I have tried many helmets in my many years of cycling and nothing compares to the Catlike Maximo. As advertised, it provides excellent ventilation with its numerous air pocket design. The tension settings on the sides are unique and give you a great fit. The helmet is very light. At times, I have to check that I remembered to put on my helment as it is that comfortable and light. Best of all the helmet looks really cool. You won't be disappointed.
I bought this for my wife after she crash-tested her 3 year-old Catlike helmet. Despite a bad crash (broken radius in one arm and another bone in her wrist in the other), the helmet gave its life to protect her. A large rash and dent in the plastic shell above the temple showed just how hard she hit the ground with her head. She had a slight concussion, but the helmet looked like it saved her from a more serious head injury.
All helmets are made of EPS, styrofoam, which is supposed to crush on impact. More surface area touching your head less crush. This Catlike design has minimal EPS surface area touching your head, so it will crush easily on impact. That's what we want. I'm still recovering from a brain injury I got wearing a helmet that placed a lot of EPS surface area against my head, and did NOT crush on impact. For six months I couldn't make new memories. Not recommended. This helmet is an awesome answer to that challenge. And excellent fit and airflow. Yay.
This is my 4th Catlike helmet and by far my favorite. The new adjustment reel in the back works very well. The weight is such that it feels like you're not wearing a helmet at all. The ventilation is amazing. Love the design too.
This is my 3rd Mixino. I love them. One is with one of my bikes in another state and another one recently saved my head in a bad bike crash which left me with a broken hand instead of in a coma. The helmet did its job, by sacrificing itself to absorb the energy of the crash. Kudos to Catlike for making this incredible piece of kit!
Great aesthetics, fit, and lightweight. Only slightly negative comment is that the profile of the helmet looks big and bulgy on my head. I bought a medium (the correct size for my head per Catlike's measurement table) and it looks like it comes off my head more than some other lowerslimmer profile helmets. I'd still recommend the helmet.
I am very happy with the Catlike Mixino helmet. It fits my head very well. It is comfortable to wear, and easily accommodates wearing a casquette under the helmet. It is lightweight, but sturdy. The interior adjustments are easy to use and help secure the helmet nicely. The airflow is excellent. The overall quality seems very good, but I've only used my helmet for a few months now (I'm a recreational cyclist). My only complaint is that this helmet is very expensive.
I've owned numerous helmets over the years and I've never owned one that I would enthusiastically recommend, until the Mixino.
This is my third Catlike helmet and I love it! Great fit, great air flow and great look. I have not proven the crash technology but I trust the product to perform as advertised if needed.
This my second Mixino as my first was a pale-pink version (Giro d'Italia inspired) which I bought on clearance a few years ago. I love that helmet but as it drew more attention than I might have liked, I wanted to mix things up. I absolutely love the feel and the look, and as someone with a bigger dome, I can attest to the fact that it is not easy to find a quality helmet that does not appear gargantuan around my big old melon. Hard to imagine a better helmet.
As a high-end helmet this one is lightweight, as it should be for the price. It is comfortable but not exceptionally so. The ventilation does seem to be better than average. I can't comment on the claimed superior safety features, as, thankfully, I have not crash tested it. If the manufacturer's claims regarding its impact safety are true, then that also might justify a premium price for the helmet. After all, why else do we wear these things.