Helmets Reviews and News


Bell All-Stars campaign honors past cycling greats


Bell Helmets has launched a cool new initiative dubbed their All-Stars campaign. It celebrates 30+ years of Bell cycling history through the lens of the athletes who helped define the culture.

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Budget priced Bell Stratus helmet gets updated


Bell is updating its second tier Stratus helmet with an integrated MIPS liner. It also shaved 3mm from the thickness of the helmet and slimmed the overall look.

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5 Great Road Cycling Helmets


Looking for a new road cycling helmet? These five 2017 models offer top-tier performance, features, and value.

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Mavic announces 2017 road lineup


Mavic’s 2017 road range brings a wide variety of new and updated products, with its most popular road wheels getting wider, helmets and shoes updated and now including women’s options, plus a selection of outerwear and accessories.

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2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Best road cycling helmets


Helmets save lives. Period. Make sure your gift getter is protected (and looking good) with one of these great road cycling lids.

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Would you wear a recyclable $5 helmet?


Bike share programs are an excellent way to explore new cities, but they don’t include a helmet rental. This new cardboard design seeks to change that.

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Coros introduces LINX smart cycling helmet


Coros Wearables has launched the LINX, a smart cycling helmet that uses bone conduction technology in lieu of ear buds to let riders safely listen to their music, receive calls, communicate with other bikers and more with full awareness of cars and their immediate surroundings.

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Garneau DreamFactory delivers trifecta of customization


Canadian company earns recognition for its DreamFactory Trilogy Concept, which allows consumers to customize bikes, apparel, and helmet.

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Bell Zephyr road helmet has full MIPS integration


Instead of the usual “bolt-on” strategy, the added MIPS safety layer has been incorporated directly into the helmet’s fit system.

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Specialized Prevail II helmet review


The new Specialized Prevail II helmet brings several key improvements to the already iconic traditional road helmet.

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Smith’s new Route MIPs road helmet


Smith introduces two new helmets: the Route road helmet and the Rover mountain bike helmet. Both feature a Koroyd-EPS blended liner and more friendly price points.

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POC Octal Raceday helmet review


The relative importance of fashion versus function will go a long way as to how you feel about the POC Octal Raceday helmet. if you place highest value on air flow, adjustability, comfort, and safety, this helmet should be on your short list when it comes time to pull the trigger on a new brain protector.

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VeloToze helmet cover review


VeloToze made its name with a line of colorful, tight fitting shoe covers. Next up is an aerodynamics enhancing helmet cover. See how it stacks up in our review.

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Bern’s new FL-1 road helmet with MIPs


Well known for commuter lids, Bern seeks to go up market with in-mold design, aerodynamic shape, plenty of vents and MIPs options at an affordable price.

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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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