It's Cyber Monday today, and so are all of the great deals that come along with it. A new helmet can be a sizeable investment, but Cyber Monday can be an excellent time to snag a great deal on a cheap or discounted helmet that still offers great quality and safety features.
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When shopping for a cheap bike helmet, we recommend you look at a model from one of the bigger, reputable brand names. This could be one of the more budget options on offer or levelling up and getting a great deal on a performance helmet in the sales. If you want to look beyond helmets to other deals, though, be sure to check out our main Cyber Monday bike deals hub page, which has everything you could want in one place.
Trawling through the Cyber Monday sales and discounted sections can be tiresome, but fear not as we have done a lot of the hard work for you already.
Every bike helmet has to pass rigorous testing procedures, so as long as you buy from a helmet brand whose products pass these tests then you can rest easy in the knowledge that the money you save won't compromise on safety features or build quality. More expensive helmets come with additional upgrades such as rotational impact protection technology, extra ventilation, and lower weight while maintaining the same strength.
You can do some research on the best road helmets but if you want to keep things more cost-effective, then keep exploring this Cyber Monday list. All the helmets listed represent great deals that offer excellent value for money. The page is broken up into USA and UK deals and is ordered by price for easy navigation.
Best helmet deals: USA
Lazer Nuts Kineticore kids | 76% off at Competitive Cyclist (opens in new tab)
(opens in new tab)Was $49.99 | Now $11.97
A truly low-cost helmet for kids from one of the world's leading and most respected brands, available in a single size that's suitable for heads measuring 50cm - 56cm. The 66% off is applied to the black flash yellow version.
Nutcase baby nutty MIPS | 60% off at REI (opens in new tab)
(opens in new tab)Was $70.00 | Now $27.93
Designed for infants, this baby nutty MIPS helmet will protect against the risk of rotational brain injuries. And is designed for head sizes from 47-50cm. Take advantage of a great 60% off in the 'sucker punch' and 'love bug' colours.
Bolle Messenger| Up to 74% off at Jenson USA (opens in new tab)
(opens in new tab)Was $125.00| Now from $31.94
The Bolle messenger commuter-style helmet currently has a huge 77% off in medium and in Khaki / Orange matte colourways. The built-in LED light system should really help you stay visible in traffic or low-light conditions.
Bolle EXO MIPS | 72% off at Jenson (opens in new tab)
(opens in new tab)Was $149.00 | Now $41.94
The EXO MIPS helmet from Bolle has a huge 72% off in four different versions and in two sizes. The EXO helmet features aerodynamic consideration and design and MIPS technology to keep you safe.
Giro Caden MIPS| 53% off at Competitive Cyclist (opens in new tab)
(opens in new tab)Was $94.95 | Now from $44.97
The Giro Caden is a stylish commuter-style helmet with MIPS technology and a removable soft brim to block the sun or rain. A helmet with MIPS technology is a great deal and the matte black option has 53% off in three sizes.
Scott ARX Plus | 50% off at Competitive Cyclist (opens in new tab)
(opens in new tab)Was $99.99 | Now $49.95
The Scott ARX plus helmet is the first road helmet from the manufacturer to offer MIPS technology and the MRAS3 fit system. 50% off for a MIPS-equipped helmet for under $50 is another great deal.
Bern FL-1 Libre Helmet| Up to 25% off at Backcountry (opens in new tab)
(opens in new tab)Was $69.99 | Now from $52.49
If you like the satin hot pink version and wear a size medium or large the Bern FL-1 has up to 25% off. Other colours are available but the pink version carries the biggest discount. The FL-1 is an excellent entry-level or starter helmet.
Leatt DBX 3.0 All Mountain| 64% off at Jenson USA
(opens in new tab)Was $170.00 | Now $61.94
This mountain bike helmet from Leatt is available in two with the discount applied to the size S model. It's built with 360-degree Turbine technology to help with angled impacts, it's well-ventilated, and the magnetic buckle makes getting it on a simple and easy one-handed affair.
Specialized Propero III with ANGI | 43% off at Mike's Bikes (opens in new tab)
Was $139.99 | Now $79.77
With the rotational impact protection liner, MIPS, and crash-detection sensor ANGI, the Propero 3 has really dialled up the safety, which is exactly what a helmet should do. It's currently available in two colours across two sizes.
Kask Mojito cubed helmet | Up to 35% off at Competitive cyclist (opens in new tab)
Was $170.00 | Now from $109.97
The Kask Mojito cubed helmet also has up to 35% off currently with lots of models and sizes available. The Mojito features the Octo fit system to ensure a secure fit and classic Italian style cues.
