Specialized S-Works Prevail Helmets

4.43/5 (7 Reviews)
MSRP : $229.99

Product Description

Specialized's S-Works Prevail helmet could just be the perfect combo of low weight and maximum ventilation for climbing and superb protection for...

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by dekindy a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: June 27, 2014

Strengths:    Ventilation, ease of use, comfort, ventilation

Weaknesses:    Straps do vibrate occasionally

Bottom Line:   
Bell Sweep, then Giro Ionos, then the Specialized Prevail gave successively dramatically better ventilation but the Prevail especially is a game changer. Keeping me cool enough to enjoy rides that previously would have been miserable hot. Tighten the chin strap and adjust the retention system height and you are done. Fits perfectly every time without an afterthought. Dual chin strap retention devices means the adjustment will not slip and no side strap adjustments that are constantly needing attention and bothersome on the face. Initially thought that would be a negative but once you try it on you wonder why helmets ever needed them because on the Prevail there is no need. Fortunate enough to find a Catlike Mixino to try on and probably fiddled with adjusting the side straps for 15-20 minutes and could still not get it right. With the Specialized you just put it on and go. A game changer in helmet design as far as I am concerned. Really allowing me to Prevail(pun intended) in really hot weather conditions.

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Favorite Ride:   Any

Price Paid:    $224.00

Purchased At:   Motion Cycling-Fishe

Similar Products Used:   Older Trek that was extremely comfortable but not well enough ventilated. Bell Sweep that medium was too small and large was too big but better ventilated, and Giro Ionos that was better ventilated than previous helmets but not even as close to comfortable as the Prevail.

Bike Setup:   Serotta Legend

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Amdogwalker

Date Reviewed: April 7, 2013

Strengths:    Looks nice, light

Weaknesses:    Strat adjustability, straps

Bottom Line:   
This helmet looks great and cools well, the ratcheting system at the back is excellent. But part of the secret to delivering the light weight is super light straps without the adjustability of most other helmets. Those straps also sit further away from your face than many other helmets and that space seems to allow air to move all around them at moderate speeds and above. They vibrate like crazy. I like the helme but i probably wont get another one unless they enhance the adustsbility and do something about the strap vibration

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Danny Mac

Date Reviewed: June 2, 2012

Strengths:    Lightweight, comfort, strap system, airflow, looks good

Weaknesses:    None yet

Bottom Line:   
For those who have reported a buzzing noise from the straps I experienced this today but only when I didn't have my glasses on due to fog. Once I put them on over the straps of course how glasses should be worn the buzzing stopped instantly and we raced along at about 45kmph no problems. Great helmet, I have forever replaced my old Rudy Project.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jabbahop a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: April 16, 2012

Strengths:    Cooling, weight and comfort.

Weaknesses:    Its big and not sure I like the boxy style.

Bottom Line:   
I changed from a Giro helmet that I liked to the Prevail and it is much better. I have long suffered from sweat dripping in my eyes so have been wearing the Halo sweat bands to reduce it. The Prevail cools so much better that I have no problem even without a headband. I also really like the design and fabric for the retention straps. Both the Giro and Bell straps would sometimes rub my ears - these ones seem invisible. Very impressed with this helmet.

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Similar Products Used:   Giro Atmos and Head Sweep R

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by MGS9500

Date Reviewed: March 19, 2012

Strengths:    Cooling, weight, style, comfort

Weaknesses:    I don't like the color options.

Bottom Line:   
A significant upgrade from my previous helmets. I have used Giro Atmos, Bell Volt and Lazer helium. This helmet is lighter, cooler, and fits like a dream. I am a heavy forehead sweater and use a sweat gutr. This helmet has tremendous forehead cooling and large vent holes.

At first I was concerned that the side straps might be an annoyance, but there are comfortable and I have no noted any noise from the straps.

The style is different from all other helmets. A little wider and more flat on the top. I like it. Less like a giant egg on your head and somewhat more like a hockey helmet.

I'm sold on this helmet.

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