Along with Specialized, Scott used Milan-San Remo to whip the covers off their brand new aero road helmet. Details are still few and very far between on this new lid, in fact all we have are a few frames of it on Baden Cooke's head in this video interview with the Orica GreenEdge’s rider - it's so secret even Scott UK have no details at the moment (or if they do they're not saying) even so there's on show to see that this is something a bit different…
There’s just three slits in the front to provide ventilation, with several exhaust vent ports around the back. So view vents and a shape apparently designed in the wind tunnel would clearly have been an advantage on such a cold day, it has to be said. Some of the team were still using the Vanish Evo, the regular vented go-to helmet.
Last year's new Split TT helmet
Like Specialized, Scott also launched a new aero time trial helmet last year. The Split is designed for racing against the clock with an aerodynamic shape and the now popular short tail. Like Giro’s Air Attack it has an integrated visor that can be removed. We can speculate that lessons learned in the wind tunnel from the Split have clearly been used to pen the design for this latest helmet, designed for road racing. The new aero road helmet has a taller rear section with quite a vertical cut shape.
Here's the video. Fast forward to 2:30 to see Baden Cooke being interviewed wearing the new helmet.
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.