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Come in and check out the new 2012 Specialized “World Champ” road/race helmets.
Sizes available are medium and large. Retail $240.
Come in and check out the new 2012 Specialized “World Champ” road/race helmets.
Sizes available are medium and large. Retail $240.

louis garneau x-lite lightweight road bike helmet review

Among the lightweight helmets introduced lately, Louis Garneau’s X-Lite is the sleeper. Introduced around Interbike last year, it has a claimed weight of just 188g for the EU model, and our CPSC-approved version came in at 211g (Med.). This puts it in the league of the Specialized Prevail (228g), Giro Prolight (195g) and Aeon (220g), though Limar’s Superlight may still be the lightest at 159g actual (EU).

Of the models listed above, I’ve used the Prevail and Prolight and can honestly say that the Garneau X-Lite is as comfortable as either, works well for both road and mountain biking and the adjustments work pretty well. If you’re looking for a new (or lighter) lid, click here for the full review, from our friends at Bike Rumor;)