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

You’ve been extra good this year, right? Why not treat your head to a fresh, new helmet? Here are 17 helmets for road cycling, mountain biking, and cruising around town. We’re pretty sure that somewhere on this list, there’s a helmet that’s right for you.

Bell Stratus MIPS

The Stratus is a new addition to the Bell line-up, and it offers many of the features of the pro-level Zephyr but at a more affordable price. It includes 18 vents for airflow and weighs a svelte 275 grams. Internal air channels focus the airflow on your head where you need it most, while the rounded profile makes it aerodynamically efficient. Bell has updated their Float Fit system with an oversized dial that’s easier to adjust on the fly. The strap system is designed to lie flat and stay secure, even when you’re flying at full speed. A MIPS liner completes the Stratus and provides more protection from some kinds of impacts. Available in five colors and three sizes.

Rudy Project Racemaster MIPS

Rudy Project’s flagship Racemaster is a lightweight, race-ready road helmet. It is constructed from a proprietary, multi-density foam they call Hexacrush. The hexagon-shaped structure of the EPS liner is designed to improve shock absorption and absorb lateral impacts. The Garage eyewear dock connects sunglasses securely to the back of the helmet for long climbs or sudden cloud cover. An updated fit system, the RSR 9, allows riders to micro-adjust the fit. Rudy Project also includes extra pads and an option visor to allow you to customise both fit and appearance further. A snap-lock buckle secures the straps. The Racemaster is has a MIPS system for added protection. Available in three colours and two sizes.


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