Abus AirBreaker helmet review

Movistar’s favourite helmet is light and comfortable, although it doesn’t have a MIPS option

Cycling Weekly Verdict

A top notch vented helmet with aero credentials, the Abus AirBreaker has a quality feel, good fit and ventilation and is lightweight, although there’s no MIPS option available.

Reasons to buy
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    Very good air circulation

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    Aero design

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Reasons to avoid
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    No MIPS option

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When Movistar are putting the hammer down in the grand tours, their headgear of choice is usually the Abus AirBreaker helmet.

Abus, which previously only made commuting numbers, has upped its game in the helmet arena since it took over from Cateye as the provider to Movistar. Its first high end helmet was the aero road GameChanger helmet.

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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.