New aero helmet from Giro features TeXtreme

The Aerohead Ultimate MIPS weighs just 455g and will be available in summer 2016.

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Cycling designer Giro Sport Design (Santa Cruz, CA, US) has launched a new cycling helmet – the Aerohead Ultimate MIPS – that utilizes TeXtreme carbon fiber fabrics to create a lighter, stronger and more rigid outer shell. TeXtreme is a registered trademark owned by Oxeon (Borås, Sweden).

“By utilizing TeXtreme in the carbon fiber shell of the Aerohead Ultimate MIPS, we were able to further reduce frontal area exposure, making our fastest shape ever even faster,” said Rob Wesson, Giro Director of Helmet R&D. “We collaborated with the engineers at TeXtreme and worked as partners in composites to analyze, test and find the optimal solution for the shell.”

TeXtreme Technology differs from conventional carbon fiber materials due to using Spread Tows instead of yarns to produce a fabric with an optimized fiber structure.

The Aerohead Ultimate MIPS made its official debut at the Amgen Tour of California time trial stage, with BMC Racing Team, Team Katusha, and Team WIGGINS, while top professional triathletes including Linsey Corbin, and Andreas and Michael Raelert, will compete in the Aerohead MIPS this summer.

The Aerohead Ultimate MIPS weighs just 455 grams and will be available in Summer 2016.