Following introductions by Giro and Louis Garneau, Specialized looks to be introducing an aero road bike helmet. It was worn by Mark Cavendish, Tom Boonen and Vincenzo Nibali at the Milan-San Remo this past weekend.
The design has a smooth surface with far fewer vents than their S-Works model, but much more pronounced scoops than Giro’s Air Attack. We’re guessing there’s plenty of internal channels to direct the air smoothly out the back, which looks to have a large central exit port. Who knows, maybe they even used a little FEA to design the structural aerodynamics?
Does this mean you’ll see it at your dealer soon? It’s likely, now that UCI rules say any product used by sponsored athletes must be available for sale within nine months of first use. Should go pretty nicely alongside the Venge.