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Bell Javelin Helmet Bell Javelin Helmet
Is there any accessory item that looks quite so pro as a proper time trial helmet' Nevertheless, none of us want to be so gauche as to wear one during inappropriate situations - like a criterium, for instance. But if you regularly race week-long stage races that feature tests against the clock, or are in fact a serious triathlete, there are few things that will give you such an advantage without overly pinching the pocketbook as a top notch aero helmet. The Bell Javelin Helmet will keep your head practically invisible to the wind, earning you precious seconds in your fight against the clock. With decades of making helmets for all sorts of activities behind them, Bell know what they're talking about when they come out with advancements on their previous models. For this latest iteration of their speed series, Bell have spent time in the wind tunnel and taken feedback from their multitude of sponsored cyclists to create this sleekly aero and well-ventilated design. But for anyone who has experience with aero helmets of the past, what will really impress you is just how darn comfortable the Javelin is. That's because they have taken into account that helmets need not only have an adjustable circumference, but also a different height in terms of where it rests on the occipital lobe. By designing their Twin Axes Gear (TAG) fit system, Bell has made it super easy to find the perfect way to make the Javelin suit just about any head's size around as well as up and down. Bell has taken a deep look at the details of an aero time trial helmet and sought ways to make them more user-friendly. The removable race shield for the eyes is a prime example. You can either have the shield on to protect your eyes, or if you prefer to wear your own glasses, they have designed the internal adjustment system to hit higher on the head to accommodate eyewear. The SeamFlex Ear Flaps have been given an amazingly flexible feel as well, to keep you comfortable and make your triathlon transitio...
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Giro Advantage 2 Helmet Giro Advantage 2 Helmet
The Giro Advantage 2 Helmet shaves precious time when every millisecond counts. Its efficient teardrop shape cuts drag in the aero position, allowing you to gain a leg up on the competition during time trial and triathlon events, as evidenced by its use with top cycling pros. The Advantage 2's In-Mold construction fuses a tough polycarbonate outer shell to a crash-absorbing foam liner. The result is better sculpted ventilation, enhanced crash protection, and lightweight performance. Its Wind Tunnel ventilation actively moves heat off your head, courtesy of five deep vents at the frontside, which channel air through the rear exhaust ports. Moreover, you'll appreciate the Roc Loc 5 fit system for its snug, ultra-precise fit with the simple twist of its micro-adjustable dial. This fit system also leverages a three-position bracket with 15mm of vertical adjustment, ensuring a near-custom fit without excess slop or uncomfortable pressure points.
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Giro Aerohead MIPS Helmet Giro Aerohead MIPS Helmet
Most TT's and triathlons take place anywhere from late spring through early fall, often on some of the hottest days of the year. A TT/tri-specific lid can certainly speed up your ride, but not if it isn't built with enough ventilation to keep you cool. How to make "aero" helmets that save watts without leaving cyclists trapped inside a stifling bubble is a recurring challenge for helmet manufacturers. That's why we're impressed with the Giro Aerohead MIPS Helmet's wind-cheating profile and efficient venting system, which incorporates more cooling channels than the Aerohead Ultimate and features the added protection of Multi-directional Impact Protection System (MIPS). On the outside, the Aerohead uses a pretty standard In-Mold construction; polycarbonate fused to EPS foam acts as an initial shock absorbing layer and keeps the helmet's efficient profile intact. Inside, a MIPS liner feels barely perceptible as you ride, but significantly reduces the likelihood of brain injury in the event of a crash. It's a technology that's becoming ubiquitous in helmets across disciplines because it rotates slightly upon impact to quell the damaging sloshing energy generated by certain impacts. After addressing safety, Giro devoted significant energy to developing its Wind Tunnel ventilation, aptly named for its ability to usher air internally through the helmet without impacting aerodynamic efficiency. You can ride tucked on your aerobars on a sweltering tri course and the helmet will deliver a breeze to cool your head while helping you slice through the wind faster than your competitors wearing regular road helmets. Other touches like a wrap-around ZEISS visor serve to make T1 faster and limit on-the-bike distractions, with the magnetic anchor giving you the freedom to flip the visor up quickly when you don't need it. Giro's Roc Loc Air fit system makes an appearance in the Aerohead as well, delivering simple, efficient adjustability to ensure the helmet stays in place throu...
