Scott had a couple athletes riding its new Split helmet, including Sebastian Kienle, who rode it to the fastest bike split in the Split. Marino Vanhoenacker rode the Split as well, but took off the integrated visor so he could wear his Oakleys. Visors are unequivocally the better option, as they provide unfettered visibility and won't slide down your nose no matter how sweaty you get. Many athletes will continue to wear shades, however, especially when sponsorship dollars are involved.
TriRig has already showcased two large galleries from the Lonestar 70.3 in Galveston, Texas. But as usual, some of the most interesting stories about gear are hidden in the fine details. So I went back into our image files and dug up some of the small bits and pieces that I thought were particularly noteworthy and blew them up for you to see firsthand.