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Although the Bell Super 2 has been superseded by the updated Super 3, this helmet is undoubtedly a modern classic and still holds its own against the best in class today.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