Today, Icon is announcing the Alliance Dark, an asthetic re-release to a helmet Wes raved about a year ago and which has become their best selling helmet to date.
The Alliance Dark is actually just the Alliance helmet in the Rubatone finish and it includes both a dark and clear shield. At $150, this is $10 bucks less than the helmet was previously being sold for, A $45 saving if you figure in that dark visor.
For $195, a Rubatone Alliance and dark visor was the best entry level helmet you could buy. At $150, it's an incredible deal.
Why are we such big fans of the Alliance? Well, not only is it made to the light-and-safe ECE 22.05 safety standard (like all other Icon lids), but it manages to package all-day comfort, good ventilation and excellent aerodynamic stability into something that, all-up, weighs the same as much, much more expensive helmets like the $770 Bell Star Matte Carbon. All that and it utterly refuses to fog; a feature which makes the products of more illustrious helmet makers look positively silly.
You can order it on Revzilla starting today.