Garmin Varia Spe­cial­ized S-works Evade

Triathlon Magazine Canada - - FEATURES -

Get­ting hit from be­hind is ev­ery cy­clist’s night­mare. Now you can get some ad­vance warn­ing of ve­hi­cles ap­proach­ing from be­hind thanks to Garmin’s Varia, which in­te­grates with com­pat­i­ble Edge cy­cling com­put­ers. The tail light in the unit bright­ens and flashes to no­tify ap­proach­ing traffic, while the com­puter can de­tect mul­ti­ple ve­hi­cles and lets you know how fast they’re com­ing at you, along with some in­sight on the rel­a­tive threat level.

Shar­ing its roots with the S-works Mclaren TT hel­met, which some ar­gue is the fastest aero hel­met on the planet, the S-works Evade pro­vides many of the same aero ben­e­fits with a lot more ven­ti­la­tion. Us­ing the same pro­file shape as the TT, there’s a lot less drag than in other hel­mets, re­sult­ing in 46 sec­onds of time sav­ing over 40 km. (Yes, that adds up to min­utes over a full dis­tance race.) The strate­gi­cally po­si­tioned air vents move air around your head to keep things cool. You can lit­er­ally dial in a per­fect fit, too, thanks to the Tri­fix web split­ter sys­tem with Mind­set mi­cro­dial.

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