With benchmarks changing so quickly these days, sometimes it’s hard to keep up. And this time, POC has taken the lead. The Ventral SPIN sets a new benchmark for aerodynamic performance, safety and ventilation in a road bike helmet.
Designed and created using feedback from professional riders in the EF education first, drapac p/b Cannondale Pro Cycling Team, our aerodynamic experts in WATTS Lab, combined with our experience and extensive computational fluid dynamic simulation and testing, the Ventral SPIN features a unique design which ensures it is the fastest and safest road bike helmet we have produced.
The Ventral’s design leads air through the helmet, instead of around it, which significantly reduces wake behind it and improves the helmet’s aerodynamic properties. The Ventral SPIN has been designed with specific airflow zones in the helmet to create different pressure zones, inspired by the Venturi effect, which has the effect of increasing airflow and speed allowing the helmet to pass through the air with greater ease and efficiency.
The airflow zones also create superior ventilation and cooling which improve the overall performance of the helmet. Residual air travelling over and around the helmet is managed by an aerodynamically optimised trailing edge, which reduces turbulence and generates a longer linear airflow off the helmet and rider, improving the helmet and rider’s aerodynamic performance.
POC has been at the forefront of protection and helmet technology for a number of years. To deliver on our mission POC helmets are all developed with our whole helmet concept at the centre of our design process; using optimized materials throughout the helmet.
The Ventral SPIN is extremely lightweight yet features a fully wrapped unibody shell construction for extra security and an EPS liner which optimized for the perfect balance between weight and safety. SPIN (Shearing Pad Inside) is our patent pending silicone pad technology system which uses innovative materials and design to complement POCs whole helmet approach. A lightweight adjustment system and ergonomic precision strap design offers a superb and flexible fit.
The helmet also features a new eye garage for practical storage of bike glasses.