Power Savings + Ventilation: Specialized Officially Releases the S-Work Evade Aero Helmet
Not too long ago we spotted a blacked out Specialized helmet at Milan San Remo and speculated we’d see it on the market in not too long. And sure enough teams including Saxo-Tinkoff, Astana and Omega Pharma-QuickStep are wearing the final versions. Geek out on numbers and more after the break…
The redesign in Specialized’s S-Works Evade wasn’t just motivated by their fancy new aero tunnel, but also by comfort. Word is some team riders eschewed other aero helmets because they were overheating their noggins, so the new design had to vent well. So if the pros keep the Evade on throughout the tour, it’ll be an aero helmet we can all actually wear. But as far as those numbers go, they probably won’t disappoint either, as is evidenced by the following graphic from Specialized:
Notice the Evade saves about 10 watts at 40 KM/H over the Prevail, at 300 watts you’ll add about .5 KM/H, and when a super pro rider maxes out at 1000 watts in a 200 meter sprint, he’ll save about 2.6 meters. Now that’s using your head!