Abus Tec-tical helmet review£79.99

Understated top-end lid

BikeRadar score3.5/5

The Tec-tical is Abus’s range-topping helmet, but at 80 quid it represents decent value for money. Our 54-58cm size weighed in at just over 307g so it isn’t featherweight, but really this wasn’t an issue.

The sturdy ratchet system made finding a snug, comfortable fit easy, and 23 generous vents provide good cooling. The fabric padding inside can be removed for cleaning, there’s an extra pad under the chin for comfort and an anti-insect cap is also provided to keep your hair nice and bug-free.

We also liked the understated looks – the Tec-Tical is pleasingly discreet and we easily forgot we were wearing it.

Rob Spedding

Editor-in-Chief, Cycling Plus, Cycling Plus Magazine
Editor-in-chief Rob has been pedalling Cycling Plus since 2007. His first proper road bikes were a Raleigh Sprint in the early 1980s and then a Trek 1000 in 1999. A former competitive runner, Rob has repeatedly threatened to become a competitive cyclist in every discipline from time-trailling to hill climbing to bike polo. We're still waiting.
  • Discipline: Road. Mainly commuting but with the occasional mountainous sportive that he'll complain about/fail to complete. Enjoys cake stops. Will never, ever do another triathlon after a bad experience in open water.
  • Preferred Terrain: Gently undulated roads – he's more of a rouleur. Likes gravel.
  • Current Bikes: BMC Alpenchallenge, Viner Perfecta, BMC Granfondo GF0, anything shiny that Warren Rossiter will allow him to ride
  • Dream Bike: Bianchi Specialissima, Raleigh Banana
  • Beer of Choice: Innis and Gunn Original
  • Location: Bath, UK

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