Top 4 Road Bike Helmets
Its Road season! Whether you are looking to get into road cycling or a pro weekend warrior, check out our quick breakdown of the Top 4 Road Bike Helmets for 2021.
Specialized Echelon II MIPS Helmet
|Fit System||Easy-adjust Headset SL II fit system|
|Ventilation||4th Dimension Cooling System|
|Contruction||EPS polystyrene material|
Jam packed with safety features and capability plus class leading comfort makes the Echelon II MIPS a challenger for best budget helmet. MIPS technology and reflective stripes provides ample safety, while the extra air vents make long distance riding a breeze, all in all the most affordable road helmet from Specialized.
- Easy adjustments
- Ample ventilation
- MIPS technology
- Heavier side of road bike helmets
Bontrager Starvos WaveCel Helmet
|Fit System||Headmaster II System|
Bontrager Stavros is redesigned with WaveCel technology. This 5 star Virginia Tech rated helmet is a great entry-level road helmet for those looking to access WaveCel technology. It’s an attractive option for someone (recreational cyclists/commuter) looking for a clean and simple helmet that doesn’t skimp on safety.
- Virginia Tech 5 star rating
- Complicated adjustment system
- Very light padding
Giro Register MIPS Bike Helmet
|Fit System||ROC LOC SPORT MIPS|
|Contruction||In-mold polycarbonate shell with MIPS|
The Register is meant to be light, sleek and versatile. Its internal Multi-Directional Impact Protection System (MIPS) helps manage the flow of energy after a crash or impact, directing it away from your head and giving you more protection without adding more weight to your cycling gear. An extra layer of EPS impact foam will also soften the blow to the sides of your head if you hit something at an awkward angle.
- Removable Visor
- Reflective stripes
- Quick Dry Padding
- Single shell size
- Non-adjustable ear-splitters
Specialized S Works Prevail II Vent Angi MIPS Helmet
|Fit System||Ultralight Mindset HairPort II micro-dial|
|Contruction||multi-density EPS foam with MIPS SL liner|
With the S-Works Prevail II Vent, Specialized has taken an already superb helmet recipe and made it even more appealing without negatively impacting comfort, fit and safety. It also looks the business thanks to the Aramid rope design reinforcements, which have not only helped improve ventilation but also made for a cleaner, less complicated design. Paired with the Angi system, this helmet is built for the solo road warrior.
- ANGI crash detection
- Super ventilated
- Good rotational coverage
- Retention sits high on the head