Bike Aero Helmets
For a long time I’ve mainly been trying to get lighter helmets but the latest trend is going aerodynamic. This really matters at higher speeds. Like over 45 Kph.
There are quite a few helmets but the best one seems to be Specialized S-Works Evade II which is insanely expensive at $275. It has twelve vents and a MIPS helmet and a holder for an ANGI sensor which detects a crash and uses your cell phone to call it. It is 262 grams and has the best wind tunnel performance. They claim it is 50 seconds faster over 40km than a conventional helmet.
The Limar is less expensive but doesn’t have a MIPS system. and the Kask Utopia is another choice. I’ve certainly liked my Kask Protone. A few years ago I bought it because it was light at 230g and handmade in Italy. These new helmets are 260g but more aero.
Getting the Specialized isn’t easy but Competitive Cyclist has a club discount (which I’ve not been able to get as they’ve merged with a bigger retailer and have switched programs). And if you buy from specialized.com then you get 15% off for the first purchase but I’ve lost this link 🙁