It’s hard not to be impressed with the Bontrager’s credentials here with a lightweight sub £70 minimalist looking race helmet complete with MIPS (Multi-Directional Impact System).
This allows the outer shell to rotate up to 15mm to reduce rotating impact forces in a similar way to the scalp moves across the skull.
The Headmaster fit system looks delicate with its wires but works well offering a secure and comfortable ride with no pressure points. Bontrager’s FlatLock divider side strap set-up is a fixed-position fit that should work for most — they worked perfectly for me — and the soft straps sit well on the face.
The racy looking compact shell is well vented with good internal channelling making it a good choice for racers. It’s an impressive package offering all you could need without a huge price tag. Bontrager also offers a free replacement if crashed in the first year of ownership.
- Sizes: S (51-57cm), M (54-60cm), L (58-63cm)
- Colours: Black, Red/Black, White/Blue, White/Grey
- Vents: 21
- Weight: 290g