We asked pro road racers from the BELKIN Professional Cycling Team to forget about limitations and tell us what they wanted most in a helmet. The answer to that question led to this: An aerodynamically advanced road helmet with patented technology to help you stay cool while going fast. VERY FAST.
The new Star Pro is specifically engineered for adaptable performance. It’s a completely new approach that combines race-winning aerodynamics with advanced ventilation technologies. In one helmet. Like you’ve never seen before.
Using a complex process called wind-averaged aerodynamic drag, a full range of aero helmets were independently tested against a traditional race helmet in a wind tunnel facility in Arizona. Each helmet was tested at a wind velocity of 25 mph at a 30º head angle. The tests proved that the Star Pro with vents closed provided a significantly faster ride than the closest competitors.
In a sprint, every second counts and makes the difference in reaching the podium or just the finish line. This infographic shows the gain earned over the distance of a 300-meter sprint finish at 1150 watts.
Gives you the ability to regulate airflow, temperature and aero efficiency on the fly with a simple slider mechanism
Regulates temperature by drawing cool air into the intake ports and circulating it through a matrix of air channels pushing out warm air through the exhaust ports
Two-layer liner has softer density EPS foam on interior sections and stiffer EPS foam on exterior zones
Magnetic zeiss shield:
Integrated eyewear for optimal protection and visibility; removes and stores easily on helmet when not in use
Inspiration came from our long storied history in motorcycle racing and developing aerodynamic profiles for helmets that benefit racers traveling in excess of 200mph. The iconic silhouette and proven heritage of speed offered design cues and proof of what can be achieved. To meet the aggressive aerodynamic goals that were laid out by our engineering team, we built a custom wind-tunnel at “The Dome,” Bell’s Helmet Technology Center in Scotts Valley, California. We also worked with the sports engineers of Belkin to realize the helmet’s potential and ultimately had the validation come from independent third-party wind tunnel testing. In the end, Star Pro’s test data spoke for itself.
This product was added to our catalog on December 12, 2014