Helmets Reviews and News


Where to spend your money on cycling apparel

Get the most out of your kit with the least abuse on your wallet by following this buying guide.

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Giro Chrono apparel line launched

On the eve of the Eurobike trade show in Germany, Giro has pulled back the curtain on its new Chrono line, a collection of high performance apparel for men and women.

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How To: Clean your bike helmet

Your helmet isn’t likely at the top of the list when it comes to periodic cycling gear maintenance. But this most valuable of articles does need a little TLC once in a while. Check out this video to learn more.

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Helmets: Where to spend your money

With cycling helmets ranging wildly in price, you might be wondering what the heck’s the difference between a $50 model and one that costs $300. Both helmets have to pass the same impact testing standards, and are usually constructed from similar materials. So how do you decide which is best for you?

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Bell Gage helmet now equipped with MIPS

Multi-directional impact protection system designed to lower rotational forces on the head in the instance of an impact.

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Bontrager Ballista aero road helmet launched

Just a day after Trek unveiled a new, more aero version of its Madone road bike, its component subsidiary Bontrager has launched the perfect helmet to go along with the wind cheating bike.

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Kali enters the aero road helmet market with the all new Tava

Tech updates and new innovations help combat low G impacts and rotational forces and improve fit.

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Mavic launches new disc wheel, carbon wheel, and more

Famed French company trying to change perceptions with slew of new product geared toward riding the road less traveled.

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POC launches Raceday kit

Swedish helmet, sunglasses and apparel makers says new collection is focused purely on performance and aerodynamics.

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Sea Otter: New helmets from Giant, Kask and Lazer

Cooling, styling and aero-efficiency highlight these brain protectors.

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Rudy Project debuts new Rush bike helmet

Mid-tier priced lid has 21 vents, a removable visor, and is available in three colors.

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Review: Bell Star Pro aero road helmet

Innovative helmet design allows rider to open or close vents depending on need. See how it performed under a variety of real world conditions.

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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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Review: Lightweight Giro Aeon Helmet

If you’re looking for a lightweight, well-vented brain protector that’s easy to adjust, comes in a wide variety of colors, and you’re not scared off by the $250 price tag, the Giro Aeon is worth a look.

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