|Patented air guideline|
|Disk Fit Vario|
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CASCO’s top model.
|Patented air guideline|
|Disk Fit Vario|
|Fits with glasses|
Vautron Visier (Vautron Visor) - UV Test
CASCO SPEEDairo and SPEEDtime
CASCO MyStyle - Fahrradhelme (bike helmets)
AirFit / Disk Fit Vario - Ausbau + Einbau (disassembly + assembly)
CASCO MyStyle - Streifen wechseln (change stripes)
Visier - SPEEDmask - Ausbau (Disassembly)
Visier - SPEEDmask - richtig öffnen (lift up properly)
CASCO Loc - Richtig Einstellen (How to operate)
Disc Fit Vario - richtig einstellen (how to operate)
Visier - SPEEDmask - Einbau (Assembly)
The helmet shown here is a safety product of the CASCO brand and is manufactured according to strict quality controls at our family-owned manufactory in Europe. Please use the helmet only for sports and areas of application that are approved according to the safety standard on the label inside the helmet and observe the regulations for your country.
Please read the instructions for use carefully. Mishandling of the helmet can lead to serious injury or even to death. No longer use the helmet if you have the suspicion the helmet may be damaged, this is especially the case when the helmet was subjected to a blow. The helmet wearer is solely responsible for his actions. CASCO International GmbH takes no responsibility for any damage or injury caused by inappropriate use of the helmet.
Helmet for bicycle, inlineskating and skateboard use.
As an alternative there is an helmet with CPSC bicycle helmet standard (USA) available. The production of this variation is done according to ISO Norm.
Please note that different countries and sports may have different safety standards. You are responsible to check carefully the particular requirements and buy/sell accordingly.
white, sizes: M, L
(including VAUTRON automatic visor)
Art. Nr.: 1506.MUS/ .LUS
Regular sales price: 320,00 Euro
black, sizes M, L
(including VAUTRON automatic visor)
Art. Nr.: 1502.MUS/ .LUS
Regular sales price: 320,00 Euro
Aerohelmets were one of last season's major trends and this year will be no different. They have become a familiar sight in the professional peloton and amateur races alike. Although their design can take some getting used to, their advantages are another matter altogether — superior aerodynamics can have a crucial effect on a rider's power reserves during the race. Even though the benefits of an aero helmet may appear marginal, they are far from irrelevant. However, a drawback of previous aero helmets was their ventilation. With the Speedairo, the German helmet manufacturer Casco has come up with a design which, in their own words, provides “an outstanding combination of aerodynamics and cooling”.
The Speedairo is a relatively light aero helmet whose distinctive appearance sets it apart from other models in this category. For instance, in addition to a large visor, it also incorporates 27 latticed ventilation holes. At the rear of the helmet there are small, spoiler-like struts which help to adapt the aerodynamics to the riding position.
And of course, the Speedairo's fit is outstanding. Unlike traditional helmets, the shell does not rest directly on the head, but is rather stretched over a mesh which encloses the head. This has allowed Casco's engineers to decouple the helmet from the rider's head, which has two advantages. Firstly, this type of construction guarantees constant ventilation of the head. Secondly, the helmet's behaviour is altered in the event of a fall as it first moves across the mesh and not directly across the head.
Fine adjustments to Speedairo are made via side-mounted straps and a medium-sized adjustment wheel. The fastener is secure and easy to operate following a short familiarisation period. The same applies to the visor, which is integrated into the helmet by means of an elastic band, but can be pushed up onto the helmet. Because of its size it surrounds the eyes well at all times. A useful feature is that it does not rest directly on the nose and so allows glasses to be worn. The Speedairo thus offers an additional advantage for riders who have previously had to resort to wearing special cycling glasses or contact lenses.
In use, the helmet excels not only thanks to its efficient aerodynamics, but also because the cooling is so impressive and reminiscent of normal helmets. With this helmet, racing in summer is just as manageable as in cooler seasons. I was won over by the Speedairo from the first moment — at least in terms of its performance. In terms of its appearance, a wider colour range would be desirable.
The Casco Speedairo is a very well ventilated aero helmet which makes a refreshing change from other models of this kind. The fit and large visor are absolutely first class. In terms of the available colours, a somewhat larger selection would be a good thing.
