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Maya Review - Pinkbike

The first helmet to emerge from Kali's new design studio is the Maya, a sharp-looking extended coverage half shell that was first seen in prototype form in spring of 2014. Pinkbike received one of the first production Mayas this past December for a full review and we soon discovered that there was much more to the Maya than fresh looks.

The short version is that the Maya helmet is an "enduro style" half shell, featuring Kali's in-molded Composite Fusion Plus dual-density EPS liner; screened, antimicrobial padding; and a 12-vent strategy that emphasizes evacuating hot air from the rear of the helmet. Maya helmets pass CPSC certification and weigh a reported 350 grams. Its impact-resistant visor has an integrated light and POV camera mount and it is also angle-adjustable. Colors are matte black, matte blue, and white with a black stripe. The MSRP is an affordable, $99 USD.

Kali's Maya has a lot going for it: contemporary lines, best-in-class comfort, it is very lightweight, and it is packed with all of the safety features that Kali is famous for. When one considers its 100-dollar sticker price, the Maya also represents a good value in one of the pricier segments of the mountain bike helmet market. The Maya's matte finish and subdued graphics alone will win customers for Kali and we hope to see more of the same at their next rollout. As it stands, the Maya offers the extra protection that all-mountain riders want, with the ventilation and feel that is akin to a well-fitting XC helmet. The fact that it looks pretty damn good is icing on the cake.

Read the full review here ⇒

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