You don’t need us to tell you whether or not to wear a helmet – let’s park that one for now – but if you are a helmet wearer, you’ll have noticed that over the last few years road cycling lids have got much more comfortable, lighter, better-looking and safer.
The latest premium helmets are often wind tunnel tested: as one of your body’s leading edges there are crucial watts at stake, and an aero-optimised design can make a difference, especially in a sprint finish.
All helmets sold for the purpose of bike riding have to meet international safety standards, and with the introduction of MIPS technology we’re seeing even better protection for hardly any extra weight.
We’ve searched the online retailers for the best deals out there. If you’re in the UK and are in the market for a pro-level aero helmet, make sure you take a look at the Met Manta and the HJC Furion, which both have 50 per cent off their SRP at Wiggle.
In the USA there are some great deals on Oakley helmets, in particular the Oakley AR05 at REI, and don’t miss the innovative Lazer Bullet on sale at Backcountry.
We’ve tested a lot of cycling helmets between us at CW, and our testers know what represents a good deal. We wouldn’t hesitate to personally recommend any of the helmets below.
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Best cycling helmet deals UK
POC Octal at Wiggle
Wiggle has cut the price of the POC Octal by 50%, but there’s just size small (50-56cm) left in the innovative Swedish brand’s signature Zink Orange AVIP colour. If that’s your size, grab a bargain on this lightweight lid!
Abus GameChanger at Tredz
Abus developed the GameChanger helmet with Movistar WorldTour team. It’s aero-optimised for multiple head-tilt angles and with uses a large vent for cooling. This is a fast yet comfortable lid.
Met Manta at Wiggle
Incredible deal on the legendary Met Manta aero lid, as worn by Mark Cavendish. Wiggle has four different colour ways with various sizes available – check it out if you want to get hold of one of the quickest road lids out there.
Met Trenta road helmet at Wiggle
The pro-level Trenta, with its tube-shaped tail and internal channelling, saves seven per cent in drag over a more traditional helmet, according to Met. Availability is still good, across sizes and colour ways but hurry up!
Best cycling helmet deals USA
Smith Trace MIPS at Jenson USA
Smith’s ‘pinnacle helmet’ uses Koroyd for extra protection and superior venting, also has 18 vents and uses integrated MIPS to reduce rotational energy in an impact. At 32% off this is a super deal on a great lid.
Abus Stormchaser at ProBikeKit
Nice saving on the Stormchaser, which uses Abus’s ActiCage, a structural reinforcement built into the EPS. It’s light, comfortable and well ventilated with the Forced Air Cooling system.
Oakley AR05 MIPS at REI
Plenty of colour options as well as plenty of venting to keep you cool and a lightweight, aerodynamic shell. This is a comfortable helmet and this great reduction will make it feel even better.
Giro Synthe MIPS road helmet at Jenson USA
The incredibly popular road helmet from Giro, which offers breathability, a decent aero performance – and MIPS protection to boot.
That’s all for now. We’ll update this page as we find more great helmet deals.