Great quality high-end head gear
German manufacturer Uvex specializes in personal protection gear, from helmets, glass, and body armor for a wide range of sports. The Quatro Pro is the company’s top-of-the-line bicycle helmet model for All-Mountain/Enduro riding. It features the latest and best technologies and characteristics:
- A truly sophisticated locking mechanism which allows the rider to adjust the height of the straps, and not only tighten the rear ratchet. Uvex’s Anatomic IAS sizing system may sound complicated to manage. but it’s actually a simple, one-time affair.
- The chin strap is also one-hand adjustable, allowing for tightening or loosening according to the type of riding you’re currently into (tight for choppy terrain, loose for calmer ground).
- 17 generous ventilation channels, with the front three sporting a net to keep insects literally out of your hair.
- An integrated mount for quickly attaching or removing a camera or headlight.
- Double inmould construction with polycarbonate shell encasing EPS foam, offers a solid and quality build, as can be expected from German-made helmets with a German quality assurance.
- A highly-adjustable visor, which tilts on the spectrum from negative to 90 degrees vertical (sources say some Enduro riders secure their goggle to the vertical visor while climbing… I’ve never seen it but it likely looks ridiculous).
- Rear spoiler for improved aerodynamics (or something). The best thing I can say about it is that the spoiler is easily detachable, and needless to say, the helmet did not lift off after its removal.
On the trail:
Fitting and adjusting the Quatro Pro for the first time is easy as promised in the manual – just set the height and tightness of the straps. This stage also acquainted us with the solid and high quality internal padding.
Given the impressive protection in the back, the Quatro Pro’s weight will lose this battle with XC helmets, but is positioned well within the boundaries of its own riding category.
Thanks to its comfort and the excellent ventilation it offers, the Quatro Pro served us well both on bone-jarring all-mountain tracks and during long cross-country rides. The visor’s flexibility was immediately utilized on descents: tilting it up allowed us to track the trail ahead of us without tilting our heads up to an unhealthy angle. On the other hand, during climbs facing the rising sun, the visor’s negative angle proved useful and shields the eyes successfully from its glare.
Finally, though I personally favor neutral colors such as black and gray, the challenging combination of bright orange and blue eventually grew on me. Whether you like it or not, the Quatro Pro certainly stands out.
The Uvex Quatro Pro Enduro/all-mountain/trail/you-name-it helmet is, in one word, excellent. It is extremely comfortable, well-ventilated, and sports a simple locking mechanism that is easy to operate. Additionally, being able to adjust the visor to suit the trail – whether on long climbs or rocky descents – is a real treat, almost as much as the ability to change saddle height. The massive rear-head protection it offers and standout design makes it a high-end, highly desirable piece of riding gear.
For better: Adjustable visor, simple locking mechanism, comfort, camera mount.
For worse: Rear spoiler.
|Sizes:||M 52-57cm or L 56-61cm|
|Weight:||330 gram (for size L))|
|Norms:||EN 1078 / TÜV GS / CE|
|Features:||Bug net spoiler|
|Optional camera adapter|