Bollé’s The One helmet has been a Crankjoy favorite now for a couple of years. The versatility and svelte weight are to thank for that. While in Sedona, AZ at the Roam Bike Fest this past fall our testers got to test the helmet as well as a few sunglass designs that are designed to work flawlessly together.
The One Helmet: ($119-169)
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This helmet comes with options! Which I think is good for a helmet. Cover your vents with snap-in plastic cutouts to make it aero and a little bit warmer (premium road version that Andi tested.) Put the velcro winter liner with full ear coverage if you need more warmth.
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They offer a small visor, sunglass garage to keep your glasses in place without stabbing the sides of your head to do it. There is even a rear red LED light (not that bright or durable) that snaps into a port for increased visibility. Link all of your medical and emergency contact information with a QR sticker that is included. Oh, and did we mention great color options and a unique style. They even throw in a carrying sac so the matte finish doesn’t get too abused. There’s a lot included in the box.
Now onto the Shades:
Rubber inside frame, on the temples and nosepiece, keep the Kayman in place during the roughest riding. They have a medium fit and look good on a wide range face shapes and sizes. The polycarbonate lenses are clear and tough, resisting scratches. You can get them fit with your prescription, which is a bonus. With the TNS Fire lenses in red, they are great for high contrast and sunny locations like Sedona.
Ibex matte grey/white: (MSRP $69)
With all of the great features listed above for the Kayman, these Ibex frames fit a larger face well with great coverage. At $69 that’s a lot for a little. Here’s what Jenna said about the Ibex:
“I am actually surprised these sunglasses are so cost friendly! These are a fantastic pair of sunglasses! Which makes me happy they are so affordable! Very comfortable on the face – no unusual contact points or uncomfortable rubbing. Felt light and easy to wear. Remained firm on the face while riding – no slipping! Last, and most importantly, felt more than adequate against sunlight exposure!”
The Heron fits a small/medium face well. Sleek style with thicker temples and rubberized grip on the inside of the arms and nose help to prevent slip. Heres what Andi says about the Heron:
“Great for small/narrow faces. Nice big lens that doesn’t look ridiculous to everyone else.”
Bollé focuses on high-quality sunglasses with many lens options available and even a custom prescription program. It’s really nice to be able to see out there on the trail, and why not look good too!?
Stay tuned for the new helmet – with MIPS and increased coverage – to get a test on Crankjoy.com in the new year. Here’s a preview photo of the NEW helmet, the Trackdown.[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]