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Specialized S-Works Evade II MIPS Helmet with ANGi

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The Specialized Evade II Helmet Made Even Safer

With countless Grand Tour stage wins from the likes of big names such a Peter Sagan, Fernando Gaviria and Anna Van Der Breggen, Specialized have revised the already incredibly successful S-Works Evade II, and taken it to the next level of safety.

Introducing MIPS

One of the most significant features that sets this helmet apart from the standard Evade II is the fact that it comes equipped with added protection through Multi-directional Impact Protection System. MIPS is an extra layer of protection that helps the foam layer of the helmet to move independently to the MIPS layer during an impact. In turn, it reduces the possible severity of head injuries that you might receive through rotational forces in the event of a crash. It’s a great added feature and gives you extra piece of mind when out on the road, whether up a climb in the Pyrenees or on the local chain gang.

A Helmet That Calls For Help

A Helmet That Calls For Help

Moving onto the major talking point of the new helmet, the integrated ANGi crash sensor. ANGi is a patented, helmet-mounted sensor that features a built-in accelerometer and gyroscope. These sensors measure the forces transmitted to your helmet during an impact. Once set up, the ANGi sensor will detect rotational and linear forces usually associated with a crash during your ride.

To use the ANGi feature, you will need to download the Specialized Ride App onto your smartphone and pair it with the helmet. With the purchase of any of the new ANGi equipped helmets, you receive a premium subscription for the Specialized Ride App for one year.

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If the sensor detects an impact, the ANGi transmitter connects to the Ride App on your smartphone, sounds an alarm and then begins a countdown on the screen. If you are okay, you can clear the countdown and keep riding. If you are injured and can’t cancel the countdown timer, the app will send an alert through texts to your emergency contacts to inform them that you have been involved a crash along with your GPS location.

Keeping You Connected To Your Cycling Community

The App Behind ANGi

Keeping You Connected To Your Cycling Community

Through the Specialized Ride App, ANGi also enables you to share your ride plans before you head out for a ride. You can also choose to provide your contacts with a live tracking link, so they can follow your ride in real-time and make sure that they have a cup of tea waiting for you upon your return home. Worried that if it’s not on Strava, it didn’t happen? Don’t fear because you can link your Strava account to the Ride App and it will post automatically to your profile when you’ve finished your ride.

Industry Leading Aerodynamics

Industry Leading Aerodynamics

Keeping the race winning aerodynamics of the proven S-Works Evade, the helmet was developed with hours of rigorous testing in their ‘Win Tunnel’ in Morgan Hill, California. Specialized claims that the S-Works Evade II will take six seconds off its predecessor at 40km/hour over 40km, and a whole minute off the S-Works Prevail making it, according to them, the fastest road helmet out there. These claims have been proven time after time by GC contenders as well as sprinters out in the UCI World Tour.

Patented Rider Cooling Construction

Patented Rider Cooling Construction

The helmet features a patented energy optimised multi-density EPS construction that helps to manage impact energy in the event of a crash. The Evade II combines a 4th Dimension Cooling System with deep internal channels, large vents, and aligned exhaust ports to ensure it offers the best combination of aerodynamics and ventilation, to keep your head cool even on the hottest of days. Specialized claim it’s as cool as a climber's helmet and cooler than not wearing one at all because of the way that the cooling system operates.

A Perfectly Tailored Fit

A Perfectly Tailored Fit

Adjustability on the helmet is simple and straightforward with a micro-dial fit system, along with a HairPort for those with long hair. The height of the Mindset system inside the helmet can also be adjusted, meaning the fit is highly customisable, ensuring maximum comfort. Instead of the standard buckle system, Specialized has decided to equip the Evade II with a magnetic buckle meaning that you can take the helmet on and off with one hand. This system is perfect for triathletes who are looking to shave off seconds as part of their transition or in the depths of winter when you don’t want the trouble of taking your gloves on and off.

When researching aerodynamic helmets, performance-focussed riders generally prioritise speed above everything else. In the S-Works Evade II with ANGi, Specialized has provided an option that introduces the next level of safety to a proven race-winning helmet. With MIPS providing additional crash protection, and cutting-edge ANGi technology transforming the Evade II into a live ride tracker, crash detector, and safety beacon, the next generation of aero road helmets is here. Why choose between safety, speed and aesthetics when you can have it all.

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About the Author

  • Lucy Mannall
  • Height: 165cm
  • Weight: 50kg
  • About Lucy Mannall : An enthusiastic cyclist both on and off-road. Lucy enjoys riding socially but has just upped her mileage, taking part in the 2017 Black Sheep Man Ride, and is looking for her next challenge whether it be on road on her Specialized S-Works Amira Road Bike or on gravel trails with her Specialized Crux Cyclocross Bike.

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