Bicycle Helmet Performance Ratings
Summary: At last in 2018 we have ratings from two independent labs of bicycle helmets tested for both high-level and low-level impacts. Consumer Reports and Virginia Tech ratings can help you select a helmet. Unfortunately, neither has tested many helmets, so the list where their ratings concur is short.
Scott Arx Plus, Bell Muni, Bell Draft, Bell Draft MIPS, Bell Stratus MIPS, Cannondale Teramo, Giro Revel MIPS, Giro Foray, Lazer Cyclone, Giro Revel, Schwinn Intercept Adult, Cannondale Quick, Giro Bishop, Garneau Raid MIPS, Bontrager Starvos, Specialized Chamonix MIPS, Specialized Align, Garneau Sharp, Bontrager Solstice Youth, Garneau Nino, Bell Sidetrack MIPS, Uvex Quatro Junior, Specialized Shuffle Youth SB, Giro Scamp MIPS, Razor V17, Bell Disney Frozen Tiara and Raskullz Mohawk.
Five Stars: Bontrager Ballista MIPS, Louis Garneau Raid MIPS, Bell Stratus MIPS and Specialized Chamonix MIPS.
Four Stars: SCOTT Arx PLUS (MIPS), Bontrager Quantum MIPS, Specialized S-Works Prevail II, Smith Optics Overtake, Giro Savant, Bell Draft MIPS, POC Octal, Giro Foray, Giro Synthe, Giro Sutton, Specialized S-Works Evade II, Louis Garneau Le Tour II.
Five Stars and Excellent Impact protection:
Bell Stratus MIPS
Louis Garneau Raid MIPS
Specialized Chamonix MIPS
Four Stars and Excellent Impact protection:
Bell Draft MIPS
Scott Arx Plus MIPS
This page was revised on July 2, 2018.