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