Best aero helmets 2024: fast lids to up your speed

The best aero helmets can give you that extra edge when you want to ride faster

Cyclist wearing an aero helmet
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The best aero helmets can save you energy on a ride while still being comfortable to wear. While a full time trial helmet will usually be more aero, an aero road helmet will offer improved aerodynamics over a vented road bike helmet. It should still have enough ventilation to keep your head cool on all but the hardest climbs on the hottest days, making aero helmets among the best road bike helmets.

Pretty much every helmet brand will have one or more aero helmets in its range, although, because of the extra development costs for their aerodynamic features they tend not to feature among the best budget helmets.  

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Paul Norman

Paul started writing for Cycling Weekly in 2015, covering cycling tech, new bikes and product testing. Since then, he’s reviewed hundreds of bikes and thousands of other pieces of cycling equipment for the magazine and the Cycling Weekly website.

He’s been cycling for a lot longer than that though and his travels by bike have taken him all around Europe and to California. He’s been riding gravel since before gravel bikes existed too, riding a cyclocross bike through the Chilterns and along the South Downs.