Giro has debuted a brand new time trial helmet at the 2015 Tour de France, with BMC, Katusha and IAM Cycling both spotted wearing the new aerodynamic helmet. Rohan Dennis (BMC) used the new helmet for the stage one time trial around Utrecht, which he won.
This video of a Katusha rider shared on Twitter gives a very clear view of the new helmet from the front and side.
— Katusha Team (@katushacycling) July 12, 2015
The standout feature is the huge mirrored visor. It's incorporated into the front of the helmet, nothing unusual there, but the key difference is that the visor extends halfway back along the side of the helmet. Giro’s current time trial helmets also have an integrated visor but it isn’t anywhere near as large or enveloping as this new one.
The new Giro time trial helmet also appears to have a shorter and more rounded tail than the US company’s current offerings. There are also no vents in the actual helmet, but there does appear to be venting along the top of the visor.
It’s also evident that it incorporates MIPS safety technology as well. We’re seeing MIPS being offered as a feature on more and more new helmets, and Giro has just added it to its Synthe aero road helmet.
Giro hasn’t provided any official information on this new helmet yet but as soon as it does, we’ll let you know.
David has worked on the road.cc tech team since July 2012. Previously he was editor of Bikemagic.com and before that staff writer at RCUK. He's a seasoned cyclist of all disciplines, from road to mountain biking, touring to cyclo-cross, he only wishes he had time to ride them all. He's mildly competitive, though he'll never admit it, and is a frequent road racer but is too lazy to do really well. He currently resides in the Cotswolds.