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How to choose your road bike helmet?

The one element intrinsically linked to biking, your helmet, could save your life in a bad fall. If it's well suited for your morphology and well-attached, it'll deform in the event of a fall to protect your skull and your face.

General principles

A bike helmet ensures the cyclist's safety on the road as much as on the track. Unforgettable element for any bike trip, you'll find different helmet models to ensure optimal safety to the cyclist, all the while preserving their comfort and performances.

Bike helmet fabricants and designers have two priorities for their products. Their helmets must imperatively be able to ensure the cyclist's safety, but they also have to be as aerodynamic as possible to avoid acting as a brake during sport efforts.

It's thus difficult to associate aerodynamism and comfort for the cyclist as the helmet's shape as well as the number of ventilation holes play a role in the wind resistance. The more wind resistance there is, the less aerodynamic the helmet will be.

Bike helmets' price range go from 17€ to 400€ based on the quality, the expected finishing touches or the desired helmet brand.

Some norms to help to define a helmet's quality: CE EN 1078, CPSC et AS. The norm CE EN 1078 is obligatory in Europe and all of our helmets are certified.

Some helmets also include reflective strips to enhance the cyclist's good visibility amongst the many road users.

A poorly-chosen helmet can prove less efficient, therefore, we're giving you a few pointers to make a great purchase.

The choice of a helmet is based on several criteria

Your head size

The most important element in choosing a helmet is size!
It should neither be too large nor too tight. To that end, you'll have to measure your head size with a measuring tape about 2 cm above your eyebrows for the forehead, up to the bulging part on the back of the skull.

Do not hesitate to check out the guides on the most frequent sizes available on every helmet's file, so as to buy the one most suited for your morphology.

Don't forget: if, when receiving the helmet, the latter doesn't entirely meet your expectations, you dispose of 14 days to return it to us.

Your own bike practice

If your bike practice is limited to shorts excursions, entry-level and mid-range helmets will bring you satisfaction, but if you practise a particular discipline on the road or on tracks, you can't choose the same type of helmet.
Indeed, there are special helmets adapted for cycling tracks, time trials or road racing. For example, helmets intended for time trials benefit from a particular design destined to enhance the practitioner's aerodynamism during their race.

This helmet is conceived for time trial or track. It's little ventilated but very aerodynamic. It's made for short distances at high speed.

This helmet doubtlessly meets the cyclist's most challenging expectations with ventilation holes that can be closed off at any moment to improve aerodynamism.

This bike helmet is the ideal choice for amateurs of long distances thanks to its lightness and really good ventilation. Very comfortable, it can be worn without any problem for several hours in a row.

Don't forget: if, when receiving the helmet, the latter doesn't entirely meet your expectations, you dispose of 14 days to return it to us.

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