Italian brand Suomy has been making a massive range of helmets for all manner of motorsports for years, and starting in February they’ll bring all that experience to all types of pedal-powered disciplines.
The lid above was spotted on Lampre-Merida riders at the Tour Down Under this week and is our first peek at what’s to come. It’s an interesting design, featuring perpendicular top vents with a reinforcing ridge with more traditionally angled vents along the side and rear.
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This model’s called Gun Wind and weighs in at a claimed 230g for the XS/S/M size.
Suomy had this to say on the team’s website:
“We’re really satisfied with this new cooperation that will give us the opportunity to work for the next two years with Lampre-Merida,” Umberto Monti, president of Suomy Spa, explained. “What makes us so happy is not only the quality of the athletes of the team, but mostly the cooperation we received by the whole staff in order to improve the product.”
“We share the same search of the perfection and the same language, I’m sure this cooperation will works and the results are already on the head of the athletes: the new racing helmet Gun Wind and a Super Chrono, that is very performing in the wind tunnel.”
They’ve got a dedicated site set up for the bike helmets at SuomySport.com, where they’re saying we can expect helmets for road, track, MTB, downhill and commuters.
All pics thanks to GravelCyclist.com.