Louis Garneau's unique “air intake” situated at the highest pressure point on the helmet directs the air along the 3 “evacuation channels” keeping the rider cool and directing the flow of air through and out the helmet. When the cyclist is riding straight forward, the air must change direction to skirt around the helmet. This creates a high pressure zone in front of the helmet making it the perfect place to position the vent. Air goes in at high speed, moves around the head through internal evacuation channels and exits at the back opening. Heat produced by the cyclist’s head is then wicked out through the back. Designed to improve aerodynamic performance, the Vorttice lens is ventilated and included with the helmet. The shape of the helmet, air intake system and vortex generator prove to be exceptional at managing winds from all directions allowing athletes to go faster while spending less energy.
Weight: 15.9 oz/450 g
Certifications: CPSC-ASTM-CE-AS 2063
In-Mold Construction: Industrial process binding the front liner and outer shell for increased durability.
Spiderlock SL: Lighweight rack-and-pinion system, micro-adjustable using only one hand, offering extreme comfort and stability.
Steplock Divider: Cam locking device to quickly adjust strap position.
Golf Ball Effect: Texturized surface on the front of the helmet helps to achieve better laminar airflow.
Vortex Generator: Small blades at the surface of the helmet create vortices that energize the laminar layer resulting in improved performance
Evacuation Channels: In order to avoid hindering aerodynamics, the vent opening must be stratgically positioned. When the cyclist is riding straight forward, the air must change direction to skirt around the helmet. This creates a high pressure zone in front of the helmet, making it the pefect place to position the vent. Air goies in at high speed, moves around the head through the evacuation channels, and out by the back opening. heat produced by the cyclist's head is then wicked out through the back.
Sealed Pro Ice Padding: Washable sealed adjustment padding for enhanced durability. Provides cool effect when wet. Ergonomic design for optimum comfort.
Vorttice Lens Included: Designed to minimize fogging. It features UV 400 resistance.