The Bontrager BallistaBike Helmet Review

Bontrager Ballista road & time trial Bike helmet

The Ballista is a stylish wind cheater.

The Bontrager Ballista Bike Helmet at $174.99 (with free shipping) is Bontrager’s take on the holy grail for Aero helmets.  It is incredibly aerodynamic, super light, easy to get a great fit, and surprisingly well vented for an aero time trial helmet. While $175 isn’t cheap, it is a great deal in this competitive category of bike helmets.

The Verdict?

Grab one if you race and are looking to save time on the course and want to keep as cool as possible while doing it.

Other colors

Key Features

Bontrager’s Ballista bike helmet was Jen’s Voigt’s aero choice for his hour record. Ballista is perfect for cyclists who want to cheat the wind and gain an advantage on every ride. The air vents are strategically placed to keep you cool and fast while the Headmaster II fit system keeps it snug.

Bontrager features a 30 day return policy and a crash replacement guarantee on bike helmets (which we think makes this a great option if you’re actually going to race with it) to keep you covered during your first year of ownership.

Sizing and Technical features

  • Weight: 258 grams (Small), 262 grams (Medium), 294 grams (Large)
  • Small: 51-57cm
    Medium: 54-60cm
    Large: 58-63cm

This video from Bontrager goes into great detail about how it was designed and produced.

Bontrager Velocis Bib Bike Shorts Review

Bontrager Velocis Bib Bike Shorts

Bontrager Velocis Bibs are an exceptional value

Bontrager’s Velocis Bib Short , for $159.99 (with free shipping) at our online store thebike is a sleek pro-level bib short for everyday road cyclists and weekend warriors alike. Velocis features unmatched comfort and performance so you can ride hard all day long.

The Verdict?

Grab em.  These bike bibs hit the sweet spot in three important ways: the chamois, fit and straps are just right.

They also come in another color:

Bontrager Velocis Bike Shorts in Miami Green

The Velocis Bibs also come in Miami Green.

Key Features

– Arcus inForm BioDynamic Chamois – Italian made, OverEasy constructed Aircell pad
– Profila Power main material with Profila Cool mesh bib back
– Lightweight, low-profile, no-sew bib straps equal great support and comfort
– PinchLess leg construction design is more comfortable and looks great
– Clean cut compression leg gripper
– Reflective elements to enhance visibility
– 9.5″ (24cm) inseam
– Fitted cut provides streamlined body fit for enhanced performance

We carry a full line of Men’s Bike Shorts and Women’s Bike Shorts.

The Bontrager Rally MIPS Mountain Bike Helmet Rocks!


The Bontrager Rally MIPS Mountain bike helmet offering mips technology and a ton of other great features for just $119.99 (including free shipping) has been a huge reason why this helmet is one of our best sellers this spring.

The Verdict: Grab it!

The Rally MIPS mountain bike helmet raises the bar in comfort and protection at an amazing price point. Great coverage and prodigious venting keep you riding all day long on the toughest trails.

It comes in two other colors too.

Black Bontrager Rally MIps Mountain Helmet

The Bontrager Rally MIPS in Black. Notice the visor swings up to accommodate goggles.


Olive Green Bontrager Rally MipsBike Helmet

Olive Green has been super popular this year.

Key features

Equipped with MIPS Brain Protection System

In-mold composite skeleton allows a greater variation of vent shape and size

Intuitive, one-handed Headmaster fit system adjusts height and circumference

Flexible head-conforming FormFit brow band has a tailored feel and improves venting

FlatLock dividers make helmet strap management simple through fixed position fit

Internal, recessed channels manage airflow through the helmet and over the head

Drop-in coverage offers additional protection below traditional bottom edge of helmet

Crash Replacement Guarantee provides a free helmet

Replacement if involved in a crash within the first year of ownership

The Key Technology

MIPS, “Multi-directional Impact Protection System”, sets a new standard in helmet safety. Developed by brain surgeons and scientists, MIPS helps reduce rotational forces on the brain caused by angled impacts to the head.

Mips is a revolutionary technology that lets the helmet slide relative to the head, adding more protection against rotational violence to the brain caused by angled impacts. To identify the new generation of helmets, look for the little yellow mips logo.