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While it’s possible to spend north of £300 / $300 on a cycling helmet, these top-rated options prove you don’t have to pay a fortune to get quality protection.
Whether you’re looking for a mountain bike helmet, road bike helmet or a helmet for commuting, all our picks – rated and reviewed by the BikeRadar team – are comfortable, offers a good fit, and cost less than £100.
MIPS (Multi-directional Impact Protection) used to be confined to premium helmets, but it’s now found in many cheap cycling helmets too. It’s designed to add extra protection in the event of a rotational impact to the head in an accident.
Helmets with MIPS form the majority of the best-rated lids in the independent assessments published annually by Virginia Tech .
We’ve included the best helmets under £100 here for road cyclists, mountain bikers and commuters who only cycle to work .
If you want to consider more expensive helmets though, check out our separate guides to the best road bike helmets and the best mountain bike helmets . These lists cover all of our top-rated helmets, from budget to top-end lids worn by the pros, and our full buyer’s guide.We’ve also got a guide to the best enduro helmets , which can be worn with or without a chin protector for […]