Specialized S-Works Evade 3 review – the best yet: aero and comfortable

Third gen Evade aero helmet gets a makeover in favor of airflow and comfort

Specialized S-Works Evade 3 aero helmet
(Image credit: Anne-Marije Rook)
Cycling Weekly Verdict

Specialized’s third gen Evade is surprisingly cool for an aero lid and provides all-day comfort, turning this staff-favorite into the fastest choice for even more rides.

Reasons to buy
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    Great ventilation for such few vents

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    Highly ranked for safety

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    All-day comfortable

Reasons to avoid
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    Not especially lightweight

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At the Grand Départ of this year’s Tour, American bicycle brand Specialized launched the newest iterations of its three flagship helmets. The airy Prevail, the aero Evade road and the TT5 time trial lid all received makeovers with safety and airflow at the center of focus. 

We reviewed the breezy S-Works Prevail 3 road helmet here, but don't move away too fast.  Even if tucking low and getting aero, finishing sprints or chasing KOMs aren't your top priority, the Evade with its improved airflow and comfort deserves another look, not just as one of the best aero helmets, but a potential all-rounder and one of the best bike helmets for road cyclists

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