Helmets Reviews and News


Specialized Airnet helmet review

The best reason to buy the mid-level Specialized Airnet helmet is that for roughly $70 less than you’d spend on a higher-tier lid based on current sale prices, you’ll get nearly all of the same performance benefits.

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Lazer’s new Z1 with LifeBEAM and MIPs, Tonic and Blade helmets for 2016

Lazer’s award winning Z1 helmet features an integrated heart rate monitor that doesn’t require any chest straps. Also featured are the new Tonic and updates for the Blade including MIPs.

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Art’s Cyclery 2015 road gear of the year

Here’s a look at some of the road cycling products that made riding more enjoyable these past 12 months.

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Kali Protectives launches Tava aero road helmet

Whether you’re racing road or cyclocross, or just blasting through the woods, the new Kali Protectives Tava is designed to be fast. Watch this video to learn more.

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Does MIPS helmet technology really work?

RoadBikeReview sat down with MIPS CEO Johan Thiel to learn more about the technology his company created and what it’s working on next.

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How To: Properly adjust a bicycle helmet

Just picked up a new helmet, but not exactly sure to adjust it for your head? All those straps and buckles can be a bit mystifying. Fear not, though. The crew from Art’s Cyclery have put together a great step-by-step video on dialing in your helmet fit.

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Hit List: This week’s best road bikes, components, gear and apparel

Knight’s 35mm carbon wheels, Specialized S-Works Turbo tires, Shimano Dura Ace pedals, Bontrager XXX road shoes, and the Polygon Bend CX cyclocross bike are among our picks for this week’s best road bikes, components, gear and apparel.

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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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