If you follow cycling on the internet, then you’ve seen all the pictures floating around showing professional cyclists holding up boxes that say 16% Faster, 13% Lighter and 2% Cooler. Inside those boxes and ready to be seen at this years Tour de France is the all-new Giro Synthe Aero Helmet. The new helmet has been designed from the ground up to enhance the rider’s efficiency by reducing aerodynamic drag while offering increased cooling power. Hence, those boxes.
Oh, and it’s about time someone added slips for sunglasses on the helmet! THANK YOU GIRO
·Better Aerodynamics: Using Wind Averaged Drag, a formula that takes into account 72 different yaw angles and calculates a single drag measurement for a standard head angle of 30º and speed of 25mpg, the Synthe is more aerodynamically efficient than any road helmet Giro tested, including the acclaimed Air Attack™.
·More Cooling Power: By using the Therminator™, Giro’s proprietary heat-sensing headform that measures a helmet’s cooling power, Giro engineered the Synthe to surpass their previous benchmark for cooling power, the Aeon™ helmet. In fact, the Synthe’s cooling power nearly matches the measurements taken on a bare headform in Giro’s testing.
·Light Weight: At just 250g for the CPSC-certified version in size medium, the Synthe is competitively light while still offering a fully adjustable fit system, adjustable strapping and a sunglass docking feature that helps to secure sunglasses when the rider removes them.
Keep an eye out during the TDF for the BMC Racing Team, Katusha Racing Team, and the IAM Cycling Team, they’ll be sporting the new Giro Synthe. The helmet will be available this Fall for $250 at select dealers launching in seven color ways plus a limited edition model. More at GIRO.
“The Synthe is an amazing expression of Giro’s commitment to innovation in helmet design. By combining our advanced research and design capabilities, as well as our close association with the world’s best cyclists, we continue to pursue new ideas that can give riders an advantage while also providing state-of-the-art head protection.” said Giro Senior Brand Manager Eric Richter. “The Synthe is the sum of our expertise in materials, design and engineering, and based on the data we believe it’s the best helmet for road racing and riders who want a more efficient helmet.”