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Specialized Prevail II Vent: Details and first ride review

Same fit and tech-heavy function; now with more airflow thanks to Aramid replacing foam.

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More than a decade after the original Prevail launched, Specialized has again fine-tuned its top-end road helmet, now with more air flow thanks to removing some foam parts in favor of an Aramid structure.

The Prevail II Vent retains the ovalized shape and overall vent structure, including the port at the forehead. But removing some foam makes for a 20 percent increase in the overall vented areas, Specialized says.

Also carrying forward are the MIPS SL pads. Instead of using a yellow plastic MIPS insert to reduce rotational impacts, there are small pads that rotate to accomplish the same goal.

To read the full story and first ride review, head to our sister publication, VeloNews.

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