Best Road Helmets 2017

There's never been a wider selection of road bike helmets to choose from, so here's what to look out for if you're thinking of replacing your lid.

  • Fit: A correctly fitting helmet, with all straps and adjusters snug and comfortable, is essential. It’s worth noting that while many helmet models are available in a range of sizes, sometimes offerings from particular manufacturers may not best suit a particular head shape.

  • Ventilation: Helmets are designed with a range of air channels and vents the purpose of which is to draw cool air over the head through the front ports, while expelling warm, stale air from the rear.

  • Technology: High performance helmets pack in as much technology as possible, and some of the latest protection systems include MIPS (Multi-directional Impact Protection System) and Koroyd - claiming to keep you safer should the inevitable happen.

  • Key features to consider:

  • Fit: A correctly fitting helmet, with all straps and adjusters snug and comfortable, is essential. It’s worth noting that while many helmet models are available in a range of sizes, sometimes offerings from particular manufacturers may not best suit a particular head shape.

  • Ventilation: Helmets are designed with a range of air channels and vents the purpose of which is to draw cool air over the head through the front ports, while expelling warm, stale air from the rear.

  • Technology: High performance helmets pack in as much technology as possible, and some of the latest protection systems include MIPS (Multi-directional Impact Protection System) and Koroyd - claiming to keep you safer should the inevitable happen.

Which are the best for you?

So now you know what to look for, let's take a look at our top picks...

MET

Manta Helmet 2017

Watt-saving high performance helmet which packs in a whole load of breathability and comfort.

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Bell

Zephyr MIPS Helmet 2017

A fantastic all-rounder with the latest safety features that combines all-around aero performance with head-cooling ventilation.

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POC

Octal AVIP MIPS Helmet 2017

An evolution of the award-winning Octal and offers maximum ventilation and protection.

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Smith

Route Helmet 2017

Using Smith's Aerocore construction, the Route mixes comfort and protection with a secure fit.

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Giro

Cinder MIPS Helmet 2017

A lightweight MIPS-equipped helmet with classic styling and a comfy fit.

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Bell

Stratus MIPS Helmet 2017

An excellent all-round helmet with performance features derived from the high-end Bell Zephyr.

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MET

Strale Helmet 2017

A featherlight aerodynamic lid with high performance ventilation features.

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Mavic

Aksium Elite Helmet 2017

A no-nonsense all-rounder, the Aksium Elite looks good and borrows technology from higher up in the range.

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Giro

Foray MIPS Helmet 2017

Its slim design, light weight and MIPS integration makes the Foray an excellent choice.

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  • MET

    Manta Helmet 2017

    Watt-saving high performance helmet which packs in a whole load of breathability and comfort.

    More Info ►

    Bell

    Zephyr MIPS Helmet 2017

    A fantastic all-rounder with the latest safety features that combines all-around aero performance with head-cooling ventilation.

    More Info ►

    POC

    Octal AVIP MIPS Helmet 2017

    An evolution of the award-winning Octal and offers maximum ventilation and protection.

    More Info ►
  • Smith

    Route Helmet 2017

    Using Smith's Aerocore construction, the Route mixes comfort and protection with a secure fit.

    More Info ►

    Giro

    Cinder MIPS Helmet 2017

    A lightweight MIPS-equipped helmet with classic styling and a comfy fit.

    More Info ►

    Bell

    Stratus MIPS Helmet 2017

    An excellent all-round helmet with performance features derived from the high-end Bell Zephyr.

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  • MET

    Strale Helmet 2017

    A featherlight aerodynamic lid with high performance ventilation features.

    More Info ►

    Mavic

    Aksium Elite Helmet 2017

    A no-nonsense all-rounder, the Aksium Elite looks good and borrows technology from higher up in the range.

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    Giro

    Foray MIPS Helmet 2017

    Its slim design, light weight and MIPS integration makes the Foray an excellent choice.

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