Our Top Choice
Troy Lee A1
Troy Lee Designs specializes in making excellent bike helmets. However, they also have a wide range of other safety equipment as well as a custom paint department, if you’re interested.
Lightweight. Lots of sizes, even folks with big noggins can find their fit. Comfortable. Cool graphics.
The liner is comfortable, but soaks up too much sweat. Velcro feels a bit loose.
Adult Mountain Biking Helmet
XS/SM, MD/LG, XL/2X
Triple position retention system
CoolMax pads, Cam-lock stabilizer
POC Sports Crane Pure
POC is a Swedish brand much lauded for their quality designs and strong commitment to preserving lives.
True to size, good fit, even for large heads. Quite lightweight. Solid, sturdy and sleek design. Replaceable padding. Generously ventilated.
Basic design, no bells, no whistles. Might as well have been a pro instead of a con.
Adult Cycling Helmet
Extra padding for better fit
Giro Air Attack Shield Helmet
Giro is yet another great choice for folks looking for protective gear. They specialize in cycling and snow equipment with some quite unique and innovative products.
Design looks cool. Has included shield with magnet attachments. Comfortable retention system. Good for cold conditions.
Pricy. Could be better ventilated. Not for hot conditions.
Aerodynamic Adult Helmet
Small, Medium, Large
1 lbs. (400g)
Roc Loc® Air Fit System
Removable XStatic padding
Bell Sidetrack Youth Helmet
From power sports to kids’ equipment and from apparel to accessories, Bell has it all. Their single most important department is their helmets, so it is no surprise they’re skilled at making them.
Universal fit. Lots of colors to choose from. Adjustable and comfortable. Great ventilation. Has a visor.
No magnet attachments.
Youth Cycling Helmet
Universal Youth (50–57cm)
1.8 lbs. (276g)
ErgoDialTM Fit System
EPS impact foam
Critical Cycles CM-1 Helmet
Unlike other brands on this list, Critical Cycles doesn’t specialize in just helmets and protective gear, but rather in bicycles, related components and accessories.
Extremely lightweight. Cute design. Ideal for casual wear. Great multipurpose helmet. Absurdly cheap.
As long as you know how to use a conversion table, there won’t be any problems.
Adult Multi-sport Helmet
Small, Medium, Large