Helmet Lock review

Lock your lid to your bike

BikeRadar score2.5/5

There was some bemusement when this product arrived at the BikeRadar office, with not everybody convinced of the need for a helmet lock.

But a quick look over the bike racks at Bath Spa station shows there are a lot of cyclists who lock their helmets to their bikes, so maybe there’s a case for this.

It’s a simple design: a vinyl-covered wire cable looped through a zinc-plated steel bolt. To use it, push the loop up through a vent in your helmet (small enough that the bolt can’t be manoeuvred through), then your bike lock goes through the loop, and the bolt stops the helmet being removed.

Simon has been cycling for as long as he can remember, and more seriously since his time at university in the Dark Ages (the 1980s). This has taken in time trialling, duathlon and triathlon and he has toured extensively in Asia and Australasia, including riding solo 2900km from Cairns to Melbourne. He now mainly rides as a long-distance commuter and leisure/fitness rider. He has been testing bikes and working for Cycling Plus in various capacities for nearly 20 years.
  • Age: 53
  • Height: 175cm / 5'9
  • Weight: 75kg /165lb
  • Waist: 33in
  • Discipline: Road, touring, commuting
  • Current Bikes: Rose SL3000, Hewitt steel tourer
  • Beer of Choice: Samuel Adams Boston Lager
  • Location: Bath, UK
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