Kinda needs to be relatively lightweight, but not something that will make or break my choice. Ideally though, not something clunky and POC like.
Options are :
Giro Synthe MIPS
S Works Evade
rh + Z Alpha MIPS
Can anybody with experience with these helmets aid me slightly in making a relatively concise decision. Any glowing or terrible reviews / opinions on the aforementioned helmets, please share. I have tried on the Kask and the S Works, but the others have caught my eye, hence the topic.
http://www.bikeradar.com/road/gear/arti ... ted-44719/
The Giro Synthe has not tested out that well for aerodynamics, but having the MiPS system is nice. If you aren't married to having an aero helmet the Lazer Z1 with MiPS is another nice one. I ride both the Giro Aeon and the Lazer Z1 (non-MiPS version) and like them both equally. I'm retired from racing and therefore don't place a high value on having an aero helmet for general training, though my Strava lifestyle might indicate that I should get one.
Yeah, trying on a helmet is a luxury Calnago, two bike shops near me; one just stocks Mavic's and I aint a fan, and the other just stocks Kasks hence the Kask Protone I tried on. Other than that, internet purchases is really my path to go down. Although, I guess I could buy one, try it on, if it don't fit right, return, repeat process etc.
The rh+ helmet interests me, anyone heard much about this brand? Fit? Quality?
The pads seem hard wearing (I use it daily in very sweaty conditions and take it in the shower after each ride)
It is also pretty slim-line looking, unlike some other hilariously massive helmets (POC)
I can recommend it for sure.
No experience of the others.
MoreRideTime wrote:Re: the Ballista... A friend was out on a 30+ C day, riding in the hills. He said the helmet was HOT when he was climbing slowly (below 15km/h)
I have no doubt he was hot however the true comparison is to wear different helmets to see which one is the coolest under the same condition
The Ballista has small vents on the very top of the helmet designed to let hot air escape when the wind velocity is low.
I'm still waiting for mine...it's been on backorder for a while now. No shops have them in stock.
I then bought a Synthe Mips, I did not like the feel, normally wear a medium for mips I would have had to wear a large. Just wasn't feeling it, I returned it.
Kask Protone, just bought it. Fantastic fit, feel. Quality seems spot on. Oakleys work perfect, the straps do not get in the way of the glasses. The chin strap is leather, seems strange, however not a problem at all. Also holding the glasses with in the helmet works fine as well.
I like the Kask better than the Synthe, feels more comfortable for me and then vents actually seem better than the Synthe. Standard fit for me, Med in Synthe and med in Protone. I have bought Giro's time and time again. Prior to Synthe was the Aeon, crashed in it and it saved me, can't complain w Giro either.
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