Shark’s new Spartan has a paredback name, but the spec is anything but basic. The shell is a combination of glassfibre and carbon-fibre, which contributes to keeping weight down to a claimed 1290g, which is competitive for this class of helmet.
Shark Spartan have concentrated on aerodynamics to aid rider comfort and also reduce noise with a new feature called Shark Skin which makes the visor mounting method as sleek as possible to cut noise from disrupted wind flow to a minimum.
Twin spoilers at the rear of the shell also contribute to settled aerodynamics and they have air extractors to help drag warm air through from the inside of the helmet. The Spartan’s practical aims as a road helmet are evident in the presence of a dropdown internal sun visor and a Pinlock MaxVision antimist insert guarding against fogging on the outer visor. The strap also fastens with an easy-use microlock slide ratchet rather than double D-ring set-up favoured on sportier helmets.
The new lid will be available in sizes XS-XXL, which will be covered by two shell sizes, and there will be three colour schemes.
Price : £299.99