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Looking for a new cycling helmet? Here are six to consider

Are you in the market for a new cycling helmet? We're here to help, with a video talking you through six of the best road cycling helmets we've reviewed.

We've got the latest helmets from the following brands:

Our pick of the best helmets


Weight Market price Review
Kask Mojito
251g
£89.00-£119.00 Read our review
Bell Zephyr MIPS
288g
£120.60 Read our review
BBB tithon
280g
£59.00 Read our review
Giro Synthe
223g
£146.20 Read our review
Lazer O2
315g
£44.00-£79.99 Read our review
Cannondale Cypher Aero
285g
£49.99 Read our review

What do you need to know when buying a new helmet? You want to consider fit, adjustment, size, ventilation, visor, internal reinforcement, removable padding, retention devices, aerodynamics, and of course price. Here's a complete guide to buying a new helmet.

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David has worked on the road.cc tech team since July 2012. Previously he was editor of Bikemagic.com and before that staff writer at RCUK. He's a seasoned cyclist of all disciplines, from road to mountain biking, touring to cyclo-cross, he only wishes he had time to ride them all. He's mildly competitive, though he'll never admit it, and is a frequent road racer but is too lazy to do really well. He currently resides in the Cotswolds.

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Simboid [142 posts] 6 months ago
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Blimey roadcc, I couldn’t watch this through sheer boredom!

1) Could you maybe find someone other than your unpaid intern to do these reviews?

2)Would it be possible to take stills somewhere other than the office bog?

3)Does every review have to happen outside your local cafe?

Take a leaf out of GCNs book, make it interesting, a bit lighthearted and take it to somewhere people ride. Ta.

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Goldfever4 [404 posts] 6 months ago
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Simboid wrote:

Blimey roadcc, I couldn’t watch this through sheer boredom!

1) Could you maybe find someone other than your unpaid intern to do these reviews?

2)Would it be possible to take stills somewhere other than the office bog?

3)Does every review have to happen outside your local cafe?

Take a leaf out of GCNs book, make it interesting, a bit lighthearted and take it to somewhere people ride. Ta.

Wow...

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Welsh boy [502 posts] 6 months ago
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Goldfever4 wrote:
Simboid wrote:

Blimey roadcc, I couldn’t watch this through sheer boredom!

1) Could you maybe find someone other than your unpaid intern to do these reviews?

2)Would it be possible to take stills somewhere other than the office bog?

3)Does every review have to happen outside your local cafe?

Take a leaf out of GCNs book, make it interesting, a bit lighthearted and take it to somewhere people ride. Ta.

Wow...

 

Wow indeed!  It was about time someone voiced what needed saying.  Well said Simboid.

I think road.cc have an internal competition going to see who can look the most miserable when posing for a jacket photo shoot.

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Oli Pendrey [106 posts] 6 months ago
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Simboid wrote:

Blimey roadcc, I couldn’t watch this through sheer boredom!

1) Could you maybe find someone other than your unpaid intern to do these reviews?

2)Would it be possible to take stills somewhere other than the office bog?

3)Does every review have to happen outside your local cafe?

Take a leaf out of GCNs book, make it interesting, a bit lighthearted and take it to somewhere people ride. Ta.

 

Thanks for stopping by

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thehill [6 posts] 2 weeks ago
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i'm no expert but i am currently looking at buying a new helmet and out of those i was considering the synthe about 12 months ago.
kask have gone through protone and valegro since the mojito. i dont agree that it has to be the latest and most expensive but this article appears to be the most uninformative that i have seen following road.cc over the last 18 months or so

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MarkiMark [67 posts] 2 weeks ago
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I love my my Mojito. End of.

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Smilo998 [2 posts] 1 week ago
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Well, bought a Rapido, not top of the range like the Mojito but really pleased. Decent price, comfortable, well made and quiet.