December Nationals week in the rear view, which means the holiday season is in full swing. A few weeks ago, we took a first look at some gift ideas that have recently come across our desks.
Today, we have the second installment of our 2019 gift guide with glasses, gloves, bike tools and more that can help you enhance your riding experience this coming year. All products are ones our team members have used and reviewed.
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LEM Helmets MotivAir
We first saw LEM helmets entry into the North American market at Sea Otter this year. Though we saw a prototype of the new MotivAir carbon shell helmet, we had limited information. The LEM MotivAir has been released just in time to be a nice holiday gift for the cyclist in your life.
We are impressed so far with its somewhat unique look and the light claimed weight of 220 grams (our size M sample acutal 254 grams) for a size M. For comparison, a Giro Synthe MIPS is 272 grams (actual).
LEM’s exoCarbon technology is a combination of the carbon shell with low-density EPS foam. The advantage is light weight, oblique impact management and excellent ventilation.
Fit is excellent for the few size M heads who tried it so far. The helmet is easy to adjust and offers good head coverage without conflicting with sunglasses or upgaze (while riding in the drops). The $225 MSRP is in line with other high-end helmets, and since it just hit the market, there certainly is a bit of exclusivity for now.
More info: lemhelmets.com