Abus Macator helmet review

The Abus Macator is the German brand's entry level helmet

Abus Macator
(Image credit: Rupert Radley)
Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Abus Macator has a comfortable fit, but lost marks for its bulky size. It's an entry level option, and this shows in some areas - for example the adjustment dial, but the value for money affords it these shortcuts without losing marks.

Reasons to buy
  • +

    Good fit

  • +

    Two adjustable straps

Reasons to avoid
  • -

    Bulky shape

  • -

    Vertical retention system very sticky

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Priced at £44.99, the Abus Macator is squared at the value end of the market and the helmet is provided with a removable visor for the gravel or mountain bike user looking for extra glare protection (and the all important aesthetic). It's a good budget bike helmet and also one of the best commuter bike helmet options.

It's an in-mould construction which binds an EPS core to a polycarbonate shell, which is typical at this price point. It's a big, bulky helmet that encapsulates your head and sits low down your brow. My size small test helmet is big enough to make my head look tiny, and weighs 278g (this is lighter than the 305g that the helmet states).

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