HJC Ibex helmet review

The HJC Ibex helmet boasts aero features in a comfortably designed lid

Cycling Weekly Verdict

The HJC Ibex is a nicely designed and finished vented helmet, with aero design features. It’s comfortable and well padded, although I found that the chin straps were on the short side.

Reasons to buy
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    Comfortable

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    Well padded

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    Aero features

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    Reflective elements

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    Three sizes

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Reasons to avoid
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    Short straps on the size XL/XXL helmet

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    No MIPS option

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HJC may not be a name which is well known in the cycling world, but the Korean brand has extensive experience in motorcycle helmets, which it’s now transposed to its new cycle helmet line that includes the HJC Ibex vented helmet.

With motorcycles usually going a bit faster than bicycles, the brand has the knowhow and facilities to wind tunnel test its products and the HJC Ibex has benefitted from this. HJC claims that it’s looked to hone the helmet’s ventilation and noise levels, as well as aerodynamics. It provides more details here. The design of the HJC Ibex features more pronounced longitudinal ribs and fewer, skinner lateral ribs and I found that airflow did seem to be channelled effectively over the head.

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