Helmet manufacturer Giro has launched a new aero helmet for road and track racing, doing away with the traditional tail seen on time trial helmets.
The Air Attack has a stumpy profile and looks similar to the Casco Warp helmet favoured by most track sprinters, and the helmets Kask has developed with Team Sky. It’s yet another nudge in the aerodynamic direction for road racing to go with aero road bikes and speed suits (pioneered by Castelli).
The Air Attack – that looks strikingly similar to Giro’s snowboard helmets – may not please some traditionalists who like their helmets vented, but the company claim airflow over the head is actually improved.
Although much of the helmet is filled in, it’s been designed so air flows in below the front edge. The Roc Loc retention system holds it away from the head allowing the air to draw in and travel over the top of the riders head before exiting via the vents at the back.
The helmet also comes with a neat, magnetic visor that easily clips in to position.