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Met launches Mark Cavendish Cvndish Manta helmet

Top of the range lid comes in a new special edition

Met has revealed a special edition of its top of the range Manta helmet for Mark Cavendish’s Cvndsh collection.
 
The Manta is Met’s most aerodynamic road helmet, introduced last year. It is designed especially for sprinters, with fewer vents than normal in order to reduce drag. 

Cvndsh Met Manta - 1.jpg

Met claims that it “provides incomparable performance in the wind tunnel by saving 10 watts at 50km/h compared to other similar road helmets.”

The version of the helmet that meets CE (European) safety standards is a claimed 200g (medium).

Cvndsh Met Manta - 3.jpg

Mark Cavendish initially launched the Cvndsh clothing range with Specialized back in 2014 when he was riding for Omega Pharma-QuickStep (now Etixx-QuickStep), the Belgian team sponsored by the US brand.

Cavendish has since switched to Dimension Data, a team that rides Cervelo bikes and uses Met helmets.

The Met Manta Cvndsh helmet follows the lead of previous Cvndsh products in that it is black with subtle green accents, a nod to the Tour de France's green points jersey that Cavendish won overall in the 2011 Tour de France. The helmet will retail for €200 when it becomes available in mid-July.

www.met-helmets.com

Mat has been in cycling media since 1996, on titles including BikeRadar, Total Bike, Total Mountain Bike, What Mountain Bike and Mountain Biking UK, and he has been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. Mat has been road.cc technical editor for over a decade, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. We send him off around the world to get all the news from launches and shows too. He has won his category in Ironman UK 70.3 and finished on the podium in both marathons he has run. Mat is a Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer. Now over 50, he's riding road and gravel bikes most days for fun and fitness rather than training for competitions.

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mylnere | 7 years ago
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Actions speak much louder than words . What  if anything , have these moaning  armchair critics achieved  I wonder ?  WHO CARES ABOUT A BIT OF GREEN ?  THE COLOUR OF ENVY THEY SAY.

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crazy cats | 7 years ago
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Gizmo_ [1386 posts] 10 hours ago
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barbarus wrote:
mylesrants wrote:
very thin green line, just branding. and to the other 2 hard to please comments, he has won over 120 pro races. You lot must have won more.?..any.? ..... thought not

It's not really about that is it? It's just that Cav, for all his talents, seems to be a clear winner in the ego stakes among his peers.
He's won 44 GT stages and the points classifications at all three, a monument, three World titles on the track and one on the road, British titles on the road and track, the Commonwealth road title, a Six-Day event, an assortment of lesser stage race GCs, and a load of other stuff, and is widely considered to be one of the finest bunch-sprint riders ever.

Ego, you say? I think he's allowed to try and flog a few lids.
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I totally agree. Cavendish is a legend!

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Simon E | 7 years ago
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"designed especially for sprinters"

So no better than a standard lid for 99.5% of cycling forum users.

But as it's £60 more expensive than the equally good (and very similar) Rivale it's a must-have purchase.

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maldin replied to Simon E | 7 years ago
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Simon E wrote:

"designed especially for sprinters"

So no better than a standard lid for 99.5% of cycling forum users.

But as it's £60 more expensive than the equally good (and very similar) Rivale it's a must-have purchase.

i don't want one but I think the point is to suggest it's even better than a "normal" aero helmet if it's ideal for sprinters, in which case it's at least as good for normal racers as a normal aero helmet. 

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J90 replied to Simon E | 7 years ago
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Simon E wrote:

"designed especially for sprinters"

So no better than a standard lid for 99.5% of cycling forum users.

But as it's £60 more expensive than the equally good (and very similar) Rivale it's a must-have purchase.

Where can you buy the Rivale in the Team DD colourway though? I contacted Met and got no reply. Maybe they don't want the public to have it?

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mjenman replied to J90 | 7 years ago
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J90 wrote:
Simon E wrote:

"designed especially for sprinters"

So no better than a standard lid for 99.5% of cycling forum users.

But as it's £60 more expensive than the equally good (and very similar) Rivale it's a must-have purchase.

Where can you buy the Rivale in the Team DD colourway though? I contacted Met and got no reply. Maybe they don't want the public to have it?

 

I believe the Rivale in the Team DD colourway is available in May sometime soon.   Just check their wesbite for retailers  in your area and they can order it in.

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Ginsterdrz | 7 years ago
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Mark who?

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mike the bike | 7 years ago
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Shouldn't that be the CVNDSH MNT?

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Rapha Nadal | 7 years ago
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There's no denying his ability & achievements on a bike but does anybody else think he's taking this green thing a bit too far?  Would Sagan tinge everything in green if he launched his own products?  You know, seeing as he's won the green jersey more times than Cav.

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Yorky-M replied to Rapha Nadal | 7 years ago
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Rapha Nadal wrote:

There's no denying his ability & achievements on a bike but does anybody else think he's taking this green thing a bit too far?  Would Sagan tinge everything in green if he launched his own products?  You know, seeing as he's won the green jersey more times than Cav.

 

very thin green line, just branding. and to the other 2 hard to please comments, he  has won over 120 pro races. You lot must have won more.?..any.? ..... thought not

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barbarus replied to Yorky-M | 7 years ago
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mylesrants wrote:

very thin green line, just branding. and to the other 2 hard to please comments, he  has won over 120 pro races. You lot must have won more.?..any.? ..... thought not

 

It's not really about that is it?  It's just that Cav, for all his talents, seems to be a clear winner in the ego stakes among his peers.

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jollygoodvelo replied to barbarus | 7 years ago
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barbarus wrote:

mylesrants wrote:

very thin green line, just branding. and to the other 2 hard to please comments, he  has won over 120 pro races. You lot must have won more.?..any.? ..... thought not

 

It's not really about that is it?  It's just that Cav, for all his talents, seems to be a clear winner in the ego stakes among his peers.

He's won 44 GT stages and the points classifications at all three, a monument, three World titles on the track and one on the road, British titles on the road and track, the Commonwealth road title, a Six-Day event, an assortment of lesser stage race GCs, and a load of other stuff, and is widely considered to be one of the finest bunch-sprint riders ever.

 

Ego, you say?  I think he's allowed to try and flog a few lids.

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J90 replied to Rapha Nadal | 7 years ago
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Rapha Nadal wrote:

There's no denying his ability & achievements on a bike but does anybody else think he's taking this green thing a bit too far?  Would Sagan tinge everything in green if he launched his own products?  You know, seeing as he's won the green jersey more times than Cav.

I'm not sure it's anything to do with the green jersey, I don't think it has ever been about it with any of his products, regardless of what Road.cc think. I think he just likes black and green.

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