Don’t Buy A New “Skid Lid” Until You’ve Seen This List of Cycling Helmets

Here are some of our picks for the best adult cycling helmets in 2019.

Louis Garneau Raid Bike Helmet

Tested and recommended by the testing laboratories at Virginia Tech University, using the STAR evaluation system.

5 Star Rating from Va. Tech

CPSC Certified with 12.9 Va. Tech score

Features in-mold construction with 14 vents, inner evacuation channels, MSB technology for enhanced protection, and extended rear coverage.

Spiderlock Pro MTB stabilizing system and Tri-Glide PRO adjustment straps provide a customized fit.

The Airdry padding is washable and sealed for enhanced durability.

Features an easy to install visor for sun protection

Meets CPSC, ASTM, and CEN safety standards for biking. Weighs 300g (10.6oz).


 

Bell Stratus MIPS Cycling Helmet MIPS Technology

Tested and recommended by the testing laboratories at Virginia Tech University, using the STAR evaluation system.

VENTS: 18

CONSTRUCTION: Fusion In-Mold Polycarbonate Shell, Lightweight Internal Polycarbonate Roll Cage

VENTILATION: Overbrow Ventilation

No-Twist Tri-Glides

Lightweight Straps

Built with the same core design principles as the pro-level Z20, the Stratus combines lightweight aero efficiency with cuttingedge comfort technologies.

The shape was refined for all-around road performance ventilated for long climbs but still fast for the flatsand the integrated Float Fit system offers comfort and security with a streamlined fit and an oversized dial that’s easy to adjust with one hand.

The Overbrow Ventilation system pulls cool air in through the front and pushes it through an air-channel matrix to reduce overheating. And thanks to the adjustable NoTwist Tri-Glides, the straps stay flat and properly positioned no matter how hard you’re hammering.

This model also includes MIPS (Multi-Directional Impact Protection System) for added protection in certain types of impacts.


 

POC Octal (CPSC) Bike Helmet

Tested and recommended by the testing laboratories at Virginia Tech University, using the STAR evaluation system.

Shell Material: polycarbonate

Impact Foam: EPS

Ventilation: optimized vents

Fit Adjustment: size adjustment system with low contact area

Visor: no


 

Bell Stratus MIPS Bike Helmet

The Catlike Whisper has become kind of an icon the famed Spanish helmet maker, and was the lid that put them on the map.

Worn by Olympic gold medalists, World Champions, and King of the Mountains winners, the Whisper is still one of the best performing and most recognizable lids on the road.

MPS Evo retention system makes it easy to dial in the fit

Dual Flow construction aligns the vents to channel air across the head

Safety Crash Energy Splitter (CES) honey-comb EPS foam dissipates impact energy

Safety Low Nape Protection (LNP)system protects the back of the back of the head in the event of a crash

39 vents to channel air across the head

Revolutionary design and fit


 

Giro Saros Road/Racing Bike Helmet

The Giro Saros Road and Racing helmet provides premier features and modern style at a reasonable price – and features the new Roc Loc 5 fit system.

After more than ten years of refinement, this ground-breaking fit system provides an entirely unique use experience with an unmatched level of comfort, stability, adjustability and weight savings. With Roc Loc 5, you can easily dial-in both fit tension and adjust vertical position with a single hand.

Just twist the dial for a tighter feel on tough terrain, then back it off a notch and relax across the flats or a warm climb. Even with these remarkable features, Roc Loc 5 is still 40-percent lighter than its popular predecessor, Roc Loc 4.


 

POC Trabec Bike Helmet

The award-winning Trabec is a well-ventilated in-mold helmet that combines functionality and performance.

The helmet is developed for single track and endurance riders and is designed to provide more coverage and additional protection of the temples and back of the head. The construction is similar to the trabecular bone structure that has excellent resistance and durability.

The inner EPS core, reinforced with aramid filaments, is tough and resilient and the outer PC shell is constructed with the seams located in the areas of least exposure.


 

Louis Garneau HG Edge Cycling Helmet

The plastic shell of the Edge Helmet is made with U-shaped ribs that are folded six times to reinforce the helmet’s structure.

Massive vents create unprecedented low speed ventilation, moisture evacuation, and cooling required of mountain bike helmets. Internal frame system enables the huge vents to be created without jeopardizing protection.

Material: polystyrene, polyamide

Adjustable Vents: no

Fit Adjustment: Spiderlock SL

Certifications: CPSC, ASTM

Claimed Weight: 261 g


 

Bell Super 2 MIPS Equipped Bike Helmet

A great helmet for your little ones from one of the most respected names in helmets.

Breakaway Screws

Goggle-guide Adjustable Visor System

In-Mold Polycarbonate Shell

Integrated Breakaway Camera Mount

MIPS-Equipped


 

Lumos Smart Bike Helmet
with Wireless Turn Signal Handlebar Remote and Built In Motion Sensor 70 LEDs on Front, Rear, and Sides.

CPSC and CE Certified Cycling Helmet

SAFE, DURABLE, COMFORTABLE:

Our men’s and ladies bike helmet meets both CPSC and CE standards for safety and can withstand whatever weather you can. The battery lasts about 6 hours on flashing mode and 3 on solid mode. The helmet fits most heads size 54 – 61cm comfortably.


 

Smith Optics Overtake MIPS Helmet

Designed to be the ultimate road racing helmet, the Aerocore construction of the Smith Overtake Helmet gives riders revolutionary protection, ventilation, and aerodynamics.

Smith took a patented tubular core structure of Koroyd material and combined it with EPS to produce a system of materials called Aerocore, which are designed to surpass current standards at low and high speeds. What you get is up to a 30% improvement over standard EPS impact properties, awesome ventilation, and protection, plus reduced weight and volume.

The Overtake weighs in at just 250 grams and its 360-degree fit system and minimal padding suspend the helmet just off of the riders head to allow heat to constantly escape. An integrated eyewear dock gives you the choice of storing your sunglasses on the front or back of your helmet. It also features Smith’s new VaporFit retention system for a perfect fit you can achieve with one hand.

 

With so many options, it can be difficult to choose the correct bicycle helmet.

HelmetGeeks.com exists to help you make a well-informed buying decision.

Check out our collection of articles about cycling helmets and you’ll learn how to select the right helmet for your age and style of riding.


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