You can’t be a bicycle helmet manufacturer and not offer an aero road cycling helmet these days, and Italian company Limar has added the 007 Superlight to its 2016 range.
The 007 Superlight helmet has clearly been designed to reduce drag, with a smooth exterior and a minimum number of ventilation ports. There are just six air vents in total, the biggest a wide slim vent right at the front, over the brow, designed to scoop cooling in into the helmet and channel it over the top of the head. There are a couple of smaller side vents and ‘exhaust’ ports around the back.
The new helmet is manufactured using a monoshell inmould process with a Competition+ Fit System, the company’s retention device with a micro-dial and height adjustment. There’s a magnetic buckle and antibacterial pads inside. Despite its super light moniker, it’s not fantastically light, with a claimed 320g weight making it quite a bit heavier than the Bontrager Ballista’s 266g.
Limar doesn’t offer any aerodynamic claims for its new 007 Superlight helmet though, so we can’t offer you an drag information. We can tell you it is available in several colours and will cost €220 (UK price TBC). More at www.moorelarge.co.uk and www.limar.com
Aero road helmets have become hugely popular in recent years, first being embraced by professional racers seeking ever more marginal gains, and then swiftly adopted by amateur racers and cyclists. The market is now awash with aero road helmets and the choice is bewildering.
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.