Kenny Enduro S2 2016 Mountain Bike Review

Kenny Enduro S2 2016

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At A Glance

French motocross brand Kenny-Racing have expanded into mountain biking equipment and apparel, and from their new range comes the Enduro S2; their take on the do-it-all half-face biking helmet. Features include removable peak and removable washable inner, bug mesh over the four front vents, and good low coverage on the rear of the head (in true enduro style). Twenty huge vents provide plenty of fresh air to the head, and it also sports a small fin/wing on the top, which make it look fast even when it’s not moving. Available in four colours including the ubiquitous enduro yellow, stealth black, red/white/blue for the patriotic, and the more subtle black/silver with red flashes that I’ve been testing for the past few months.

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On The Trail

Fit is good, with extensive padding coverage and a dial-adjust ‘occipital stabiliser’ with three height positions. It sits low and secure, and is easily useable with gloves or cold fingers. Sizing seems to come up a little small, with my 57cm cranium proving a good fit for the Large 59-61cm model. Over the winter it’s been a no-fuss bit of kit for me, the peak is stable, but made of a flexible plastic that should resist cracking or deforming, and there’s no gradual creep through the webbing buckles or rear adjuster strap. The only downside I’ve found was if it’s a little tight, the wavy inside profile of the brow will leave a dent impressed in my forehead - not so cool apres-ride in the pub.

Overall

Overall a good value helmet, no fancy MIPS protection, but weighing in at 290g for the size large makes it a good lighter option for budding enduro racers or those looking for a well vented lid with great head coverage.

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By Ewen Turner
Ewen Turner is a self-confessed bike geek from Kendal in the Lake District of England. He runs a coaching and guiding business up there and has a plethora of knowledge about bikes with an analytical approach to testing. His passion for bicycles is infectious, and he’s a ripper on the trails who prefers to fit his working life around his time on the bike.

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