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.
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).
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.
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