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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:38 am 
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Nibali, Cav, and a few other Specialized riders were seen wearing a prototype Specialized helmet.

See pics here:

http://www.cyclingnews.com/milan-san-re ... tos/256770
http://www.cyclingnews.com/milan-san-re ... tos/256703
http://www.cyclingnews.com/milan-san-re ... tos/256569
http://www.cyclingnews.com/milan-san-re ... tos/256559
http://www.cyclingnews.com/milan-san-re ... tos/256541

from the front the helmet doesn't look all that exotic but the side and back it looks quite different from any helmet I've seen.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:57 am 
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Looks like they put vents in the McLaren time trial helmet and clipped the tail off. Or something.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 3:10 am 
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What happen to the aero helmet that helped Cav won his world championship. I liked that design more than this edition.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:15 am 
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That was just a snap on clear cover for his Prevail.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:38 am 
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cyclistcong wrote:
What happen to the aero helmet that helped Cav won his world championship. I liked that design more than this edition.



Step #1: Buy a Prevail
Step #2: Buy saran wrap
Step #3: Cover Prevail in saran wrap


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:50 am 
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cyclistcong wrote:
What happen to the aero helmet that helped Cav won his world championship.


itsacarr wrote:
That was just a snap on clear cover for his Prevail.


... and pretty UCI illegal :smartass:

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:32 am 
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but a lot less dangerous than the Katusha cling film effort yesterday

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:47 am 
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I don't think they're really useful as we can see Sagan winning with "normal" helmets


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Giro claims the Air Attack saves 17 seconds over 40 km, which translates to roughly 1 meter in a 200m final sprint.

So Sagan might have won with a more aero helmet :smartass:

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:55 am 
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Yep, but probably it was his legs :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 1:23 pm 
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Looked pretty interesting. It is Certainly more interesting than the covers (which are UCI legal, by the way, as they are made by the factory and are permanently attached).


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 3:12 pm 
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Scott had an aero road helmet on show as well:

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/photos/ ... ion/256524


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:46 pm 
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Step #1: Buy a Prevail
Step #2: Buy saran wrap
Step #3: Cover Prevail in saran wrap


I use packing tape on my Prevail. Maybe someone will complain next time I do a Pro Tour race.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:52 am 
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Having sorted through the MIT and several other aero helmet studies/articles (Mark Cote is good to read up on) I had taken a leap for road rides. Under the right conditions (e.g. not sticken hot and/or lower speed climbing) I find a strong preference to this helmet - which is the early version of the LG Chrono (the current version I couldn't stomach) - can't say exactly but my research suggested in the neighborhood of 15 watts during a 30 mph sprint......equalling about .5 mph faster than the next guy.....real world I think I agree.....

Picture is not me but you get the idea - not an extreme TT "look" but then again compared against the latest from Giro and now that mushroom looking thing from Specialized........hmmmm now those take some getting used to.

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And in true WW form - I'll admit that I took a weight gain bump compared to my LAS ventilated helmet.....ah the price we pay for speed...... :beerchug:


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:20 am 
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You could just buy one of these aero road helmets...

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...or just stretch a swimming cap over a standard road helmet.

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