17 for 17: The 17 Best Helmets of 2017 – Bike Magazine Australia

Designed for road riding, the Velocis is Bontrager’s top-end, lightweight helmet. An in-mold composite skeleton provides solid construction and allows for large head-cooling vents. Antimicrobial pads wick moisture and keep down the stench while internal channels help funnel air flow to your head. Bontrager’s Headmaster II fit system lets you adjust fit with one hand. A simplified strap design gives the Velocis a streamlined look, but it will also accept the Bontrager NeoVisor if you prefer your own portable shade. Bontrager offers a one-year crash replacement program. Available in three colours and one size.

Bell Overdrive MIPS

A lightweight road helmet that won’t break your wallet, the Overdrive hits the sweet spot in the Bell line-up. The compact, streamlined design echoes Bell’s more expensive offerings, while an in-mold polycarbonate and EPS shell aim to protect against impact. The Overdrive also features MIPS technology to defuse energy from rotational impacts. Bell’s FloatFit system ensures easy adjustment. The Overdrive’s straps are treated to resist sweat absorption, which should keep them cleaner over the long haul. It all adds up to solid performance in an affordable package. This helmet is an ideal option for road riding, commuting, or cruising around town. Available in three colours and three sizes.

Bell Super 3R MIPS Women’s

The Super 3R MIPS is Bell’s full face helmet for women who shred. The removable chin bar makes it more versatile than some full face options, while lightweight in-mold construction assures durability. MIPS technology gives more protection from some kinds of impacts. Bell fit in 23 vents, so it’s ready for hot-weather ripping. Four additional ports along the front of the helmet and six vents along the chin bar make the Super 3R breathable. The well-padded interior features X-Static fabric, and the adjustable visor accommodates a variety of goggle designs. Capture your runs on a point-of-view camera from Bell’s integrated mount, which breaks away in the event of a crash. Available in two colours and three sizes.


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