With many Rapha offerings, it’s appropriate to simply suspend belief when it comes to the RRP. And so it is with the London outfit’s entry into the world of helmets… but what an entry. In short, this is one of the finest helmets we’ve tested. It’s based on Giro’s Synthe and as such features cutting-edge MIPS technology, which trials have shown reduces rotational forces at certain impacts. Thankfully, we didn’t have to put those claims to the test. What was more tangible came in the form of the Roc Loc Air Fit system that provides the most comfortable helmet we’ve worn. It’s also well vented for summer sojourns and actually looks far more stealth-like and ergonomic than many lids on the market. That might not be your number one priority but, again, it adds to the comfort.