Kask Launches new Aero Protone Helmet For Team Sky at Tour
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Developed in collaboration with Team Sky, the New Protone helmet from KASK is the latest in a string of new aero road helmets to hit the market. This latest model sets itself apart from new entries from Giro, Bell, Smith, etc.., by having one of the lowest drag coefficients of any ventilated helmets, and among the fastest rate of heat dissipation.
This is the fifth year the two partners have worked together, and the fourth helmet they have produced from the collaboration.It weighs just 210g and uses a removable and washable inner liner from Coolmax, that has been treated using the Sanitized® antimicrobial process. A multi layer open cell construction and Octo Fit adjustment system allows it to fit any head comfortably.
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According to Angelo Gotti, CEO of KASK:
“Pro cycling is about marginal gains and we’ve spent many months and countless hours examining data, rider-positional analysis and thermodynamic studies as well, of course, as listening to feedback from Team Sky to create our most advanced design yet.
“The Protone takes into account the riders’ posture and how they behave while riding, for example catering for the rider taking off their glasses and inserting them into the the helmet without increasing drag – in fact we’ve looked so deeply into the science to create and benchmark this helmet, we’ve named it after the Italian for the sub atomic particle, proton.”
The new helmet will be on display at Eurobike in August this year, and will be available in stores starting next year.
Via Team Sky