Smith Ignite MIPS | 20% off at Competitive Cyclist
(opens in new tab)Was $250.00 | Now $200.00
An aero helmet with both MIPS and Koroyd impact absorption tech inside. At full price, we wouldn't pick it over similarly priced competitors, but at a sizeable 44% off in the matte cinder haze colourway, this helmet is suddenly worthy of consideration for those who prioritise speed and safety on a budget.
Smith Trace MIPS| 36% off at Competitive Cyclist (opens in new tab)
(opens in new tab)Was $250.00 | Now $159.98
Here's another nicely discounted MIPS helmet in the form of the Smith Trape. The 44% discount is in the Matte Draplin (orange) colour. The helmet features MIPS safety technology, 18 large vents to keep you cool and shade storage.
POC Ventral Spin bike| 50% off at REI (opens in new tab)
(opens in new tab)Was $290.00 | Now $144.93
The POC Ventral SPIN bike helmet uses the patent-pending SPIN rotational impact system to keep you safe. It also features an eye garage feature for you to store your shades on the go. Currently with 50% off in the Size small and the eye-catching Zinco orange colour
Luis Garneau P-09| 25% off at Competitive Cyclist
(opens in new tab)Was $199.99 | Now $149.99
This helmet is designed for time trial and triathlon use and currently has 25% off in black/blue and black/red versions. The helmet has a removable visor and dimpled section to shave seconds from your bike split or time trial times.
Kask Protone | 50% off at Jenson USA (opens in new tab)
(opens in new tab)Was $300.00 | Now $150.94
You can enjoy 50% off the Kask Protone in the black/green colour and in size small. The Protone has an aerodynamic design and MIT technology as well as being proven at the highest level of competition.
Giro Aether Spherical | 57% off at Competitive Cyclist
(opens in new tab)Was $349.95 | Now from $150.00
Giro's range-topping lid comes with its unique MIPS Spherical tech, in which the MIPS sliding layer is integrated between two layers of the shell. Providing great protection along with aerodynamics, comfort and ventilation. It's one of the more expensive helmets on the market but if you are okay with the matte black colour you can buy the helmet in various sizes.
Best bike helmet deals: UK
Endura XTRACT II | 77% off at Sigma Sports (opens in new tab)
(opens in new tab)Was £62.00 | Now £14.00
The Endura XTRACT II is currently on sale for just £16 in the red colour in the S/M size. This is a fantastic price for an entry-level helmet from an established brand.
HJC Atara | 67% off at ProBikeKit
(opens in new tab)Was £90.00 | Now £30.49
HJC's helmets tend to be lightweight and the entry-level Atara is no exception with a claimed 210g. It's also been wind tunnel tested at HJC's own tunnel in Korea, where HJC has also honed air circulation to ensure you remain comfortable as you ride. This deal is for size Small helmets now.
HJC Valeco | up to 70% off at Sigma Sports (opens in new tab)
Was £125.00 | Now £38.00
The HJC Valeco is heavily discounted for Black Friday with up to 70% off. There are numerous other colours available mostly in size small. The Valeco has 12 vents to keep you cool, antibacterial padding and comes with a carry bag.
Specialized Align II MIPS | 11% off at Tredz (opens in new tab)
Was £45.00 | Now £40.00
This very affordable entry-level road helmet from Specialized is now even cheaper, with a huge range of colours available in all sizes still. The Align II features brain-saving MIPS technology, as well as the brand's 4th Dimension Cooling System for optimised ventilation.
Oakley ARO3 MIPS | 67% off at Sigma Sports (opens in new tab)
Was £149.00 | Now £49.00
The ARO3 is still available in three colour options, with most sizes still in stock, although it's the matte black option that gets the best discount. This premium racing helmet uses a Boa retention system for a micro-adjustable fit and also features MIPS protection, an integrated eyewear dock, and optimised ventilation.
Oakley AR05 MIPS | 71% off at Sigma Sports (opens in new tab)
Was £199.00 | Now £58.00
Available in a range of colours and select sizes, the AR05 in its most heavily discounted colour version has a huge 71% off. This is a great way to pay a lot less for a high-end, premium helmet with MIPS technology.
Bontrager Specter WaveCel Helmet | 59% off at Sigma Sports
(opens in new tab)Was £130.00 | Now £53.00
Not only does the Specter helmet come with WaveCel tech to help protect you in a crash, but it also comes with Bontrager's crash replacement guarantee that will give you a free replacement if you do crash it in the first year of ownership. The deal applies to the red version in size small.
