Our pick of the best Black Friday helmet deals the internet has to offer
The official date for Black Friday is November 24, but retailers decided they wanted to kick the proceedings off early this year with offers appearing as early as November 1. And if you’re looking for a helmet deal – then you’re in luck as there are plenty of lids nestled in the Black Friday 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.
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…
Black Friday helmet deals
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.
Bell Zephyr – was £199 now £99.99
With the Zephyr, Bell has done some serious science. For starts the EPS foam has two different densities, which the company suggests help protect your head even more in the event of a crash.
It also has a fancy, two way fit adjustment so you can always get the helmet to cradle your head an not move around.
MET Rivale Road Helmet – was £120, now £60
Available at 50 per cent off in white/silver or back/yellow, the MET Rivale road helmet offers refined aerodynamics following wind tunnel testing and feedback from Team MTN Qhubeka – with a claimed 3 watt saving at 50km/h. It weighs 230g in a size Medium and features an anti-pinch buckle with Air Lite straps.
Giro Atmos 2 Road Helmet – was £99.99, now £50
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. Wiggle has the Black version at £50, or you can choose white for £59.99.
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 £71.99
Prices vary depending upon your colour selection – the £71.99 offer applies to this Opal/Charcoal choice – but the max price is £92.50 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.
Helmet deals outside of Black Friday…
Of course, not all retailers have released their Black Friday sale deals quite yet. Here’s a look at some other tasty offers – they might not have a ‘Black Friday’ ticket, but still represent excellent savings…
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 £59.99
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. The big deal applies to the red option – there is a plain black version for £79.99.
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 £149.99
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.
Watch: Helmet buyer’s guide
POC Octal Race Day road helmet
Read more: POC Octal helmet review
Sure, the POC Octal is something of an odd looker but it has great coverage and fantastic venting, keeping you cool on the road.