Rudy Project’s Wing 57 aero helmet tested, reviewed and rated
Rudy Project’s Wing 57 is the company’s latest and fastest aero helmet. Developed together with aerodynamics guru John Cobb, it’s a genuine improvement on their already excellent Wingspan helmet. It features a detachable visor, two forehead inserts for different cooling options and a detachable magnetic tail for better shoulder fit. Its main aerodynamic features are a dorsal ridge that runs over the top of the helmet and two side air vents, designed to straighten out crosswind airflow and reduce drag.
Based on our testing we would put it up there with the best helmets terms of aerodynamic performance, and it will save you significant time on your bike leg compared to a standard road helmet. It’s comfortable too, with a ratcheted cage for perfect fit. We liked the different options for frontal cooling although didn’t get a chance to test in warm conditions. Our only criticism is that the detachable visor is quite fragile – you need to treat it with kid gloves.