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Giro Aerohead Ultimate MIPS Helmet Giro Aerohead Ultimate MIPS Helmet
Trying to balance cooling, weight, and wind-dodging properties makes designing an aerodynamic helmet one of trickiest feats of cycling engineering. That is, unless you're willing to go all-in on aerodynamics and low weight, which is the approach Giro took for its Aerohead Ultimate MIPS Helmet. The helmet's material sheet and the lack of ventilation let Giro knock down its front profile compared to the standard Aerohead model in order to further reduce the already impressive wind drag average, dropping an additional five seconds over the course of a 112-mile bike leg. While the gains are marginal, the Aerohead Ultimate began proving that those gains add up during its very first official outing: that peculiar helmet that BMC's Dennis rolled out of the starting gate in during the 2015 Tour' Yep, that was the Aerohead Ultimate's virgin voyage, and it helped Dennis to that race's first yellow jersey with a margin of just five seconds over second place. That day also demonstrates that the reduced ventilation compared to the standard Aerohead aren't an issue, as Dennis was definitely not the pre-race favorite but was able to overcome the odds despite the fact that the heat and the wind were both high. Instead of the standard Aerohead's polycarbonate/EPS sandwich, the Ultimate's shell fuses an EPS foam body to TeXtreme carbon fiber, something Giro has been hoping to do for some time. This lets the engineers take advantage of carbon's higher structural integrity in order to make a narrower helmet, reducing the amount of material for wind to grab onto. The change does necessitate less ventilation, but as the above case demonstrates, the advantages provided may mean the difference between pulling on yellow or watching from the second step while somebody else does. The in-mold carbon and EPS shell is backed up by a Multi-directional Impact Protect System (MIPS) layer. MIPS is becoming ubiquitous in helmets across disciplines because it rotates independently of the shell...
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Giro Selector Helmet Giro Selector Helmet
When Giro looked to up its aero game, it didn't just paste new stickers onto its Advantage helmet. It looked at the data and redesigned it to create the Giro Selector. This helmet is now a standard in the professional peloton and should be a part of your aero kit as well. Giro used wind tunnel testing to sculpt a shape that works with your position on the bike to lessen the drag coefficient. On the front end, you'll notice the eye shield. Not only does this minimize tear-inducing wind in your eyes, it also smooths the leading surface so that the air moves over it faster. An added benefit is that the shield also acts to block out excess wind noise. Two vents help direct the air through the helmet and out the back vents to cool your head. For those who prefer sunglasses, however, the shield is removable. On the other end, the tail of the Selector helmet is closed on the underside and comes in two lengths, 10mm and 45mm. Each is designed to work with your body position and the choice depends on how low your shoulders and arms are. The helmet should sit low and close to your back when you are in an aero position. To secure the Selector, Giro uses the Roc Loc TT system. Different from the older Roc Loc 5 system, the TT uses a spring leaf system to apply even tension to the front and back of your head in order to secure the helmet. The body of the helmet is an EPS-injected molded liner with the Giro SL Roll Cage system and a polycarbonate shell.
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Lazer Wasp AIR Helmet with Inclination Sensor Lazer Wasp AIR Helmet with Inclination Sensor
The recent trends in aerodynamic headwear may be marking an end to the highly elongated and stabby time trial helmets of past years that acted like wind sails the second the tail separated from the spine curve. As such, the Lazer Wasp AIR Helmet with Inclination Sensor replaces the traditionally-shaped Wasp with a shorter, more blunt-tailed profile with a wider range of aerodynamic positioning than the old, neck-slammed helmet options. Adding in Lazer's new Inclination Sensor technology means this helmet isn't just aerodynamic, it helps you maintain position even when riding on the rivet and just trying to make it through the home stretch. In addition to all the wind-cheating design, Lazer's Inclination Sensor is what really sets this helmet apart from the swarm of other TT head covers on the market. This little device integrates seamlessly into the back of the helmet, safely out of the way of the airstream, to provide sound and/or vibration feedback when your head moves away from your ideal positioning as a gentle reminder to get back into proper form. You (and your coach) determine the desired position and program the Inclination Sensor specific to that position, with additional programmability around specific angle of diversion to trigger feedback. The sensor's battery will last through six to eight hours of continuous feedback, and is easily rechargeable via USB. The Wasp Air features a streamlined design and an integrated eye shield to create smooth airflow and reduce drag. While riders will see the most advantages when looking forward, the Wasp Air's shaping allows for a similar reduction in drag when looking down. You'll still go fastest focusing on the course ahead, but the helmet won't turn into a parachute when you peek down to check in on your watts, speed, and mileage left to the finish line. The Wasp Air's customizable fit comes complements of Lazer's ATS Advanced Turnfit System and its Adjustable Head Basket, which combine to provide nearly count...
