Germany’s 99-year-old security tech company, ABUS has upped the ante and changed the game for their new aero helmet the GameChanger 2.0. ABUS is calling this the perfect “ultimate aero helmet for professional cyclists, triathletes, and ambitious athletes in the battle for watts and seconds”.
The previous model, GameChanger 1.0, has proven itself in countless kilometers at races like the Tour de France and the Giro d’Italia. The new GameChanger 2.0 is expected to follow and has been developed in close cooperation with the pro-riders of the Movistar Team.
The ABUS GameChanger 1.0 raised the bar of aero helmets to a new level, being trimmed for maximum aerodynamics and optimal ventilation. Based on the success and performance of the 1.0, ABUS has developed a completely new aero helmet, in the 2.0.
The GameChanger 2.0 has been improved at the crucial points of aerodynamics, ventilation, comfort, and safety.
Meeting the most modern requirements for high-speed aerodynamics, the GameChanger 2.0 has a wider Kamm-Tail. For those that don’t know (I sure didn’t), this means that the virtual aero profile created by the helmet is 11% longer.
With wind tunnel and track testing sessions being done in the range of today’s racing speeds (between 46 and 52km/h), the GameChanger 2.0 showed “a decisive aero advantage due to its adapted aero shape”.
With the 8 degrees lower Kamm-Tail, the GameChanger 2.0’s angle optimizes the rider’s position while in the “race-position with the head down and directed downward” in the drops.
The central AEROBLADE in the upper area of the GameChanger 2.0, leads air efficiently away from the head using the internal ventilation channels through the helmet. While at the same time optimizing aerodynamics.
GameChanger 2.0 has improved aerodynamics over the 1.0. The Airboost front inlet along with the Eyebrow Vents direct 32% more air into the helmet as well provide a perfect storage option for eyewear.
The Acti Cage struts direct air into the helmet at higher speeds, and with a shape like a shark fin, takes the remaining airflow and redirects it up and over the helmet to aid in aerodynamics.
Along with the Eyewear Ports in the front of the helmet, the Airport vents in the rear are also compatible with regular curved sports eyewear, giving the rider two convenient eyewear storage solutions.
Keep in mind, as more air goes into a helmet, more has to come out. With the Airflow Star Design, 20% higher air outlet is achieved with the revised, wider rear diffuser that has enlarged air outlets. These larger air outlets use the revised air channels to optimize the airflow out of the helmet.
ABUS has succeeded in optimizing the ventilation channels of the new GameChanger 2.0, serving both aerodynamics and rider comfort through proper airflow through the helmet.
When the rider is comfortable they go faster. What’s the point of sophisticated airflow control and aerodynamics if the helmet simply doesn’t fit? The GameChanger 2.0 rear strap system, Flow Straps Pro, has 12mm wide straps and a wider V-shape, helping to keep the 2.0 in the optimal position on your noggin.
The central Zoom Pro retention system with the new slider system, guides both straps and the adjustment system into an individually optimal position at all times.
The GameChanger 2.0 uses the MIPS Air Node system. In addition, the MIPS version of the 2.0 comes equipped with the Fidlock buckle system, a system that is synonymous with fast, intuitive, easy-to-use helmet closures.
Also, all GameChanger 2.0 helmets are QUIN-ready, meaning that they are prepared for the use of QUIN Crash Detection Technology. The 2.0 provide another safety contribution, especially on those solo rides. The QUIN port for charging the sensor is accessible – in the form of a micro USB port inside the helmet.
GameChanger 2.0 Colors
The ABUS GameChanger 2.0 comes in three sizes, (S, M, and L). It is offered in two versions MIPS and non-MIPS, with a total of 11 different colors.
Weight: S- 260g, M- 265g, and L- 275g