A tear-drop shaped beauty-queen of a helmet for the road – and it’s not just a pretty face.
This helmet is made using ‘in-mould construction’. This involves fusing the two parts of the helmet shell (the polystyrene bit and the polycarbonate exterior) during the moulding process for improved shock-absorption. It’s light too – the size M here weighs in at 245 grammes.
It is extremely comfortable with a dial at the back for ease of adjustment including a vertical adjustment to position where the helmet touches your head. It is very stable and stays put even when there’s lots of vibration coming through the bike (and consequently the rider!) on uneven road surfaces. There’s plenty of ventilation, and the net that lines the hat helps avoid the dreaded ‘hat hair’ look post-ride.
The straps are designed to aid sweat evaporation and provide greater tensile strength with less weight. I’d like to add here that sweaty straps are not something I have ever encountered so I can’t really comment on their efficiency!
Pros: Strong, stylish, light, great fit.
Price: £99.99, Met.
Best Price: £54.99, available from Chain Reaction Cycles.
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