Whether it’s rolling on a bike, skiing down a slope, jogging a trail, or throttling up a mountain, Scott has products to cater to many needs. They’ve come a long way since opening the door to cycling in 1989 with the first aero bar. Now, in 2016 they’ve made improvements to the classic Fuga helmet, and have added the Cadence and Centric to the lineup, each utilizing the new Halo fit system with MIPS…
Each helmet covered in this release comes with Scott’s Halo fit system. The Halo system is built to be height adjustable while strapped to the riders head. A light weight design paired with ergonomic rear harness arms provide comfortable contact points. Lastly, a new micro adjuster on the back ensures a more comfortable fit.
With Air Tech built into a specific MIPS system, Scott claims that rider’s heads will stay up to 16% cooler when compared to standard MIPS systems (Centric Plus). Air Tech is comprised of strategically placed vents in both the helmet, and MIPS liner. Additionally, Scott states that with the new design one can expect their noggin to lose up to 2.2% more heat than without a helmet at all (Centric Plus). At least 5 bike helmets in Scott’s lineup will be equipped with MIPS technology.
The updated Fuga Plus is designed for XC and road racing. The removable visor will allow the rider to switch styles on the fly based on their need. Large vents in the front and back allow for more airflow across the head, keeping the rider cool. It’s available in 5 different color options, and includes X-Static anti-bacterial padding, along with reflective safety decals. Expect pricing closer to the expected fall release.
The Centric Plus focuses on cross country racing, while the design is based off of road and mountain racing. It’s produced with ventilation in mind, and claims to be more aero due to channels that move air in and around the helmet utilizing Scott’s Air tech MIPS system and anti-bacterial pads. The Centric Plus will come in 5 different colors and is said to be in the area of $250 with a release this fall.
Scott is also bringing a new aero helmet to market. The Cadence Plus is recommended for both triathlon and road racing. It includes Scott’s Air tech MIPS system and uses the movement of air to reduce drag around the helmet. Scott states that the Cadence Plus is the fastest road helmet they’ve developed so far, and by simply snapping in the areo plugs the helmet claims to become 5 seconds faster. The plugs can also be used in the winter to keep cold air out. The Cadence is planned to be released this fall with an estimated price around $200.
Sizing for each helmet include S (51-55cm) M (55-59cm) L (59-61cm).