Kali Releases All New Full Face Helmet - Shiva 2.0

May 17, 2017
by Kali Protectives  
The Second Coming - Shiva 2.0


If you're going to crash, you want to do it in a Kali. If DH, Enduro or Moto dirt is in your future, the completely reimagined Shiva 2.0 full face helmet will be perfect for all of your shredding and yard sale commitments.

Kali Protectives is proud to release the Shiva 2.0 and Shiva 2.0 Carbon. Designed for riders who demand exceptional performance and uncompromising comfort, the Shiva 2.0 incorporates Kali's industry leading impact technologies: LDL and Nano Fusion, into a hand lay-up, 1050g* DOT certified helmet.


The Second Coming - Shiva 2.0

LDL - LOW DENSITY LAYER
Kali's multi-G impact technology is called LDL. This proprietary impact management system is a low-density layer of viscoelastic cushions placed throughout the interior of the helmet. With the perfect durometer, LDL provides a soft yet resilient layer of protection next to your head as well as a great fit. LDL reduces rotational and oblique impact forces by more than 25%. LDL also significantly reduces low-G and high-G linear impacts.

The Second Coming - Shiva 2.0

Here's Nicoli's 30ft crash back in 2015 at Red Bull Rampage. Luckily, he was wearing a prototype Shiva 2.0 Carbon fitted with our LDL system. That infamous crash was precisely recreated in a concussion research lab to measure the impact forces he experienced.



The gray area on the chart below shows twice as many potential G forces that Rogatkin would have been subject to without LDL in his helmet. A 50% reduction in impact forces is a significant advantage when you're launching yourself, and LDL leads the way by combining both rotational and direct impact force dissipation technologies.
The Second Coming - Shiva 2.0


NANO FUSION
Kali's Composite Fusion 3 in-molding technology allowed us to make the first Shiva an incredible 30% smaller and lighter than the average DOT MX helmet without any loss in protection. With Nano Fusion, we fuse acrylic self-healing foam and carbon nanotubes, a material called Casidion, into the EPS foam liner and helmet shell in critical contact areas to reduce impact forces while saving weight. Molded into opposing geometric cones in the Shiva 2.0, Nano Fusion dissipates energy more efficiently and in a smaller volume than any other impact technology. In a crash, impact energy is instantly equalized throughout the Nano Fusion material.

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CASIDION
■ Improved protection by reducing thickness - Helmets using Casidion are lighter with impact reducing properties during normal use, at speed, and in falls.
■ Multi-impact - The viscoelastic properties of Casidion guarantee optimum helmet performance even in prolonged rolling with up to 7 impacts per second.
■ Energy dispersion - The Casidion energy driver system provides 40% impact reduction. Impact energy is absorbed and diverted away from the head.
■ Temperature resistant - Casidion guarantees maximum protection even in extreme temperatures ranging from -70°C to + 70°C.


The Second Coming - Shiva 2.0

SHELL DESIGN
Can safe be stylish? We think so. A sphere is the absolute safest shape you can make a helmet. As soon as you add edges to the helmet shell design, catch points develop and the risk of rotational impact increases. The Shiva 2.0 has a round profile for a reason - it is simply a safer design. We use proven I-beam construction for the chin bar to create a higher section modulus in this critical area. Compared to traditional arc-shaped full face chin bars, an I-beam design is lighter and stronger.


The Second Coming - Shiva 2.0

Every aspect of the new Shiva 2.0 has been meticulously engineered for maximum safety and performance. Our Composite Fusion in-molding technology fuses the shell and foam liner providing better impact energy management and increased dynamic range. Our helmets are smaller, lighter and stronger. You can read more about our helmet shells here.


The Second Coming - Shiva 2.0

At Kali, the future of helmet development is always beyond the benchmarks we have already set. With over a decade of producing the world's most advanced helmets, Kali adds yet another engineering milestone with the release of the Shiva 2.0 and Shiva 2.0 Carbon. Available at your LBS.


