Unreleased Giant road helmet spotted at Tour Down Under

Giant's Rev was first launched in 2015 and has served as the brand's well vented, airy road bike helmet ever since. Here in the Adelaide heat at the Tour Down Under, we have spotted what appears to be a new version of the Rev perched on the heads of CCC Team riders. 

The differences are subtle, with slight changes, to the front-facing vent profiles, and the overall shape of the helmet. The new Rev helmet now has a snub rear end, and slightly longer profile; we would speculate this new helmet is a bit faster in the wind tunnel than the current Rev.

Giant Rev

The current Giant Rev (Image credit: Giant)

By our count, this helmet has 21 vents and appears to use Giant's Chinch + retention system and the LiteForm webbing with adjustable ear splitters.

We've reached out to Giant for more information and are awaiting a reply — we will update this story more details as they become available.

Cyclingnews will be bringing you previews, news, features and tech from the professional peloton in Australia leading up to, during and after the race. Here we also share how to live stream the Tour Down Under, no matter your location, with ExpressVPN.

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Based on the Gold Coast of Australia, Colin has written tech content for cycling publication for a decade. With hundreds of buyer's guides, reviews and how-tos published in Bike Radar, Cyclingnews, Bike Perfect and Cycling Weekly, as well as in numerous publications dedicated to his other passion, skiing. 

Colin was a key contributor to Cyclingnews between 2019 and 2021, during which time he helped build the site's tech coverage from the ground up. Nowadays he works full-time as the news and content editor of Flow MTB magazine.