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Specialized Chamonix Road Helmet 2018

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The Specialized Chamonix helmet is an affordable lightweight racing helmet with plenty of venting to keep you cool on hot rides. Specialized’s 4th Dimension cooling system utilises a wide mouth port and deep channels connected to rear exhausts that pull air through the helmet and over your scalp, keeping you cool on summer rides.

The Chamonix road helmet offers a secure and comfortable fit thanks to the Headset SX fit system with micro levels of adjustment. Excellent features such as the clip-on visor, plus certified protection and sleek styling make the Chamonix great value for any cyclist.

Key Features:

    • One-size system, designed for easy and accurate fit to a wide range of head sizes.
    • Headset SX fit system with micro-adjustable dial for easy, secure, and accurate fit.
    • 4th Dimension Cooling System optimizes ventilation.
    • In-moulded shell improves strength and reduces weight.
    • Tri-Fix web splitter for improved comfort and ease of strap adjustments.
    • Reflective webbing and decals for increased visibility in low-light conditions.
    • Patented clip-on visor included.
    • Complies with one or more of the following safety standards for bicycle helmets: CPSC, SNELL B90A, CE, and AS/NZS.

Specialized Chamonix Road Helmet 2018 Reviews

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Overall Rating:
4.7
out of 5
4.69
Build Quality
4.75
Performance
5
Value For Money
4.67

Customer Reviews (6)

5
Perfect for all weathers

Bought this helmet after a visit to the Cardiff store, and couldn’t be happier. Great quality and love the position of the chin strap. Perfect for hot days and even performs well in the rain. Light, well made, and looks good!

Bought this helmet after a visit to the Cardiff store, and couldn’t be happier. Great quality and love the position of the chin strap. Perfect for hot days and even performs well in the rain. Light, well made, and looks good!

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
5
Helmet

Ordered this helmet as a birthday present for my son. Kept informed regularly of delivery status. Received wel wrapped and packed. Birthday boy very happy and would recommend this helmet and provider.

Ordered this helmet as a birthday present for my son. Kept informed regularly of delivery status. Received wel wrapped and packed. Birthday boy very happy and would recommend this helmet and provider.

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
5
Superb Hi Vis Helmets

My wife and I needed new helmets, her current one never fitted well. We had seen Specialized helmets whilst on a cycling tour of Cuba She ordered a white Specialize Duet and I ordered a matching white Chamonix. My wife found the Duet ladies helmet too narrow for comfort even for her 52.5cms size. She tried my Chamonix that claims a minimum adjustment down to 54cms. But it fitted her perfectly with adjustment to spare. As my white Chamonix had arrived without the visor I exchanged it with my wife's Duet for two Hi Viz yellow Chamonix. The two new helmets arrived in 48hrs. They both fitted perfectly, the size adjustment is simply efficient and can be easily adjusted on the move. The ventilation is a ideal and far better than our previous expensive helmets. We have ridden many kilometers in 38c + in South America and Africa. The lack of wind noise is noticeable, as the 'Tri-Fix' system keeps the straps away from the ears. All in all we are very pleased with these helmets we wish we had found them before.

My wife and I needed new helmets, her current one never fitted well. We had seen Specialized helmets whilst on a cycling tour of Cuba She ordered a white Specialize Duet and I ordered a matching white Chamonix. My wife found the Duet ladies helmet too narrow for comfort even for her 52.5cms size. She tried my Chamonix that claims a minimum adjustment down to 54cms. But it fitted her perfectly with adjustment to spare. As my white Chamonix had arrived without the visor I exchanged it with my wife's Duet for two Hi Viz yellow Chamonix. The two new helmets arrived in 48hrs. They both fitted perfectly, the size adjustment is simply efficient and can be easily adjusted on the move. The ventilation is a ideal and far better than our previous expensive helmets. We have ridden many kilometers in 38c + in South America and Africa. The lack of wind noise is noticeable, as the 'Tri-Fix' system keeps the straps away from the ears. All in all we are very pleased with these helmets we wish we had found them before.

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
5
Bought a second one

I like this helmet so much I bought one for my partner.

I like this helmet so much I bought one for my partner.

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4.7 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 4.5/5
Value For Money: 4.5/5
4
Helmet

Great looking and fitting helmet . It is a comfortable and affordable helmet in a fantastic color .I have had this helmet for 3 months and im now considering a smaller version for my young son. This is the latest version and is a welcomed addition to my collection now which im going to use for my night time cycling.

Great looking and fitting helmet . It is a comfortable and affordable helmet in a fantastic color .I have had this helmet for 3 months and im now considering a smaller version for my young son. This is the latest version and is a welcomed addition to my collection now which im going to use for my night time cycling.

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4 out of 5
Build Quality: 4/5
Performance: 4/5
Value For Money: 4/5
4
Hi Vis Helmet

The helmet fits very well (for my quite large head. Gives good ventilation (much better than a previously owned cheaper brand). The chin strap is good and comfortable and the size adjuster easy to tighten one handed. The Hi vis colour is good - but there is little of it at the rear of the helmet.

The helmet fits very well (for my quite large head. Gives good ventilation (much better than a previously owned cheaper brand). The chin strap is good and comfortable and the size adjuster easy to tighten one handed. The Hi vis colour is good - but there is little of it at the rear of the helmet.

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4.5 out of 5
Build Quality: 4.5/5
Performance: 4.5/5
Value For Money: 4.5/5

Size Chart

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Specialized Helmets

How to measure yourself for a helmet
helmet sizing To find the circumference of your head, place a tape measure in the centre of your forehead, wrap it around above your ears and around the back of your head. If there's a slight difference between two different sizes, always go for the tighter size.

