What is the science behind the unreleased new Uno-X TT helmet? We ask the aero experts

Xavier Disley and Michael Hutchinson theorise about what might - or might not - make the most-talked-about lid the one to beat in 2023

Uno-X time trial helmet
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The time trial helmet debuted by the Uno-X Pro Cycling team at the Volta ao Algarve final time trial has been ridiculed as “wildest” and “weirdest yet” by the cycling media. But in cycling aerodynamics we've come to realise that things generally look wild and weird for a reason.

Uno-X time trial helmet

(Image credit: Getty Images)

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Simon Smythe

Simon Smythe is a hugely experienced cycling tech writer, who has been writing for Cycling Weekly since 2003. Until recently he was our senior tech writer. In his cycling career Simon has mostly focused on time trialling with a national medal, a few open wins and his club's 30-mile record in his palmares. These days he spends most of his time testing road bikes, or on a tandem doing the school run with his younger son.