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Priced from £45.99 depending on retailer, the Uvex Xenova Race cycling helmet is probably a little more expensive than the average cyclist would pay (given you can get entry level helmets around £20 in cycle shops and from Argos. However, I think that any cyclist who rides more than once a week should seriously consider investing in one.
The style of the helmet is so that it's very comfortable on the head; plenty of air can get to your scalp whilst keeping safe on your journey. It's light on the head, too, it doesn't in any way feel cumbersome or heavy and it's great if you either cycle often or you are going a long distance.
Styled in gloss red, you can get the helmet in a variety of colours, my local independent cycle shop offers red, blue, black and white though I have also seen pink, green and purple on sale.
The strap which goes under the chin is waterproof with a plastic clasp and is very comfortable, and fully adjustable. The inner foam insert is comfortable also and 'hugs' the head. The helmets come in a variety of sizes (in cm) for men and women - your cycle shop should be able to help you measure up.
I've never been unfortunate enough to be in an accident, so I can't vouch for the safety side other than that it feels very sturdy, well made, and I feel safe when using it, which I haven't done as much with cheaper and less well fitting helmets.
Overall I highly recommend this helmet for any rider - it's stylish, it's not too cumbersome, it's fairly priced, and it feels sturdy and safe. I ride mainly on the roads when I cycle to work, so having a helmet which feels safe is the number one priority for me.
Uvex Xenova race / A perfect entry-level bike helmet for novices.