4 New Helmets for Road Cyclists
We rounded up the latest helmet releases from respected helmet specialists Limar, Scott, Sena and Kask. Check out these four new offerings for 2020.
LIMAR AIR SPEED
Based out of Bergamo, Italy, Limar has been a player in the world of pro cycling for decades, and they are currently the helmet of choice for the Astana team. For 2021, they are introducing a family of aero-enhanced helmets under the Air Revolution name.
Swiss brand Scott started off producing ski poles in 1958. Now a mainstay in the WorldTour, Scott has a wide swath of bikes and accessories, including the Centric Plus. Sixteen vents and the latest MIPS protection system combine for an aero-optimized purple ombre lid.
SENA R1 EVO
Sena’s built-in walkie-talkie feature is what stands out on this smart helmet. It uses a microphone in the lip of the helmet that cuts out wind rush and white noise for clear audio. Speakers built into the mold can be paired with a smartphone over a Bluetooth connection. The helmet uses three buttons to power on/off, control the walkie-talkie, listen to music and take phone calls.
Italian helmet brand Kask has been around for just over 16 years. We discovered their Rapido model about a decade ago, and since then it has been one of our favorites due to its low weight and exceptional ventilation. The Rapido optimizes ventilation with 24 larger vents to further increase airflow.