Aerodynamic Helmets: How to use them?
How do I use an aerodynamic helmet correctly?
First you have to realize that each person has a different kind of tuck. This is why some people can perfectly fit their tuck into an aerodynamic helmet, and some do not.
In general, there are 3 tuck types:
It’s that crooked tuck, in process of evolution, that still does not reach an very effectively aerodynamic position. If you are in this early stage you need a certain refinement before seeking the use of aerodynamic helmets.
Most used among advanced riders. The shoulders are fully bent down as close as possible to the chin and front knee. The back also gets a bit curved. The idea is to make the body simulate a kind of aerodynamic capsule. It is on this tuck that riders often fit their chin in their knees looking at the ground during the straight lines, giving only a few glances ahead to ensure they are keeping the route. Our new aerodynamic “Blackbird V2” was made especially for this type of tuck.
It is the tuck that simulates an arrow format. The shoulders are fully contracted up and the back is also contracted straight and parallel to the floor. This tuck is difficult to maintain and tires the neck a lot, as it is made to always be looking forward. The athlete contradicted himself to reduce the volume of the shoulders making the whole body thinner to cut the wind. Our AeroSlicer V2 helmet is ideal for this type of tuck. * “Blackbird V2 – High Tuck” is on final stage to be released.
Did you see how useful is to set your tuck before getting an aerolid?
Now go pick yours and speed up!