MET Drone Wide Body
Dominating Resistance in the Velodrome
In racing, cyclists often compete with a difference of seconds between them. In a time trial, these few seconds can change the result of a Grand Tour.
Ryder Hesjedal experienced this in 2012 at the Giro, expertly recovering more than thirty seconds of time between him and the leader to win the Maglia Rosa.
Aerodynamics is a key component our engineers and designers work on when creating helmets to secure performances such as these.
The MET Drone was born of this necessity, and we’ve taken the time to explain to riders exactly how the Drone can best be taken advantage of to boost their performance.
WIDE BODY & AERO POSITIONING
The rider, bike and helmet need to work in unison, functioning as the same system. With higher speed comes greater air resistance. This is where positioning is vital.
Here, these riders use the Cervélo P5, Enve wheels and aerobar, Rotor Cranks and Shimano DI2 group.
They also wear a skin suit, shoe covers and of course, the MET Drone helmet. The position to be assumed is not as simple as it may seem.
With relaxed shoulders, stretch the neck and sink the tail of the helmet between the shoulder blades.
Making the body parallel to the ground and the head in front of it.
In this position, the helmet becomes a part of the moving system, guiding air over the rider’s shoulders, creating a perfect system to race against the clock.
LAPPING THE RING
Practice makes perfect. At every change of the bike setting, the tester rides several laps before confirming through telemetry,
the quality of the changes and to prove the sustainability and benefit of the position.
Each testing session expects dozens of laps at a constant speed.
The most significant laps are selected to make a comparison amongst the different values.
Looking for the best setup.
FINDING THE BEST POSITION
Analyzing the data helps the rider make important changes on the track.
This procedure is repeated countless times in search of aerodynamic harmony and perfection.
(Santurtzi, 17 July. 1990)
Pro since 2013, won the Giro Dell’appennino in 2015 and the Climber Classification of the Vuelta a España in 2015 and 2016
(Galdakao, 2 March 1983)
Pro since 2005 with the Euskaltel-Euskadi
Won the sixteenth stage of the Vuelta a España 2006
Escalada a Montjuïc in Barcelona wins the time trial and General Classification.
In 2007, he won the fourth stage of the Tour de Romandie and ranks eighth in the Vuelta a España.
In 2008 he places second at the Euskal Bizikleta and third in the Tour de Suisse, having also won the second stage.
In 2009, wins the Subida a Urkiola.
In 2010, wins a stage in the Vuelta a Castilla y Leon and the Tour de Romandie, and takes fourth at Fleche Wallonne.
Participates in the 2010 Vuelta a España, winning two stages and wearing the red jersey for six days.
During the fourteenth stage, he fell and fracturing his elbow, being forced to retire from the race.
Won fifth at the 2011 Fleche Wallonne.
Won the 14th stage of the 2011 Tour of Italy, arriving on Monte Zoncolan.
Wins 19th stage at the 2011 Vuelta a España.
Closes out the 2012 Vuelta in ninth place.
In 2014, Antón joins Movistar.
Wins the first stage of the 2015 Vuelta a Asturias and finishes fifth in the GC.
In 2016, joins Team Dimension Data