FEATURES
■ Two shell sizes - Kali developed new molds to better accommodate a complete size range.
■ New Pad System - Thicker pads made of new anti-microbial moisture wicking materials means the Shiva 2.0 is cooler, dryer, and more comfortable. Pads and liner are machine washable for easy cleaning.
■ Pop-Lock Visor - A breakaway visor system that separates on impact eliminating visor catch points and reducing rotational impact forces.
■ Accessory Mounts - The Shiva 2.0 mounts allows riders to quickly and safely attach lights or POV cameras.

SPECS AND PRICING
Shiva 2.0 Carbon
■ Weight - 1050g / 37 oz (size medium)
■ Color - Gloss Carbon
■ Certifications - DOT, ASTM F1952, ASTM 2032, ASTM F2040, CPSC, EN 1078
■ Sizes - XS, S, M, L, XL
■ MSRP - $550 USD
Shiva 2.0
■ Weight - 1190g / 42 oz (size medium)
■ Color - Matte Black/Lime, Black/Red/White
■ Certifications - DOT, ASTM F1952, ASTM 2032, ASTM F2040, CPSC, EN 1078
■ Sizes - XS, S, M, L, XL
■ MSRP - $350 USD

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*Shiva 2.0 Carbon, size medium
The Second Coming - Shiva 2.0


MENTIONS: @KaliProtectives




84 Comments

  • + 154
 Looks like something Rogatkin would love to rip the visor off of...
  • + 4
 best comment in a while.
  • + 30
 Please extend the crash replacement policy to include Shiva! I almost bought one but decided not to when I read the fine print on the replacement policy. It would make the price tag a lot more bearable. Thanks for continuing to push helmet safety forward, and nice work on the graphics too. This is one of the best looking Kali helmets I've seen.
  • + 42
 @tmcp1127
Thank you for the opportunity to clarify. Here at Kali protectives we offen two types of crash replacement. In the case of DOT helmets like this Shiva 2.0 we offer CRA (crash replacement assistance) and in ALL other Non-DOT helmets we offer LCR (Lifetime Crash Replacement)
CRA Program-Kali Protectives offers customers who have purchased a Kali Motocross helmet a limited Crash Replacement Assistance (CRA) Program. If you have damaged your Kali MX helmet in a crash, may file a claim to purchase a replacement helmet at a 25% discount off MSRP. You may be required to ship your helmet to Kali for inspection prior to receiving a replacement helmet.

LCR Program-Kali Protectives offers customers who have purchased a Kali bicycle helmet a limited Lifetime Crash Replacement (LCR) Warranty. If you have damaged your Kali bicycle helmet in a crash, you may file a claim to have your helmet replaced by Kali. You must send your helmet to Kali for inspection prior to receiving a replacement helmet. You cover the shipping, we'll cover your head!

You can see the full guidelines at- kaliprotectives.com/lifetime-crash-replacement-guidelines

