Great TT helmet. Whistling not too bad.
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
I’ve used this helmet for Iron distance races and it works great. It is comfortable when the temps are in the 60’s, but the lack of ventilation holes in the front make it a little toasty when the temps rise. As has been noted in other reviews, it has a tendency to whistle. I don’t think it’s the helmet as much as the flock of valkyries who cheer me on when I’m racing. The whistling (or victory trumpets if you will) is really only noticeable when my head is really inclined forward and I’m riding into the wind. It’s not too bad.
The lenses are superb, as Smith optics always are. The colored lens has a gradient to it so that the lower field of view is a little less tinted than the upper field of view. It’s not polarized as best I can tell.
As far as weight goes, it’s not noticeably heavy. The padding inside is adequate if you’re not a profuse sweater or if you’re not using this helmet in Death Valley.