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S-Works Evade 3

The most aero road helmet in the peloton now breathes better. The S-Works Evade 3 was reinvented from the inside out to cool better, making it the fastest choice for more stages.

Through extensive Computational Fluid Dynamics and Win Tunnel testing, we created a rear “diffuser” that helps minimize drag and improve ventilation. The diffuser helps optimize aero performance by allowing air to release easier and improves ventilation by drawing 10% more air through the helmet at a given speed.

The Occipital Base Adjustment optimizes comfort by personalizing fit to individual head shape and helmet angle can be adjusted for compatibility with glasses. An adjustable Tri-Fix web system gives riders added comfort with updated, thinner 10mm webbing that minimizes strap noise.

Our ultralight and supremely comfortable MIPS Node Air technology is integrated directly into the helmet padding, with a sleek low friction layer designed to dissipate rotational forces. With Specialized’s proprietary development work, we added perforations to maximize breathability, performance, comfort, and weight savings.

For helmets sold in the U.S. and Canada: Complies with U.S. CPSC Safety Standard for Bicycle Helmets for Persons Age 5 and Older.

Rider Reviews

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  • 49 Reviews
 

Last specialized helmet for me

I have always bought specialized helmets but this latest version of the Evade has been disappointing, first the magnetic buckle is gone, second the dial to adjust the tightness has broken in just a few shorts months since purchase :(


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Francisco

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amazing helmet

didnt expect how lite this helmet is, air flow during my sprint is amazing….felt like i dont wear helmet at all. expensive but yet worth the price.


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ronaldo f.

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Nice and comfortable aero helmet.

Nice and comfortable aero helmet. First ride hit 92 degrees and no issue with heat. Also helmet has decent look. Not to bulky or square.

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Michael K.

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Saved my life

Honestly probably one of my favorite helmets i've tried for style reasons alone, that also keeps my head cool. Not to mention that it absorbed a 30mph impact when I was hit by a car and left me concussion free... Kudos to the engineers who put this thing together!


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Chris

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great fit and light

My current helmets are all Mtn specific but I do still have a couple of +10 year old road helmets before I left the dopers for the dirt. while I haven't yet rode outside with the helmet yet, I did wear it around the house and did a virtual ride with it (and a fan) to compare it against my other helmets. From the start I realized it was very comfortable by just placing it on my head. I found it as light or lighter than the 2 other helmets. During my short virtual ride, I wore it to see if it worked with all my sunglasses. It was awesome. I rocked my head around as if I was on a bumpy road and the helmet did not knock against the frame of my glasses. fyi, years ago, I tried teh MIPS technology and found it made the helmet bounce around and hit my sunglasses. The new Mips and this helmet did not bother any of my current vision protection. I can't wait to take it to the dirt/gravel after Wyoming's roads are clear.


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Brian

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Most comfortable helmet ever!

Bought this helmet for the aero features and was surprised by how comfortable it is. I've come to expect aero helmets to be less comfortable than my traditional helmets. This was love at first ride!


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Connie

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Like it’s not even there

Best helmet I have ever had! Historically, I would rarely wear a helmet because I found them pretty uncomfortable and I rarely went on the road or mountain biking, but when I got a road bike I felt it was necessary to be 100% complaint. I’m glad I shelled out the extra money for this one. Lightweight, easy to adjust, and you will likely forget that your wearing it.


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Johnny

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The Evade delivers again!

Comfortable, sleek and good ventilation for a helmet optimised for aerodynamics.

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Sen K.

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Big round head - the search is over

I have fairly big round head, measuring around 62cm in circumference. After trying many helmets from different brands in this category, I tried the Evade III last, assuming based on reviews it would be too narrow. Surprisingly, it fit great. Can't say for sure whether I was lucky to find a round fit (not Classic), as the box doesn't say, but I think it is one of these. I applaud Specialized for offering helmets for people with rounder, bigger heads. Ventilation, comfort and adjustability are all very good, but of course subjective. The price may seem steep, but when you are someone with a big round head living in a Western country, where mostly narrow helmets are sold, finding a good quality helmet that fits comfortably and safely is like finding gold. Worth every penny. I have the blue one, which looks much shinier and darker than the pictures indicate.


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Michael

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S-Works Evade 3 is a great helmet

Light weight, clean and design with great airflow and the strap is easy to adjust.

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Doug D.

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Light and aero

Light, and aero helmet. This is my 3rd one. Loved it.

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Pete U.

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Helmet saved me

Purchased an Evade II for the 2021 and 2022 Trans Am Bike Race. Excellent fit and great air flow for cooling on hot days. Fast forward to summer of 2023. Was involved in a serious crash where I was ejected from my Roubaix and thrown across the hood of a truck. Landed on my head and shoulder. I believe this helmet saved me from severe brain trauma or worse. I attribute this to the excellent design and snug fit of the helmet. Thank you Specialized for the excellent product and R&D that went into this. Unfortunately, my beloved Roubaix was snapped in half in the accident, but that's another story. Kraig P Winner of Trans Am Bike Race 2021 Winner of Trans Am Bike Race 2022


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Kraig

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Helmet is the best

Helmet is the best

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Sam C.

