Specialized Chamonix helmet review

Snell-approved skid lid

Our rating 
5.0 out of 5 star rating 5.0
£30.00 RRP
Specialized Chamonix Helmet

Our review

The Chamonix is the best 30 quid lid you can buy
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For a cheap helmet, the Specialized Chamonix is light (235g for the medium size), tough and very well vented. You could race in this. 

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The Form Fit cradle is easy to adjust and in conjunction with the foam pads gives a comfortable, secure fit on a variety of head shapes. The straps are easy to adjust, and there’s a clip-on visor for off-road use, though it looks equally at home without it.

Even when riding hard, the Chamonix stays reasonably cool – despite lacking side vents – because the vertical rear slots are very effective. 

The real ace in the pack, though, is that it’s Snell approved. Hardly any helmets that aren’t full face get a Snell B90A certificate these days because it’s a stringent standard that requires the lid to survive more impacts, at greater velocity, on a wider range of anvil shapes. 

Helmets sold in the EU only have to pass EN 1708, which is easier to meet. Does it matter? Well, the purpose of a helmet is to protect your head…

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It’s available in black, red or silver and S, M or L – go get one if you’re looking to go lightweight on a budget. 

Product Specifications

Product

Name Chamonix Helmet
Brand Specialized Bicycles

Available Colours Black Red Silver White
Clothing Sizes Available L M S
Description Specialized 4th Dimension Venting
Weight (g) 235
No of Vents 23
Available In (Mens/Womens) Mens