Specialized S-Works Evade II helmet review

The Specialized S-Works Evade II helmet has gained breathability and is now six seconds faster - without losing any appeal along the way

Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Specialized Evade II has become faster and more breathable. All it's lost in its newest incarnation is weight. It's an incredibly comfortable lid designed for those seeking performance; and aesthetically it's still top of my list. Adjustable straps would be nice and the lack of MIPS may put some riders off, but of course this lid still passes all of the necessary safety tests.

Reasons to buy
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    Adjustability of the retention system

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    Breathability with aero claims

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    Comfort (for our tester)

Reasons to avoid
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    Lack of MIPS may put some riders off

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    Lack of adjustable straps

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The Specialized Evade helmet is a long-standing aero lid, which has been a firm favourite at Cycling Weekly for some time. Last year, it received an update which brought its performance up to date, with increased aerodynamics, greater breathability and a few grams off the scales.

We think it looks great, too – and have awarded it a place in the 2019 Editor’s Choice awards.

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