Uvex Boss Race helmet£59.99

Not our choice for the money

BikeRadar score2/5

Uvex's Boss Race is light and okay for cooler, rounder heads, but sweaty and wobbly otherwise. It’s an impressively low weight and the sculpted ribs give it a top-end look at a medium price.

The mid-sized vents aren’t tapered, so air influx is good. Shallow duct channels and exhaust vents mean ventilation doesn’t significantly improve as speed increases, though.

Fit is rounded and the zip-tie style buckle means easy fine-tuning on the fly. You can remove the chin pad if it catches your Adam’s apple.

The helmet rocks from side to side on squarer heads unless the narrow dial-adjusted cradle is tight across your occipital lobe at the rear of the scull.

Guy Kesteven

Freelance Writer, UK
Guy started filling his brain with cycle stats and steaming up bike shop windows back in 1980. He worked the other side of those windows from '89 while getting a degree in “describing broken things covered in mud" (archaeology). Dug historical holes in the ground through the early '90s, then became a pro bike tester in '97. Guy has ridden thousands of bikes and even more components the world over since then and can remember them all in vivid, haunting detail. Can't remember where the car keys are, though.
  • Age: 44
  • Height: 180cm / 5' 11"
  • Weight: 68kg / 150lb
  • Waist: 76cm / 30in
  • Chest: 91cm / 36in
  • Discipline: Strict sadomasochist
  • Preferred Terrain: Technical off-piste singletrack and twisted back roads. Up, down, along — so long as it's faster tfhan the last time he did it he's happy.
  • Current Bikes: An ever changing herd of test machines from Tri bikes to fat bikes and everything in between.
  • Dream Bike: His Nicolai Helius AM custom tandem
  • Beer of Choice: Theakston's Old Peculier (not Peculiar)
  • Location: Yorkshire, UK

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