Smith Overtake HelmetPosted by Nytro Multisport | 07.31.2014
SMITH's NEW Overtake Helmet received it’s first “Best of Show” award, as voted by the 100% of the 30 or so hyper-critical attending media at the recent Press Camp. The Overtake came out on top, ahead some pretty exciting new products from major brands in the bike industry. Available soon at Nytro Multisport.
Providing maximum ventilation, superior aerodynamics and improved protection, the Overtake is the ultimate racing helmet and a must have for any cyclist, in any event. Integrating proprietary technologies with best-in-class protection options, the AEROCORE construction featuring Koroyd and MIPS optional linings make the Overtake your ticket to ride.
Smith's objective and design philosophy behind AEROCORE construction is to increase airflow, improve temperature regulation resulting in fog-free vision and improve impact resistance. The objective was achieved through the combination of materials such as EPS and Koroyd, a revolutionary new material that absorbs more energy upon impact when compared to international standards, while increasing airflow. AEROCORE construction through the use of Koroyd® and EPS allows for more vents to be placed throughout the helmet without sacrificing protection and comfort.
No one questions wind tunnel data and we are not about to start. However, the science does require expertise. Through a partnership with the FASTER wind tunnel and world-renowned aerodynamicist Len Brownlie, Smith tested the new Overtake against the current best-in-class helmets using the Wind Averaged Drag (WAD) methodology. This methodology was developed for the automobile industry decades ago but at Len’s direction, has been modified for cycling-specific tests.
To make it as simple as possible for athletes and consumers to understand, the WAD method aggregates the drag measurements from several discrete yaw angles into a single “wind averaged” measure of drag. This provides final estimated time savings for a 40k time trial.