Cannondale Junction helmet review - MIPS protection for just $95 / £65

An excellent value-for-money, do-it-all helmet that looks decent and boasts added protection of MIPS

Image shows a rider wearing the Cannondale Junction Adult MIPS helmet
(Image credit: Future)
Cycling Weekly Verdict

If the Junction is anything to go by, Cannondale's first forray into the helmet market doesn't disappoint. It's stylishly shaped, well finished and relatively lightweight. Considering this and its $95 / £65 price tag, it certainly places very well in the 'budget helmet' category. It's only negative is that the MIPS shell masks the effectiveness of the interior ariflow channels somewhat.

Reasons to buy
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    MIPS protection

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    Subtle styling

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Reasons to avoid
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    Only 2 sizes

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    Ventilation channels inhibited by MIPS

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Cannondale hasn’t been in the helmet game for long, but its modest range covers several disciplines - with many helmets boasting MIPS protection. I've been lucky enough to test the Junction, intended to appeal to anyone dabbling in both on and off-road riding and one of the best commuter bike helmets

Price-wise it's pitched as a budget option, I was keen to see how it compared to other similarly priced options among the best budget cycling helmets that are well suited to casual riders and commuters.

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