Aerodynamics and ventilation. These are two things that helmet designers are constantly trying to balance. You want the rider to be cool, but you also don’t want to give up any free speed in terms of helmet design. In pursuit of the illusive perfect helmet design, POC has just released their newest take – the Ventral Air.
Compared to the recently released Ventral Spin, the Ventral Air takes on a more open design to force more cooling air throughout the helmet. POC claims that the intake and exhaust ports have been designed with CFD testing to not only ensure that they operate well at any speed, but that they also have little effect on the aerodynamics of the helmet.
As usual, the helmet uses a “fully wrapped uni-body shell construction” on the outside, with a multi-density EPS foam liner on the inside for focused crash protection in certain zones. On the inside, POC’s SPIN (Shearing PAd INside) pad system claims to provide the benefit of other rotational impact management systems, but everything is contained in the helmet pad itself.
Equipped with POC’s dial adjustment fit system, the helmet features light weight straps, and the Eye Garage sunglass storage at the front of the helmet.
Offered in multiple colors including an orange AVIP model and two Race Day models in black and white.
It will also be produced in the EF Education First Pro Cycling Team version in bright pink Race Day Trim. The helmets have a claimed weight of 230g for M CE version, or 270g for a M CPSC helmet. Offered in Small (50-56cm), Medium (54-59), and Large (56-61), the helmets will be available to consumers in March, 2019 for $250.
The team will also be rocking new sunglasses with team versions of the Aspire, Do Blades, and Do Half Blades.