venting but I rode without the visor and used my jawbones - there was enough room to fit a pair of glasses which was a relief. The air flow could be felt running underneath the lid - it was warm but no worse than any other lid. In fact it was very similar to the Vortice that I have.

In terms of feel - I did feel it a bit restrictive around the ears but this was more my fault than the lid as I hadn't given myself enough adjustment.

One thing I did notice was when I dropped my head ie looking down when going for a bottle etc then I noticed an immeadiate improvement on the lid since the air flow was passing over the short tail - there was no drop off in speed unlike a normal tail where it would catch the wind. If you move about a bit of bike then this probably is the style of lid you want.

After 66miles I still could have ridden further and really wasn't noticing the fact I had a nearly closed off lid on my head.

A cracking lid to have and would recommend but best to try on before you buy
User avatar
S11
 
Posts: 2986
Joined: 05 Jan 2010 23:08
Blog: View Blog (41)

Re: kask bambino

Postby Jack Hughes » 06 Mar 2013 19:23

Where did you get it from?
Omnia Vanitas

Immortal (for a limited tme).
User avatar
Jack Hughes
 
Posts: 11085
Joined: 05 Jan 2010 17:19
Location: God's own county

Re: kask bambino

Postby Bendy Ben » 06 Mar 2013 20:14

£10,000 says from Bridgtown
User avatar
Bendy Ben
 
Posts: 9791
Joined: 05 Jan 2010 16:23
Location: Surrey
Blog: View Blog (3)

Re: kask bambino

Postby scibby » 06 Mar 2013 21:07

I know nothing about TT lids, but I'd never buy one that was called 'little boy'. Hardly exudes images of lean, high performing racing machines.

Pah, marketeers!
15/06. Windsor Sprint
2-7/07. Les Stables
03/08. Guildford Sportive. 100km
06/09. Sundowner Sprint. Needs BAT approval
28/09. Hever Olympic
12/10. Malta Champs? Needs BAT approval.
User avatar
scibby
 
Posts: 2773
Joined: 24 Jan 2010 12:05
Location: Guildford

Re: kask bambino

Postby S11 » 06 Mar 2013 21:51

Bendy Ben wrote:£10,000 says from Bridgtown

So do I get the 10, 000....

Got it one.....it reeled me in whild upstairs :lol:
User avatar
S11
 
Posts: 2986
Joined: 05 Jan 2010 23:08
Blog: View Blog (41)

Re: kask bambino

Postby kfjatek » 07 Mar 2013 00:48

I decided a long time ago I'm going to get one when I buy/build my first TT bike (so next season). Sod the aero performance, it looks COOL, period.

(here's the little boy for you, Scibby)

:ugeek:
2015:
26/04 Southampton 10k
30/05 Sieraków Triathlon
21/06 Dambuster Triathlon
29/08 Club Relays
27/09 Hever Triathlon
User avatar
kfjatek
SGM
 
Posts: 3219
Joined: 26 Sep 2012 12:16
Location: London/Surrey

Re: kask bambino

Postby Seasider71 » 07 Mar 2013 12:36

It was obviously too small, as it squashed his brain to make him go back to work early :lol: :lol: :lol:
Striving for glory.....and failing magnificently.
2017
MAY - Enduroman Double
User avatar
Seasider71
 
Posts: 2084
Joined: 10 Jan 2010 20:22
Location: Dinnington, Sheffield
Blog: View Blog (1)

Re: kask bambino

Postby CCS » 07 Mar 2013 13:03

scibby wrote:I know nothing about TT lids, but I'd never buy one that was called 'little boy'. Hardly exudes images of lean, high performing racing machines.

Pah, marketeers!

+1
Whenever I see this helmet mentioned, I always assume it's a kids' model

Anyway, I think I would be far too self conscious to wear a pointy hat (unless riding a broomstick)
Talking to myself and feeling old
User avatar
CCS
 
Posts: 3933
Joined: 05 Jan 2010 17:14
Location: Surrey

Re: kask bambino

Postby Tritans » 07 Mar 2013 13:58

£300 :shock:
One who wants to do something, will find a way.
One who doesn't, will find an excuse.

Confucius
User avatar
Tritans
Was married, is now single due to amount of time on here
 
Posts: 4890
Joined: 05 Jan 2010 15:29

Re: kask bambino

Postby S11 » 07 Mar 2013 22:26

Tritans wrote:£300 :shock:


Worth it.....trust me
User avatar
S11
 
Posts: 2986
Joined: 05 Jan 2010 23:08
Blog: View Blog (41)


Return to Kit Reviews

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests

cron