Tour tech: New Spiuk Daggon helmets

New lids for AG2R and Agritubel squads

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. 

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.

James Huang

Technical Editor, US
James started as a roadie in 1990 with his high school team but switched to dirt in 1994 and has enjoyed both ever since. Anything that comes through his hands is bound to be taken apart, and those hands still sometimes smell like fork oil even though he retired from shop life in 2007. He prefers manual over automatic, fizzy over still, and the right way over the easy way.
  • Discipline: Mountain, road, cyclocross
  • Preferred Terrain: Up in the Colorado high-country where the singletrack is still single, the dirt is still brown, and the aspens are in full bloom. Also, those perfect stretches of pavement where the road snakes across the mountainside like an artist's paintbrush.
  • Beer of Choice: Mexican Coke
  • Location: Boulder, Colorado, USA

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