Oakley ARO5 helmet review: Feelin’ hot, hot, hot

It perhaps shouldn’t have caught anyone off-guard when Oakley introduced bicycle helmets last year at the Eurobike trade show. After all, the eyewear icon had already expanded into snow helmets in early 2016, and given its long-standing position in the cycling world, it seemed to be a natural progression. Out of the three-model range, the … The post Oakley ARO5 helmet review: Feelin’ hot, hot, hot appeared first on CyclingTips .

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POC Ventral Spin aero helmet review

POC Ventral Spin aero helmet review

The POC Ventral Spin is a comfy helmet with heaps of airflow, but boy is it expensive. And the looks are, well, decidedly POC. Best aero road helmets — 8 tested and rated Best road bike helmets: 16 of our top picks While POC, almost refreshingly, doesn’t boast any wattage savings or CdA figures, the Swedish company does claim that the design aggressively directs air through the helmet instead of around it. Also, POC claims the Ventral Spin is faster than its previous aero road helmet, the Octal Aero . In lieu of MIPS, POC employs its own SPIN padding that has rotational impact protection capabilities. It would appear that SPIN pads are lighter and don’t block ventilation the way a MIPS liner can. Putting it on is best done with the dial mechanism opened up all the way. Because the Ventral’s fit system uses a loop that surrounds the ...

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Best aero road helmets – 8 tested and rated

Best aero road helmets – 8 tested and rated

At this point, most of us know the deal with aero road helmets. They offer “free speed” thanks to reduced drag, with the only real downside being the fact that they are usually a bit warmer on long, slow climbs. Best road bike helmets: 16 of our top picks Specialized S-Works Evade II aero helmet review Aero is bunk (unless you're racing) There are dozens of options on the market, so with some looking around you’re guaranteed to find one that fits you well and suits your aesthetic tastes. I hope this eight helmet test sets you well on your way. I did things a little differently for this aero road helmet test. Instead of heading to the wind tunnel, I started with a few assumptions: Each of these is faster than a more heavily ventilated model from the same brand Good fit matters more than ultimate aerodynamic prowess. Why ...

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CycleVision Edge dual camera helmet review

Cycling safety is at the forefront of many riders’ minds in a way it really hasn’t been before. There’s a perception that riding on the road is more dangerous than ever, and incidents involving cyclists seem to be happening more frequently than in years gone by. With this in mind, it’s little surprise many cyclists … The post CycleVision Edge dual camera helmet review appeared first on CyclingTips .

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11spd: This week's best new bike gear

11spd: This week's best new bike gear

This week on BikeRadar we've rounded up the latest and greatest cycling GPS units , looked at some new power meter pedals from SRM and launched a bike repair app in association with Haynes . Jack, Joe and Reuben show us how not to ride a winter 24-hour MTB race , while Ben and Josh have been double-wrapping their handlebars as they head off to Belgium this weekend for the Tour of Flanders, Scheldeprijs and Paris-Roubaix. But today is Friday and also Easter weekend, which means the majority of you have hopefully got today off work to go ride your bikes, spend time with your families and/or eat unhealthy amounts of chocolate. Regardless of your activity choice, we have put together the hottest products that have landed here at BikeRadar HQ this week for your perusal. Best hybrid bikes for 2018: a buyer's guide to find what you need Gravel ...

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Discovering Switzerland: Lake Geneva Region

With mountain passes through the Jura range, quality local produce and stylish Swiss living – not to mention Europe's largest freshwater lake – Lake Geneva Region is well worth a stop on your cycling journey through Switzerland. The post Discovering Switzerland: Lake Geneva Region appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Pas Normal Studio – Mechanism SS18 on the Emporium

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POC Ventral helmet review: Breezy and comfortable, but is it aero?

POC’s previous aero road helmet, the Octal Aero, was a curious little thing, essentially consisting of a standard Octal model but with almost all of the vents completely covered. It was reasonably aerodynamic and surprisingly well-ventilated at faster speeds, but a veritable sweatbox on the climbs. POC has now replaced that stopgap with a new … The post POC Ventral helmet review: Breezy and comfortable, but is it aero? appeared first on CyclingTips .

