Kabuto will release the AERO-R2 and AERO-R2TR, the aero road models, which inherit the genes of the truck aero helmet.
The former model AERO-R1 debuted in 2017 as an aero road helmet with a short tail and high aerodynamic performance. Through repeated data analysis and wind tunnel testing, the AERO-R2 aims to further improve aerodynamic characteristics while maintaining the basic form that reduces aerodynamic drag not only when riding straight ahead, but also in crosswinds and when looking backward.
The most distinctive feature is the "Air Tunnel Structure (PAT.P)" in the center of the helmet. Air passes through the air tunnel, which consists of an air hole placed straight through the helmet from the center of the frontal area and an "air path plate" installed inside the helmet. The air that enters the helmet is channeled backward while being regulated, and aerodynamic performance is improved by suppressing air resistance.
Air holes and air routes have been optimized to improve ventilation performance for comfort. The interior is made of COOLMAX® material, which absorbs water and dries quickly, and the chinstrap features MOFF® deodorant fiber and water repellency, as well as KBF-2 adjusters with the Boa® fit system for a precise fit.
The AERO-R2 is equipped with a new "anti-slip buckle" locking mechanism that prevents the chinstrap from loosening compared to conventional buckles, while the AERO-R2TR is equipped with a "magnetic buckle" for fast and secure attachment and removal.
The AERO-R2TR has evolved into an aero road helmet with aerodynamic performance cultivated in the world of track competitions where 0.01 seconds is at stake, and comfort that allows the rider to concentrate on racing even in the toughest road races.