Hard hat.

Let's face it: the helmet you're wearing is now experiencing its second decade. You can't remember exactly how old it is, but if it's been around long enough to see more than one President. Don't put it through another election year. Join this decade and protect your head with Mavic's Ksyrium Elite Helmet.

Named after the brand's iconic wheelset of the same name, the Ksyrium Elite delivers the same blend of lightness, durability, and affordability as its namesake aluminum training hoops, while employing a sleek, ventilated design that will keep you protected on the roads.

Weighing only 270g, the helmet will feel a whole lot lighter than the vintage lid you're sporting now — its low weight puts it on-par with pricier top-end models and its one-handed dial makes fit adjustments pre-ride or in the saddle simple and quick. If the weather looks unpredictable, take the removable visor along for your ride to block out sun and rain, or leave it off for an evening race.

  • A road helmet built for racing and training
  • In-mold shell and body provide standard impact resistance
  • Generous ventilation doesn't sacrifice cooling for protection
  • Shaped padding and adjustable retention provide comfort
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Perfect gift

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size

I bought this as a gift for a little boy of my town. He is starting to compete in national games and he needed good protection. I bought the small size (he is 13 years old). And he loves it. The design is very nice, it is one of those helmets that doesn't look to bulky.