Helmets

Rudy Project Windmax Helmet

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The WINDMAX is one of those helmets that fits like a glove. After a minute, you forget you are even wearing it. It is comfortable, and the air flow is excellent. There’s very little wind noise that other helmets can generate, and this lid is easily adjustable to fit everyone. The price is right, too – at least by comparison. The WINDMAX is by no means inexpensive – it's top dollar for a helmet – but it is right in line with what other manufacturers charge for their top-end helmets.

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Smith Route Road Helmet with MIPS

Smith.Route.Helmet.WEBI like the sleek design and secure fit of the Route helmet. The additional safety features are also a big plus, without breaking the bank. During my testing period, I received numerous compliments on the helmet design, as well as curiosity about the Koroyd material. It was nice, too, to be sporting a MIPS helmet that cost well under what many others run. This will definitely be one of my “go to” helmets.

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Lazer Z1 MIPS Helmet, LifeBEAM Add-On

Lazer Z1 flash orange 34 big WEB MIPSNot only does this new version of the Lazer Z1 feature all the very same high-end features that made it a great helmet to begin with, but it also adds MIPS technology as well as the ability to add the new LifeBEAM HR sensor kit to the helmet. It's the same heart rate sensor technology that was built into an earlier version of Lazer's LifeBEAM Genesis helmet (click to read our review). But now Lazer and LifeBEAM are bringing an add-on kit to market that is compatible with not only the the Z1, but also a number of other Lazer lids.

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MIPS Road Helmets -- Roundup Review

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The entire RoadBikeRider Review Crew jumped at the chance to do a roundup review of the MIPS helmets available to road riders. We all wanted to learn more about MIPS: What is it, how does it work, any difference from a regular helmet in terms of fit/form/function? And, how about cost? A Swedish company called Multi-directional Impact Protection System -- MIPS -- patented the slip plane concept (what it calls a low-friction layer), using two layers in the helmet (the MIPS “liner”) to help mitigate the rotational force of an impact, which can result in a concussion or other brain injury.

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LifeBEAM Helmet

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The results of a reader poll we did a while back revealed that the majority of RBR readers strap on your heart rate monitor before every ride. I do the same. Or at least I used to. No, I haven’t given up measuring my HR. Instead, I’ve found a way to do it without bothering with the strap anymore. The LifeBEAM helmet features an optical sensor built into the lid that measures your pulse rate (and calories burned) and transmits the data via Bluetooth 4.0 or ANT+ to the array of devices we use these days.

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Giro Air Attack Shield Helmet

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Giro’s Air Attack Shield has a unique look, is slightly heavier and might be warmer in really hot weather. It’s also sure to attract attention on rides. This all means that it’s probably not the right lid for all roadies. Yet, if you want a super-comfortable helmet that helps you ride and lets you ditch your non-Rx eyewear, plus could provide more protection, you might love it just as much as I do. By cheating the wind and making you faster, it’s also saving you energy, which is a great thing.

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Catlike Mixino Helmet

Catlike Mixino.front quarter.web Catlike's top-of-the-line Mixino model stands out in part for its shape (a bit higher on the top "corners" than most helmets), but mostly for its one-of-a-kind ovoid air intakes — all 39 of them. It's a standout in other ways, too, and I'll get to those in a minute. First, though, I want to address the looks and the air flow enabled by those 39 intakes. In short, I've seldom got so much positive feedback on any single piece of gear. (That is, other than from my 13-year-old son, who told me I looked like a giant mushroom when I first put on the matte black helmet!) 

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Dux Helm Helmet (Cubic Coating finish)

Overall, I give the Dux Helm just under our highest rating. I love having the retractable faceshield built into a great-looking, lightweight and comfortable helmet. And this revolutionary product is offered at a competitive price, to boot. I think you'lllove it as much as I do.

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Rudy Project Sterling Fluorescent Helmet

When you shop for a cycling helmet you want comfort, safety and style. Rudy Project's Sterling fluorescent helmet has all three, in spades. Wear this helmet and you'llbe seen "not only by motorists but by envious cycling buddies, too. Designed with a perfect balance of function and style, the Sterling fluorescent helmet fits your noggin like a kid glove.

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Limar 777 Superlight Helmet

On balance the positives of this helmet — its light weight, snug-fitting retention system and low-profile good looks — more than win the day. The kicker may be the price: While it's listed at $99.99, already not a bad price for a truly lightweight helmet with all-around nice features, I didn't see a single retail outlet selling this lid at full price.

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Scattante Spyder Helmet

The Spyder is the best-vented helmet I've used, something I truly appreciated. I liked the styling of the helmet. The adjustment was awkward when riding along; I found the helmet needed to be set up right before starting out. After adjusting to my desired preference, it did feel like a natural fit. The price is much lower than other high-end helmets, usually $80 or less.
 

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Giro Ionos Road Helmet

Modern cycling helmets come in different shapes and colors, yet they seem so similar that many people assume they're pretty much the same. I've been in this group. So it was an eye-opener to learn how much went into creating Giro's newest top-line road helmet, the Ionos (say "eye-oh-nose"). The Ionos was expected to come out last year, but the first prototype didn't meet Giro's tough standards.

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