Planet X launches four new Carnac road helmets

New helmets aim to provide premium features at attractive prices

Planet X has announced the addition of four new road helmets and two new MTB helmets to the Carnac range.

Croix helmet comes in six different colours for £35

Croix helmet comes in six different colours for £35

Priced at £34.99, Carnac’s Croix helmet comes in two sizes and has a claimed weight of 205g for the smaller. It comes in a range of five bright solid colours.

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Aura helmet

Aura helmet is designed for good cooling with 30 vents

The company says that the Carnac Aura is designed for long days in the saddle and mixes style with aerodynamics. With 30 vents, it majors on good ventilation and also strap comfort. The claimed weight is 345g for a size Small/Medium and there’s a Large/Extra Large size available too. The Aura is priced at £49.99 and comes in five colour options.

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Podium helmet

Podium helmet comes in at a penny under £50

Next up in the road range is the Podium. Also priced at £49.99, it has a clamed weight of 230g for a Small and is available in Medium and Large sizes too. Available in black and white it’s a classic road helmet shape with a tapered rear.

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Corus helmet is an aero road design

Top of the new helmet options is the Corus, priced at £79.99. It’s a more aerodynamic design with fewer ventilation slits at the front but three large ones at the rear to ensure good cooling. It comes in five different colours and Small/Medium and Large/Extra Large sizes, with the smaller size having a weight claimed to be 265g.

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For more details take a look at Planet X’s website. And look out for a review of Carnac’s Kronus TT helmet coming soon in Cycling Weekly.

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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.