Photo: Oliver Baker

Specialized S-Works Evade Tri


$225, Specialized.com

The draw: Fast buckle system

The Evade Tri started as a full aero lid then got a slimmed-down profile and ventilation. Not just fast when on, it’s also fast to pull on and off in transition. Specifically designed for triathletes, the magnetic buckle can easily be operated with cold hands, or even a single hand. There are five height settings that adjust using a slide mechanism on each side, plus a micro-dial for tightening, so finding a comfortable fit is no problem. The lightweight straps are barely noticeable. Since it straddles the line between racing and training, the Evade Tri works as your only helmet.