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The Draw: Superior Optics, Fit, and Flair
The ARO7 is the ALL CAPS of bike helmets, with subtlety not being its strong suit. The unboxing experience feels similar to opening a product from Apple or Ti any & Co., and your eyes will light up when struck by the massive and impressive shields. Oakley o ers both a clear lens and their magnificent Prizm Road version, which helps justify the $500 price tag—given it is like getting two pairs of Oakley glasses and a fantastic helmet at the same time. The ARO7’s closure system appears to magically expand as you place it on your head, then snugs back down using the BOA dial system for a noticeably comfortable fit. Out on the road, the shield provides excellent vision while making a sweet humming sound once you reach 20mph.
Review by Scott Fliegelman