Catlike Chrono WT aero helmet - in brief review£199.99

Reasonably priced aero headgear

BikeRadar score3/5

It says a lot for the general hike in TT helmet prices that a lid this pricey looks like a good value option.

  • Pros: Good ventilation and fit, stable
  • Cons: Compromised vision

Catlike's Chrono WT ticks off all the standard features you’d expect, with a pluggable vent, dial retention system and a vented fixed visor. A hard case and dark visor are available separately.

In the wind tunnel the Catlike was mid-pack in both positions – decent but it will cost you half a minute over 40km compared with the best.

In a low position on the road your vision is disrupted by the brow of the shell and the drilled visor vents, and also by the thick rubber nose trim when you glance down at your Garmin.

The large vent gives good airflow and the Chrono is stable at high speed and over bumps. The new, shorter Catlike Rapide will take over as the range-topper soon but the Chrono WT will continue to be sold.

This article was originally published in Procycling magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.

Jamie Wilkins

Deputy Editor, Procycling / Editor, Urban Cyclist, Procycling Magazine
Rides fast everywhere, all the time. Jamie started riding age 12, first on mountain bikes, progressing through cross-country and downhill racing (followed by motorcycle road racing and a dark time as a runner). A dedicated roadie since 2007, Jamie has dabbled in road racing, crits and time trials, but has the most fun simply riding hard with a couple of friends, chasing daft average speeds. Needless to say, Jamie values pure performance above all else and loves aero kit. Fiercely honest in his reviews. Has a chain-cleaning fetish.
  • Age: 37
  • Height: 185cm / 6'1"
  • Weight: 71kg / 156lb
  • Waist: 79cm / 31in
  • Chest: 96cm / 38in
  • Discipline: Road
  • Preferred Terrain: Mountains, rolling stuff, flat and windy, hacking through the city…
  • Current Bikes: Ridley Noah SL 20, Scappa Purosangue, Canyon Speedmax 9.0 SL
  • Dream Bike: Canyon Aeroad CF SLX 9.0 LTD, in red, please. And a Pashley Guv'nor.
  • Beer of Choice: Recovering teetotaller, still working this one out
  • Location: Bath, UK

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