Cat­like Rapid Tri Huub Archimedes II

US$355 $950

Triathlon Magazine Canada - - FEATURES -

Com­pared to other su­per-aero hel­mets, the Rapid Tri of­fers lots of ven­ti­la­tion and com­fort in an ex­tremely sleek pack­age. This is one of the light­est and most com­fort­able aero of­fer­ings we’ve ever tried – there’s lots of air flow thanks to the two strate­gi­cally placed vents on the front above the vi­sor. The air is chan­nelled through the back of the hel­met and you can ac­tu­ally feel the wind be­ing blown on your back as you crank up the speed. While we’re not sure we’d like to take on Kona’s sauna-like con­di­tions in the Rapid Tri, vir­tu­ally any other race or dis­tance would cer­tainly be in the cards. Worn by Olympic medal­lists Alis­tair and Jonathan Brown­lee, you’re go­ing to see a lot of Huub wet­suits this sea­son both dur­ing race cov­er­age and in tran­si­tion ar­eas. The top of the line Archimides II is de­signed to pro­vide all the ben­e­fits of a speedy wet­suit with­out feel­ing like you have one on. The not-there-feel­ing is en­hanced thanks to the 1-mm thick Chloro­prene foam rub­ber that’s used in all the places you want lots of flex­i­bil­ity – the shoul­ders and un­der your arms – while thicker 3-mm rub­ber is used in other spots to help with buoy­ancy. Every­thing about this suit is de­signed with speed in mind (the Brown­lees would have it no other way, right?) from a spe­cial X-O Skele­ton that helps keep your hips and pelvis in the right po­si­tion to the spe­cially de­signed Calf and Bi­cep Re­lease fea­tures that al­low for un­re­stricted move­ment and help re­duce calf cramp­ing while train­ing and rac­ing.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Canada

© PressReader. All rights reserved.