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Prototype Smith aero helmet spotted in the wind tunnel atop UHC

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Photo: UHCprocycling on Twitter

We’d heard rumor late last year that the United Health Care pro cycling team was helping test a new aero helmet from Smith, and now it looks like they’re taking it the wind tunnel. The pic above was tweeted from @UHCprocycling and shows the helmet being worn by Slovenian cyclist Janez Brajkovič in the Faster AZ tunnel. No details to report, but it’s certainly less exotic looking (in a good way) than some other aero helmets on the market. No doubt the visor takes advantage of Smith’s experience with optics, and we’re guessing it’ll come in a few different tints if/when the helmet comes to market. Here’s what Smith’s marketing rep Cassie Abel could tell us for now:

“SMITH is committed to the experience. Our goal is to elevate human performance through essential product evolution. The cornerstone of our long-term partnership with UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team is collaborating on the development of next-level products that meet the needs and demands of cyclists while offering superior protection with aerodynamic innovations. SMITH is working closely with UHC to bring a new TT helmet to market as part of our 2016 product assortment with more details of the project to emerge Summer 2015.”

In the meantime, check out larger and more pics on UHC’s Twitter stream and Facebook page.

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Tim A
Tim A
8 years ago

…but when will we be seeing Overtakes available for sale? Would love to get my hands on one but they still haven’t landed 🙁

michael_sanch
michael_sanch
8 years ago

@Tim A
They’re available at Pro Bike Supply! http://www.probikesupply.com/brands/Smith-Optics.html

Tim A
Tim A
8 years ago

@michael

Just preorders, sadly 🙁

Mylo
Mylo
8 years ago

Competitive Cyclist has 62 in stock currently.

http://www.competitivecyclist.com/smith-overtake-helmet

jonathon
jonathon
8 years ago

Repainted KASK. Not a smith.

J
J
8 years ago

Definitely NOT repainted KASK, believe me

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