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Louis Garneau P-06 Helmet Louis Garneau P-06 Helmet
Triathlons and TTs can be pricey, since the equipment is exclusive to these events and not as widely distributed. Louis Garneau hears your pain. The Louis Garneau P-06 TT Helmet is packing the same features as many of the top-shelf offerings from other manufacturers at a fraction of the cost. One look at the P-06 and it's immediately apparent that this is a high-quality, high-performance piece of equipment. The first thing you'll notice about the P-06 is the dimpled texture on the top of the helmet. These dimples create turbulence, which makes you more slippery. It's the same principle that golf ball manufacturers rely on to make golf balls fly farther and straighter. The pointed tail on the helmet also makes it more aero by allowing air to flow smoothly over your back. The two large vents at the front of the helmet allow cooling air in, and moisture evacuation channels in the helmet use this airflow to pull moisture away from your skin. The patented Spiderlock Pro II is a helmet stabilizing system with lightly ventilated polymer neck support. It can be easily tightened on the head using only one hand, and its inclination can be adjusted to several positions. Because your helmet is worn next to your skin, Garneau incorporated sealed Airdry padding. This durable padding molds to your head for comfort and is fully washable.
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Louis Garneau P-09 Helmet Louis Garneau P-09 Helmet
The Louis Garneau P-09 time trial helmet takes aerodynamics very, very seriously. The front part of the helmet is designed to have as little surface area as possible, and the dimpled surface disturbs the air just enough to increase the flow over the helmet. The tail, which is supported internally, moves air efficiently over your shoulders. Louis Garneau also built a port into the P-09 that allows air to enter at the front, into a channel that exits just behind the ears to release any forward pressure. The vent also works with evacuation channels to improve airflow and provide cooling ventilation. The lens system flips up and out of the way to ease entry and exit. It can be removed with just one hand. Garneau's Spiderlock Pro II keeps the helmet in place and includes a polymer neck support the can be adjusted on the fly with the retention dial. Finally, the length and position of the straps can be adjusted with the Steplock divider, which utilizes a locking cam design.
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Louis Garneau P-09 Lens Louis Garneau P-09 Lens
Make sure you have maximum visibility in all racing conditions with Louis Garneau's P-09 replacement Lens. Compatible with the P-09 racing helmet, the lenses are easily interchangeable, so you won't lose time swapping one out for another in the event of unexpected clouds or sun before your next TT or tri.
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POC Cerebel Raceday Helmet POC Cerebel Raceday Helmet
We'll be the first to admit that, over the course of long time trials or triathlon rides, we don't maintain an ideal TT position. This isn't just the rider's fault though, as our yaw angle also changes based on wind conditions, turns in the course, changes in gradients--in short, the dynamic conditions that we experience on every ride outside of a wind tunnel. That's why POC--in collaboration with its in-house WATTS lab and the engineers at Volvo--developed the Cerebel Raceday Helmet. The Cerebel isn't designed as a straight-on aerodynamic lid like the Tempor that debuted years ago on riders like Emilia Fahlin; rather, it's a take-all-comers approach to dodging the wind. POC and Volvo combined their wind-tunnel expertise in order to put the Cerebel through the paces at angles simulating everything from pure, tucked speed to the dynamic body positions and the much more varied yaw angles of time trials that aren't performed on pan-flat courses with a perfectly stationary rider. The result has done more than just impress the professionals at Cannondale-Garmin; it also netted a Eurobike Award for its innovative approach to all-purpose aerodynamics. Of course, for all the focus on going faster, POC is primarily in the business of making helmets that keep you safe during a head-to-anything collision. Toward this end, the Cerebel features an EPS liner with varying densities in order to absorb and dissipate impact forces. The Zeiss visor helps to avoid any impact at all with a tint that highlights any changes or irregularities in the road surface by increasing contrast. The visor itself relies on magnetic attachment points for its own security.
