Tour tech: New Spiuk Daggon helmets
By James Huang | Sunday, July 27, 2008 8.00am
Spiuk has clearly stepped up its helmet game in a big way with its latest Daggon helmets, currently worn by both the AG2R and Agritubel teams (including stage 16 winner Cyril Dessel). The new lids feature an internal reinforcement skeleton and external carbon fiber patches to reinforce its 27 vents while deep internal channeling helps direct airflow across the top of the head. The new in-molded multi-piece shell also provides a decidedly stylish look as well.
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Spiuk will also include its usual CompactFix retention system along with its convenient one-piece netted interior padding to ward off insects. Alternatively, Spiuk will also include more conventional padding for those looking to maximize the ventilation (or for those living in drier, less buggy climates).
Claimed weight for the Daggon is 270g and Spiuk will offer it in two sizes and a multitude of colors. The AG2R and Agritubel teams are still testing prototypes, though, so consumers won’t be able to get one until late fall or early spring. Pricing is yet to be determined but is expected to be competitive with other top offerings.
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