Our pick of the best helmet deals the internet has to offer
If you’re looking for a helmet deal, you’re in luck as there are plenty of lids nestled in the sale racks.
Helmets are quite personal when it comes to preference – certain brands will fit the heads of some riders better than others. Your choice will also be influenced by the sort of riding you do: some cyclists will place aerodynamics at front of mind whilst the hot heads out there might just want best in class ventilation.
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All helmets sold via reputable retailers will comply to British safety standards – but some have additional protective features, like MIPS layers to help reduce the effect of rotational force.
The good news is that whatever your preferences – there’s probably a helmet on offer for you. Here’s our pick of the best…
Kask Rapido – was £61, now £41
A good discount on a great entry level helmet. Don’t let its “beginner level” fool you though, 23 vents makes this a lightweight and cool lid to wear.
Buy now: Kask Rapido at Ribble for £41.66
POC Octal MIPs – was £300, now £149
The Octal was always a popular helmet, so POC developed the POC Octal MIPs, giving it a layer of extra protection to combat rotational forces on your brain should you have a crash. Despite this, it still retains its lightweight and excellent venting to help keep you comfortable out on the bike.
Giro Cinder road helmet – was £99.99, now £44.99
Read more: Giro Cinder review
The Giro Cinder is basically the smaller sibling of the Giro Synthe, but that doesn’t mean it’s low on features.
In fact, the Cinder is almost a match for the Synthe, featuring Giro’s Roc-Loc5 retention system and 26 wind tunnel vents.
Giro Atmos 2 Road Helmet – was £99.99, now £59.99
Lightweight road helmet (265g in size medium), the Atmos 2 uses a Thermoformed SL roll cage, plus a Roc Loc 5 fit system to ensure a snug hug of the head.
Smith Overtake Women’s Helmet (2016) – was £184.99, now £92.50
A bold colour choice – but one with plenty of performance to back it up – with 21 optimised vents to provide ventilation and an X-static reactive cooling performance lining, plus carefully designed sunglass integration
Smith Overtake Helmet (2016) – was £184.99, now from £92.50
Prices vary depending upon your colour selection – but the £92.50 deal applies to a number of hues so there are plenty of deals to be had. With all the same features as the women’s model described above – the focus for the Overtake is planted firmly on ventilation.
Specialized Propero 3 – was £80, now £60
A race inspired look, with a great fit, the Specialized Propero 3 has now had its price slashed, making it cheaper than ever to cash in on a great helmet.
Giro Synthe – was £249.99, now £112.49
Read more: Giro Synthe review
We’re enormous fans of the Giro Synthe helmet, so much so that we reckon it’s probably the best aero helmet available on the market, and now it has almost £100 off the price.
Bell Stratus – was £99.99, now £49.99
The Bell Stratus helmet carries all the same core design principles as the Bell Zephyr helmet, just at a lower price tag. That means aero efficiency and comfort technologies that won’t break the bank.
Watch: Best bike helmets – a buyer’s guide
Lazer Blade road helmet – was £79.99, now £47.99
The Blade helmet comes with the same great style as the more expensive Z1 does, but at a lower price point. Saving youc ash while still making you the envy of your riding mates.
Giro Air Attack Shield – was £199.99, now £160.99
This could be a great opportunity to finally bag yourself that aero helmet you’ve always wanted. Besides, if you’re getting serious about time trialling then one of these could help shave precious seconds off your time.