BikeRadar Bargains: 5 cheap cycling helmets

Protect your noggin for less with these bargain lids

Helmets have an awfully tough life. Even if you don't take a spill in one, the rough and tumble of throwing your lid in the boot of your car after a ride, only to have it bashed about among stray shopping and chewed by inquisitive dogs, inevitably takes its toll. 

That's certainly one justification for buying yourself a shiny new helmet, but sometimes treating yourself to some new go-fast kit is all that it takes to refresh your riding experience.

For this week's edition of BikeRadar Bargains — herein to be known as BikeRadar Enablers — we've pulled together the five best cycling helmet bargains from around the web. 

Lazer Helium Road Helmet — £149.99 £55.07/£89.99

The Helium has been a popular helmet for years now
The Helium has been a popular helmet for years now

The Lazer Helium has been an exceptionally popular helmet for years now and with good reason. Despite being highly adjustable, the helmet weighs in at a very respectable 299g in a medium and it is often found at exceptionally good, discounted prices. 

The bargain-tastic theme continues with up to 63 percent off at CRC — 'Flash Yellow' or bust we say. 

Mavic Cosmic Ultimate Helmet — £165 £44.99

Got a small head and a penchant for the colour yellow? You're in luck!
Got a small head and a penchant for the colour yellow? You're in luck!

If you're fortunate enough to have both a small head and a love of the colour yellow, then you have little excuse not to buy this flashy lid from Mavic.

With a whopping 73 percent off at CRC, this super-light helmet will keep you feeling and looking cool this season. 

Bell Super 2 helmet — £119.99 £47.99

The Super 2 has been superseded by the 3, but is still a great option for rowdy shredders
The Super 2 has been superseded by the 3, but is still a great option for rowdy shredders

Although the Bell Super 2 has been superseded by the updated Super 3, this helmet is undoubtedly a modern classic and still holds its own against the best in class today. 

Available now with a 60 percent discount from Wiggle, it's well worth picking up one of these end of line helmets before they're gone for good! 

Catlike Olula road helmet — £109.99 £54.99

Catlike's helmets won't appeal to all, but consistently score well
Catlike's helmets won't appeal to all, but consistently score well

While the unique look of Catlike's helmets won't appeal to everyone, they are undoubtedly among the most 'airy' helmets on the market, scoring well in our previous reviews — and if you like black and navy or black and white, you can have your own Catlike lid with a 50 percent saving from Wiggle. 

Specialized S-Works Evade helmet — £159.99 £135.99

The Evade is a great aero helmet which still has a decent degree of ventilation
The Evade is a great aero helmet which still has a decent degree of ventilation

If you're looking for a pew-pew, go-fast helmet, you could do far worse than this snazzy orange number from the Big S. 

We liked the Evade when we tested it back in 2013 and with a 15 percent discount from Cycle Store, you'll be cutting fast shapes through the air quicker and cheaper than ever. 

Jack Luke

Staff Writer, UK
Jack has been riding and fettling with bikes for his whole life. Always in search of the hippest new niche in cycling, Jack is a self-confessed gravel dork and thinks nothing of bivouacking on a beach after work. Also fond of cup and cone bearings, skids and tan wall tyres.
  • Discipline: Long days in the saddle by either road or mountain bike
  • Preferred Terrain: Happiest when on a rural road by the coast or crossing a remote mountain pass. Also partial to a cheeky gravel adventure or an arduous hike-a-bike.
  • Current Bikes: Custom Genesis Croix de Fer all road adventure wagon, Niner EMD 9.
  • Dream Bike: A rigid 44 Bikes Marauder, all black please.
  • Beer of Choice: Caesar Augustus
  • Location: Bristol, UK

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