MET Vinci MIPS | 39% off at Tredz (opens in new tab)
(opens in new tab)Was £100.00 | Now from £60.99
The MET Vinci is another MIPS tech helmet that's heavily discounted at the moment with just under 40% off. The blue and red versions carry this discount in a range of sizes.
Specialized Echelon II MIPS | 14% off at Tredz (opens in new tab)
Was £80.00 | Now £69.00
When it comes to budget helmets, Specialized's Echelon II MIPS packs quite a punch, with rotational safety built-in, an ergonomic design, and a fit system that can be paired with the brand's ANGi crash sensor.
Abus Stormchaser| 54% off at ProBikeKit
(opens in new tab)Was £139.99 | Now from £65.49
Abus's Stormchaser offers low weight, aerodynamics and good ventilation in one package. It looks good too and offers great protection. There are even built-in reflective sections at the rear.
POC Ventral Spin | 75% off at Sigma Sports
(opens in new tab)Was £270.00 | Now £68.00
The POC Ventral Spin currently has 72% off in the Zinc orange colour. This high-end helmet features the POC SPIN rotational impact safety technology and will ensure you stay visible on the road. There are currently only 3 helmets left in stock at Sigma.
Kask Mojito 3 WG11 | 48% off at Sigma Sports (opens in new tab)
(opens in new tab)Was £139.00 | Now £72.00
The Kask Mojito 3 meets the Kask WG11 safety standard, exceeding the EU recommended standards by 48%. The 43% off is in the black version in all three sizes.
Giant Pursuit MIPS | 55% off at Tredz (opens in new tab)
(opens in new tab)Was £189.99 | Now from £84.99
The Giant Pursuit helmet has a focus on aerodynamics bringing the speed of a time trial helmet to a road offering. It features MIPS safety technology and in black and size small has 55% off currently.
Bell Formula LED MIPS| Up to 23% off at Tredz
(opens in new tab)Was £114.99 | Now from £89.00
Sharing its helmet tech with Giro, Bell has included MIPS as well as a rechargeable rear light in the Formula helmet, which also incorporates Bell's comfortable, lightweight fit adjustment system.
POC Ventral Spin | 64% off at Sigma Sports (opens in new tab)
(opens in new tab)Was £270.00 | Now £97.00
With POC's signature extra-large vents, internal channelling and aerodynamic credentials, the Ventral Air also features POC's Spin anti-rotation tech to help protect your head better in a crash. POC says that a size M weighs 230g, so it's a lightweight helmet too.
Endura Speedpedelec | 40% off at Cyclestore (opens in new tab)
(opens in new tab)Was £164.99 | Now £98.99
If you are looking for pure speed the Endura Speedpedelec has 40% off and is a super fast aero road helmet with a removable visor. It's also covered by the Endura crash replacement policy.
Specialized S-Works Prevail II Team Replica| 50% off at Cyclestore (opens in new tab)
(opens in new tab)Was £239.99 | Now £119.97
This top-spec helmet from Specialized comes with MIPS as well as an ANGi detector, which identifies if you have had an accident and alerts your contacts. This is the team version available in Bora-Hansgrohe, Quickstep and SD Workx colourways.
Specialized S-Works Prevail II Vent ANGi MIPS | 21% off at Tredz (opens in new tab)
Was £240.00 | Now £190.00
Sitting firmly in the second-highest position of its range, Specialized's S-Works Prevail II Vent ANGi MIPS helmet is packed full of the latest tech for high performance and safety. Compatible with the ANGi crash sensor, it boasts the brand's 5th Dimension Cooling System and comes with a five-star Virginia Tech rating.
Specialized S-Works Evade II ANGi MIPS | 20% off at Tredz (opens in new tab)
Was £250.00 | Now £199.99
Specialized's range-topping model is currently discounted in select sizes and colourways. The aero-optimised lid is complete with an integrated ANGi crash sensor and features a myriad of other premium tech, making this a much sought-after item.
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As the Tech Editor here at Cyclingnews, Josh leads on content relating to all-things tech, including bikes, kit and components in order to cover product launches and curate our world-class buying guides, reviews and deals. Alongside this, his love for WorldTour racing and eagle eyes mean he's often breaking tech stories from the pro peloton too.
On the bike, 30-year-old Josh has been riding and racing since his early teens. He started out racing cross country when 26-inch wheels and triple chainsets were still mainstream, but he found favour in road racing in his early 20s and has never looked back. He's always training for the next big event and is keen to get his hands on the newest tech to help. He enjoys a good long ride on road or gravel, but he's most alive when he's elbow-to-elbow in a local criterium.
- Tom WieckowskiTech writer
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