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TeXtreme Reinforces Record-setting New Aero Helmet from Giro

07 June 2016

TeXtreme Reinforces Record-setting New Aero Helmet from Giro

Giro Sport Design has released an innovative new cycling helmet – the Aerohead Ultimate MIPS ­– that utilises TeXtreme carbon fibre fabrics to create a lighter, stronger and more rigid outer shell.

TeXtreme explains that in 1985 Giro pioneered the aerodynamic helmet category with the original Advantage and now it redefines the category with the release of two new models – the Aerohead Ultimate MIPS and the Aerohead MIPS – their fastest time trial helmets ever.

“By utilising TeXtreme in the carbon fibre shell of the Aerohead Ultimate MIPS, we were able to further reduce frontal area exposure, making our fastest shape ever even faster,” says Rob Wesson, Giro Director of Helmet R&D. “We collaborated with the engineers at TeXtreme and worked as partners in composites to analyse, test and find the optimal solution for the shell.”

TeXtreme claims its technology differs from conventional carbon fibre materials due to its innovative production methods using Spread Tows instead of yarns to produce a fabric with an optimised fibre structure. Its longstanding presence in the winner’s circle – in numerous areas of the sporting world – serves as proof to its lightweight and performance benefits.

The Aerohead Ultimate MIPS has already been raced to victory on both the road and track by the world’s top professionals. It made its official debut at the Amgen Tour of California time trial stage, with BMC Racing Team, Team Katusha, and Team WIGGINS, while top professional triathletes including Linsey Corbin, and Andreas and Michael Raelert, will compete in the Aerohead MIPS this summer.

The Aerohead Ultimate MIPS weighs just 455 grams and will be available in Summer 2016.

 


Photo provided by TeXtreme





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