Met Codatronca time trial helmet review

A short tail helmet designed for those who find it hard to lock into the ideal position at all times - which is pretty much all of us

Cycling Weekly Verdict

Whilst the ideal aero helmet for each rider is body shape dependant, this short tail should prove more versatile for most riders, providing aero gains without the potential sacrifices a long tail may present on sporting courses or headwind riddled race days. It's a very comfortable lid which provided a close fit, enough ventilation to race on hot days and a clever magnetic visor system - though the visor was quite long and took some getting used to. 

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What's faster: a long tail or a short tail helmet?

With the human body completely removed from the equation, the answer is nearly always a long tail helmet. However, the bike isn't going anywhere without a rider on it, and very few of us are able to hold our heads in the absolute optimum "turtle" position - particularly when faced with sporting courses - which is where a lid like Met's Codatronca comes in.

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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan the Editor of Cycling Weekly website. An NCTJ qualified traditional journalist by trade, Michelle began her career working for local newspapers. She's worked within the cycling industry since 2012, and joined the Cycling Weekly team in 2017, having previously been Editor at Total Women's Cycling. Prior to welcoming her daughter in 2022, Michelle raced on the road, track, and in time trials, and still rides as much as she can - albeit a fair proportion indoors, for now.