Scone. Nut. Noodle. Block. You’ve got to love Aussie slang. Where else would you find so many colourful terms to describe your head?
I’m racing the Busselton 70.3 today and if you look carefully you’ll notice that I’m rocking a different brain-bucket. A brand new, hi-tech helmet from Giant is going to be protecting my melon on the course today. It’s called the Rivet TT and it’s a pretty impressive piece of gear.
All jokes aside, Giant have spent a great deal of time and money to develop their most aerodynamic and comfortable helmet yet. They’ve tuned it using a process called Computational Fluid Dynamics and tested it extensively in the wind tunnel and in real-life, on the skulls of the Team-Giant-Alpecin pros.
From the strategically placed dimples on the top of the helmet, to improve laminar flow, to the ‘drag-neutral’ ports and internal-channels, which make up the cooling system, it’s designed for speed and comfort. And not just to benefit the pros. The design was created to work well for a whole bunch of different rider positions and conditions. It’s versatile.
If you want to check out all the detailed specs, take a peek at the Giant website. They go in-depth and explain all the tech stuff that’s packed into this light-weight sconce-protector.
And stay tuned for my article on Going Aero coming up in 220 Tri (with an extended version and some video here on the website). I’ll be talking about how an aero helmet, like the Rivet TT, can be a crucial part of your overall plan to be more aero.
Thanks again to Giant – you guys are always on the cutting-edge, you help me stay competitive and I appreciate your support. Keep up the good work!
To all the triathletes out there – go hard and think about giving the Rivet TT a go. I wouldn’t want to have anything else on my noggin!