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Description

The next wave of brilliance.

Typically, we're used to making certain sacrifices in the name of low weight -- namely, to that of strength. However, this design principle is entirely unacceptable for helmets, as protection is a helmet's primary function. Thankfully, though, the engineers at Catlike have continued to push the design envelope by actually increasing strength while lowering weight. Case in point is its new Mixino Helmet. It tips the scales at around 35 grams less than the Whisper Plus, all while incorporating a stronger aramid roll cage and a new vertical fit adjustment system.

With protection standing as Catlike' biggest goal, it depends on multiple proprietary technologies in order to achieve this. The Whisper Plus uses a process called In Mold, where the outer and inner layers of the helmet are molded to become one piece. This process increases impact resistance, and improves diffusion of crash energy. For crashes where the back of your head takes the brunt of impact, Catlike incorporated its Low Nape Protection towards the lower rear structure of the helmet. For additional rear protection, the helmet uses a Crash Energy Splitter design that distributes crash energy throughout the helmet, and assures an even absorption of impact along the air intakes. This design is not only a revolution in safety, but an integral aspect of the Mixino's feather-light weight. Adding to the protection, particularly for high-impact, the Mixino features an aramid roll cage. ramid is a class of heat-resistant synthetic fibers that, when combined, create a extremely strong composite that is easy to manipulate. Because of this, you'll see it used in everything from tires, to helmets, and even to ballistic-rated body armor fabric.

Outside of safety, Catlike's goal is to provide you with a lightweight helmet that has ample ventilation. Accordingly, the Mixino features the same 39 air vent design found on the Whisper Plus. Likewise, the Mixino uses the same exclusive Dual Flow design that utilizes large frontal air intakes that connect from the helmet's fore position to the oversized exit vents at the rear. Dual Flow creates a constant airstream through the helmet, and thus prevents overheating. This design also limits the material needed for construction, which would be a major safety issue for most manufacturers. However, Catlike uses a patented technology that they call an Airtube System. This system uses air-filled hollow elastic tubes that create an inner mesh within the helmet. This system reinforces the open design of the Mixino, and eliminates the need for bulky construction material.

However, for the Mixino, Catlike focused on upgrading the Whisper Plus' comfort and adjustability. Along these lines, the Mixino features an adjustable micro-dial at the rear that controls the overall retention-level of the helmet. Catlike calls this its MPS eVo system, and it expands or contracts the newly-designed, thin-style arms that wrap inside of the helmet. Additionally, the Mixino has two independently-adjustable head supports at the rear, and two new lateral wing pads that are also adjustable. Even better, these pads are interchangeable, meaning that you're able to use varying thicknesses depending on your head size. And, also new to the Mixino, Catlike has enabled its adjustment system to allow vertical adjustments. So, nearly every head size is able to be accommodated with a race-day level of fit.

The Catlike Mixino Helmet is available in the sizes Small, Medium, and Large and in the colors Black/green, Matte Black, Matte Carbon/red, White, White/blue, White/red, and White/green.

Tech Specs

Material:
[shell] polycarbonate, [impact protection] polystyrene foam, [cage] aramid, [padding] Outlast (polyester)
Adjustable Vents:
no
Fit Adjustment:
MPS (Multi Position System) eVo
Certifications:
CPSC
Actual Weight:
White, M: 260g
Recommended Use:
road cycling

Size chart

Catlike

Helmets
 Mixino/Mixino VD2.0
Small Medium Large 
 20.5 - 21.3in
(52 - 54cm)
 21.7 - 22.4in
(55 - 57cm)
 22.8 - 23.6in
(58 - 60cm)
 Whisper
Small Medium Large 
21.3 - 22.0in
(54 - 56cm)
 22.0 - 22.8in
(56 - 58cm)
 22.8 - 24.0in
(58 - 61cm)
 Vacuum
Small Medium Large 
21.3 - 21.7in
(54 - 55cm)
 21.7 - 22.4in
(55 - 57cm)
 22.8 - 23.6in
(58 - 60cm)
 Kompact'o
Small Medium Large 
 20.1 - 21.3in
(51 - 54cm)
 21.7 - 22.8in
(55 - 58cm)
 23.2 - 24.0in
(59 - 61cm)
 Leaf
Small Large 
 21.3 - 22.4in
(54 - 57cm)
 22.8 - 23.6in
(58 - 60cm)
 360
One Size 
 21.3 - 22.8in
(54 - 58cm)
 Chrono WT
Small Medium/Large 
 21.3 - 22.0in
(54 - 56cm)
 22.4 - 23.6in
(57 - 60cm)
 Chrono Aero Plus
One Size 
 21.7 - 23.6in
(55 - 60cm)
 Tako
Medium Large 
 21.3 - 22.4in
(54 - 57cm)
 22.8 - 24.4in
(58 - 62cm)
 Kitten
X-Small Small Medium 
19.3 - 20.5in
(49 - 52cm)
 20.5 - 21.7in
(52 - 55cm)
 21.7 - 22.8in
(55 - 58cm)
How to Measure:
Measure around your head where your hat would fit comfortably.

