Here’s a quick list of the latest aero helmets for road cycling. Aero helmets have been refined to eek out watt saving benefits with sleek air-hugging designs that offer a slight advantage over traditional helmets. Here are six of the latest aero helmets on the market for 2023.
Abus knows a thing or two about safety with nearly 100 years of personal security experience. Widely known for its bike locks, the German brand made a foray into the U.S. road helmet market with the release of the 301-gram Gamechanger.
Yes, as seen on the head of two-time Tour de France winner Tadej Pogacar and the UAE Emirates team, MET’s Manta is the helmet brand’s aero effort for head protection. The Manta is loaded with features that include 15 vents, a Fidlock magnetic buckle, both vertical and occipital adjustments, and the MIPS C2 protection system. Available in three sizes and six color options.
The Eclipse is the latest addition to the California brand’s extensive helmet lineup. The 267-gram design is aero-optimized while still implementing a dual-shell construction with a low-friction zone in between. It’s an all-out effort to maximize protection from rotational impacts while still optimizing comfort and airflow.
KASK PROTONE ICON
Kask has been the helmet of choice by Team Ineos for years, and the Icon is an updated model of the famous Protone. Now with bigger vents for increased airflow, the Icon is aero-optimized and available in three sizes and 10 colors.
As used by the all-conquering Jumbo-Visma team, the Lazer is unique with its KinetiCore “crumple zones” that are built into the EPS for added protection and their patented Scrollsys retention system. The 296-gram Strada has 21 vents and stands out with seven color options.
EKOI RACING AERO 14
Although the French brand isn’t yet well known in America, Ekoi helmets have still found their way into the pro peloton. The 221-gram Aero 14 has 12 vents and is a good-looking helmet at an exceptional price.