Video: Six of the best performance helmets - light, cool and comfortable

Six performance cycling helmets from Met, Specialized, Lazer, Kask, Giro and Oxford

Helmets are commonplace in cycling and the choice in any local bike shop can seem bewildering, so to help you narrow down that choice may we present you with six of our fave performance cycling helmets.

Performance helmets need to strive for low weight, excellent ventilation, comfort and increasingly, aerodynamic concerns. The lightest modern helmets come in around 200g which is light enough that you really do barely notice they’re there.

You can pay as much, or as little, as you want with the choice at most price points better than ever before. In this video we’ve got helmets from £30 right up to the £200, so truly something for everyone.

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Our pick of six of the best performance helmets


Weight Market price Read more
Met Strale
241g
£42.00-£63.99
Read our review
Lazer Z1
225g
£114.95
Read our review
Giro Synthe
223g
MIPS: £169.00-£187.49|Standard: £131.30
Read our review
Specialized Prevail II
201g
£150.00-£175.00
Read our review
Oxford Raven
255g
£39.99
Read our review
Kask Mojito
251g
£89.00
Read our review

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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