Nott as stable or as secure as some helmets but it’s lightweight, great value and well vented.
The Specialized Tactic II doesn’t quite have the aggressive looks of the others on test, nor is it as durable, since the lower edge of the EPS core is exposed — this area is already starting to show a few dings.
It doesn’t extend as deep at the back compared to the Giro or Bell, so has less protection in this area, and there’s no MIPS liner.
The peak is also fixed permanently in place, which means you can’t park goggles on the front.
However, it is one of the lightest helmets on test, and the 4th Dimension Cooling System means it’s pretty well vented, especially with that open rear section.
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The Headset SL fit system has a micro-adjustable dial and six height positions, so grips like a limpet. Both straps route through fixed web splitters, so there’s no mucking about with little clamps.
The Tactic isn’t as stable or as secure as some helmets here, but it’s lightweight, great value and well vented.