Bollé, world-renowned for their snow sports gear, is a late entrant into the bicycle helmet market. Perhaps motivated by seeing the growth of POC Sports, Bollé has given more attention to their cycling products, and the company’s latest helmet, called The One, aims to do it all.
As the name suggests, The One was designed as a helmet for all types of cycling — Vents? Check. Removable air foils? Check. Removable visor? Check. Winter liner options? Check. Tail light? Check. Sunglass holder? Not just a holder, but a Garage.
We could go on, but you get the picture — The One is a helmet designed for versatility.
Bollé The One Helmet Product Details
The One helmet comes with both a summer and winter liner. Both liners have the same fit, so the helmet will sit on the head the same way, regardless of liner. The One will be available in two sizes: S/M, M/L, with the S/M weighing in at 280g.
Bollé plans two offer The One helmet at two price points: The One Standard comes with all accessories — integrated LED tail light, interchangeable all-season liners, detachable MTB visor and Sunglass Garage — except aero shield and will cost $140. The One Premium comes with all of the above mentioned accessories, and a detachable aero shield (perfect for inclement weather too!) and will retail at $170.
Bollé also showed off the urban-oriented Messenger helmet, borrowing features from the higher-end The One, including the integrated LED tail light — $99 for the Messenger Standard, $119 for the Messenger Premium helmet that comes with a winter liner.
Helmets will be available early 2016.
Bollé Builds on Reputation with Fifth Element Sunglasses
Bollé made its name with sunglasses, and its new Fifth Element glasses offer a nearly-clear photochromatic lens and adjustable temples and nose piece — another Bollé item that looks perfect for the variable conditions of cyclocross. There’s even side panels to the glasses that are reported to aid in protection and aerodynamics.
More info: bolle.com (Fifth Element sunglasses, helmet is not online yet)
Bollé The One Helmet and Fifth Element Sunglasses Photo Gallery
Want to Learn More About Which Helmets are Best for Cyclocross?
For example: aerodynamic and cooling benefits may be marketed by manufacturers, but often they’re for someone speeding along at 20-25 mph. Most of us don’t go close to that speed in cyclocross, and thus you might want to see our reviews to see which ones can keep you from overheating or can protect you from the elements in inclement weather with a removeable shell.