Photo: Oliver Baker

Scott Cadence Plus


$250, Backcountry.com

*Best in Class*

The draw: Do-it-all lid

After testing to find the most aero shape for a road helmet, Scott took those design ideas and added eight vents—five up front and three in back—to give the Cadence Plus impressive ventilation while keeping its aero properties. It comes with vent plugs that easily pop in, but they’ll only save a measly watt. The fit is secure and comfortable with plenty of adjustment. Since it’s not a full-on aero helmet, you can train in it every session without overheating or looking like you’re ready to race. As with the Giro, MIPS technology adds another element of safety.