Garneau Vorttice Time Trial Cycling Helmet is a true revolution in aerodynamic
helmets designed to be faster than the competition. Unlike any other aero
helmet, proven dimpled technology at the front of the helmets causes air to flow
closely to the helmet. When hitting the “Vortex Generator” at the top of the
helmet, the air is accelerated again, so it can glide along to the end of the
helmet and eliminate air disturbances. Louis Garneau’s unique “air intake”
situated at the highest pressure point on the helmet directs the air along the 3
“evacuation channels” keeping the rider cool and directing the flow of air
through and out the helmet. When the cyclist is riding straight forward, the air
must change direction to skirt around the helmet. This creates a high pressure
zone in front of the helmet making it the perfect place to position the vent.
Air goes in at high speed, moves around the head through internal evacuation
channels and exits at the back opening. Heat produced by the cyclist’s head is
then wicked out through the back. Designed to improve aerodynamic performance,
the Vorttice lens is ventilated and included with the helmet. The shape of the
helmet, air intake system and vortex generator prove to be exceptional at
managing winds from all directions allowing athletes to go faster while spending
- Designed with
technology specific to triathlon competition and training
- Designed with technology specific to road cycling.
Channels - When
Louis Garneau builds a helmet, they take into account airflow since the heat of
the rider's head must be evacuated in order to keep a good performance. Moisture
channels are designed to let the air in at the front of the helmet through to
the back to efficiently keep the head cool.
Effect - The fore
part of the helmet constantly comes into conflict with air when the rider is
moving. This is why the golf-ball effect is strategically positioned on the
front. It creates controlled air disturbance to limit friction onto the helmet.
The textured surface on front of the helmet helps achieve better laminar
- Spiderlock SL is a helmet stabilizing device that perfectly fits in with the
webbing system. Its mechanism is alike the Spiderlock Elite's, but an
engineering process has been performed to reduce significantly the weight of the
helmet. This way you have a very comfortable helmets with lower weight. It may
be tightened around the rider's head with only one hand thanks to its
rack-and-pinion mechanism. The angle can be adjusted and ergonomic foam padding
allows optimum comfort at the neck area.
Generator - Small
blades at the surface of the helmet create vortices that energize the laminar
layer resulting in improved performance. Coming from the aeronautics industry,
the Vortex generators assure an enhanced airflow, creating a vortex on top of
the moving area. This technology has been made suitable for the helmet with help
of a complex simulation software and significant engineering work. Combined to
the golf-ball effect on the front, this technology provides an 11% improvement
of the drag.
Channels - In order
to avoid hindering aerodynamics, the vent opening must be strategically
positioned. When the cyclist is riding straight forward, the air must change
direction to skirt around the helmet. This creates a high pressure zone in front
of the helmet, making it the perfect place to position the vent. Air goes in at
high speed, moves around the head through the evacuation channels, and out by
the back opening. Heat produced by the cyclist's head is then wicked out through
Industrial process binding the microplastic and polystyrene together to add
superior mechanical properties to these materials
Divider - Cam
locking device to quickly adjust strap position.
Padding - Washable
sealed adjustment padding for enhanced durability, ergonomic design for optimum
- Helmet light enough to make you forget you are wearing it.
Included - Designed
to improve aerodynamic performance.
Made in PVC, it
suits the Vorttice helmet. It improves aerodynamics performance, reducing
turbulence caused by the irregularities of the face. Available in clear (000),
dark smoke (018), and brown (076).
12 oz/340 g