Catlike's Chrono Aero WT Helmet is fast. But don't take our word for it. In fact, don't take anyone's word. Instead, let the results during the 2012 Vuelta's opening team time trial speak for the helmet's born-for-speed pedigree. Underneath a full complement of Chrono Aero WT Helmets, Movistar took the stage win and the first leader's jersey of the race. For 2015, Catlike has left this wind-cheating formula unchanged. After all, when the testing can't be improved upon, there's no reason to change.
Catlike's hours in the design lab ensure that at your head will remain comfortable through the duration of your time-trial event. The singular, in-molded shell features Catlike's CES (Crash Energy Splitter) technology that disperses impact energy along the internal skeletal structure of the helmet. Catlike uses an open-cell foam to pad the flexible ear flaps, making the helmet much easier to pull on and eliminating any painful pinching along the side of your head. Dialing in your fit is also a painless affair, as Catlike has equipped the Chrono Aero with a cradle for the back of your neck. This cradle is fully adjustable, and independent of the helmet straps. Its tension can be tightened or loosened with the simple turning of the ratchet dial.
The helmet has one ventilation port at the front of the helmet — a single, massive air intake shaped like the Catlike logo. It's a refreshing design choice that is as bold as it is functional, and one that further serves to illustrate Catlike's predilection for unorthodox design in differentiating itself from the masses. The helmet also features two streamlined exhaust ports on the back and tail of the helmet that leave airflow largely uninterrupted as you slice through the wind. The Chrono Aero also comes equipped with a clear, interchangeable windscreen.
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