Lowdown: Specialized Airnet Helmet
You can spend a lot of money on a bike helmet. Current cost of top-of-the-line offerings from Giro, Kask, Specialized and others push to $200 and above. The return on investment, depending on maker and model, is some combination of safety, ventilation, aero efficiency, good looks, and low weight. The question then is what do you sacrifice if you're not willing (or able) to part with a pair of Ben Franklins in the name of brain protection? The answer, based on our time in Specialized's recently released (and mid-tier priced) Airnet helmet, is not that much. Find out more in our full review below.