New Scott aero helmet prototype spotted at the Giro d’Italia

Unreleased helmet looks like a new entry into the semi-aero market

Scott looks like it will be the next company to enter the semi-aero helmet market, with two of Orica-Greenedge‘s young guns testing a new lid from the Swiss company at the Giro d’Italia.

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After Caleb Ewan had been testing a camouflaged version of the helmet in some of the sprint stages earlier in the race (the camouflage obviously being there to make sure as many people spot that its a prototype as possible), Esteban Chaves decided to switch across from his normal Scott Vanish for yesterday’s mountain stage.

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We don’t have any details about the new helmet just yet, but at first glance it certainly looks very similar to the Kask Protone worn by Team Sky, with good-sized vents on the front to let plenty of cool air in, a covered top section to smooth airflow and help with aerodynamics, and some small vents on the back to let hot air out.

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Scott’s road helmet range currently tops out with the Vanish 2 at £99.99, so we would expect the new lid to take over this top spot and to come with slightly bigger price tag. This would put it head to head with the likes of the Protone, Giro Synthe and the Bell Star Pro in this increasingly competitive section of the market.