We chose a mixture of Aeon and Synthe helmets as well as Prolight SLX II and Empire SLX shoes. Synthe helmet combines aerodynamics and cooling power. According to the wind tunnel testing it performs nearly as efficient as the fastest time trial helmets. The Empire’s are the lightest road shoe on the market at just 175 grams using an Easton EC90 sole for a light yet stiff base. Due to the laced closing system are also some of the best fitting and most comfortable shoes around.