Second fastest, third lightest and the fourth best ventilated, the Scott is our winner on aggregate. It also boasts the licensed MIPS brain protection device that reduces the transmission of rotational force in a crash, so it’s arguably more protective as well. As MIPS adds £25-30 as an option on other helmets, the Cadence Plus can be said to offer more than the equally-priced Specialized and MET. The five front and three rear vents are big, so you won’t overheat, and at 290g it’s also very light. That gives it real versatility. Vent plugs are included for winter. It’s comfortable, doesn’t budge, and the Halo retention system has three height positions for different head shapes. The Cadence Plus posted the joint second time here and was just four seconds behind the Specialized.