HEL­METS

Triathlon Magazine Canada - - SWIM BIKE RUN TRANSITION -

When it comes to get­ting the most aero­dy­nam­ics for the dol­lar, noth­ing beats an aero hel­met. De­pend­ing on just how ex­treme you want to go in terms of shav­ing off a few sec­onds, you can find some aero mod­els that still man­age to of­fer enough ven­ti­la­tion to make them rea­son­able train­ing op­tions, too. Here are a few to pick from.

GIRO Van­quish

$349 De­signed to of­fer the best com­bi­na­tion of aero­dy­nam­ics and ven­ti­la­tion, early ver­sions of the Van­quish ap­peared in Kona last year. The aero­dy­namic shape slices through the wind with ease, while the large air chan­nels move air through the hel­met to keep you cool. The Roc Loc har­ness al­lows you to dial in a com­fort­able fit and the in­te­grated MIPS pro­tec­tion pro­vides added pro­tec­tion in case you crash. Com­plet­ing the pack­age is an in­te­grated vi­sor that eas­ily clips on and off that uti­lizes Zeiss op­tics for crys­tal clear vision.

LAZER Bul­let

$287 Lazer’s premier aero road hel­met, the Bul­let, in­cor­po­rates a short­ened teardrop shape and a do-it-your­self ven­ti­la­tion sys­tem with proven aero­dy­nam­ics. It has a rel­a­tively nar­row pro­file, front to back, that slices through the wind, while the back is de­signed to cre­ate as lit­tle noise, or wind tur­bu­lence, as pos­si­ble. The ad­justable vent sits front and cen­tre, so while rid­ing fully aero or in cold con­di­tions the vent can be kept shut, then when it warms up you can slide it open. With a se­cure fit, and a large and ac­cu­rate re­ten­tion dial, you can click in a com­fort­able fit.

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