When UVEX decided to call its new “aero” helmet the EDAero, fortunately is wasn’t referring to the type of “ED” dysfunction all men fear. Rather, it represents the phrase “Every Day”, which UVEX says is a testament to the helmet’s ability to provided comfort and performance to its wearer – every day.
Indeed, UVEX is touting its first foray into the aero helmet segment, as having some of the best ventilation and wind-cheating properties of any on the market. In fact, UVEX has thrown out such claims, as EDAero ability to save riders up to 16 Watts, which converted into a race against the clock, can cut-off a rider’s time along a stretch of 40 kilometers at a speed of 38 km/h, by 1:45.
But, even if you’re not into the whole “aero” thing, the EDAero looks cools, and even with its Double Inmould design, it still weighs in at a light 270g.
uvex EDAero: Keep cool you’re the fastest
The uvex EDAero cycling helmet combines the excellent aerodynamics of a drop-shaped time trial cycling helmet with ideal ventilation characteristics and a shape suitable for everyday use. The heads responsible for the trend-setting racing helmet: The uvex-engineers and cycling professionals. The result is impressive: For example, energy-saving of up to 16 Watts or converted 1 minute 25 seconds on a stretch of 40 kilometres at a speed of 38 km/h is possible already solely by wearing the new EDAero. Impressive numbers that every race cyclist can convert into drive and performance increase immediately.
Computer optimized airflow
The new form of the uvex EDAero is the basis of the fast helmet concept; the heart however is the construction of the air channels: The airflow is led around and through the helmet in one flow. Turbulence is minimized. The vertical ventilation slots at the front of the EDAero direct the air straight into the helmet. This way the air resistance is minimized at the most important place, where the air hits the helmet straight on. An optimized system of eight ventilation channels redirects the air on the inside of the shell. This enables cooling and ventilation of the head, even though the helmet is nearly fully closed. This aerodynamically optimized synergy of ventilation and air resistance only works because the incoming air is led out with low turbulence levels, and forms a straight flow line at back of the head.
Fast shell, protective core
Of course the EDAero guarantees the protective function of the helmet without compromises and ideally protects the head against impact. All helmets have the “Double Inmould Technology” made by uvex. The advantage of Double Inmould: with a weight of 270g the helmet is light-weight and stable at the same time. The thin plastic hard shell encases the dampening interior EPS shell. Microscopically small air enclosures are located on the inside of the EPS plastic that are able to effectively dampen impacting forces. The helmet should always be adapted to ideally fit head shape and size.
BOA system specifically for cycling
In exclusive cooperation, uvex attuned the patented BOA adjustment system specifically to usage in cycling. The flexible individual parts can be ideally adapted to individual head shapes. In connection with the monomatic FAS lock system, the uvex EDAero is comfortable to wear without pressure points and safely stays in the right position in case of falls. As of spring of 2015, the EDAero is available in two shell sizes (53-57 cm/57-59 cm).
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