Best Cycling Bike Gifts: Helmets

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Welcome to the RoadBikeReview Holiday Gift Guide! In this economy, money is tight so you will want to be sure that you spend wisely. Our suggestions below are designed to save you time and let you know everything you need to about the different products on the market vying for your hard earned cash. Below is today’s list of top rated picks, and be sure to head back to the RoadBikeReview 2011 Holiday Gift Guide main page to see the rest of the gift suggestions to help you this holiday season.

Cycling helmet gift ideas- The helmet is the single most important piece of gear any cyclists has. Even the most careful of riders can’t predict what might happen on the road. Everyone should wear a helmet, on every ride, no matter how easy the terrain or short the distance. Here are a few new helmets for 2012 that caught our attention. If you have a helmet suggestion, please post them in the comments, we’ll add the best suggestions to the list!

Giro Savant Road Helmet

Looking a lot more pricey than it is, the Savant is authentic style and performance, with unmatched value. The Savant is an amazing fit for riders who enjoy great routes as much as a swift pace. The Slim shape combines impressive ventilation thanks to 25 Wind Tunnel vents, and the comfortable convenience of the adjustable Roc Loc 5 fit and stability system. And with the light weight and durability of In-mold construction, it won’t weigh them down.

Key Features:
• Saddlebag pannier with built-in magnets that clip together for a slim profile carried off-bike.
• Low profile stretch pocket that fits most 15″ laptops.
• Waterproof and durable fabric makes this extremely water and road grime resistant.
• Anodized aluminum pannier clips attach easily to your bike and tuck away when not in use.
• Reflective vista loops for night riding
• Comes with a removable shoulder strap for an easy transition from riding to walking.

MSRP: $90

Website: http://www.giro.com/


Mavic Plasma SLR Helmet

In the ongoing effort to cover you from top to bottom, Mavic has entered the Helmet market for 2012. Their top offering the Plasma SLR comes in at a respective 220 grams. Fit and comfort were Mavic’s top priority during the design of the Plasma, and the effort shows in the slew of featured details of this new lid. Carbon fiber structural reinforcement allows for oversized vents with no compromise on protection. The Ergo Fit technologies will make the rider almost forget they’re wearing a helmet.

Features:
• Carbon fiber structural reinforcement
• Oversized vents with no compromise on protection
• Ergo Fit Pro Pad with X-Static
• Ergo Hold Retention System
• Ergo Protec Carbon
• Clima Ride: Hot Ride
• Reflective highlights

MSRP: $220

Website: http://www.mavic.com/

Lazer Urbanize

One of the only helmets on the market with integrated front and rear LED lights! Make sure the cyclist on your list, never forgets their lights again, as long as they have their Lazer Urbanize helmet. Built to perform with super-size vents keeping the head cool. Outfitted with Lazer’s patented Rollsys fit system, with the simple adjusting of a wheel on the rear of the helmet, allows for a fully customized fit.

Key Features:
• White front and rear red LED
• Rollsys fit system
• 1-piece, In Mold construction for durability
• Integrated visor
• Weight: 380 grams

MSRP: $110.00

Website: http://www.lazersport.com



About the author: Thien Dinh

Thien Dinh gained most his cycling knowledge the old fashioned way, by immersing himself in the sport. From 2007 to early 2013, Thien served as RoadBikeReview Site Manager, riding daily while putting various cycling products through its paces. A native of California, Thien also enjoys tinkering with photography and discovering new music.


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