If your mountain paths of choice alternate between sunny, desert chaparral and pine-shaded forest (as in Santa Fe, New Mexico,) then Bontrager’s Lithos is your helmet. Bontrager designed the Lithos with the input of its pro mountain bike athletes to produce a lid with greater coverage and excellent ventilation at any speed. But the biggest boon is the new rotating visor that adjusts to changing light conditions or sun position. Go ahead and leave your shades at home. ($130, bontrager.com)
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