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Louis Garneau Vitesse hel­met

test­ing soon

The Vitesse has been de­signed

with one thing in mind, say the Cana­di­ans Louis Garneau. And that’s pure speed. The de­sign process saw the brand come up with a hel­met that they cal­cu­lated was al­ready faster than the com­pe­ti­tion.

They then re­turned to the de­sign and utilised com­pu­ta­tional fluid dy­nam­ics (CFD) sim­u­la­tions to op­ti­mise the sur­face of the hel­met, re­sult­ing in what Louis Garneau, who count 2017 Iron­man World Cham­pi­onship run­ner-up Lionel San­ders among their ath­letes, say is a de­crease in drag by 31%.

The con­struc­tion in­cludes 14 vents and the ad­di­tion of MSB tech­nol­ogy to re­in­force the perime­ter. The ground­break­ing MIPS (Mul­tidi­rec­tional Im­pact Pro­tec­tion Sys­tem) is in­cluded for added pro­tec­tion in a crash, high­lighted by the yel­low liner sit­ting un­der­neath the pads.

We’ll be test­ing the Vitesse as part of a ma­jor aero road hel­mets test next is­sue, out on 6 Dec.

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