There are a lot of aero road helmets on the market, but we’ve declared the Bontrager Ballista the current winner of this category. Named for an ancient Greek siege weapon, this battle-ready helmet debuted at the legendary Tour de France and is engineered with superior aerodynamic efficiency as well as mind-blowing ventilation. The Ballista is also lightweight and very reasonably priced ($175), making it an easy number one pick for us.
In additon to the important safety and ventilation features that the Ballista helmet boasts, it also has a host of delightful details. From the easy to adjust Headmaster II system that allows you to dial in your perfect fit to the NoSweat pads that are strategically placed to keep your hard-earned sweat away from your eyes, this Bontrager helmet leaves no performance element unaccounted for.
And, we're not the only ones who think that this helmet rocks - bikeradar.com put nine top aero road helmet models through some serious testing and awarded the Bontrager Ballista the top spot in the overall rankings. Come in and check it out for yourself.