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spdntrxi
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by spdntrxi

once they comeback in stock at my normal outlet.. I'm gonna spring for one in white. (procen air)
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req110
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by req110

Guys is there some indication that

S-Works Evade 3
might be faster than
Giro Eclipse Spherical ?

I have the latter one but it's not too comfortable on my bald head.
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ill principe
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by ill principe

req110 wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2024 8:16 am
Guys is there some indication that

S-Works Evade 3
might be faster than
Giro Eclipse Spherical ?

I have the latter one but it's not too comfortable on my bald head.
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by naavt

Did someone already tried out the new ridiculous expensive POC Procen Air?

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by GaBa

I suggest you to read a couple of posts before yours :)

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by naavt

GaBa wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2024 9:49 am
I suggest you to read a couple of posts before yours :)
Ups! My bad :mrgreen: Thanks! :thumbup:

req110
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by req110

ill principe wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2024 8:23 am
req110 wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2024 8:16 am
Guys is there some indication that

S-Works Evade 3
might be faster than
Giro Eclipse Spherical ?

I have the latter one but it's not too comfortable on my bald head.
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=158130&start=495#p1868450
Thank you for this, my fault, I should have scrolled few pages back.
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by rawjunk

req110 wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2024 8:16 am
Guys is there some indication that

S-Works Evade 3
might be faster than
Giro Eclipse Spherical ?

I have the latter one but it's not too comfortable on my bald head.
Have you tried it with uv skullcap/cycling cap?

I've done two rides with Giro Eclipse now and got slight headache both times. I don't remember having issues with Giro Aerohead, but I had hair back then :)

req110
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by req110

I hate skullcaps or cycling caps. That's not an option for me :)
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Lina
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by Lina

First rides with the Poc done. It's noticeably quieter than "normal" helmets. In certain winds there's still some noise but in some winds it's almost completely quiet.

GaBa
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by GaBa

Huh, big reason to consider it. Aero is tempting but not so much as I am worried about cooking under it. And then there are looks. I love the looks of the helmet but having it on while riding shallow (37mm) wheels, well... not a perfect match, bit might neglect it in order to have a quieter helmet.

Thanks for your review @Lina and also to @grupetto, both seem quite positive 🙂

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by spdntrxi

Lina wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2024 10:26 am
First rides with the Poc done. It's noticeably quieter than "normal" helmets. In certain winds there's still some noise but in some winds it's almost completely quiet.
yes looking forward to trying this myself... good to hear.

any major difference in noise between going with/without visor ?
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by Lina

spdntrxi wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2024 5:11 pm
Lina wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2024 10:26 am
First rides with the Poc done. It's noticeably quieter than "normal" helmets. In certain winds there's still some noise but in some winds it's almost completely quiet.
yes looking forward to trying this myself... good to hear.

any major difference in noise between going with/without visor ?
Haven't tried without the visor. Honestly if I'm planning on riding without a visor for the entire ride I'm probably going to grab my Evade. And in situations where storing the visor (long climbs) wind noise isn't really an issue.

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by dsveddy

The release of the Procen Air really makes me wonder why we aren't seeing road riders using shorter tail TT helmets in road racing, especially after seeing that Alex Dowsett video where he reflects on this question himself. He's right--they're objectively faster and are (surprisingly) legal in road racing, the only thing seemingly holding everyone back is that it would look stupid. I'm way to slow to give it a go myself, but if I was consistently challenging for podiums in my local racing scene...I wouldn't feel stupid if it helped me win races.

I think the Aerohead would be a pretty good candidate for such a use-case. It wouldn't surprise me if we saw some lower-level pro wear one in a UCI race within the next year.

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by K4m1k4z3

Has anyone seen a direct comparison between the Evade 2 and Evade 3 in terms of aerodynamics?
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