Team Sky will wear the new KASK Utopia helmet for the first time at the People’s Choice Classic and Tour Down Under.
The Utopia has been extensively developed by KASK in collaboration with Team Sky and offers the very latest technology in aerodynamics and ventilation.
With aerodynamics at the forefront of the Utopia’s design KASK spent considerable time in a wind tunnel and the distinctive front vents are designed to improve both aerodynamics and cooling. The internal channelling has also been redesigned to further improve the aerodynamic capacity.
Working with KASK on the development of the Utopia has enabled us to hone in on many of these areas to produce a fully tested, well-rounded helmet, which proves to be a great addition to the versatile KASK range.
Carsten Jeppesen, Team Sky’s Head of Technical Operations and Commercial, said: “When it comes to aerodynamics there is little that is more important than the helmet, but it’s not just about aerodynamics – the safety of our riders is our first priority, and KASK share this philosophy. Additionally to this our riders need comfort, breathability, temperature management and style, all of which contribute towards optimising performance.
“Working with KASK on the development of the Utopia has enabled us to hone in on many of these areas to produce a fully tested, well-rounded helmet, which proves to be a great addition to the versatile KASK range.”
Ylenia Battistello, KASK’s Cycling Brand Manager, said: “We are excited to extend our road helmet range and continue to push the boundaries even further with Utopia. We are really grateful to have such talented athletes on hand to test our products at the highest level, and have access to such hi-tech facilities in order to ensure design perfection.”
Comfort was also a major consideration in the helmet’s development process. The Utopia is extremely light, weighing in at just 235 grams, uses the Octo Fit adjustment system, and offers a quiet riding experience thanks to reduced wind rush.
The Utopia uses a breathable and quick-dry padding, offering a 5mm layer of fast-wicking material called Resistex® that takes moisture away from the rider’s head and moves it to the helmet’s outer shell.
The KASK Utopia will be available to purchase later in the year.