Scottish brand, and Movistar team sponsor, Endura is showcasing its latest Drag2Zero Aeroswitch helmet, that has 2-in-1 versatility.
Unlike most traditional helmets, the new aero offering can be snapped in half, effectively removing the rear tail, converting it to an aero road helmet.
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According to Endura, the decision to make the helmet was to offer a greater degree of versatility. Not only can it be used on longer rides, but for those who can’t maintain a flat aero position, the tail can become uncomfortable and un-aerodynamic.
The obvious market here is those just getting into time trialling, who aren’t yet able to maintain such an intense position.
Simon Smart explains that “there has been a shift towards short tailed helmets because often the tail design is ineffective”.
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He continued, “testing confirmed that the wide tail was faster and also less sensitive to head movement and aerodynamic hysteresis”.
Elsewhere, the helmet also comes with a deep visor, while a magnetic attachment allows it to be flipped up and out of the way.
Inside, gone is the standard EPS foam core of most helmets. Instead, Endura has specced a full Koroyd core (think the Smith Overtake) that is said to substantially reduce head injuries.
Currently, pricing and availability is to be confirmed.