Specialized has just unveiled two new biking helmets, the Specialized S-Works Prevail 3 and the Specialized S-Works Evade 3. These new editions are all about keeping the rider cool. The S-Works Prevail 3 is a follow-on to the S-Works Prevail 2 Vent that they debuted a little over a year ago. It features an aramid cage and EPS foam liner, like its predecessor. The cage holds the helmet together in case of a crash. Specialized says that the cage helps distribute impact across the helmet. Plus, the fiber-composite arms open up the vent holes, creating three uninterrupted vents, running full-length from front to back.
The Prevail 3 features parts of MIPS’s new Air Node pad design, with a low-friction backing and breakaway hook-and-loop attachment. Specialized increased the ventilation of the Specialized S-Works Evade 3 by 10% over the Evade 2 and maintained its aerodynamic profile. The company says the aerodynamic credentials on the Specialized S-Works Evade 3 have increased by 1 to 1.5 watts with the new model. Other updates include a polycarbonate lower shell, shielding the entire bottom of the helmet, thinner upper straps, and adjustable Trifix splitters. The Specialized S-Works Prevail 3 and the Specialized S-Works Evade 3 have a height-adjustable retention system.
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