Spotted on the Giant-Alpecin team is the bike brand’s latest lid, putting them in the midst of the aero helmet game alongside Specialized, Giro and others.
While most pics floating around the Interwebs show just the exterior atop a rider, we managed to find one in the pits and scored some closeup and interior shots, showing the channeling and retention system. The helmet uses three massive front ports to bring air in and four rear ones to let it out. Inside, channels should keep the air flowing smoothly between the two and help keep your noggin cool.
Other than that, it’s one solid, smooth surface for the air to glide over…
The vents are the largest we’ve seen on an aero-specific helmet. Some argue that the front of the helmet creates a high pressure zone that pushes air around the helmet rather than letting much of it into the vents, so perhaps the oversized holes here help mitigate that and improve the cooling effect compared to other, more closed off designs.
A reasonable amount of padding and fully adjustable retention mech should keep it comfy. Two indents at the brow should help pull air off the forehead and through the helmet, too. One thing that seems to be missing is a good brow pad to move sweat off to the sides and away from your eyes.