Abus GameChanger helmet review

An aero helmet which won't see you overheat or empty out your bank account

Abus game changer
Cycling Weekly Verdict

Abus' GameChanges has been well thought out. Though difficult to prove, optimising for changing head positions is smart, and the cooling system works well. The straps and retention dial are a little rough, but then this helmet does beat competitors on price.

Reasons to buy
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    Aero optimised

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Reasons to avoid
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    Retention system not smooth

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    Course straps

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    No MIPS option

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Since your head represents a sizeable portion of frontal area, and the human body makes up most of the drag that holds the bike/rider unit back, then choosing an aero road helmet seems like a very sensible idea.

In the past, resistance has been based on concerns around overheating. There's no point saving 20 watts if you're so distracted by forehead sweat that you're pushing out 50 less. However, most brands have now managed in incorporate adequate venting to overcome this - the Abus GameChanger included.

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