The Ventral SPIN sets a new benchmark for aerodynamic performance.
Created with input from the Team EF Pro Cycling Team and our aero experts in WATTS Lab, and with extensive computational fluid dynamic simulation, the helmet’s design ensures it is the fastest helmet POC has so far produced.
Designed to lead air through rather than around the helmet and therefore improve aerodynamic properties, the Ventral SPIN has been inspired by the Venturi effect and is constructed so it can pass through the air with greater efficiency. The helmet’s trailing edge reduces turbulence and improves linear airflow, supporting enhanced aerodynamic performance.
Oblique impact protection is necessary to counter the forces involved in non-linear impacts, which are a common cause of head injury. SPIN (Shearing Pad INside) pads are integrated inside a helmet and add an extra layer of oblique impact protection by shearing in any direction, reducing the force transmitted to the brain. The most common type of fall results in an angled, or oblique, impact with the ground or object which can lead to a rotation of the helmet and head.
Research has shown that compared to a direct, or linear, fall the force required to cause serious head injury from an oblique impact is often much lower. To counter this common impact scenario, POC created SPIN pads which are an evolution on nature’s own design and use an innovative pad technology and design. SPIN pads are optimized to provide oblique impact protection based on the precise location inside the helmet and by using various pad technologies which can shear in any direction. The aim is to minimize the effects of an oblique fall by allowing the helmet to move relative to the head.
Size-specific weight: S: 50-56 cm (227 g) M: 54-59 cm (248 g), L: 56-61 cm (260 g)