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4 5

too pricey

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

I tried the Mavic plasma, catlike mixno and the giro aeon.
My head is pretty small and round but I was a M in all three brands. The aeon was the least comfortable and didn't vent as well as this or the mavic. This helmet vented well, looks unique and is very light. I decided to return it though as I don't think it was worth the extra coin over the mavic, which actually breathes ever so slightly better than this one (bigger vents), and was on sale.

4 5

Yes and No

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I should start off by saying, I'm bias towards Catlike. I have always found there helmets to be impressive looking. I kept thinking I'd pick one up over the past few years, but continued to ride with my Giro. After browsing about for a while, I found several on sale, including Competitive Cyclist's. So I popped on it. Having missed out on other sales, I didn't give myself the chance to miss this one. I know CC has a strong returns policy, so I trusted in them and ordered my size (large) in white.

What I discovered when I put on the helmet was not what I had thought for the years before. I was not impressed. Well, I was impressed with the weight. It really did feel like I didn't have any weight on my head. The fit was not for me though. Not even necessarily the circumference, but the way it sat on top of my head did not inspire confidence. The front of the helmet would sit just below my average hair line on my forehead. It felt like it was sitting far to up to offer protection in the event of an over-the-handlebars stop. Fortunately, I didn't find out if it would have offered that protection. Instead, I opted to return it. There is no sense in using an ill-fitting helmet no matter how wicked it looks. This expensive lid would have just been sitting on my wall waiting for a trade for a Kask. Again, helmets are a personal matter. Take from this review what you will. I didn't crash with it, or even ride with it. I can't attest to it's protection features. I did sit with it on in the living room for a few hours, but just couldn't justify the fit for the cost. I'll always admire the Catlike looks on others, but I found it is just not for me, unfortunately. Maybe the Whisper would fit, maybe (?).

Pros:
-Looks (for some)
-Venting (didn't ride with it on, but I felt any breeze that blew while I tried it on for hours)
-Weight
-Various thickness pads
-Easy adjustment dial

Cons:
-Looks (for some)
-Price
-Doesn't fit every head (but what helmet does?)

4 5

Favorite helmet yet

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

The good:
I like the added safety features in this helmet where they strengthened the outer shell so lower density foam could be used.

Immediately, this was the best fitting helmet for my head I've ever used. Part of that is I went down a size to Small from a normal Medium. I'm also coming from lower-end Uvex, Bell, and Giro helmets. The Mixino fit is adjustable for different head shapes, but I haven't needed to change the fit.

Absolutely no issues wearing Oakley Radarlock Path sunglasses with the helmet.

And to me, it looks really good for a helmet.

The Not So Good:
Temple protection could be better. The helmet sits high on the head.

Chin straps will need adjustment before every ride. Extra slack tends to slip out of the organizer each day.

4 5

helmet is fantastic....but PRICEY

this helmet delivers on all of my expectations, except on value. it is light, so light that i barely notice it at all on rides. it is comfortable, fitting a more rounded head shape like mine perfectly (i wear a medium with a head circumference of 21.5" and it is spot on). easy adjustments to dial in the fit (rear dial easy to operate, fits snug, but doesn't bother back of head).
i found it at a better price than what it typically "lists" for, but i still feel a little uncomfortable about spending > $200 for a product that costs very little to make. if you're on a budget, you may want to consider the whisper or the leaf, both made by catlike.

Responded on

I think you are paying for the R&D that went into making the helmet.

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Yeah, I agree. The mold for that helmet can't be cheap either. I have two of their helmets. Awesome!

4 5

Super light, unique lid!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

After longtime success with a Bell Sweep, I changed brands and went contemporary. I'll admit the Cervelo Test Team originally planted the seed, and the looks have grown on me over the past few years. I prefer a little variety. I first tried a Specialized Propero II, which was ultimately too small (med), but was light, which I otherwise liked, but it cracked after falling off a shelf. Not encouraging! Tried the Kask and Mixino next. The Catlike is lighter, and a bit smaller on the head, has a pretty cool style and a very customizable retention system. They really nailed the combination of dial, slider, and multi-position retention system. I found I had to size up to a Large, which is on the edge of too big--I was a Medium in the Bell, but with any cap or winter layer on my head underneath, the helmet disappears and is totally comfortable. The chin strap is pretty good, though the straps exit the helmet pretty far forward on your face. Original Oakley Radars bump against the rear of the helmet. They are workable, but not ideal.
Haven't really used the helmet in super hot weather, but with the optional sizing pads for the sides of the helmet, top notch venting, light weight, cool style, and comfortable retention system, I think this lid is an overall winner. Certainly worthy of the competition among the other "Best in Class" lids.

