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Louis Garneau Vorttice Black Knight Aero Helmet

  • Louis Garneau Vorttice Black Knight Aero Helmet
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Louis Garneau Vorttice Black Knight Aero Helmet The Vorttice helmet is a true revolution in aerodynamic helmets designed to be faster than the competition. Unlike any other aero helmet, proven dimpled technology at the front of the helmets causes air to flow closely to the helmet. When hitting the “Vortex Generator” at the top of the helmet, the air is accelerated again, so it can glide along to the end of the helmet and eliminate air disturbances. Our unique “air intake” situated at the highest pressure point on the helmet directs the air along the 3 “evacuation channels” keeping the rider cool and directing the flow of air through and out the helmet. When the cyclist is riding straight forward, the air must change direction to skirt around the helmet. This creates a high pressure zone in front of the helmet making it the perfect place to position the vent. Air goes in at high speed, moves around the head through internal evacuation channels and exits at the back opening. Heat produced by the cyclist’s head is then wicked out through the back. Designed to improve aerodynamic performance, the Vorttice lens is ventilated and included with the helmet. The shape of the helmet, air intake system and vortex generator prove to be exceptional at managing winds from all directions allowing athletes to go faster while spending less energy. Technology Dimples: The fore part of the helmet constantly comes into conflict with air when the rider is moving. This is why the golf-ball effect is strategically positioned on the front. It creates controlled air disturbance to limit friction onto the helmet. Textured surface on front of the helmet to achieve better laminar airflow. Vortex Generators: Coming from the aeronautics industry, the Vortex generators assure an enhanced airflow, creating a vortex on top of the moving area. This technology has been made suitable for the helmet with help of a complex simulation software and significant engineering work. Combined to the golf-ball effect on the front, this technology provides an 11% improvement of the drag. Sealed Pro Ice Padding: Washable sealed adjustment padding for enhanced durability. Provides cool effect when wet. Ergonomic design for optimum comfort. Evacuation Channels: In order to avoid hindering aerodynamics, the vent opening must be strategically positioned. When the cyclist is riding straight forward, the air must change direction to skirt around the helmet. This creates a high pressure zone in front of the helmet, making it the perfect place to position the vent. Air goes in at high speed, moves around the head through the evacuation channels, and out by the back opening. Heat produced by the cyclist’s head is then wicked out through the back. Vorttice Lens: Designed to improve aerodynamic performance, the Vorttice lens is ventilated and included with the helmet. Spiderlock SL is a helmet stabilizing device that perfectly fits in with the webbing system. Its mechanism is alike the Spiderlock Elite’s, but an engineering process has been performed to reduce significantly the weight of the helmet. This way, we have built very comfortable helmets with lower weight. It may be tightened around the rider’s head with only one hand thanks to its rack-and-pinion mechanism. The angle can be adjusted. Ergonomic foam padding for optimum comfort at the neck area.   DETAILS: Weight: 15.9 oz/450 g Certifications: CPSC-ASTM-CE-AS 2063 Vents: 2 In-Mold Construction: Industrial process binding the  front liner and outer shell for increased durability. Spiderlock SL: Lighweight rack-and-pinion system, micro-adjustable using only one hand, offering extreme comfort and stability. Steplock Divider: Cam locking device to quickly adjust strap position. Golf Ball Effect: Texturized surface on the front of the helmet helps to achieve better laminar airflow. Vortex Generator:  Small blades at the surface of the helmet create vortices that energize the laminar layer resulting in improved performance Evacuation Channels: In order to avoid hindering aerodynamics, the vent opening must be stratgically positioned. When the cyclist is riding straight forward, the air must change direction to skirt around the helmet. This creates a high pressure zone in front of the helmet, making it the pefect place to position the vent. Air goies in at high speed, moves around the head through the evacuation channels, and out by the back opening. heat produced by the cyclist's head is then wicked out through the back. Sealed Pro Ice Padding:  Washable sealed adjustment padding for enhanced durability. Provides cool effect when wet. Ergonomic design for optimum comfort. Vorttice Lens Included: Designed to minimize fogging.  It features UV 400 resistance.    


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