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New Giro Synthe is Lighter, Cooler and Faster – But What Is It?

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2015 giro aero helmet sneak peek

Giro’s been teasing a something new by delivering mystery boxes to the BMC team riders at the Tour de Suisse, promising less drag, lighter weight and better cooling.

The boxes were photo’d in the hands of riders with various tidbits facing forward – 16% faster, 13% lighter and 2% cooler. Judging by the size of the carton and the particular hints, including the #girosynthe hashtag, we’re guessing helmet (aero or TT). We gotta admit, aero shoes would be cool, too, but with a name like Synthe, a helmet seems more likely.

Cadel Evans and the rest of the BMC Racing crew aren’t the only ones getting the gift boxes…

2015 giro synthe aero helmet sneak peek

Heinrich Haussler of Team IAM Cycling (above) and Marco Haller of Team Katusha (below) show off their boxes, too.

2015 giro synthe aero helmet sneak peek

Look for the official unveiling in July at Tour de France. Until then, continue the tease by following Giro on Facebook or Instagram.

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Eyal
Eyal
10 years ago

A $300 helmet.

anonymous
anonymous
10 years ago

300% more epxensive

jason
jason
10 years ago

If it’s not safer it doesn’t matter! It’s time for a helmet manufacturer to focus on that. Helmets cool incredibly well and are super light. Time to make them safer.

Ck
Ck
10 years ago

An aero helmet that doesn’t make you look like a billiard ball. And I find it funny that they’re boasting about a 2% cooling change.

Fill
Fill
10 years ago

Make one that eliminates wind noise.

Ventruck
Ventruck
10 years ago

yeah, needs to be like 20% cooler

anonymous
anonymous
10 years ago

Needs to look like 500% cooler so people think helmets don’t look dorky.

@Jason
You can wear a DH helmet or a BMX helmet. Both offer substantially more protection than a racing helmet.

Chris
Chris
10 years ago

@jason, that’s why my next helmet will be from POC. Giro always had my Dillard’s until POC came around.

MotoPete
MotoPete
10 years ago

16+2+13 = 31% Hype. 1987 Prolight with neon yellow sharkskin cover = Hype before there was…

gt
gt
10 years ago

A $300 fighter jet pilot helmet for cyclists.

notapro
notapro
10 years ago

The percentages equate to your possible condition on your bike after a bowel movement.

MJ
MJ
10 years ago

I would bet a ton of money that it is an answer to the Evade. Spec managed to create a pretty dang aero helmet that is wearable all summer and doesn’t look like a hockey helmet. If it follows their usual MO it will be on pro’s heads at the tour then not be available for a year or two.

CiclismoEspresso
10 years ago

Rumor is it will replace the actual Aeon, and that’s why the so little gain on the “cooling factor”.

Sardus Pater
Sardus Pater
10 years ago

It will be something that will make you 16% faster based on wind tunnel results,the thing will come along with an engineer and lawyer’s signed tech paper report that will make Giro not liable for spreading around false statements. We’ll all pay 500 Euro for it and we will actually feel 35% faster even if our Garmins will tell you otherwise.
Same thing for the 2% cooler : tested in Alaska in January and 13% lighter,tested on a Zero Gravity flight any tourist in Vegas can book for 4K $ a piece.

MaLóL
MaLóL
10 years ago

Atmos is the way to go. These new models are just a rip off.

badbikemechanicx
badbikemechanicx
10 years ago

I feel like they are going after the poc octal’s popularity. The poc is totally sold out for the next month at least. I can’t remember a bicycle helmet that has had that kind of popularity and I have been cycling for awhile.

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