The Top Road Bike Helmets for 2019

These road cycling helmets offer enhanced cooling, aerodynamic advantages, better protection and more style options than any previous helmets.


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Specialized Evade With ANGi

The standout feature of the Specialized Evade is the ANGi ("angular force indicator") sensor. Should the embedded sensor detect a crash, it can use a paired mobile phone to trigger an alert with the wearer's GPS coordinates, which is sent to a preset contact list. The Evade is available in three colorways and three sizes.


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Rudy Project Racemaster MIPS

While some road cycling helmets offer built-in sunglass storage that faces front, the Rudy Project Racemaster features a sunglass dock on the rear of the helmet.

Pro Tip: This helmet is almost always discounted for USA Cycling and USA Triathlon members, so keep your eye out for price cuts and sales.


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Giro Aether MIPS Custom

The price tag of the Giro Aether MIPS is not the only feature that sets this helmet apart. The online customization tool allows for nearly 805 million different color combinations.


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Lazer Bullet 2.0 MIPS

The massive top vent of the Lazer Bullet 2.0 MIPS is not only adjustable, it's swappable too. For cooler days—or for an absolute aero advantage—replace the main vent grill with a solid piece. An optional on-board heart rate monitor and head-angle inclination indicators are other stand-out features of this helmet.


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Oakley AR03

The Oakley AR03 is uniquely equipped with a BOA closure and fit system. And for those who are heavy sweaters, the internal padding includes the odor-reducing technology X-Static®.


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Bontrager Velocis MIPS

The Bontrager Velocis MIPS is a classic-looking road helmet with smooth contours and ample ventilation. However, the multidirectional impact protection system is anything but classic; this is state-of-the-art concussion-protection technology.


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Bell Z20 MIPS

The Bell Z20 MIPS road helmet features 18 vents and a micro-adjust system for depth, width and tension. It's available in seven colorways and three sizes.


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Scott Cadence Plus

If aerodynamics are a concern, consider that wearing a helmet is one of the most cost-effective ways to decrease drag. The wind-cheating design of the Scott Cadence Plus offer massive energy savings while the five massive, front-mounted vents offer comfort.

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