New Aero Specialized Helmet at Milan SanRemo??

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terminus
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by terminus

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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itsacarr
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by itsacarr

Looks like they put vents in the McLaren time trial helmet and clipped the tail off. Or something.

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by cyclistcong

What happen to the aero helmet that helped Cav won his world championship. I liked that design more than this edition.


terminus
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by terminus

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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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:
Whow! That's a pretty damn nice garage door!

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euan
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by euan

but a lot less dangerous than the Katusha cling film effort yesterday
"Step forward the climber and all those who worship at the altar of lightness" - R. Millar

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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:
Whow! That's a pretty damn nice garage door!

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FeitoSpain
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Yep, but probably it was his legs :mrgreen:

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by Geoff

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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by davidalone

Scott had an aero road helmet on show as well:

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

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terminus wrote: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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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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by hansonator69

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.
Slam your stem.

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