Rudy Project Wing-57 aero helmet - in brief review£249.99

The fastest lid on Earth?

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For a brand new helmet that claims to be the fastest in the world, the Wing-57’s poor results in the tunnel in both positions are disappointing.

  • Pros: Light, airy, comfortable
  • Cons: Not that fast, delicate visor mounting

Our five-degree testing angle should have played to its strengths as its unique side channels and rear fin are claimed to manage crosswinds like a sail. It’s a pity, because it’s light, well ventilated (with the plug removed), comfortable for hours and it doesn’t get buffeted.

The magnetic clip-on tail extension is a bit of a gimmick – we can see no reason not to use it – and the visor can be knocked out of place more easily than we’d like.

This article was originally published in Procycling magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.

Jamie Wilkins

Deputy Editor, Procycling / Editor, Urban Cyclist, Procycling Magazine
Rides fast everywhere, all the time. Jamie started riding age 12, first on mountain bikes, progressing through cross-country and downhill racing (followed by motorcycle road racing and a dark time as a runner). A dedicated roadie since 2007, Jamie has dabbled in road racing, crits and time trials, but has the most fun simply riding hard with a couple of friends, chasing daft average speeds. Needless to say, Jamie values pure performance above all else and loves aero kit. Fiercely honest in his reviews. Has a chain-cleaning fetish.
  • Age: 37
  • Height: 185cm / 6'1"
  • Weight: 71kg / 156lb
  • Waist: 79cm / 31in
  • Chest: 96cm / 38in
  • Discipline: Road
  • Preferred Terrain: Mountains, rolling stuff, flat and windy, hacking through the city…
  • Current Bikes: Ridley Noah SL 20, Scappa Purosangue, Canyon Speedmax 9.0 SL
  • Dream Bike: Canyon Aeroad CF SLX 9.0 LTD, in red, please. And a Pashley Guv'nor.
  • Beer of Choice: Recovering teetotaller, still working this one out
  • Location: Bath, UK

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