Helmets Reviews and News


In the Queue: What’s new in the RoadBikeReview test bin

This week we pay homage to the coming winter months and focus primarily on gear designed to keep you pedaling even when it’s snowy and cold out. Coming soon we’ll have reviews on mud tires from Vittoria, Michelin, and Vee, Lake winter boots, a Bell helmet, and more.

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Cool Gear: Limar Velov urban cycling helmet coming to U.S.

Four removable vents allow user to tailor look and function of new helmet designed for commuters.

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Interbike: Smith Overtake helmet with MIPS technology

Interbike: Smith releases their new Overtake helmet with Koroyd liner and MIPS technology.

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New Gear: POC Octal AVIP MIPS road helmet

Multi-directional Impact Protection System helps reduce rotational forces to the brain in the event of an angled impact.

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Tour de France Tech: Giro unveils new aero road helmet, super light lace-up shoes

With equal emphasis on fashion and function, Giro unveiled a new aero road helmet and a pair of super light lace-up road shoes on the eve of the Tour de France.

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Tour de France Tech: New Bell Star Pro aero road helmet

The Belkin pro cycling squad has a new weapon in its fight for Tour de France glory. Find out all the details.

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First Look: Smith Overtake road/XC helmet

Less than a year after lifting the lid on a new trail-oriented mountain bike helmet, Smith is trying to push its way to the front of the XC and road peloton with the Overtake.

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First Look: Specialized S-Work McLaren TT4 aero helmet

Look for this new wind cheater on top of the heads of riders from Omega Pharma-Quick Step during next month’s Tour de France.

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News: Mavic launches limited edition wheels, bibs, jersey

French wheel and apparel maker celebrating 125 years in the bike business with suite of limited edition products.

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Kali Protectives using technology to improve safety of helmets

Kali Protectives Founder Brad Waldron is obsessed with making helmets even safer, and has put his aerospace engineering background towards this goal.

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First Look: Kali Protectives Phenom Road Helmet

Kali has a new road helmet coming called the Phenom. Following in the footsteps of the Maraka R, the Phenom features superior protection technology, good ventilation and solid fit all at an affordable price.

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Review: Lazer Helium Helmet

Great lid if you’re looking for a well-ventilated brain protector that passes all the required impact tests, is easy to adjust, comes in a wide variety of colors and sizes, has a narrow profile, and you can stomach the $230 price tag.

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Forum Report: Helmet Use, Gearing, and Cycling Socks

The Forum Report is a weekly round-up of the most talked about topics within the RoadBikeReview.com Forum, the world’s busiest road cycling forum. Find out what’s moving the needle this week.

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Gallery: Behind The Helmets and Sunglasses

Like football players, professional cyclists spend most of their “playing” time obscured by helmets. Most of them also wear sunglasses, making it even harder to see what these hardmen of the sport really look like. With that in mind, we thought it would be fun to take a look at the faces behind the racers. […]

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Featured User Review: Bell Volt Helmet Review

Featured User Review: Bell Volt Helmet Review by Nick Price: $175 MSRP Overall Rating: 5 of 5 Value Rating: 5 of 5 Favorite Ride: Anything Cross Summary: This helmet saved my life. And performed beyond comparison while doing it. I was hit from behind at about 40-45mph while riding very slowly (terrible headwind) which threw […]

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