Bontrager Starvos MIPS helmet review

Great value MIPS lid

Our rating 
4.5 out of 5 star rating 4.5
GBP £70.00 RRP | AUD $139.00 | USD $100.00
One of the cheapest helmets with MIPS protection

Our review

Race thoroughbred with modern protection
Buy if, You want the added safety of MIPS in a great value race lid
Pros: MIPS, lightweight retention system, looks
Cons: Heavier than some
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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

Product Specifications


Name Starvos MIPS
Brand Bontrager

No of Vents 21