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POC Tempor Helmet POC Tempor Helmet
If you look back at the history of stage races, you'll see that the margins of victory (or defeat) are agonizingly small. Eight seconds here and 15 seconds there isn't much after one to three weeks of racing. In short time trials, the gaps tend to be more like two seconds, so it's easy to understand that even the smallest aerodynamic advantages -- shoe covers, aerodynamic gloves, and the like -- can add up. The POC Tempor Raceday Helmet, though, is anything but a small advantage. After extensive testing in its WATTS aerodynamics lab, POC calculated that the Tempor Raceday can save you 67 seconds over a standard road helmet in a 40km time trial, which could easily be the difference between walking away with a victory or finishing in an ignominious 17th. Most aerodynamic helmets are designed to reduce drag on themselves, but POC claims that the Tempor Raceday lowers air resistance over your whole body as well as your head. Two large vents in the front of the helmet pull in cooling air and channel it out through two small vents at the back, which direct the air around your shoulder blades to reduce resistance when you're in your steepest tuck position. The upper and lower shell of the Tempor Raceday overlap seamlessly to further reduce drag, and a detachable visor provides a seamless surface for the air to pass over. Of course, a helmet's ultimate goal is to keep you safe, and the Tempor Raceday does so with high-quality EPS foam liner that is thicker at key impact areas. The seamless shell also disperses forces across the helmet, so you won't see too many stars if you overcook the final corner on a rainy day.
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Scott Split Helmet Scott Split Helmet
Your summer may not include the same race lineup as the likes of Yates, Gerrans, and company, but you've got a busy schedule all the same. Whether you're accruing points in local TT's and criteriums or prefer the tri circuit, trade out your training lid for the Scott Split helmet to gain the biggest advantage you can in your next race. As one of the most accessible race upgrades for the self-sponsored cyclist, an aero helmet will save you watts on-course, helping you get to the finish line, and maybe the podium, faster. Built with heavy input from Orica-Greenedge and Scott's pro triathlete roster, Scott's Split comes approved by the men who race TT's and tri's for a living. Its aerodynamic shape cuts down on air resistance while you pedal, while its lightweight shell and foam absorb impact. Though its shaping and construction is on par with other aero lids, Scott sets the Split apart by carving out ambitiously large vents into its shell. A faceport, internal channels, and rear exhaust port all work together to keep air moving through the helmet. Where aero helmets generally sacrifice ventilation for speed, the Split manages to ensure airflow doesn't impact its aerodynamic advantage.
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Scott Split Shield Optics Scott Split Shield Optics
If you're upgrading to a new Scott Split aero helmet before race season gets going, integrate eye protection into your setup with the Scott Split Shield Optics. With three different lens options adapted to different light, the Split Shield lens will keep your field of vision clear and optimized to race-day conditions so you don't miss a single divet or bump in the road. Since it's built to directly integrate with the Split helmet, the Split Shield lens will also shield your eyes from road grit, wind, and sun without impacting the helmet's aerodynamic advantage.
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Smith Podium TT MIPS Helmet Smith Podium TT MIPS Helmet
You kicked off last season with a Merckx-style time trial attempt in a sea of fully kitted TT rigs and learned the hard way that your GC ambitions can go out the door in a decidedly non-aero snap--regardless of how much packing tape you put across your road helmet vents. This year though, you're back and much better prepared with the proper bike, pinned up in a size too small skinsuit, slick shoe covers, and a shiny new Smith Podium TT MIPS Helmet to complete the kit. You unclip from the trainer and get the disc wheel in place, grab a last minute swig of energy, and double check the light conditions before choosing your lens and nestling it quickly onto your helmet as the final piece in the day's wind-cheating puzzle. The helmet's blunted tail means that the day's changing wind conditions and occasional lapses in form won't take as severe a toll on your efforts as the foot-long dorsal fin of a traditional aerodynamic lid. Staging and gear checks completed, you arrive in the start house and fend off the nerves with a final helmet fit adjustment, wait for the countdown, and power off the start ramp with the confidence that this year is the year you get to the finish line first.
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