The Course Helmet bridges aerodynamics and ventilation for a practical solution for everyday cyclists. By superiorly achieving the utmost in aerodynamics, ventilation, comfort, safety, and design, the Course Helmet is for sure, a winner.
Aerodynamics: Computational Fluid Dynamics Software enabled us to simulate the aerodynamic performance of several helmets on the market. Our analysis determined that it was possible to optimize performance by maximizing the frontal surface of the helmet. In order to reduce the highest pressure zone on the helmet, the front, frontal openings were designed to optimize air follow and evacuate air internally to the back of the helmet.
Ventilation: An aerodynamically designed inner-nerve system molded inside of the EPS liner to force air inside the helmet, circulate the rider's head, and evacuate to through the back of the helmet. Internally molded evacuation channels move the airflow, cool the head, and eliminate moisture.
Comfort: The Course Helmet was designed directly on the head of a rider in a cycling position, so it naturally adapts to the contour of the human head without excess material. The internal padding is made of X-STATIC® XT2 material. X-STATIC® is the leader in antimicrobial fabric technology. X-STATIC® fibers are permanently bonded with a layer of 99.9% pure metallic silver. This silver layer is the key to X-STATIC®'s powerful antimicrobial properties, as it creates an ionic shield that permanently inhibits the growth of bacteria and fungi. In addition, X-STATIC® is thermodynamic to cool you in warm weather and retain heat in cold weather. This padding is washable and will retain its properties even after washing.
Safety: Termed Super MSB Technology, a ring-shaped plastic protection at the base of the helmet reinforces the perimeter for enhanced protection. Our patented Spiderlock Pro II retention system adapts to the helmet to various heads and features a polymer neck support. Using only one hand, the dial can be micro-adjusted to tighten and loosen the fit around the rider's head. Included with the helmet, the Spiderlock Vision Light is an LED light with multiple settings that adapts to the retention system and increases visibility of the rider. The strapping system is integrated with the helmet's internal frame for added security.
Design: The Course Helmet offers a practical approach to achieving the best in aerodynamics and ventilation. It meets the technical demands of an aggressive rider without compromising style. It is also designed to integrate with the rest of the Course Collection offered by Louis Garneau which includes apparel, helmets, shoes, gloves, and socks.