Weight: 314g / Colours: black/titanium, blue/white, titanium/carbon, white/titanium / Crash replacement £18 / Sizes: Universal 54-61cm / Contact: www.ultimatepursuits.co.uk
With good coverage over the back of the head, deep channels for internal ventilation and an effective AcuDial retention device, every tester liked the Encinal. It was certainly one of the most comfortable to wear. Of course the cheaper price means you don’t get full microshell coverage, so you would have to be careful not to knock it around too much.
Soft feel straps hold everything in position and quality Giro locking Tri Loc adjusters held on to them in turn, while the locking wheel retainer did a great job of cinching the helmet onto different sized skulls, quickly and one handed. Finished off in a classy glittering white and titanium paintjob, this was the most popular lid with our testers.