B’Twin RoadR 500 review

All the ingredients of a good lid, if a little heavy

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £30.00 RRP
All the ingredients of a good lid, if a little heavy

Our review

A good-looking road-ready helmet that performs well and won't break the bank
Buy if, You want a breathable budget helmet
Pros: Price, airy, racy good looks
Cons: Weight and clunky retention system
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Most helmets under £30 look awful or are best avoided, but B’Twin has changed that. The RoadR has modern racy looks and, with 17 vents, it keeps you cool on hot days.


The outer shell is in-moulded, even at the rear and around the bottom surface, which makes it robust in day-to-day life, but does add weight.

The rear ratchet retention system is crude, a little clunky and sticky. It isn’t vertically adjustable, but locks in place without any issues. When combined with the easy-to-adjust side straps, which don’t lock down, the helmet sits comfortably in place.


It’s an amazing value lid, working well on the road and for commuting.

Product Specifications


Name RoadR 500
Brand Btwin

No of Vents 17