2013 Triathlete Buyer’s Guide: Aero Helmets

Giro Air Attack

$200, Giro.com
The draw: Low drag without the heat

Eschewing the traditional long tail used by most aero helmets, the Air Attack might just be, on average, the fastest helmet for the majority of people on the premise that it does not matter how an athlete’s body or head is positioned. It is shaped like a more traditional road helmet with some aerodynamic refinements and without the typical vents. This is in stark contrast to the typical long-tail designs, where an ideal head and body position are necessary to gain a substantial aerodynamic advantage.

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