Spotted: A Lightweight Full Face Helmet from Specialized
It looks like Specialized has a new lightweight full face helmet on the way, as seen in Instagram teaser posts from Specialized Enduro Team riders Charlie Murray and Sofia Wiedenroth.
The new helmet looks about as airy as anything on the market and significantly lighter than the existing Specialized Dissident full face helmet.
Interestingly, it looks as if the all EWS riders still wore the older Dissident at most of the EWS rounds so far except for Sofia Wiedenroth, who seems to have worn hers in La Thuile.
Today, Charlie Murray joined Sofia by sharing a photo of himself wearing the helmet on Instagram. Specialized clearly knows what it’s doing when it comes to dropping hints before a launch.
From its appearance, we could probably ballpark it in the 700-800ish grams range, though Specialized could always surprise us. After all, their full carbon burly DH helmet weighs just over 1000g. With large vents, it seems well-suited to enduro, and we’ll likely see all of Specialized’s EWS racers adopt the new helmet at the next few races.
Specialized couldn’t tell us anything specific about the helmet, but did offer this statement:
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