2 5

Wanted to love this helmet

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

I really wanted this helmet loved the looks / weight / safety, it was pricey but when you ride a lot cost per can be justified. Unfortunately I have the wrong shaped head for this helmet just sat on top like a giant shroom. I think you need a round head shape for this bucket to work for you. Just my opinion. I will have to return sadly as I wanted this to be my next helmet. Not recommended for elongated head shape.

5 5

Always wanted a Catlike

It's better than expected. The fit is more secure than with most and the low profile cuts down on noise tremendously. First day out and everyone wanted to know about it. The color choice was perfect, Red Carbon.

5 5

Go big or go home.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

You're already wearing an injection-molded Swiss Cheese monstrosity on your skull. Why not go full-bore?

Catlike continues their unique aesthetic with the Mixino, along with a new full-head dial retention system (a la Lazer) and increased comfort over the Whisper. I found ventilation to be incredible, like having a permanent fan attached to you head. The beautiful, striking aesthetics of the helmet (and face it, that's what draws most of us to expensive skidlids) are the icing atop a very comfy, airy piece.

Of course, the cherry on the icing is the ease of sliding my Smith Pivlock V2s into the vent holes during prolonged uphill efforts with my lungs on the rivet. Nothing makes me more neurotic than a helmet that's impossible to stuff my shades into. I've yet to see this helmet in a color I dislike, but I chose the matte black version for ease of matching a variety of kits.

Go big or go home.
5 5

Great Road Helmet

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Great air flow, comfortable on round heads, and overall slim and lightweight. My past favorites have been Bell Volt and Giro Aeon. This helmet also packs better than past helmets because of the slim overall shape. I don't recommend this helmet for off-road as it catches a lot of bugs.

What is the inner shape of this helmet?

I...

What is the inner shape of this helmet?

I have a round head, and the only helmet manufacturer that comes close to fitting has been Bell, but I'm looking for alternatives.

Responded on

This is the one Catlike I have tried that fits round heads as well as a Bell Volt.

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I'm with Aaron - it fits very similarly to Bell. If you've worn a Whisper, I've found it also fits a touch smaller. I tend to sit on the border between M and L in most brands, rode a M Whisper last year, and am solidly a L in the Mixino.

5 5

Doing a granfondo

Doing a granfondo tomorrow & the strap on my helmet broke on my last training day. I was going to buy a whisper then found this helmet. I was actually confused when I tried it on, it FIT. Front back and sides. Ill get back to up after I've put some KM's in. But for now I'm thrilled to have a helmet that is the same shape as my head.
And the styling rocks, which counts in my books.

5 5

EURO SYNTH-POP STYLE

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I have always loved the polarizing golf-ball looks of Catlike's helmets but the tiny sizing of older models put me off. Finally got a chance to try this new Mixino and my big ol' head is in heaven. Straps were adjusted out of the box (crazy talk!) and the thing fits perfectly. Sits high off my scalp and vents like a Win Tunnel. Straps fit flat against the face instead of twisting out and the nylon material is thinner and lighter than usual. I got the faux-carbon and red, looks great with big glasses like the Smith Pivlock V2.

5 5

They did it-improved on the whisper plus

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I already own 2 whisper plus helmets but I really wanted a white helmet. I took a shot on the mixino, for some reason, catlike helmets are the only ones that fit me well.
This one is no exception. The shape is a bit different than the whisper plus- but I got over that quick enough. The venting and fit are a large step up (as if that was possible). The new retention system easily adjusts to you head and stays put. The straps seem to be located a bit more forward, but given the comfort level, it's not a big deal. At 275g for a large, it's a winner.
I could feel the difference in ventilation almost immediately, catlike did a really nice job w/ the channeling. I just went for a 106 mile ride today and after a quick adjustment after putting the helmet on, I never touched it again.
Oh yeah- added bonus-- my sunglasses easily fit (and stay put) when I take them off my face and put them in the helmet on long climbs in the heat.

Update: I've been using the mixino exclusively for the past 2 months (over 2500 miles of riding) and it's outstanding. I even purchased one in Black. Unfortunately, another retailer dropped their price on the mixino some forty-four dollars less than this retailer. They wouldn't match the price (for either) so I purchased from the other retailer and returned these here. Dumb business move, but great helmet.

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My word, how many helmets do you need? this must be some fantastic helmet if you feel the need to buy so many!