Mavic Espoir helmet review

The Mavic Espoir is the French company's entry level road helmet

Cycling Weekly Verdict

A high quality helmet that offers great versatility, with potential for road and mtb use. Ideal as a first helmet or for those not wanting to break the bank

Reasons to buy
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    Looks great

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    Removable padding

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    Optional visor

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Reasons to avoid
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    Retention system is bulky

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    Not the lightest - but what you expect for the price

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    Internal shape doesn't suit everyone (not a full con)

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Entry level for Mavic is equivalent to mid-range for a lot of other brands and we have come to expect great products from the French company. The Mavic Espoir helmet is great quality product and ideal for those new to cycling. The lid features an optional, removable visor, which potentially makes it suitable for road and off road use. This is an attractive option for those who want a do it all helmet that won't break the bank.

>>> For a beginners guide to the best road helmets, click here

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