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CASCO SPEEDairo Everything about the SPEEDairo feels good when you have it on. It sits nice and tight, yet you barely feel it. That come on the one hand because at around 330 grams it's a relatively light design, and on the other hand thanks to the mesh net spanned across the inside of the helmet. When you put this helmet on, the mesh, not the helmet itself, is what touches the head, giving a cushioned feel. The mesh also gives a ventilated feel, ensuring that even in tropical temperatures a pleasant breeze touches the head while riding. The helmet is available in two sizes, with further adjustment options on the interior of the helmet: a knob closure at the neck and a somewhat unstable feeling system using holes that allow for fine tuning of the fit of the inner materials. Note: if you turn the knob too tight, the anchor can come loose. A snap fastener would be a better solution here. (Note from CASCO: we've made some adjustments to eliminate this problem). This adjustment system is more than sufficient, though, as the helmet fits well even without it. In terms of aerodynamics, the SPEEDairo cuts a fine figure, since it is constructed around a double-shell construction to promote excellent flow. Closing the helmet takes a bit of getting used to, since it is works using a simple hook closure. Once you become familiar with it, however, taking the helmet on and off is lightning fast and smooth. To make it easier to grasp the pull tab when opening the closure, we ended up attaching a few small beads on the end. (Comment by CASCO: Here too improvements have already been made, with a zipper included on the pull tab) The look may take some getting used to for some bikers — it looks a little like someone took half of a sphere and added a visor on it. From the back, the innovative aerodynamic spoilers make it look a bit like an ice hockey helmet crossed with a ski helmet. Another good thing: the insect netting integrated into the front of the helmet to keep bugs from getting underneath. A mirror half-visor is also included with delivery, with a dark and a light visor (both unmirrored) optionally available. A hard case is also included for safe transport. The helmet can be worn with or without visor. Most spectacles fit without problem under the visor, making it suitable for spectacles wearers. With a MSRP of 249.95 euros, the helmet isn't exactly a bargain, but given its impressive workmanship, we feel it's well worth the money.
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Aerodynamic closed helmets like the CASCO SPEEDairo, developed especially for high-speed situations, are becoming more and more common at the PRO level. The most striking element of this helmet is without doubt the lovely visor that attaches seamlessly to the helmet. Want to use your own sunglasses instead of the built-in ones? Then you can simply order the helmet without visor for 50 euros less. There are only a few ventilation holes, yet air flows well through the helmet; the head sits in a small mesh pocket that leaves room left between head and helmet. The front-side holes are covered by an insect screen. The helmet is simple and easy to fit thanks to a mechanism in the neck area and cleverly adjusting straps that make the initial fitting run smoothly. The chin closure actually clips into a ring; it's unlike other closures, but it does work quickly. The helmet fits pleasantly to the rider's head, sitting nicely and without distracting pressure points. The visor includes a rubber band that makes it easy to raise or lower it as needed. The M sized model weights 325 grams. While not light, the aerodynamics more than make up for it. We unfortunately didn't run tests on just how much faster you'll be with this helmet. We do know that a similar variant tested out as somewhat faster than a traditional helmet. The wind whistles by loudly or softly depending on how fast you're moving and the direction you're moving in. While some might find this annoying, others will appreciate the direct feedback on their current speed. The SPEEDairo also makes a convincing argument in terms of functionality. The visor offers strong protection and a broad field of vision. Even when engaged in heavy exertion on the flats in 25 degree weather, I never perceived the helmet as warm. On the hills, you'll barely notice the reduced ventilation, nor is the helmet designed for that. So the first impression really a positive one, get used to the new look.
The against-the-clock helmet, in its “bowl” version with integrated visor, has, since last year, become a real novelty as it can be worn for all race formats, including those allowing drafting. Popularised in the most beautiful of ways by the Brownlee brothers at the Olympic Games in London, we can say that the visual shock is now behind us. The question is whether or not it’s worth it to change one’s habits in order to switch to this new era...
As is often the case, young people have raced ahead. They do not think twice about wearing the SpeedAiro helmet for the triathlons this season, with Dorian Coninx and Léo Bergère leading the way! The imposing (removable) visor forms a real mask around the face, offering a very important viewing angle (180°) and excellent protection against the wind and the sun. Head support is effective with comfortable foam, an air flow adjustment knob at the back and easily adjustable straps as they slide on the rings.
