Having had my fair share of spills on two wheels, a MIPS liner has become a priority when seeking out a helmet. The Cannondale Sidestreet uses the MIPS Evolve liner is unobtrusive to comfort and gives you not only protection but peace of mind for the most safety.
From cool summer mornings to sweltering hot afternoons, the Sidestreet allows for a lot of ventilation to stay cool when you need it. The large full width vent above the brow is noticeable while riding as you feel air enter the helmet.
The fixed visor is a great touch to the Sidestreet as an urban helmet. Like all of my mountain bike helmets, the visor is an extremely effective addition to helmet design in blocking sunlight. Equally when it starts to rain it extends the fall off range for water as it drips down off the helmet preventing it from falling behind your eyewear or directly into your eyes.
Speaking of eyewear, this is the only area of fitment that we struggled with. Some sunglasses, specifically wider frames, struggle to fit under the helmet.
General fitment of the Cannondale Sidestreet MIPS Urban Helmet is adaptive and comfortable overall. The use of an elastic strap on the rear of the helmet keeps it snug. For those with long hair, the elastic strap is a nice tough in allowing it to stretch depending on chosen hair styles.
Overall, Cannondale really brings a good looking helmet to their City lineup of helmets. For urban riding it doesn’t look overly technical like many helmets do allowing it to look great with casual wear. It’s great to see a safe helmet with MIPS around $100. More helmets with more safety for affordable prices is the future we enjoying seeing.
Sizing: Small, Medium, Large
Colors: Pixel White, Starry Night Black, Electric Yellow