This may be the best deal on a helmet we have seen


Tech features:

The Camber helmet offers a wide range of size options—from X-small to X-large in five different shell sizes. It comes in eight different colors, too. Specialized incorporates its 4th Dimension Cooling System with deep internal channeling. The helmet features the MIPS system, designed to reduce rotational forces transmitted to the brain during angled impacts. It also comes equipped with an easily adjustable Headset SX fit system, featuring adjustable Tri-Fix web splitters. Virginia Tech gives this helmet a five-star rating with a score of 12.11.

Field test results:

It’s not as adjustable or ventilated as Specialized’s excellent Ambush II; however, the value-priced Camber surprised test riders with high levels of comfort and a great overall fit. Even though our test samples are the same medium size, the Camber is a touch smaller and more snug-fitting than the Ambush II.

Ventilation is better than average, but the MIPS liner seems to block some airflow compared to the best in class. This is a very lightweight helmet coming in at almost 50 grams less than others, and you really feel that while riding. Eyewear clearance is among the best we’ve tested with generous clearance for both the earpieces and top of tall glasses.

Test riders wished the visor was adjustable, but at least it’s positioned well and does not impede on our line of sight. The biggest drawback to this helmet is a lack of up-and-down retention adjustment; some riders had a difficult time getting it low enough on their head. Even with those shortcomings, the Camber simply rocks the value with a great price, good looks and a big bang for the buck. It’s on sale on Specialized’s website right now for just $35 making it an unbelievable value.


• Amazing value
• Stylish lines
• Lightweight
• Easy strap adjustment


• Fixed visor
• Retention system lacks height adjustment


Weight: 364 grams
Price: $75
Contact: www.specialized.com

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