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Best Bike helmets

Consumer Reports Ratings for Best Bike helmets

Best Bike helmets

We tested 13 bike helmets to determine the best-performing models. Our expert lab technicians tested each Bike helmet based on the following criteria:

  • Ease of use
  • Ventilation
  • Fit adjustments
  • Impact absorption
  • Weight (lbs.)

Below lists the Bike helmets that rated best in each of the tests our experts looked for. Learn about how these tests were performed and find out which Bike helmet is rated best when you subscribe.

Consumer Reports Ratings for Best Bike helmets

Best Bike helmet for Ease of use

How easy the various buckles and adjustments of the helmet are to use. Based on sensory panelist judgments.


This Bike helmet which tested best for Ease of use has the following features: Sizes available and Damage replacement program.

Best Bike helmet for Ventilation

Our evaluation of how well air flows through the helmet to provide cooling while riding.


This Bike helmet which tested best for Ventilation has the following features: Sizes available.

Best Bike helmet for Fit adjustments

How versatile the helmet retention system adjustments are with regard to the ability to accommodate various head sizes and shapes. Based on expert judgements.


This Bike helmet which tested best for Fit adjustments has the following features: Sizes available and Damage replacement program.

Best Bike helmet for Impact absorption

How well a helmet can absorb impact forces, thus reducing the deceleration experienced by a head, during an impact. Based on helmet performance in laboratory impact tests at various impact speeds and impact surfaces under several conditions.


This Bike helmet which tested best for Impact absorption has the following features: Sizes available and Damage replacement program.

Best Bike helmet for Weight (lbs.)

All other things being equal, a helmet that weighs less causes less fatigue. Score is based on weight relative to other tested helmets.


This Bike helmet which tested best for Weight (lbs.) has the following features: Sizes available and Damage replacement program.

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