We hope that helps!
  • + 24
 @KaliProtectives: Way to go. Used it once already. Sick Service. Thanks for being awesome!
  • + 5
 @KaliProtectives: Will this warranty extend to locations outside North America?
  • + 7
 @KaliProtectives: any new updated knee pads coming out anytime soon?
  • + 8
 @Verbl-Kint: Warranty is global, but currently you have to ship the helmet to the US. We have a warranty location coming in Europe very soon.
  • + 9
 @brncr6: New lightweight trail/enduro pads are coming this fall, thanks for your patience!
  • + 3
 @KaliProtectives: This isn't how the Kali Shiva2 was being sold to me at the BDS race at Fort William Scotland at the weekend - "full free crash replacement on this helmet" please inform your sales team about what IS actually included as they are being miss sold. I thought it was too good to be true and it is.
  • + 8
 @GloryDownhillMark: We'll let them know - thanks for the head's up.
  • + 27
 If that Redbull video isn't the best commercial ever for these helmets, I don't know what is.
  • - 1
 nothing like a near death experience to boost your sales figures.
  • + 19
 The raw carbon shell looks wicked!!!
  • + 9
 It is pretty sweet. I have the original shiva in the same color.
  • + 7
 really feel this is a move in the right direction technology wise. Also huge plus, rated for -70 C ( that's-94 F my US compatriots) which will be perfect for when I go on my annual Antarctic bike trip
  • + 6
 After riding for Kali almost 9 years I have been watching the development of this one closely. Could not be more excited! Killin it!
Spent the whole year last year studying helmet safety and all of the existing systems out there ( as well as developing my own) and I can say without a doubt that Kali is the best. There is always room to make better safer helmets. Keep innovating!
  • + 6
 Keen to know how you replicated Rogatkin's crash to measure the impact forces?
Did you just fit the helmet to a crazy Russian pitbull and fire it out of an artillery cannon at a cliff face? ....Need details!!
  • + 8
 The re-creation was done by the London Imperial College in their concussion research facility. They analyzed the footage from the event and were able to replicate it very accurately in the lab. Keep an eye out for the upcoming full study to be published.
  • + 1
 I had to bite my tongue hard as my Boss was walking by while reading your comment. Too funny.
  • + 8
 Lego blocks hurt like a mother trucker when stepped on, why would I want that in my helmet? Smile
  • + 4
 You mean this stuff "LDL provides a soft yet resilient layer of protection next to your head as well as a great fit. LDL reduces rotational and oblique impact forces by more than 25%. LDL also significantly reduces low-G and high-G linear impacts."
  • + 9
 @jonnymanbikes: chill, he's being sarcastic Big Grin
  • + 13
 @dietersanchez: - yes, absolutely a joke. You must have had kids and step on those in the middle of the night- you then learn that that shape is as scary as rattlesnakes and scorpions.
  • + 8
 @fahrwerk: Nothing much worse than the dreaded shark fin matchbox car in the carpet. I swear they sharpen the die cast fin on the top of that bad boy.
  • + 7
 I love my Kali helmets, saved my noggin numerous times! Stand behind them 100%!
  • + 4
 Good stuff! Kali has always been top-notch. I've had two of their full face helmets - the second of which they provided for free after a relatively minor aesthetic problem on the first. Great customer service, and really comfy and protective products.
  • + 8
 Mips vs LDL, and info comparing the two?
  • + 6
 I would like to see this as well.. i pulled the trigger on the new Kali Interceptor that uses this LDL system mainly because i thought it makes more sense than MIPS... Loving the Interceptor btw!
  • + 7
 MIPS refuses to make definitive statements (or used to) for liability reasons
  • + 7
 @j12j: wich speaks volumes...
  • + 8
 MIPS will likely break in a crash (even without the helmet touching the ground, as I saw), LDL won't
LDL absorbs energy in perpendicular impacts too; MIPS does nothing on those
LDL grabs in your head; MIPS is like wearing a loose helmet

