5 great cycling helmets for the city commuter

It’s important to keep yourself safe when cycling, whether you are commuting or not, but each kind of cycling requires its own variation of gear.

For MODMO riders, we think it’s a matter of combining road cycling safety and urban style - you want something that will keep you safe, cool and sweat-free, and something that you will enjoy wearing.

Luckily there are plenty of options out there! Here are five of our favourite bicycle helmets for the city commuter, complete with why we like them and how they compare.

Kask Moebius

A scratch-resistant helmet designed for the urban commuter, with a detachable peak and reflective inset at the back to keep you visible. Built to fit ergonomically, with vents at the front and rear of the helmet to keep you cool.

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  • Weight: 420g (M size)
  • Colours: wide range, from ivory to lime. View website for more details.


A 3D-printed helmet that is custom made for your head shape. First purchase the helmet through their website. They then send you a fitting cap to capture your head measurements, which you use to input data into their smartphone app. They check your stats with you, then print your helmet and deliver it to your door.

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You can even buy spares of the outer shell of your helmet and change its colour/design.

  • Price: 360 Euros
  • Weight: because each Hexr helmet is custom-made, the weight changes. They say that a typical M size helmet weighs 310 grams.
  • Colours: white, dark green, black

Tredz Specialized Echelon II Mips

A cheaper option for those looking for style and safety with a slightly tighter budget. Large vents for greater cooling, reflective details for increased visibility, easy-adjust Headset SL II fit system, etc.

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  • Price: 83 Euros
  • Colours: Black, White, Matte Maroon, Oak Green Metallic/Black Reflective, Gloss Cast Blue, Matte Clay

Oakley ARO5

A very unique style of helmet with a high level of crash protection and an eyewear dock at the front of where you can keep your shades handy for easy access.

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  • Price: 227 Euros
  • Weight: 305g Colours: nine colours, see website for details.

Kask Mojito 3

A solid but lightweight helmet built with an optimised ventilation system, coming in a range of high-vis colours.


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  • Price: 248 Euros
  • Weight: 230 g (M size)
  • Colours: many! Check out the website for more information