The 10 Best cycle helmets
There are as many high-tech skull protectors available as there are bikes, but which to choose? Here are a few ideas...
Tuesday 21 May 2013
It may be an all-rounder, but this light, well-ventilated helmet – with snap on/off visor - should keep long-distance cyclists just as happy as commuters. Pro-Viz is well known for its high visibility gear and the helmets are no different – there are reflective strips along the head and an ultra-bright LED light in the rear headring.
By fusing helmet design elements used for action sports; from cycling to skating, Bern has managed produce a helmet as popular with fashion- conscious urban cyclists as it is with extreme sports fanatics. The Watts is simple, original and is a world away from the technical designs of most high-end cycle helmets.
The headwear of choice for the Cervelo Test Team, this dramatic yet beautiful helmet is somewhat of a design classic. The deep holes cut into the shell not only create excellent aerodynamics but also make it an incredibly light piece of kit.
For the racers, this high-end Italian made helmet is a must have. It received a five star review from BikeRadar.com which praised its excellent construction, sculpted interior and added extras to customize it for comfort during summer and winter.
A top-end helmet for road cyclists at a fraction of the price of its competitors. Giro lives up to its reputation for quality; this helmet is comfortable, light and the Roc Loc 5 dial ratchet system means you can adjust it in seconds while still riding.
A well-designed helmet that will perform well for road cyclists. It’s well proportioned, easy to adjust (thanks to the one-handed dial on the rear) and, for the very reasonable price, has great airflow and weighs in at a mere 238g.
This great all-round helmet won’t break the bank. The Presido features the in-molding, easy to adjust straps and one-handed adjustment dial that you would expect from all high-end helmets.
For active families, this stylish youth helmet from Bern will serve the kids who cycle in the summer and ski in the winter. It can be adjusted to two sizes and comes in a big range of colours and styles.
If you are looking for an affordable helmet that will keep you noticed on the road, the Mars is a great value buy. It has a rear LED and adjustable headring for comfort, but most of all, comes in brighter than bright day-glo yellow.
If you’re looking for a pro-level lid, the Vertigo is one of the best you can get. The helmet of choice for Team Sky, the list of high-spec features it can boast goes on and on. Kask has a reputation for designing some of the best safety helmets – this will give you the perfect balance of safety and speed.
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