We received the mission to redesign the “MTB multiple world champion and Olympic champion ” helmet and try to make it even more efficient. We had to make it lighter, more ventilated and just as aerodynamic as the previous one. Everything was to remain at the same price so we were not lucky enough to have an additional allocation to work on new technologies.
How we did it
After a thorough analysis of the previous generation and the competition, it soon became clear that a much smaller volume at the rear-end would be very beneficial. So we took the way of a helmet close to the head and perforated with the largest possible openings for optimal ventilation. Several wind tunnel sessions allowed us to refine the exterior lines and especially to considerably improve the interior of the helmet.
With volumes very close to the head, this helmet looks particularly compact. The lines reinforce the feeling of speed and aerodynamic flow. Nino Schurter finds his new helmet “super gail” and is very happy with the gain of few watts compared to the old generation. Thanks to this new design, increasing sales once again places the Centric in the market leaders.
Three 3D printed prototypes were needed to get to the final shape
The first sample out of the mold. Sill a long way to go before it got strong enough to pass the multiple tests. Here is Pierre, the digital sculptor, super happy to try it for the first time.
The final product and its few color iteration done by Greg Adam