We spotted a new Ekoi helmet on Romain Bardet’s head during the 2017 Tour de France, and now the redesigned Corsa Light Evo has been launched to the public with claimed improvements in aerodynamics and fit.
The Corsa Light Evo has been one of Ekoi’s bestselling helmet in recent years, but the French brand has seen fit to improve it, with testing yielding a new, more rounded shape that’s said to be five watts more efficient in the wind tunnel. Just as importantly for a climber like Bardet, you’ll find 23 vents – all the better for cooling when the two-time Tour de France podium finisher puts in attacks in the mountains.
Inside, the molding process of the high-density EPS foam has been improved, according to Ekoi, so that now it’s modelled to suit 13 distinct shapes. That accounts for the head profiles of “90 per cent of the population”, which Ekoi says means the helmet should now fit most head shapes without creating unnecessary pressure points. The EPS foam is also claimed to be very lightweight, with the helmet featuring a skeleton for structural support.
Despite the skeleton frame, the lid weighs in at a claimed 235g for a medium size head (ranging between 54-58cm circumference), and also features a dial-adjusted retention system that Ekoi says should fine-time the fit both vertically and horizontally. There’s also ventilated straps and a magnetic buckle.
The Corse Light Evo helmet is available exclusively from Ekoi’s website, and is priced at €109.99 (£98.83), in three sizes and four colours.