The fore part of the helmet constantly comes into conflict with air when the rider is moving. This is why the golf-ball effect is strategically positioned on the front. It creates controlled air disturbance to limit friction onto the helmet. Textured surface on front of the helmet to achieve better laminar airflow.
Coming from the aeronautics industry, the Vortex generators assure an enhanced airflow, creating a vortex on top of the moving area. This technology has been made suitable for the helmet with help of a complex simulation software and significant engineering work. Combined to the golf-ball effect on the front, this technology provides an 11% improvement of the drag.
In order to avoid hindering aerodynamics, the vent opening must be strategically positioned. When the cyclist is riding straight forward, the air must change direction to skirt around the helmet. This creates a high pressure zone in front of the helmet, making it the perfect place to position the vent. Air goes in at high speed, moves around the head through the evacuation channels, and out by the back opening. Heat produced by the cyclist’s head is then wicked out through the back.
SEALED PRO ICE PADDING
Washable sealed adjustment padding for enhanced durability. Provides cool effect when wet. Ergonomic design for optimum comfort.
Made in PVC, it suits the Vortice helmet. It improves aerodynamics performance, reducing turbulence caused by the irregularities of the face. Available in clear (000), dark smoke (018), and brown (076).
Spiderlock SL is a helmet stabilizing device that perfectly fits in with the webbing system. Its mechanism is alike the Spiderlock Elite's, but an engineering process has been performed to reduce significantly the weight of the helmet. This way, we have built very comfortable helmets with lower weight. It may be tightened around the rider's head with only one hand thanks to its rack-and-pinion mechanism. The angle can be adjusted. Ergonomic foam padding for optimum comfort at the neck area.
So light that this rack-and-pinion system can be adjusted or removed to stabilize the helmet around the head. It is provided with an ergonomic foam padding.