POC launches new aero road helmet

By Stephen Frothingham

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 front air intakes capture and lead air through the helmet, instead of around it.

“By capturing and channeling the air through specifically designed internal channels, the Ventral improves aerodynamics and reduces drag. Residual air flowing over and around the helmet is managed by an aerodynamically optimized trailing edge, which reduces …read more

Via:: Bicycle Retailer and Industry News