Specialized S-Works S-Works Evade
Helmets have long been plagued by an unspoken rule: Low weight,
ventilation, aerodynamics—pick two, there's your helmet. As you can tell
by now, though, we don't play by these rules—or really any for that
matter. We'd rather turn standards on their head and create products
that nobody ever dreamed of. And you needn't look any further than the
new S-Works Evade helmet for proof of this. Straight up, it's the
fastest road helmet out there.
Beginning with the aerodynamic development, we basically lived in our
Wind Tunnel to create this Evade. Having our own wind tunnel allows us
to develop our products with aero at the forefront of the design, rather
than merely testing them there. With this, we carefully analyzed every
aspect of helmet performance in the Win Tunnel, and with real-world
testing, to ensure that we left no stone unturned in the quest for
performance. This makes for a helmet that has countless testing hours
and years of development, and ultimately, this adds up to the fastest
road helmet we've ever tested.
We not only took grams out of the drag, but we did it without
sacrificing safety. In fact, we switched the construction to favor our
Energy Optimized Multi-Density EPS that optimizes the foam type in
different places. As far as ventilation is concerned, free-flowing air
through the helmet not only makes the helmet cooler than ever, but it
also decreases aerodynamic drag. Going hand-in-hand with this,
ventilation and aerodynamics were both optimized in the Win Tunnel
together, making for the best combination of aerodynamics and
ventilation out there. Now, the exterior vents and interior channels
have been carefully considered to make sure that the helmet draws in the
maximum amount of air through the helmet for extreme cooling. And the
result? The new Evade is just as cool as a bare head with no helmet,
making it the coolest aero helmet on the market today.
Through this work, the Evade saves 50 seconds over 40km versus a
traditional road helmet and roughly six seconds over the prior iteration
of Evade. This means that it's not only as cool as a bare head, but
also as fast. For road race helmets, there's nothing that can match this
Last, but most certainly not least, a fast helmet is useless unless it
fits correctly. With this in mind, the new S-Works Evade has all the
features you'd expect from a top-level helmet, like our Mindset HairPort
2 fit system with micro-adjustments, our soft webbing that won't
stretch out, and a new Gutter Action brow pad that manages sweat to keep
it out of your eyes. And to top it off, we've added a new magnetic
buckle to the mix that makes buckling with one hand a breeze.
- Through extensive Win Tunnel development, the Evade is the fastest
road helmet Specialized has ever tested.
- 4th Dimension Cooling System with deep internal channels, large vents,
and aligned exhaust ports make it the best combination of aerodynamics
- Patented Energy Optimized Multi-Density EPS construction helps to
manage impact energy.
- Patented Aramid-Reinforced Skeleton provides internal EPS support to
help manage impact energy.
- Ultra-light Mindset HairPort II micro-dial fit system with height
adjustability for the perfect fit.
- Gutter Action brow pad design for increased comfort and sweat
- Thin, soft, and lightweight 4X DryLite webbing won't stretch out with
sweat or water.
- Tri-Fix web splitter for improved comfort and ease of strap
- Instrap webbing system for ultra-light construction and security.
- Magnetic buckle is simple and secure.