EKOI has developed a premium range primarily for the use of the fantastic athletes we have the distinct honour to equip. These exceptional champions require the very best products, every gain is important and can mean the difference between the win, a podium place or just a finish. It is perfectly normal that we should make these exceptional products available to all our customers.
Designing a PREMIUM product requires the input of a team of specialists from A to Z and is a task that is far more time consuming and difficult than one might, initially, imagine.
- - Product DESIGN is the work of a French or Italian designer, it is then validated and tested by our own in-house team as well as by the same pro riders who initially tasked us.
- - The product is developed by our designers, who work exclusively for EKOI.
- - The product is tested at least 3 times in real conditions before approval for sale.
- - The product is made using the best available materials.
- - Production is 100% made in EUROPE (for optimal quality control of the materials used and the finish that must be PERFECT).
The all new, ground breaking EKOI LEGENDE helmet has been designed by Benjamin BLANCHARD, then checked and validated by 2 Italian designers at the forefront f bike and motor bike helmet design. Made in Italy by a company that specialises in the manufacture of top-of-the-range cycling helmets.
The initial helmet design was then extensively tested and tweeked (as necessary) in the wind tunnel for optimal air penetration and air flow, and FINALLY it was personally tested and improved by, none other than, Romain BARDET, who has worn the helmet every day for training or racing since the start of the 2018 season.
The development of the EKOI LEGENDE helmet has required 2 years of painstaking work. We would like to thank Romain BARDET for his invaluable assistance in the development and refinement of this helmet, that he wore for the very first time in public on the Tour de France 2017 on the 14th of July (St Girons-Foix) stage, already a year ago, but those 12 months were necessary to improve helmet comfort and above all to reduce its weight (by 30g).
The design of this product was inspired by the first leather helmets seen in the 40's and called a hairnet (in English) or a boudin in french. Extremely well ventilated, with a wraparound shape for optimal air flow and protection, associated with the necessary comfort required for bike racing.
Every helmet comes supplied with:
3 different foam thickness options + an insect net + a transport bag in real leather.
- Internal cage in polypropylene for reinforced protection in the event of a crash.
- CAD-designed ergonomic shape (adapted to most european head shapes)
- Modern magnetically-closing buckle for precision fastening.
- Optional transparent aero shell (sold separately) for added aerodynamics and protection from the rain and cold.
- Exceptional and never before seen helmet finish: transparent micro shell with the choice of brilliant, matt or GOLD finishing.
- 28 vents for unbeatable ventilation.
- Height and circumference occipital adjustment + the choice of 3 different foam thicknesses for the perfect fit.
- Height adjustable occipital bone dial for a precision fit for every head shape.
- Specific left and right occipital adjustment for that precision fit for every head shape.
- 100% made in Italy.
- 5 YEAR WARRANTY (against all impairments, except in the event of a crash)
- HELMET (CRASH) REPLACEMENT WARRANTY: We will replace your helmet at half price should you damage or break your helmet resulting from a crash (warranty applies for the first 2 years following helmet purchase)
Technical features :
- Full (liner & shell) In Mold.
- 28 vents.
- Ventilated straps (excellent wicking).
- 3 different foam densities to choose from + an insect net are supplied with the helmet for the perfect helmet fit adapted to fit every head shape and size.
- Fully-adjustable straps (below each ear).
- 9 different colour options: National colours of France / Italy / Belgium / Spain. Plus matt black & brilliant white / Transparent / Matt black / Gold / AG2R La MONDIALE TEAM REPLICA.
- Further customising options on the EKOI configurator (foam colour , wearer's name)
- 235g in size S/M 55/58 cm
- 255g in size L/XL 59/62 cm
- High-density, ultra light EPS with internal polypropylene cage.
The type of polystyrene used has been specifically selected for its performance and density.