Good aero helmet at a great value
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Medium
At its normal $220 MSRP the Bell Z20 Aero is a no go, but at CC and BC you can find these way bellow MSRP, making this helmet a great value. I have a 22.5" head and a size medium fits me great. The helmet while aero, breathes better than most aero helmets and still is very light. I found comfort to be great with the float fit race system but the helmet is a tad bulbous. The helmet holds shades well and includes MIPS. Virginia Tech's helmet safety review has the Z20 Aero at 5 stars and in the same safety range as a Lazer Z1, Rudy Project Racemaster, Giro Aether, but slightly bellow something like a Bontrager XXX WaveCel. However it is the third safest "aero" road style helmet, only falling behind the Bontrager Ballista and Velocis, but when on sale the Bell Z20 Aero is significantly less money than the Bontragers. Helmets will always be subjective do to aesthetics and comfort but the one area I can ding the Z20 Aero is that it's not currently offered in any bright neon colors which could help with visibility.