As is the case with everything from seat post to spokes, a helmet is never just a helmet in cycling. While football, baseball and hockey focus on comfort and protection, aerodynamic performance is paramount on the bike. High tech helmets promising to cut through the wind a millisecond faster are launched throughout a year, but the best is saved for the Tour de France. Say hello to the Rudy Project Wingspan Time Trial Helmet.
Rumors of the Wingspan hit the blogs after the Giro d' Italia and the Dauphine Libere earlier this year, but Rudy officially announced the helmet to coincide with the start of the Tour, making some impressive claims.