Designed for the hottest days and the longest rides, the Plasma SLR helmet was Mavic’s entry into head protection back in 2012, and it stood out from the crowd for bucking the trend of going ever lighter, yet at 285g for the medium, it’s still no sack of potatoes. Mavic has focused on maximising those striking vents in the 2014 edition – a sturdy roll cage feel is provided by the carbon fibre structural reinforcement, and allows for the oversized vents without compromising on protection.
Price: £150, available from Mavic.
Best Price: £110, available from West Brook Cycles.
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As the old adage goes, if it’s good enough for Messrs Froome, Swift, Porte and Wiggins, it’s good enough for us, so we’ll snapping up the Kask Mojito el pronto. Fit and comfort are paramount in the Mojito – its hinged adjustment system that allows for both size and up/down adjustment while cradling the nape of the neck make sure of that, while 26 vents take care of the airflow and weighing in at a mere 220g you’ll quickly forget you’re wearing it. Bet that’s the secret to Team Sky’s success…
Price: £120, available from Kask.