Specialized S-Works Evade Helmet review

The Specialized S-Works Evade helmet is one of the most popular lids on the market and is the choice for many teams in the professional peloton. How does compare to others and does it get too hot? read on to find out.

Specialized Evade aero road helmet

Specialized S-Works Evade Helmet

(Image credit: mike prior)
Cycling Weekly Verdict

A very good aero helmet, ideal for those racing in temperate weather.

Reasons to buy
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    Fairly light

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    Very good retention system

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Reasons to avoid
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    Warmer than a traditional helmet

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    Looks divide opinion

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When Mark Cavendish sprinted to victory in the 2011 World Championships he was wearing a Specialized Prevail, with a special cover, designed to seal the vents and make him faster. Other riders and helmet manufactures noticed and since then we have seen the emergence of the aero road helmet.

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Oliver Bridgewood - no, Doctor Oliver Bridgewood - is a PhD Chemist who discovered a love of cycling. He enjoys racing time trials, hill climbs, road races and criteriums. During his time at Cycling Weekly, he worked predominantly within the tech team, also utilising his science background to produce insightful fitness articles, before moving to an entirely video-focused role heading up the Cycling Weekly YouTube channel, where his feature-length documentary 'Project 49' was his crowning glory.