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POC goes for light, fast and airy with new Ventral aero lid

This article originally appeared on BikeRadar Swedish equipment company POC has a new aero road helmet called the Ventral that sponsored pro team EF Education First-Drapac will be racing at Paris-Nice. Specialized S-Works Evade II aero helmet first ride review Giro Vanquish claims speed increases without ventilation sacrifice While a majority of helmet companies have embraced the MIPS liner, POC has its own rotational-impact protection system called SPIN. Instead of using a plastic liner like MIPS that moves slightly inside the helmet shell, POC's SPIN system consists of pads that sits against the head. POC claims that the sweat-absorbent pads offer a similar protection to MIPS, allowing the helmet to move a bit relative to the head in a crash. POC also claims that the SPIN pads don't block airflow like liners sometimes can. You can read more at Cyclingnews.com

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POC launches new aero road helmet

STOCKHOLM (BRAIN) — POC has launched a new aero road bike helme model, the Ventral. The Swedish brand said the Ventral is "the fastest, most aerodynamic, ventilated, lightweight and safest helmet we have ever developed." The helmet will be used by the EF Education First - Drapac p/b Cannondale Pro Cycling Team for the first time in competition at Paris-Nice this month. Jonas Sjögren, POC's CEO, said, "Over the years we have developed a number of advanced performance helmets. The award winning Octal is well known, but our Octal Aero, Cerebel and Tempor helmets have also been fundamental in improving aerodynamic performance and times for many track and road riders. With all our experience, we wanted to push our ideas even further and develop a ventilated aero helmet that would give significant speed gains to a rider and further improve safety." POC said the size and angles of the helmet's ...

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First Ride: Poc Ventral blends vents and aerodynamics

First Ride: Poc Ventral blends vents and aerodynamics

Poc's Ventral is one of our go-to helmets for everything from fast group rides to a day on gravel roads and trails thanks to its Read the full article at First Ride: Poc Ventral blends vents and aerodynamics on VeloNews.com .

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First look: Poc Ventral helmet

Joe Robinson Friday, March 2, 2018 - 15:38 A new do-all helmet for all occasions from the Swedish helmet giants €299 We are picky bunch us cyclists. Firstly, we want the option of a helmet that is ultra-lightweight, heavily ventilated and comfortable to accompany us on nature's hottest days during the height of summer. Then we want a helmet that makes us faster. We want wind to pass it by with no trouble, and for it to feed extra watts into our legs. Now we are dark green with greed, demanding the powers that be to develop helmets that do both, lightweight but aero, fast but comfortable. Image 2 of 9 Image 2 of 9 Thankfully, the brains trust at Swedish helmet manufacturers Poc have been hard away at work releasing the latest do-all helmet, the Poc Ventral. Combining some of the aerodynamic capabilities of the Poc Octal aero and ...

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POC Ventral aero helmet launched - "fastest and most aerodynamic, ventilated, lightweight and safest helmet ever developed"

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Air goes through rather than around the helmet

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POC Ventral aero road helmet doesn’t sacrifice ventilation or weight for speed

Imagine you’re out for a ride, and it’s 100°F. At that point, are you thinking A.) I wish my helmet was more aerodynamic so I could go faster, or B.) I wish my helmet was more ventilated to prevent it from cooking my head from the inside out? For us, ‘B’ would be the easy […] The post POC Ventral aero road helmet doesn’t sacrifice ventilation or weight for speed appeared first on Bikerumor .

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POC's New Ventral Is As Fast As It Is Stylish

Poc Ventral

A much-needed makeover for Swedish helmet brand's aero road offering.

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POC goes for light, fast and airy with new Ventral aero lid

POC goes for light, fast and airy with new Ventral aero lid

Swedish equipment company POC has a new aero road helmet called the Ventral that sponsored pro team EF Education First-Drapac will be racing at Paris-Nice. Specialized S-Works Evade II aero helmet first ride review Giro Vanquish claims speed increases without ventilation sacrifice While a majority of helmet companies have embraced the MIPS liner, POC has its own rotational-impact protection system called SPIN. Instead of using a plastic liner like MIPS that moves slightly inside the helmet shell, POC's SPIN system consists of pads that sits against the head. POC claims that the sweat-absorbent pads offer a similar protection to MIPS, allowing the helmet to move a bit relative to the head in a crash. POC also claims that the SPIN pads don't block airflow like liners sometimes can. POC CEO Jonas Sjögren said the new helmet was designed to make riders faster and safer while offering good ventilation. POC worked ...

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