Ascent Strada Road Helmet

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Ascent Strada Road Helmet
The Ascent Strada is a bike helmet designed specifically for road riding. It's comfortable, light and it doesn't look too bad with your race kit either.
  • Strong Hold R retention system provides a secure, easy-to-adjust fit
  • InMold construction makes the Strada light without sacrificing durability
  • 20 air vents are more than enough to keep your head cool on a warm, sunny day
Ascent Strada Road Helmet
  • WEIGHT N/A
  • VENTS 20
  • RETENTION SYSTEM Hold R
  • SIZING Small-Med 22.25-22.75, Large-Xlarge 22.75-24.50"
  • COLORS Metallic Silver, Metallic Black
  • Rating 4.5

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Ascent Strada Road Bike Helmet
 
4.4

(based on 67 reviews)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (48)
  • Lightweight (46)
  • Good geometry (10)
  • Convenient back-of-head adjustment (5)
  • Easy to adjust (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Casual riding (38)
  • Exercising (26)
  • Commuting (24)
  • Serious training (23)
  • Racing (15)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      100% 

      (5 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (32), Casual/ recreational (23), Commuter (7), Competitive cyclist (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (58), Yes (3)

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5.0

comfortable, well-ventilated helmet

By MetWestBosMan

from Boston, MA

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Easy To Adjust
  • Lightweight
  • Well-ventilated

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Casual Riding
    • Commuting
    • Exercising

    Comments about Ascent Strada Road Bike Helmet:

    Needed a new helmet and didn't want to spend a fortune. I got this for a great price on sale. The was just right, and it was easy to adjust. It has great ventilation (or my prior helmet has really poor ventilation). It's light and comfortable. Other reviews indicate it offers good protection, so I'm happy!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Easy to adjust, comfortable

    By Bob trying to adjust to retirement

    from DC regularly

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Easy To Adjust
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Casual Riding
      • Commuting

      Comments about Ascent Strada Road Bike Helmet:

      Wasn't sure this would fit, not as wide a range of sizes, but it fits well, for smaller heads there are 'add-on' pads. And I'm really happy to have made this buy.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Very nice helmet for it's price specially.

      By StarvinMarvin

      from Houston, Texas

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Casual Riding
        • Commuting
        • Exercising

        Comments about Ascent Strada Road Bike Helmet:

        Comfortable, lightweight, cheap and true to size. I recommend it.

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        • No

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        (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Followup to my 2013 Review

        By Tartanjack

        from Sebring, FL

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Affordable
        • Comfortable
        • Great value

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Casual Riding
          • Commuting
          • Exercising
          • Serious Training

          Comments about Ascent Strada Road Bike Helmet:

          This helmet saved my life. A car coming at me turned in front of me causing me to bail to the left. I hit the street so hard I broke my clavicle and four ribs. The left side of my head whipped against the pavement and cracked the helmet shell in three places. I was out of it for a few minutes, but this inexpensive helmet did its job. So I can't say enough about it. It worked.

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          • No

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          4.0

          A good helmet, that fits well, for a good price.

          By Chicagoland commuter-nerd.

          from NE Illinois.

          About Me Commuter

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to adjust

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Commuting
            • Racing
            • Serious Training

            Comments about Ascent Strada Road Bike Helmet:

            Same as the helmet that was stolen with my very old (fortunately) bike.

            Had it at least a few years. If you wash your helmet in the dishwasher (NO heat), the pads may come off. A little adhesive can be used to re-attach them.

            No problems, otherwise.

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            • No

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Helmet

            By Minister WiseOne

            from Philadelphia

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Stylish And A Great Price

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Riding A Bike

            Comments about Ascent Strada Road Bike Helmet:

            Great deal

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Man, am I glad I bought this helmet

            By NJ Longhorn

            from Somerset County, NJ

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Good Geometry
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Casual Riding

              Comments about Ascent Strada Road Bike Helmet:

              I have been riding for a long time with a cheap, mass-market helmet. That one was getting really ratty, so I decided to buy a new one. This helmet was on sale and looked decent, so I bought it.

              I never realized how much difference a good helmet makes. For starters, the airflow through the helmet keeps my head significantly cooler. I don't perspire as much from my head, so I don't get sweat in my eyes.

              Also, the helmet is significantly more comfortable than my prior one. Notably, the straps don't interfere with my glasses, so it is easier to take them on and off with one hand.

              As an added bonus, the reduced drag and the lighter weight combine to minimize the stress on my neck. On long rides, my neck used to always get tired. I never realized how much my helmet contributed to that.

              Maybe this isn't so much a rave about this particular helmet, but about investing in a decent helmet in general. Regardless, I am very glad I bought this one.

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              • No

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              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Just ordered another one

              By mtboulder

              from Boulder, CO

              About Me Avid Cyclist

              See all my reviews

              Pros

              • Comfortable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Casual Riding
                • Commuting
                • Racing

                Comments about Ascent Strada Road Bike Helmet:

                I've had an Ascent helmet on in two different crashes. In the first crash I had compression fractures of C5 in neck and T2,T3,T4 in back. Plus lots of torn ligaments. But, no concussion.

                In the most recent accident I broke 6 ribs and broke my scapula in several pieces. But, no concussion.

                Both times the docs were amazed that I remained conscious and wasn't knocked out. I give total credit to the Ascent helmets for possible saving my life.

                I ride about 2000 miles a year and race multisport events. I am sticking with the Ascent on my new helmet even though I normally like the newest and sexiest (expensive) equipment. I'm afraid to ride with anything else!

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                • No

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                5.0

                Fine helmet and price is right

                By Larspawn

                from SE MI

                About Me Avid Cyclist

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Ascent Strada Road Bike Helmet:

                    Needed a backup helmet. This one is worthy of primary use. Needed extra without visor for road. Just what I needed. I remember the days paying $125 for helmets. I'm much wise and frugal these days. Not flashy but i have no doubt it will protect just as well as more expensive ones.

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                    • No

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                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Biking Michael

                    By Mike S.

                    from Woodbridge, VA

                    About Me Avid Cyclist

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Casual Riding
                      • Exercising
                      • Racing

                      Comments about Ascent Strada Road Bike Helmet:

                      I the love the style and the sleek look to complement my new rode bike. Everyone says I look like a pro cyclist.

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                      • No

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