Jenny Rissveds stormed onto the Elite XCO circuit last year and stirred up the Status Quo – winning her first Elite XCO World Cup and crowning herself U23 World Champion and Olympic Champion marked the highlights of an astonishing season. Find out what it takes to be challenging some of the best in the world and how the Centric Plus helmet helps her get her head in the game.
To compete at the pinnacle of their sport, our athletes need to be up to any challenge - both physically and psychologically. This what SCOTT`s highest profile athletes undertake to get their head in the game.
Whether it`s a training ride or the long-awaited race, the game starts with the first pedal stroke. The game is the winding roads and the treacherous trails, it is the interval sprints in the pouring rain and the gym sessions that leave your legs burning with lactic acid. It’s all the suffering that has led you to the start line. The game is omnipresent. It is a hazardous, dangerous and competitive journey that requires world class protective equipment. It requires products that are designed not only to protect you when the going gets tough, but also to drive you to go faster when you need to get going. Getting your head in the game and into a SCOTT helmet is paramount to your success.
Getting your head in the game is synonymous with focussing. It is getting your mind into an altered state of consciousness that channels your strongest self. After donning a SCOTT Helmet, you’ll feel empowered to perform at your best. The game is race intelligence- the game is what will get you to the top step. With a click of the buckle, a familiar modest confidence descends upon you, now is the time to act.
Helmet on, buckle clicked and fit system adjusted. Now it's just you and the ride ahead. We obsessed over every detail, every material and every technology to develop the Cadence PLUS and Centric PLUS. Brimming with innovation and shaped by years of focus on safety, these are the most advanced high-performance helmets we've ever created. Exceptional comes as a standard. SCOTT helmets, get your head in the game.
Taking No Compromises Leads To Incredible Performance
It is not every day that you get to envision and develop helmets for the world's best athletes.
When we did, one thing was certain, we weren't going to compromise. After close to four
years of research and development, we are extremely proud to launch two class leading racing
helmets, primed for the most demanding pro peloton riders, cross country racers and elite
triathletes. This is the story of how one of these helmets, the Cadence PLUS, came to life.
Coupling aerodynamic testing with ventilation testing enabled us to ensure the air flow inside and outside the helmet worked in unison, achieving class leading ventilation without compromising aerodynamic performance.
Together with Richard Kelso from the University of Adelaide, a widely renowned expert in the field of aerospace engineering and fluid dynamics, we developed the fastest possible shape for a road stage racing helmet.
People don`t only want performance, they want a beautiful design, inspiring motivation and greatness. Our designers worked tirelessly to create a thing of beauty, while diligently preserving the aero and ventilation performance of the shape.
We returned to the wind tunnel with yet another prototype to be sure the design did not compromise aero and ventilation performance. The helmet underwent one final design iteration before proceeding to tooling.
Cadence PLUS - a beautifully designed helmet that works with the air like no other. A class leading combination of speed, ventilation and safety.
We set out to develop the fastest road stage racing helmet on the market - and we did.
Ventilation. It doesn't get any better than this.
The unique construction of the MIPS® system uses micro perforations to add breathability and enhance cooling.
Our new fit system offers an unparalleled range of adjustment for unprecedented comfort.
These two new helmets were both designed from a clean sheet of paper with an uncompromising focus on performance. Over the last four years we have spent countless hours in the wind tunnel to develop the fastest road and cross-country racing helmets we've ever created. In partnership with Richard Kelso from the University of Adelaide, a widely renowned expert in the field of aerospace engineering and fluid dynamics, we worked relentlessly on the shape of the helmets to achieve as little drag as possible – these helmets work with the air like no other.
To achieve class leading ventilation for both of our new high-performance racing helmets, we spent countless hours testing, modifying and re-testing prototypes in the wind tunnel. We used heated head forms with 36 sensors and thermographic cameras to study how the air flows over and through the helmets. Coupling aerodynamic testing with ventilation testing enabled us to ensure the air flow inside and outside the helmet worked in unison, achieving class leading ventilation without compromising aerodynamic performance.
At SCOTT our mission is to protect your head. While our focus on the Centric PLUS and Cadence PLUS was to bring next level cooling and speed to bike helmets, we never lost focus on protection. The integrated MIPS® Brain Protection System brings the latest in safety technology while the SCOTT AIR Technology, a unique construction of the MIPS® system using micro perforations, adds breathability and enhanced cooling – the results are rather impressive.
MIPS® with SCOTT AIR technology outperforms the cooling performance of a standard MIPS® liner by up to 16%. Further testing showed that the integration of SCOTT AIR technology enabled both the Centric PLUS and the Cadence PLUS to achieve better cooling than wearing no helmet at all.
Our top of the line HALO Fit System provides ease of adjustability and unparalleled comfort. Easily find the perfect height of the rear ergonomic cradle while the helmet is on your head and dial in the perfect pressure using the beautifully engineered micro adjustment dial. The result is our best feeling helmet ever, a helmet which adapts to your head shape and leaves you feeling secure and focusing on the ride.
No more heating up. The ventilation of the Centric PLUS
outperforms all key industry benchmarks included in the
testing. It is even so efficient that it cools your head by 2.2%
better, than if you were not wearing a helmet at all.
Cooling performance (in %) based on maximal temperature recorded by 36 sensors40 km/h air speed, 15° head tilt angle, 0° yaw, head form only
The Centric PLUS doesn't just outperform key industry
benchmarks in terms of ventilation, but also in terms of speed.
Over a distance of 40km with an average speed of 40km/h, the
Centric PLUS will save you just shy of a second on the closest
competitor, while distancing others by more than 6 seconds.
40 km/h air speed, 20° head tilt angle, 0° yaw angle
We set out to develop the fastest road stage racing helmet on the market - and we did. Over a distance of 40km, with an average speed of 40km/h, the Cadence PLUS will save you just shy of a second on the closest competitor, while distancing others by more than 13 seconds.
By simply clicking in the aero plugs the aerodynamic performance of the Cadence PLUS will soar to new heights, beating the competition by more than 5 seconds over the same distance. Plenty of time to pose for that sneaky finish line shot while the others are eating your dust.
40 km/h air speed, 20˚ head tilt angle, 0˚yaw angle
The cooling performance of the Cadence PLUS outperforms
all key industry benchmarks included in the testing. It is even so
efficient that it cools your head by 1.1% better, than if you were
not wearing a helmet at all.
Cooling performance (in %) based on maximal temperature recorded by 36 sensors.40 km/h air speed, 15° head tilt angle, 0° yaw, head form only
These are the stories of the relentless preparation required to be mentally and physically ready for the next game.