Limar's Alpe full face is only 540g

Limar Alpe full-face helmet
Limar's Alpe offers full face protection at a fraction of the weight (Image credit: Limar)

Limar is offering a new convertible full-face helmet for those riders who want additional coverage, without a significant weight penalty.

The Italian cycling accessories brand is making some impressive claims for its Alpe mountain bike helmet. At a specification weight of 540g, it’s notably lighter than most other convertible full-face helmets.

Aimed primarily at enduro riders, the Alpe features a detachable chin bar and comprehensive coverage, reaching down towards the neck.

Limar has constructed the Alpe from EPS foam. It is only produced in a single size (suited to head dimensions between 54- and 60cm) and the padding system is non-allergenic. Ergonomics are improved with Limar’s providing an additional set of thicker pads with each Alpe, enabling riders to find a snugger fit with the helmet.

Enduro riders will no doubt be impressed with a convertible full-face helmet at only 540g. Lighter helmets add less neck strain when riding, but they do often sacrifice safety certification. The Limar Alpe is not ASTM certified, like most other convertible full-face enduro helmets. In the event of an angled or glancing impact, its securing system isn’t supported by a MIPS-liner, to reduce the effect of rotational impact.

If you aren’t going to be testing the most challenging of double-black rated trails, the Limar Alpe could be for you. Riders seeking a bit more confidence on blue trails and at bike park skills sessions could benefit from an Alpe’s lightweight nature and chin bar protection.

The Alpe’s 26 flow ports give it excellence warm weather riding properties and the generous visor is adjustable, to ensure you are never at an awareness disadvantage riding into a setting sun.

Limar is marketing the Alpe at €104.95 and it is available in four colourways: dark red, black/titanium, dark green and grey/yellow.

Lance Branquinho
Freelance writer

Lance Branquinho is a Namibian-born journalist who graduated to mountain biking after injuries curtailed his trail running. He has a weakness for British steel hardtails, especially those which only run a single gear. As well as Bike Perfect, Lance has written for, and Cycling News.