Sized helmets

SizeCentimetresInches
S 51 - 57 20 - 22½
M 54 - 60 21¼ - 23½
L 57 - 63 22½ - 24¾

Universal helmets

NameCentimetresInches
Flash 50 - 58 19¾ - 23
Sierra 50 - 58 19¾ - 23
Align 54 - 62 21¼ - 24½
Max 56 - 64 22 - 25¼

Kids helmets

AgeCentimetresInches
Toddler 44 - 52 17 - 20½
Child 47 - 55 18½ - 21

Specialized cycling helmets are expertly built to provide the ultimate protection for your head, whatever your cycling discipline. Great ventilation, great fit and great design - the perfect safety accessory.

Please note, all size information is provided as a guide - if you're unsure or need any further assistance you can call us on 01792 799508 ... we're happy to help!

Road Helmet Guide

 

Road Helmets

Wearing a road helmet while cycling is the best way to maximise your safety. All our road cycling helmets meet the minimum EU safety standard (CE EN1078); what you pay for is aerodynamics, reduced weight, more vents and enhanced safety features such as MIPS. 

We’ll look at all these features in-depth below:


Features

Shell

Most bike helmets are built with an outer plastic shell bonded to polystyrene inner. It’s this inner material which absorbs the energy from an impact. The plastic outer layer stops small bumps and scratches from damaging the inner, and it also stops UV rays degrading the polystyrene.

Road helmets are designed to be as lightweight and aerodynamic as possible with plenty of venting to keep you cool.

Performance road cycling helmets are more aerodynamic to reduce drag as you ride. High-end models often go through some form of wind-tunnel testing for efficiency. Time Trial helmets may taper like a tear drop at the back to help wind slip around the lid and out the back.

Road helmets are designed to be light, aerodynamic and well ventilated

Core

Bike helmets are constructed of Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) which is a great material for absorbing impacts, whilst being lightweight. 

Nowadays almost all helmets use in-mould technology where the shell and EPS core are moulded together, allowing for more intricate shaping for vents and aero designs. It also stops the shell separating from the core. Crucially in-mould lids improve impact forces transferring to the foam core.

Consider foam density when making your choice. Helmets with single density foam will deform more in a collision than those with multi-density foam, which offer more impact protection.

A brand-new material called Koroyd is coming onto the market and offers enhanced protection with a lighter weight. Thermally welded hollow tubes form a honeycomb structure which can absorb 30% more energy than a similar cycling helmet made from polystyrene. Koroyd also enhances ventilation as all those hollow tubes allow heat to escape.

In-moulded helmet with large ventilation channels - for better cooling

MIPS

Mips (Multi-directional impact protection system) is a new safety technology being released on premium helmets. It is a moveable plastic layer that sits within the helmet and slips around your head during angled impacts. This helps to reduce twisting impact forces on your brain. Currently helmets with MIPS are pricey, however, the slip-plane technology is getting cheaper all the time.


Fit & Straps

Fit is a key part of safety and comfort. All road helmets feature an adjustable fit system that ensures the helmet stays securely attached to your head.

There are a few variations, but the theme is generally the same, a retention system pulls the inside liner webbing together to cradle your head. Many helmets will come with a ratchet dial on the rear that you can adjust. Look for a dial system that can be used easily with one hand, so you don’t have to stop cycling to adjust the fit. Premium lids will also come with height adjustment, offering a better fit for all head shapes.

Chin straps are there to keep your helmet in place, even if you have a fall. These are usually fully adjustable on all helmets.

A road rider wearing a helmet with correctly adjusted straps

Liner Padding

Liner padding is essential for comfort while wearing your helmet. It is the part of the helmet that directly contacts your head. If you’re a regular rider then you’ll want quick drying, hydrophilic and anti-microbial padding to help reduce odour. Removable padding is great for a deep clean.

Liner padding is essential for comfort

Ventilation

When choosing a road cycling helmet, ventilation is key for comfort and it will be a big factor in the cost of the lid you choose. The general rule of thumb is the more expensive a road helmet is, the more advanced the ventilation will be, and the more vents you’ll get.

More sophisticated venting systems link deep vent channels from the front through to the rear of the helmet. These channels work to pull cooling air over your head and out through the exhaust ports.

Aero road helmets will limit the use of vents to create a clean, slippery profile to help reduce drag. You can even find helmets with vents you can snap shut if you need an aero boost, or open for breathability. You’ll find that TT lids will have no vents at all because of aerodynamics.

Rider wearing a well ventilated road helmet

Weight

Wearing a heavy helmet on a long cycle ride is uncomfortable. When it comes to road helmets, the more you spend, the lighter it will be. Helmets can range anywhere from 190g at the premium end of the market to over 600g for entry level models.

Lighter weight helmets tend to offer more comfort

Sizing

It is important to get a helmet that fits correctly. Simply measure the circumference of your head and match it to the helmet size. Do this by placing a tape measure on the centre of your forehead and wrap it around your head above the ears. See our clothing size guide for more details.

Delivery & Guarantee

UK Delivery Information

We are committed to offering fast and free delivery, whether you're ordering bikes, accessories or clothing. Our standard delivery service is FREE to mainland UK, regardless of the size and on all orders over £20.

Please note that bulky products and bikes shipped to outlying UK regions are excluded from free shipping.

Please note that Pre-Order dates can sometimes change due to updated stock information.

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Returns & Warranty

It's easy to return a product with our 365 day, hassle free returns.

We will give you a full refund or exchange on any item that is returned to us unused/unfitted, in a resaleable condition and in its original packaging (where possible).

Please note: For hygiene reasons, we cannot accept returns of facemasks, undershorts or underwear if the item has been removed/unsealed from its original packaging.

If your item develops a fault or arrives damaged, please contact us first so we can resolve the issue for you as quickly as possible.

For more information please visit our Returns & Warranty page.