Spotted: New Scott Aero Road Helmet?
Ok, so admittedly we’re a little behind on this one, but it’s still worth pointing out that in addition to Specialized, much of Scott’s Orica GreenEDGE race team were sporting what appears to be a new aero road lid at Milan San Remo. Although at MSR, aero helmets turned out to be more useful for blocking snow and ice from entering through the front than the aerodynamic advantages they would provide. Unlike the unknown helmet Specialized’ riders were seen wearing, the Scott lid has almost no frontal venting with the exception of 3 small vertical vents on the front of the helmet – and we’re assuming there is probably a vent under the front lip of the helmet that you can’t see. Scott’s lid looks the most like a standard road helmet that has had the vents filled in compared to the new crop of aero road helmets like the Giro Air Attack, though whether that is a good thing or not is up to your personal tastes.
Check out Orica GreenEDGE’s Milan San Remo Back Stage Pass video next, for closeups of the helmet as well as a very interesting behind the scenes look at a snowy, icy race that is sure to go down in the history books.