Rapha and POC have teamed-up to create two special edition helmets that are based on the Swedish brand’s current Omne Air Spin and Ventral Air Spin models, each in limited edition colorways designed by Rapha.
The Omne Air Spin comes in off-white, grey and navy, which features optimized-density EPS liners, precision straps, a 360-degree adjustment system and an “Eye Garage” to secure your eyewear, while the Ventral Air Spin has a unibody shell construction, a high-performance EPS liner, extensive ventilation and a more aerodynamic design.
Oscar Huss, Head of Product Development at POC, said “Rapha is highly respected in cycling, known for looking at new and better ways to support all cyclists, which naturally chimes with us and it’s been a real pleasure working together.
“This is a wonderful project that has been brought together through a mutual love and respect of cycling and our support for EF Education-Nippo. A team packed full of cycling talent, the riders operate in a unique high- performance environment which feeds into our development process and ensures that our products are tested and refined at the very highest level so any rider can excel.”
Robert Obeng-Manu, Rapha Product Manager, said “We’re excited to work with world- leading helmet manufacturer POC to develop a range of helmets to complement the Rapha collection. POC’s mission and approach to safety is one that resonates with us at Rapha, and so we are looking forward to embarking on this multi-year partnership.”
Rapha + POC Omne AIR SPIN $150
The Rapha + POC Omne AIR SPIN is available in three specially selected colours, coordinated with Rapha’s performance roadwear collections, for road and gravel riding.
Available in Off-White, Grey and Navy exclusively on rapha.cc and pocsports.com, the Omne is for the daily city commute, weekend rides on country roads and longer adventures on gravel. It is the helmet worn by EF Education-NIPPO’s Lachlan Morton during his alternative calendar races.
RCC + POC Ventral AIR SPIN $250
The RCC + POC Ventral AIR SPIN follows the new look 2021 RCC kit design, exclusively available to members of the RCC.
Used by Pro Cycling Team EF Education-NIPPO, the Ventral is a performance road riding helmet. For long rides in the mountains or hotter days in the saddle, with precise ventilation ports and internal channels to control air intake and release at both low and high speeds, the helmet provides a cooling effect over the whole head.
Specific airflow zones enhance ventilation and cooling, while the aerodynamically optimised trailing edge reduces turbulence. The lightweight Ventral Air SPIN has been developed according to POC’s ‘Whole Helmet Concept’. It features a fully wrapped unibody shell construction and an EPS liner, delivering a balance between weight and safety.
Available in Off-White, Grey and Navy exclusively on rapha.cc, practical features include a lightweight size adjustment system that ‘guarantees a personalized fit’, and an eye garage for easy and secure storage of eyewear when not in use.
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