The first disadvantage of the classic chrono helmet lies in its really poor ventilation. Its second disadvantage is the covering of the ears, isolating the triathlete from the outside world. Casco has resolved these two pitfalls, while maintaining aerodynamics. The SpeedAiro helmet has a ventilation “cir¬cuit”, improving ventilation by providing a constant airflow around the head, while maintaining aerodynamics.
One huge advantage of the visor: no goggles need to be put on during the transition phase! With such a broad vision it is almost scary the first time.
The fastening system is original and clever. All you need is a few attempts before you get used to the zipper pull. Everything is there such as the internal tread protecting your head against small flying insects. Lastly, it must nevertheless be specified that this helmet may be worn without the visor (with or without conventional goggles). It is then transformed into a more conventional piece of equipment.
Ventilated, lightweight, comfortable, aerodynamic and very “trendy”, this SPEED Airo is well and truly positioned at the top of the market. The perfect product? If you are not afraid to look like a fly, you will be really satisfied with the qualities of this innovative helmet! Casco could, however, offer other colours. Note that the German brand is already a benchmark in horse riding and skiing. It stands out as a true competitor in the world of cycling/triathlon.
Whats instantly noticeable about the SPEEDairo is that it`s well vented. Even though the main front vents are covered with mesh to keep out bugs and debris, the internal airflow is great, thanks largely to the helmet being suspended over your had by an internal net. The fit is good, the circumferences and vertical adjustments available from the comfy cradle. The visor provides great optics and covers the face well, while releasing the chin strap is quick and simple, thanks to the toggled clip system.
Perfect head protection during triathlons. With my old time trial helmet going into retirement and the rise of the new helmet/visor era, it was time for a change for my triathlon and street races. The SPEEDairo from CASCO arrived at the perfect time. The confident design choices won me over from the start, and my satisfaction grew with each hot-weather competition. Even at high temperatures, there's no risk of overheating; a cool head is guaranteed, whether you're climbing or battling the pack. The closure mechanism is easy to operate, and there's no more fumbling around with your glasses in the transition zone. Given that it is significantly more robust than the SPEEDtime, to me it represents the perfect head protection for triathlons and combines aerodynamics, a perfect field of vision and ideal ventilation. A guarantee for faster changeover times.
I had the opportunity to test the German manufacturer’s latest two-in-one time-trial and road helmet at several training sessions and races. Looking at it from the front for the first time, the helmet with its huge openable visor reminded me of the helmets used by fighter plane pilots. As soon as I touched the helmet, however, this thought vanished into thin air because I was about to ride a bike in a high-tech helmet. My own prescription glasses fitted perfectly behind the openable, aerodynamic shades, so I did not need the biking version. The design of the fastener was new to me, it was easy to lock even whilst wearing gloves, and just pulling the little cord made it really simple to take it off. It can be adjusted to head size in increments using the dial on the back of the helmet. I could feel the advantage of unimpeded vision and tear-free pedalling as early as the first few metres, in comparison to wearing a pair of biking goggles. Despite having a huge visor in front of me, ventilation was great even at lower speeds and there was no swirling air at the eyes. Contact lenses might be comfy to wear as well since your eyes do not dry out, but this I did not try. I did not experience any fogging during the test as the ventilation is well designed. I used the helmet for the first time in a nearly four-hour long and rather windy training session, where it revealed its true advantage: low aero drag. It is easier to hold your head against the wind than when you are wearing a traditional helmet. We are also likely to save some energy with the help of the reduced air resistance, but I rather enjoyed the reduced load on my neck muscles at the end of the day. My trapezius muscle tends to get tired during lengthy training sessions, but this did not happen here, something my masseur also noticed. For the sake of comparison, I next went for a training ride wearing my regular helmet, and I could even hear the difference. The Speed Airo helmet is far quieter; it barely gives off a whisper of noise, even at a speed of 40 kph.
To sum up my experience: the helmet really serves well at time trials where it helps to achieve a better result when fighting for seconds. It could also offer huge advantages if we want to wear a unique helmet during road rides, by contributing to higher speeds during breakaways for example, and we can save some Watts too.