New POC Cerebel released ahead of Giro

New aero helmet from the distinctive Swedish company

Just ahead of the kick-off of the Giro d'Italia in Ireland, Swedish company POC released a new aero helmet dubbed the Cerebel.

The Garmin-Sharp pro team will be racing the Giro using the Cerebel and other POC helmets.

The team had input on the new helmet, as did Volvo. 

“Introducing the Cerebel helmet is about completing our range of road helmets, each developed for a specific purpose," POC CEO and founder Stefan Ytterborn said in a press release. "All our four helmets — Octal, Octal Aero, Cerebel and Tempor — are extremely fast in their category, so it is a matter of priorities, conditions, the parcours and personal riding style. What it all comes down to is saving watts and seconds.”

POC hasn't yet made any specific claims about the aerodynamic benefit of the Cerebel, but did say that Computational Fluid Dynamics and wind tunnel testing were used in its creation.

The helmet's weight and pricing has not yet been announced, although POC expects to present that information later this year to have the Cerebel ready for sale in spring of 2015.

Garmin-Sharp and volvo contributed to the design of the poc cerebel :
Garmin-Sharp and volvo contributed to the design of the poc cerebel :

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