POC has launched a brand new time trial helmet named the Procen. The Procen aero-optimised time trial helmet has been developed in collaboration with the EF Professional Biking groups, and debuted with EF Training-TIBCO-SVB on the first of Might at La Vuelta Femenina. It can even be utilized by the EF Training-EasyPost males’s staff on the upcoming Giro d’Italia.
POC says the Procen has been designed to empty the high-pressure zone discovered on the entrance of the helmet. This creates stagnant air and extra air resistance that riders then must push by; as an alternative, the Procen guides air by the helmet itself. POC claims the Procen creates the Venturi impact contained in the helmet which creates superior air flow and cooling. The Venturi impact, named after Giovanni Battista Venturi, is somewhat techy to succinctly clarify right here however focuses on decreasing static strain, helpful in time trial helmets.
Magnus Gustavsson, Director of laborious items, POC, mentioned: “We already knew that with the Tempor and Cerebel we’ve got a few of the quickest time-trial helmets in biking. With the staff, we introduced our mixed expertise collectively and dug into our wealth of CFD information and proof to research the exact wants of efficiency and elite cyclists, particularly handle warmth. Our goal with the Procen was to keep up the pace and aerodynamic benefit of the Tempor and Cerebel and add a layer of efficiency by enhanced warmth administration, permitting riders to be optimized aerodynamically, use their pace for cooling, and be capable of maintain peak efforts for longer.”
The Procen was developed utilizing Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) just like the Tempor and Cerebel time trial helmets, and each fashions had been used to offer the evaluation and benchmarks for the brand new mannequin. Each EF Professional Biking groups 3D physique scanned riders in an effort to assist fine-tune rider positions and the Procen itself.
Andreas Klier, Sports activities and Technical Director, EF Training-EasyPost, mentioned: “We’ve been companions with POC because the 2014 season, and their innovation and help of the staff have been essential in lots of our achievements. Collectively we needed to take one other leap ahead as we all know optimized aerodynamics and cooling will enhance efficiency for each rider, no matter what sort of time trial rider they’re. And with the Procen, POC has created an actual ‘Goldilocks’ time-trial helmet that can profit the overwhelming majority of our riders.”
In accordance with POC the helmet makes use of a exact form to handle air travelling over and across the helmet, particularly the trailing edge. That is mentioned to be optimised to cut back turbulence and meet the air flowing across the helmet. There’s additionally an adjustable two-position lens system and what POC calls the ‘entire head’ adjustment system to assist each rider discover a safe match.
The Procen meets the security certification: EN 1078/CPSC/AS/NZS 2063 and will probably be accessible in a measurement Medium (54-60) with adjustment pads.
Hydrogen White and Uranium Black Matt would be the accessible helmet colors.
The Procen will probably be accessible from September 2023 and can carry a retail value of $400 / €400