MET announce the Manta: A 200g aero helmet

Inspired by the heritage of fast and sleek Italian racing cars, Italian brand MET are launching the lightest, fastest and most aerodynamic closed helmet at the Tour de France with Team MTN Qhubeka.
When MTN Qhubeka requested an extremely lightweight helmet for sprinting, MET’s engineers set out a wish list to achieve what seemed to be the impossible. Designed to give the winning edge over the competition, the MANTA’s extremely aerodynamic and low profile shape provides unsurpassed performance in the wind tunnel with a saving of 10 watts at 50km/h which translates into 5 seconds. Whilst the number of vents are lower than the Rivale, the strategically placed frontal Airflow Converge vents and NACA vents on the crown, ensure the rider’s head is kept cool by sucking air through this sophisticated network of channels.

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Designed to give the winning edge over the competition, the MANTA’s extremely aerodynamic and low profile shape provides unsurpassed performance in the wind tunnel with a saving of 10 watts at 50km/h which translates into 5 seconds.

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Whilst the number of vents are lower than the Rivale, the strategically placed frontal Airflow Converge vents and NACA vents on the crown, ensure the rider’s head is kept cool by sucking air through this sophisticated network of channels.

200 Grams

Weighing at only 200g, the MANTA is the lightest closed aero helmet on the market!


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HES Construction


The Manta uses MET’s premium method of construction called HES.

The advantage of HES is that it improves the helmet’s ability for energy management by ensuring that the force of the impact is not localised in one specific region - this is very important for high speed impacts.

The benefits of HES construction are quantifiable and measurable in an independent laboratory.

Retention System

Safe T Advanced, MET’s top of the line retention system, provides the best weight and comfort ratio.

25% lighter than the Safe T Smart, the Safe T Advanced is welded which helps to reduce the overall weight.

The contact points have increased comfort with a larger cradle surface area which is also designed to aid ventilation at the back of the head.

Optional USB LED light which fits snugly onto the dial of the retention system will be available.

Straps and Divider

Breathability and comfort are extremely important, that’s why the Manta features Airlite straps which are 15% lighter than a standard helmet strap, they are also more aerodynamic than a standard strap.

Padding

Coolmax internal padding strategically placed to provide the best comfort and sweat absorption.

Sizes: M 54-58 / L 59-62



3 Comments

Iwan Kemp, Jul 10 2015 07:46

Would be interesting to try one of these and compare the venting with a "regular" design

Wil6, Jul 17 2015 02:55

Would be interesting to try one of these and compare the venting with a "regular" design

Then you won't get the 1/1000 of a second time gain over 1000km

raptor-22, Jul 17 2015 04:58

these style of helmets will always feel cooler at speed. Problems is if you're riding at 8km/h up a loose gravelly climb its not going to be much help. dedicated for raod use and the cooling will certinly be better than conventional designs due to the inlet to exit area ratios and more aero thanks to allowing less disturbed air flow