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Specialized Womens Sierra Road Cycling Helmet 2018

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Product Description

The Specialized Sierra women’s road cycling helmet offers serious protection in a stylish and great value package.

The Sierra is packed with features designed for comfort and protection including a Ponytail-ready HairPort SX fit system. This gives you micro adjustability and room for your hair for easy and accurate fitting.

A Tri-Fix web splitter improves comfort with easy strap adjustments for hassle free riding. Keeping you cool is the Specialized 4th Dimension Cooling System which connects deep vents at the front to exhaust at the rear. The system works to pull air through the lid and also wick away sweat for a more comfortable ride.

Specialized’s Sierra women’s cycling helmet also comes with reflective webbing and decals to improve your visibility in poor light conditions - ideal for commuting.

Review | 4 / 5

“The Specialized Women's Sierra helmet meets all safety standards, fits really well, and doesn't make you look like a mushroom. While doing all of this, its price tag significantly undercuts the vast majority of the leading specialist manufacturers for entry-level helmets.” – Road.cc

Key Features:

  • One-size system based on women’s head sizing, designed for easy and accurate fit
  • Ponytail-ready HairPort SX fit system w/ micro-adjustable dial for an easy, accurate fit
  • 4th Dimension Cooling System optimises ventilation
  • Tri-Fix web splitter for improved comfort and ease of strap adjustments
  • In-moulded shell improves strength and reduces weight
  • Reflective webbing and decals for added night time visibility
  • Patented clip-on visor included
  • Complies with one or more following safety standards: CPSC, SNELL B90A, CE and AS/NZS

    Specialized Womens Sierra Road Cycling Helmet 2018 Reviews

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    Overall Rating:
    4.8
    out of 5
    4.75
    Build Quality
    4.75
    Performance
    5
    Value For Money
    5.00

    Customer Reviews (4)

    5
    A great helmet

    I fell off my bike on ice and really don't remember anything about it but my helmet is now broken and my head is fine, not even bruises. judging by the bruises on the rest of me and my loss of memory for that half hour it must have been a cracking fall. I am going to buy a specialized Sierra again,

    I fell off my bike on ice and really don't remember anything about it but my helmet is now broken and my head is fine, not even bruises. judging by the bruises on the rest of me and my loss of memory for that half hour it must have been a cracking fall. I am going to buy a specialized Sierra again,

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    5 out of 5
    Build Quality: 5/5
    Performance: 5/5
    Value For Money: 5/5
    5
    Excellent!

    I had not had a bicycle helmet for years (very bad, I know..) until I knew I would be cycling a lot more frequently. This being my first choice I have nothing to compare it with. I immediately felt safer wearing a helmet, the style of this one is comfortable and the clip-on guard offers some protection from rain and glaring sunshine - I don't yet have sunglasses for riding so this helps a little. The room for adjustment is great and space for ponytail is a feature that ought to be on all helmets!! The helmet is lightweight and comfortable and I've used it for a few months now. and am very happy with it. I am also impressed that it comes with an ID label for your personal details name/address/medical contact and blood type to stick on the inside. I don't know of this is a standard feature or not, but it gave me reassurance that in the event of an accident those details can make life easier for the emergency services. :)

    I had not had a bicycle helmet for years (very bad, I know..) until I knew I would be cycling a lot more frequently. This being my first choice I have nothing to compare it with. I immediately felt safer wearing a helmet, the style of this one is comfortable and the clip-on guard offers some protection from rain and glaring sunshine - I don't yet have sunglasses for riding so this helps a little. The room for adjustment is great and space for ponytail is a feature that ought to be on all helmets!! The helmet is lightweight and comfortable and I've used it for a few months now. and am very happy with it. I am also impressed that it comes with an ID label for your personal details name/address/medical contact and blood type to stick on the inside. I don't know of this is a standard feature or not, but it gave me reassurance that in the event of an accident those details can make life easier for the emergency services. :)

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    5 out of 5
    Build Quality: 5/5
    Performance: 5/5
    Value For Money: 5/5
    5
    Great value

    Bought for my 14 year old daughter, comfortable and good value for money.

    Bought for my 14 year old daughter, comfortable and good value for money.

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    5 out of 5
    Build Quality: 5/5
    Performance: 5/5
    Value For Money: 5/5
    4
    Comfy & Cool

    Pleased with this very comfy and fits nicely. HairPort is a bonus! Would recommend.

    Pleased with this very comfy and fits nicely. HairPort is a bonus! Would recommend.

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

    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

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    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.

    Click here for more UK and international delivery information.

    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.

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