Louis Garneau P-09 aero helmet - in brief review

How does LG's new lid measure up?

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For the P-09 its new top aero helmet, LG kept the dimples from the older Vorttice but dropped the air trips. The P-09 did not perform well in the tunnel, with low scores in each position.

  • Pros: Light, decent ventilation
  • Cons: Not fast, bad visor attachment

Out on the road, the ventilation (once the plug is removed) and dial-adjusted fit are okay but the visor isn't great. It wouldn't click into place properly, fell out once and scratched easily. And with a low position the visor clip is right in your eyeline.

The P-09 is light, though, and the sprung ear flaps mean it's easy to get on. Still, for us it isn't a go-to option, especially at this price (US$349.99, approx £214.70 – UK RRP TBC).

This article was originally published in Procycling magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.

Jamie Wilkins

Deputy Editor, Procycling / Editor, Urban Cyclist, Procycling Magazine
Rides fast everywhere, all the time. Jamie started riding age 12, first on mountain bikes, progressing through cross-country and downhill racing (followed by motorcycle road racing and a dark time as a runner). A dedicated roadie since 2007, Jamie has dabbled in road racing, crits and time trials, but has the most fun simply riding hard with a couple of friends, chasing daft average speeds. Needless to say, Jamie values pure performance above all else and loves aero kit. Fiercely honest in his reviews. Has a chain-cleaning fetish.
  • Age: 36
  • Height: 185cm / 6'1"
  • Weight: 71kg / 156lb
  • Waist: 79cm / 31in
  • Chest: 96cm / 38in
  • Discipline: Road
  • Preferred Terrain: Mountains, rolling stuff, flat and windy, hacking through the city…
  • Current Bikes: Ridley Noah SL 20, Scappa Purosangue, Canyon Speedmax 9.0 SL
  • Dream Bike: Canyon Aeroad CF SLX 9.0 LTD, in red, please. And a Pashley Guv'nor.
  • Beer of Choice: Recovering teetotaller, still working this one out
  • Location: Bath, UK

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