2014 Triathlete Buyer’s Guide: Aero Helmets

Photo: John David Becker

Rudy Wing 57

$500, E-rudy.com
The draw: Comfy and vented
speed-first helmet

Like the increasingly popular hybrid road-and-aero helmets, Rudy Project’s newest offering combines some of the best features of both styles, with one major difference. The Wing 57 prioritizes aero performance and borrows a few important attributes typically reserved for road helmets. It mounts comfortably and offers nearly as much perceived ventilation (when the visor is lifted) as the Air Attack. For race day, this helmet is one of the best.