If you’ve visited a trail centre recently you might have been struck by the number of colourful cycling helmets on show.
These lids don’t just add a dash of colour to our sport. A more eye-catching helmet will almost certainly help get you seen, and thus make it less likely you suffer a ‘smidsy’ (Sorry Mate I Didn’t See You) incident.
What’s more, a wealth of innovation is going on beneath the shell of the three helmets featured here. Read on.
Giro Montaro Mips Helmet £123.49 (RRP £129.99)
Roll Cage reinforced construction. Hydrophilic Pads that can absorb up to 10 times their own weight in water. Clip-on GoPro (or similar action camera) mount. POV visor. Giro’s coolest ever RocLoc Air fit cradle. And, best of all, Mips Multi-directional Impact Protection System. The Giro Montaro makes fair claim to being the most advanced trail lid ever.
Giro Feature Mips Helmet £85.49 (RRP £89.99)
The Giro Feature offers the cranial coverage of the Montaro and, crucially, the extra protection Mips offers to help withstand an angled impact.
Liv Infinita £79.99
The Infinita is the top of the Liv range of ladies lids from our fastest growing women’s bicycle brand. The Infinita’s extra wide vents help you keep a cool head. Its Cinch Pro anti-rock cradle makes for a custom fit. The moto-style visor is infinitely adjustable to ensure an unrestricted view ahead. If you like to film your rides, check out the flat section at the front of the helmet, perfectly shaped to take a standard GoPro stick-on mount.