LDL for the win
  • + 8
 @ismasan: Yeah, I was looking at mips for my next helmet but making a real quantifiable statement here has made me lean towards kali
  • + 3
 Dear Kali, why not proposing an under 800g helmet as your late Avatar. Personally i dont give a shit of all your LDL-nanotube-ect technology. Just had a talk on the lift with a guy with also an old Avatar. Sure im not the only one thinkink like this.
  • + 6
 I love the avatar 2... My boy and I have them... Especially for a kid, that 800g weight is making it wearable for him... I suspect that the upcoming "enduro" full face will cover this ground? Not sure, but hope so.
  • + 3
 @Oldgerald couldn't agree more with this. The reason for buying my Avatar in the first place was the weight followed by the protection factors. I struggle with neck pain with the heavier helmets so the Avatar allows me to continue to enjoy my day. @KaliProtectives are you listening here, not all of us want a DOT approved helmet to ride our MTB. I seem to recall one of your earlier articles actually expounded the values of a MTB specific helmet vs. motorbike helmet. I would upgrade to a new 800g helmet but I'm not interested in the 1050g Shiva
  • + 12
 New Avatar is in the works - stoked you like that helmet, it's one of our favs as well!
  • + 6
 The purple and blue Nano Fusion mohawk is so f*cking metal
  • + 5
 It should be on the outside just because.
  • + 5
 I like all this technology involved in the construction. I like the carbon black
  • + 5
 XL goes up to 62 cm.... I remember when that was a large. Why don't companies make bigger full faces anymore?
  • + 82
 why don't you get a smaller head?
  • + 10
 @mikefromdownthestreet: I feel his pain, I can't fit in anything smaller than an XXL. #bigheadslivesmatter
  • + 1
 @hetfield1: what helmet do you ride? My old one is being retired this year and so far I have tried 5 different helmets trying to find a fit that works. At this point money is no object.
  • + 2
 @MortifiedPenguin:
I used to wear M and this year I bought a XL... I wasn't too sure what to think
  • + 2
 @mollow: Haha! Imagine being the guy who used to wear the XL!
  • + 2
 @MortifiedPenguin: I can only tell you what DH helmets I use, I don't own any other kind. I have both a TLD D3 XXL and a Bell Full 9 carbon XXL. The TLD is much more comfortable, both are tight but are my only options. My son is cursed as well, he's 8 and wears a TLD D3 adult large.
  • + 1
 @hetfield1: thanks man! Looks like TLD is gonna be the way to go, I saw their XXL goes up to 65 cm which is the biggest I found.
  • + 5
 Please expand your distribution in France ! It has been a pain in the a** finding a place to buy your awesome products !
  • + 5
 Just sent you a PM re: this. Thanks!
  • + 1
 There is a lot of termanoligy used to describe the technology here that sounds good but doesn't quite add up. In some areas they say the impact is "absorbed", in others they say the energy is "dispersed", they also say energy is "diverted", as well as claiming energy is "dissipated". All of these words describe a very different thing, and when put into the context of head protection and how a helmet works under impact I have to say the marketing team at Kali is getting rather creative here.
  • + 5
 Yep - we definitely like to describe how our tech works. If you have some specific examples we'd be happy to clarify or correct any inaccuracies.

marketing@kaliprotectives.com
  • + 5
 When your helmet still works at -70C !
  • + 1
 I wish the XL went up to at least 64cm. No way am I getting my head into a 61-62cm helmet. Helmets need to get a little bigger. I'm sure I'm not the only one who struggles to find a comfortable helmet and still has to settle with one that's a little too tight.
  • + 1
 I'm excited for the new knee/shin pads as I love how they cover only part of the shin that usually gets hit and lets the rest of my leg to some airflow. The only downside is they are cotton or some cloth material that contact the ground when I land on them. This makes them stick instead of slide. The reason this is such a big problem is it makes the pads slide down my leg and expose my knee as my body continues to slide down the rest of the terrain where my knee could get hit. Happened on a race and I didn't have time to pull them back up so jumped back on bike with them falling down. If they slide more easily on dirt surfaces it would be perfect! I love Kali Protective because they design things to work. Just need a slight improvement on these and they're GOLDEN
  • + 2
 Kali should have called it The Juggernaut- that's what I call Nicholi because he's a visor-less beast! If anyone's wondering why... link below.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqtqEZqGg5A
  • + 5
 love my Kali
  • + 6
 Me too. Saved my head twice now! And once my brothers head. So stocked!
  • + 3
 If I needed a full face, this would be it!
  • - 3
 wasnt there last dh helmet the lightest in the market but 2.0 1000grams previous was 660 why such a heavy helmet ...they dont feel good on big drops and lil casing impacts need helmt to be atleast 800 grams neck weight is huge part of biking ...this new one doesnt seem worth 550 dollars maybe 320 dollars so u will see nobody riding with these way to heavy for dh this aint motocross
  • + 0
 issa squid lid
  • - 2
 No, I am your father.
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