The Top 3 Cycling Helmets of 2019 So Far
Cycling, no matter if it’s on the road or on the trail, demands that you wear a helmet. It’s a safety precaution that certainly should not be shirked, after all this your head we’re talking about and if you should come off your bike whilst cruising at 30mph and that noggin of yours takes the brunt of the fall, chances are you won’t be heading out for a jaunt any time soon. As such it is important to pick the right helmet, one that will keep you safe of course but you may want to take in other factors such as breathability, weight or style. We’ve compiled a list of some of the best helmets currently on the market for those of you more serious road cyclists out there.
Giro Aether MIPS
Easily one of the best helmets on the market, the Giro Aether MIPS contains Swedish developed technology that improves the protection quality, specifically concerning rotational impacts. Unlike previous models the protection is encased within a newly developed outer shell that eliminates any catching and completely eradicates and overheating issues that were present. It may not be the lightest helmet on the market but at 269g it’s nothing to turn your nose up at, especially considering the amount of protection it’ll give you. This stylish, lightweight, breathable and safe helmet ticks every box and is certainly worth a look at.
If you’re looking for something sleek and breathable the MET Trenta is as good a choice as any, lighter than the previous it weighs only 223g and has an incredibly slimline build thanks to it’s centre placed carbon frame. Using carbon ensures that the frame is still as strong as it needs to be whilst also doing away with unnecessary weight and bulk, making its aerodynamics great too. It’s well ventilated too, with a total of 19 vents you can be confident that you won’t overheat whilst wearing it. It also has the added bonus of great little attachable light that clips into the rear of the helmet. This feature is super lightweight too so you won’t even notice it’s there. It has a micro USB charge point so no need to worry about batteries either.
Specialized S-Works Evade II
If it’s aerodynamics that you wish to concentrate on then you really should take a look at the Specialized S-Works Evade II helmet. This helmet is built to be as streamline as possible, upping your speed without sacrificing that all important safety, after all why else are you wearing the helmet in the first place? The ventilation system may appear minimal at first glance but on closer inspection you’ll find that the 3 channels, as well as several smaller breathing holes, are actually aided by a series of long grooves on the underside which help to channel the air through the helmet, this is actually a very breathable helmet. The biggest criticism is likely the lack of adjustability on the straps of the helmet, it’d certainly be worth heading into a store and trying one on beforehand. Other than that though this streamline helmet is certainly a great purchase that is sleek, aerodynamic and it looks good too.