Billed as ‘KASK’s most aerodynamic road helmet to date’ – Utopia – is now available to buy. The Italian accessories specialist notes that, using the aero helment, ‘cyclists can attempt to match the speed of Chris Froome, Geraint Thomas and their Team Sky teammates at the 2018 Giro d’Italia and Tour de France.’
Utopia is available in three sizes (small, medium, large) and five different colourways: black/matt, black/white, black/yellow, white/black, and orange.
Developed with Team Sky, ‘many months of research and testing went into Utopia’s creation’. KASK reportedly wind-tunnel tested ten of the best road aero helmets on the market and created a 3D scan for a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation. The drag data of Utopia versus the best competitor helmet resulted in a claimed saving of up to 6 watts when riding at 50kph.
Utopia is suitable for year-round riding in all climates due to its focused design to keep the rider cool, especially at high speed. A special feature of the new helmet is the breathable and quick-dry padding, offering a 5mm layer of fast-wicking material called Resistex Carbon. This takes moisture away from the rider’s head and moves it to the helmet’s outer shell, ‘contributing to a helmet that’s comfortable to wear all day long.’
Utopia’s key features:
- Lightweight, coming in at 235g/8.3oz (size medium)
- Nine vents designed to improve aerodynamics and cooling
- Quiet riding experience thanks to the reduced wind noise close to riders’ ears
- Internal channelling has been redesigned to further improve the aerodynamic capability
- Uses the easily adjustable Octo Fit system
- RRP €249 / £219 / US$300 / AU$389
Utopia is available to buy now in most territories worldwide through KASK’s retails partners. It will be available to buy in all of KASK’s territories by the end of January 2019.