Whether you enjoy mountain biking with friends, commuting to work, or dialing in your fitness with a road riding routine, your helmet is the most essential part of your ride kit. We carry a full selection of women’s bike helmets to help keep you protected, comfortable and looking great on every ride.
Before anything else, protection comes first. All the women’s bike helmets we sell are certified to U.S. safety standards, and some also feature new innovations and technologies such as MIPS (Multi-directional Impact Protection), a system that includes a low-friction layer inside the helmet to reduce rotational forces that occur in certain impacts. We offer women’s MIPS helmets in both road and mountain bike styles.
Beyond protection, the next thing to consider when choosing your helmet is fit. For a helmet to function properly, it must fit properly. Most of the women’s helmets we sell come in multiple sizes and have modern fit systems that allow you to make adjustments to get a secure, comfortable fit.
Today’s helmets have become quite specialized. You can certainly find versatile, do-it-all options, but if you’re looking at higher end performance helmets, you’ll find that many have special features for a certain style of riding. If you’re a road rider, take a look at the vents and the way the helmet channels air over your head. Typically, the more you spend, the lighter and cooler you can get. Also consider the fit system, which often includes adjustable dials. You want a precise fit that’s easily adjustable and won’t cause any pinching or hot spots.
For mountain biking, you may want some other purpose-built features such as an adjustable visor or extended coverage for added protection while riding aggressive terrain. Think about your eyewear and choose a helmet that fits well with your riding glasses. And if you ride on the road in low-light conditions, whether it’s rainy weather, dawn patrol or evening commutes, high-visibility and reflective graphics can help keep you visible to cars.
We carry women’s mountain and road helmets from top brands like Bell, Giro, Mavic, POC, Smith, Scott and others. Take a look through the options, and feel free to call one of our Gear Advisors at 888-880-3811 if you have any questions.