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POC launches new aero road helmet

Published March 2, 2018

STOCKHOLM (BRAIN) — POC has launched a new aero road bike helmet model, the Ventral. The Swedish brand said the Ventral is "the fastest, most aerodynamic, ventilated, lightweight and safest helmet we have ever developed."

The helmet will be used by the EF Education First - Drapac p/b Cannondale Pro Cycling Team for the first time in competition at Paris-Nice this month.

Jonas Sjögren, POC's CEO, said, "Over the years we have developed a number of advanced performance helmets. The award winning Octal is well known, but our Octal Aero, Cerebel and Tempor helmets have also been fundamental in improving aerodynamic performance and times for many track and road riders. With all our experience, we wanted to push our ideas even further and develop a ventilated aero helmet that would give significant speed gains to a rider and further improve safety."

POC said the size and angles of the helmet's front air intakes capture and lead air through the helmet, instead of around it.

"By capturing and channeling the air through specifically designed internal channels, the Ventral improves aerodynamics and reduces drag. Residual air flowing over and around the helmet is managed by an aerodynamically optimized trailing edge, which reduces turbulence and maintains a linear airflow off the helmet and rider, improving the helmet and rider's aerodynamic performance," the company said

The helmet features uni-body construction, ergonomic straps, an "eye garage" for sunglasses, and an adjustment system for individual precision and a secure fit. The Ventral uses POC's SPIN, a patent pending rotational impact protection system.

The Ventral weighs 248 grams in size CE Medium.

The Ventral will be available to buy in stores and online starting Friday. Retail pricing is $290: The Ventral will initially be available in CE and CPSC certification, the AS/NZS 2063 certification will be available at a later date.

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