Best road cycling helmets

Our top rated lids of 2014

We’ve tested a wide range of road cycling helmets over the last year. This is our pick of the best.

Best helmets for road cycling

The following helmets all scored four-and-a-half stars or higher in recent tests by BikeRadar and Cycling Plus.

Bell Array

£79.99 / US$80 / AU$N/A

Bell array: bell array

The Bell Array offers a secure fit, with minimal, but comfortable padding. Its ventilation is up there with some of the best lids on the market too.

Read our full review of the Bell Array.

Kask Mojito

£120 / US$ 199.99 / AU$299

Kask mojito: kask mojito

The Mojito belies its weight and price with impressive comfort and performance. There’s just enough padding in the right places and the superb shape suits a wide range of heads.

Read our full review of the Kask Mojito.

Giro Synthe

£200 / US$250 / AU$TBA

Giro synthe : giro synthe

The Synthe's aesthetics won't suit everyone, but it's aero, airy, light, and comfy. If you're after a new road lid, we'd urge you to give this a look.

Read our full review of the Giro Synthe.

Lazer Z1

£199.99 / US$270 / AU$299

Lazer z1:

The Z1 is a fantastic helmet that builds on the already popular Genesis and Helium models from Lazer. Although the Z1’s overall aesthetics did not spark everyone's fancy, the breezy ventilation and updated Advance Rollsys retention system did.

Read our full review of the Lazer Z1.

Kask Vertigo

£165 / US$299.95 / AU$299

Kask vertigo special:

Kask's Vertigo helmet is instantly comfortable. Its well cushioned triple density pads are heavily perforated and fit is spot on. Its weight is very respectable, considering the extra shell covering, extensive rear cradle and overall toughness of the helmet.

Read our full review of the Kask Vertigo.

Specialized S-Works Prevail

£160 / US$225 / AU$299.95

Specialized s-works prevail:

The Prevail seems to have been around forever – and this latest iteration of the classic helmet delivers on pretty much all fronts: its styling, comfort and ventilation are all superb.

Read our full review of the S-Works Prevail.

Also consider

The following helmets all scored four stars in recent tests by BikeRadar and Cycling Plus.

This article is based on reviews originally published in Cycling Plusmagazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio, and here on BikeRadar.

This article was originally published in Cycling Plus magazine available on, Apple Newsstand and Zinio

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