New Giant Pursuit
Aero Road Helmet
Go full stealth mode with our new Giant Pursuit aero road helmets, Just landed
Think TT speed with the ventilation of a pro road-racing helmet. Get it in store now in black, white or blue. RRP $269.95
“Following the success of the Rev, Rivet and Rivet TT helmets—each developed with specific performance factors for road riders—Giant has now unveiled the Pursuit, an all-new helmet that combines the aero speed of a time trial helmet with the superior ventilation, precise fit and impact protection of a pro-level road helmet.
Working with Team Giant-Alpecin riders and Aero Concept Engineering (ACE) in France, Giant has created a helmet that offers an aerodynamic advantage without any compromises in weight, ventilation or fit. The Pursuit was designed, developed and tested using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis, with a goal of meeting precise performance goals outlined by a development team of engineers and pro riders.
Once the overall design and technologies were established, the Pursuit was refined through further field-testing and feedback with riders like Tom Dumoulin and Warren Barguil. These are the pro racers who favor light weight, ventilation and a precise, comfortable fit for long stages and mountain climbs, but who also demand an aerodynamic edge for sprinting, breakaways and other solo riding situations on the road.
The end result of this collaboration is a helmet that is proven through third-party testing to offer an aerodynamic advantage along with best-in-class ventilation—all in a package that weighs less than 250 grams.
The Pursuit’s overall shape features an aero profile with a distinct design that employs two large dimples to channel airflow from the crown of the helmet toward the rear. CFD simulations and wind-tunnel tests show that the dimples optimize average aero performance in various rider positions and wind directions. This minimizes drag to help riders achieve higher average speeds in real-world conditions.
The second major design feature in the Pursuit is its AeroVent technology. This consists of strategically positioned openings in the front that act as “drag-neutral” intake ports, pulling air through the helmet and streaming it through deep, wide internal channels from front to back. The air is then pushed out the rear exhaust ports, creating a cooling sensation and a balanced climate so that riders can stay comfortable and perform better during their hardest efforts.
The Pursuit also features a cutting-edge impact protection design. The helmet is constructed with multi-density foam materials. The low-density foam absorbs energy from low-speed impacts, while high-density foam protects riders in higher speed impacts.
Beyond that, the Pursuit applies several other technologies and features from other helmets in Giant’s WorldTour-proven helmet range. The Cinch Pro fit system cradles the occipital bone, offering full protection, support and comfort. Its large scoop-like paddles protrude outward, offering easy adjustability and comfortably cradling the head.
The Element Strap System (ESS) makes it easy to have a perfect fit. Made with TriGlide positioning dividers and LiteForm webbing, which is lighter and less susceptible to absorbing sweat, provides a secure, comfortable feel right out of the box. And TransTextura Plus antimicrobial padding fights bacteria growth by pulling sweat away from a rider’s head and transferring it through the AeroVent exhaust ports”