Giro unveiled their newest aerodynamic helmet, the Selector, for Saturday’s Giro d’Italia time trial. Intended for Time Trials (and possibly Triathlon), the Selector tops the Advantage model to become their premier TT helmet.
The Selector includes an integrated visor and interchangeable rear panels that allow the user to fit it to their shape and riding style. Also introduced is a new Rocloc TT retention system designed specifically for this helmet. Two lowers will come with the helmet, one 45mm and the other 10mm, to minimize the distance between the rear of the helmet and the rider’s back, whether it’s flat or rounded, in a low position or more upright. Underneath the lower rear panel, it’s completely closed off and smooth to prevent air from getting trapped underneath as it flows over the shoulders and around the neck.
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The visor has two vents near the top that align with internal channels to help vent fresh air in and around the head, exiting through two large ports in the back. Giro says they’re also there to prevent fogging. The included lens has a gray tint, but a clear one will also be available, and it’s removable for those that prefer (or are contractually required) to wear another brand of shades. Obviously, maximum aerodynamic benefit comes from using their visor.
In addition to team edition colors (not sure if those will be offered aftermarket), it’ll be available in four standard colors, including that brain melting but totally awesome looking solid black.
Because the rear panels are totally enclosed, Giro needed to design a new retention system. Enter Rocloc TT, a leaf spring-tensioned system that puts a preset amount of pressure on the rider’s head. This setup eliminates dials or ratchets and, Giro says, speeds up putting it on, something Triathletes will appreciate at T1. Other features are:
- Fixed webbing like the Prolight with adjustable chin strap buckle
- Thermoformed SL Roll Cage internal reinforcements
- Removable EVA side pads to customize width
- X-Static antibacterial pads
- S/M (385g) and M/L (418g)
- Available in June for $275 (£240)