When it comes to safety in a triathlon number one is to have the best bike helmet available to you.
The bike is by far the fastest part if the race so you want to make sure you are protected in case you take a tumble.
You can’t enter a race without a bike helmet and you will be disqualified from the race if you transition from swim to the bike without clipping up your helmet.
Same goes for when you finish the bike section.
You must keep your helmet on and fastened until you stop completely and the bike is racked.
Our best Triathlon Helmets for 2017 season
- Lightweight, compact, and extremely efficient aerodynamic design
- Includes optical shield by Carl Zeiss Vision
- Wind tunnel aided design
- Removable moisture-wicking X-Static padding
- Featherweight webbing and buckle, Roc Loc Air System
- The Advantage is a proven aerodynamic leader with victories from the Olympics to Ironman to the Tour de France
- Over a decade of wind tunnel testing has refined the shape and ventilation of the Advantage 2
- Depply channeled ventilation to keep cool during serious efforts
- Features Giro's RocLoc 5 fit system
- In mold construction
- Adjustable Twin Axis Gear (TAG) fit system for a superior fit
- Removable Race Shield and SeamFlex Ear Flaps
- Fusion In-Mold Microshell construction and channeled ventilation
- Weighs 380 grams and comes in three sizes
- Features X-Static Antimicrobial padding
- Weighs 345 grams, One size fits all
- 4-Vent internal channeling, CPSC approved, Chin strap protector
- Drag: 3.306, Drag at 25 mph : 3.260, Drag Coefficient: 0.2465
- Flexible side panels, DuraShell in-mold construction
- Lifetime crash replacement warranty
- Shell Material: [shell] in-mold polycarbonate, [liner] EPS
- Ventilation: 6 vents
- Fit Adjustment: Roc Loc 5
- Visor: no
- Recommended Use: triathlon, cyclcross, road cycling, mountain biking
- Fusion In-Mold Polycarbonate Shell is the result of an in-molding process which bonds the helmet's Microshell to its EPS foam layer for a sturdier, more solid helmet
- Progressive Layering uses a EPS foam liner that's constructed in 2 layered parts, each using different material densities, to help manage the energy of impacts
- Active Aero Slider vent lets the rider regulate airflow, temperature and aero efficiency on-the-fly with a simple button seamlessly integrated into the top of the helmet
- 15 channeled vents bring cool air in through the front, allowing it to pass over your head and then flushes warm air out of the rear ports -- so YOU stay cool and your HEAD stays cool
- Rollsys retention system; flexible ear covers; front and rear venting
- Aero shape and finish combine to make an exceptionally low drag TT helmet; optimal aerodynamics while riding with head down
- The color of the straps is aligned to the color of the individual helmet
- NOTE: There was a sizing change on this model between 2011 and 2012: A 2011 XS/MD is a 2012 MD. A 2011 LG/XL is a 2012 LG. The actual fit dimensions did not change at all; available in two sizes only
- Patented Aquavent allows cooling with water throug
- Shell Material: in-mold polycarbonate
- Impact Foam: Progressive Layering (dual-density EPS)
- Ventilation: 15 vents
- Fit Adjustment: FloatFit
- Visor: no
We have put together this time trial helmet review to help you in your search for a new tt helmet.
Helmets come in many shapes and sizes and this post will concentrate on full triathlon style helmets.
They look very different because they are shaped for maximum aero dynamics and it is not an item that you would be wearing whilst out on a leisurely ride in the countryside.
Well you might but you will get a serious amount of ‘blank stares’ from people as you whizz by.