HJC Cycling Helmet Guide
By Stan Portus – 8 December 2020
HJC’s road cycling helmets are World Tour proven and draw on the South Korean company’s 50 years of expertise as the world’s leading motorcycle helmet manufacturer. From helmets that offer superb comfort and safety around town to lids designed to cheat the wind at full gas, watch Saddleback Brand Director Richard Mardle discuss the range.
An entry-level helmet designed for everyday use. The HJC Atara draws on the technically progressive designs used in HJC’s pro peloton models to deliver a lightweight, super comfortable, and crucially, protective lid suited for day in, day out riding.
The HJC Valeco is a super lightweight helmet with excellent ventilation. 12 ventilation holes across the helmet enable optimal airflow in hotter climes and for periods of prolonged effort or high intensity intervals. Wind tunnel tested at HJC’s bespoke wind tunnel facilities, the Valeco is ideal if you’re looking for a performance lid for a wide range of conditions.
HJC Furion 2.0
HJC’s semi-aero helmet. The Furion 2.0 synthesises findings from a wide range of real-world riding conditions to give you not only maximal streamlining but ventilation to match, so you can have all the benefits of an aero helmet without the fear of overheating.
HJC’s CoolPath technology does away with traditional pads, cradling your head so that air can flow all the way from the front to the rear. The Furion 2.0 also uses the HJC Selfit system. Unlike traditional dials, this adapts to the shape of your head automatically ensuring the perfect fit.
HJC Ibex 2.0
The helmet of choice for Team Lotto-Soudal, claiming stages at the Tour de France with Thomas de Gendt and the Giro Rosa with Lotte Kopecky, amongst many other victories.
The Ibex 2.0 delivers phenomenal ventilation, luxurious comfort, and at 200g a super lighweight design. The 16-vent ventilation system utilised in the Ibex 2.0 employs core principles of fluid dynamics to draw cool air over the length of the helmet with maximal efficiency – crucial if you’re likely to be climbing in hot conditions or sprinting during the race season. Wind tunnel tested the large central panel creates a wind cheating effect that gives an aero advantage too. The HJC Selfit design makes for easy fitting. Unlike traditional dials, it cradles your head and adapts as you change position on the bike.
If you find selecting the right gloves to match the day’s forecast a chore, why not go for a pair that offers sufficient weather resistance, dexterity and warmth to see you through most eventualities?