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Sleek helmet

Little bit pricey for how I was expecting it to look, so idk if it’s necessary worth 300$. I’m happy with it overall and don’t regret throwing down the extra cash. Don’t think I’m going to use the mips app thing. Also, yeah the front of the helmet could come down a little bit more to make it look cooler..

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Michael M.

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Great helmet with great ventilation!

Classic fit runs small for my head though. Had to exchange for a round fit instead. Extremely cooling helmet despite being so much more aero in design.

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Jia P.

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Great

Great

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Silvain o.

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Comfortable

Comfortable

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Shaun F.

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Beautiful and strong

Beautiful and strong

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CHRISTIANO B.

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Dual gel Gloves

I recommend to get one size up. The size large felt medium.

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Shervin D.

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Great fit, Lightweight & Gorgeous

Fit is incredible. Lighter than wearing a baseball hat. For bald guys - you get the awesome airflow without exposure of your scalp to sunburn like other lightweight helmets that have huge slots to reduce weight. Don’t need to wear sunscreen with this helmet and you still get fantastic airflow. Don’t buy the blue one because I have it and I want to be the only one out riding with this beautiful helmet. Maybe the best helmet since the Sub-6 from the 90’s!

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Stephen

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as advertised

The fit and finish are fantastic. Weight is very good. Airflow is 10/10. Compared to Giro Aether and Synthe, KASK Vallegro Protone I find the Evade superior despite the minimalist construction. Still trying to find the perfect way to keep the glasses in the front vents, but that’s not a deal breaker.

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david

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Light and comfortable

I really like this helmet and fits great. The reviews complaining about the size aren’t adjusting the inner lining correctly. I wish it would come in silver too.

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Erik

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Lovely lightweight aerodynamic and comfortable

Lovely lightweight aerodynamic and comfortable helmet, would highly recommend it. John

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Guest G.

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Evade 3 Helmet

Excellent helmet with good airflow. Comfortable fit! Would highly recommend.

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Joseph F.

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best fitting helmet In have

best fitting helmet In have had and amazing airflow.

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Clint B.

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Great Helmet

I bought the Prevail 3 (its been great) when it launched, and this spring I was looking to get an aero helmet so this was the obvious choice for me. Quite a few rides in and so far its been amazing, maybe more high end feeling then the prevail. Love this helmet.

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Zak

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I am very happy with

I am very happy with this product. I wanted to get an aero helmet and Specialized makes a solid product. The fit of the Evade III is smaller than the Evade II and so it may be worth trying on before you purchase. I have always been a small in Specialized helmets and so I purchased a small Evade III. It still fits but with no margin remaining. As I wanted an aero helmet that perfectly fits the bill, but I will continue to use my Prevail II when I need room for a hat under the helmet.

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Guest G.

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Great fit

Great fit

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Guest G.

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Good product, excellent quality so

Good product, excellent quality so far until now the piece is doing the job. I can not said anything extraordinary or a super benefit. Hi end product, I think it is... price it is... we will see in the next months if it was worth to pay this money for it

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SERGIO A.

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The fit is great, and

The fit is great, and the ventilation is improved over the Evade 2. Not the best looking helmet, but it gets 'better looking' once you use it, so to speak.

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Reggie C.

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A new version but a step backward

I bought an Evade 2 a few months ago to accompany my Prevail 2. Both helmets fit great. One is aero while the other is more vented. I tried on both the new Evade 3 and Prevail 3 and found the fit to be very different- aka bad. The small was too small and the medium was a bucket. The shape for the fit was also really odd. Not sure what head shapes these are based on. Next up, I loved the magnetic buckle on the Evade 2 and that is gone in the new gen. I like the new thinner straps, but everything else is a step back. I wish the new gen was better, but whoops.. wah wah

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Biker X.

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Had to replace my Evade

Had to replace my Evade 2 due to a crash (helmet did its job). I had to wait a while for this to be released. I'm really happy with this helmet, fits well. It feels better ventilated than the previous model. Only disappointment is the lack of a magnetic clip.

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Guest G.

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Beautiful, sleek helmet but where the Angi?

Finally got my hands on the color I wanted (white with green back). I have two of the last generation (one cracked), and they cost $275 and included the ANGI crash detection/alert. This one is $300 and you have to pay $50 extra for ANGI (think I’ll stick with my Garmin Edge and Apple Watch with all do the same thing LoL. However that’s a $75 jump in price for essentially the same helmet (yes slightly slicker), and no magnetic clip if you want the same functionality. Love S-works stuff but this feels like a small step backwards in value. Anyway, the helmet feels comfortable, fits perfect (medium like before) or better and assume it does its job and for what I particularly like the older V2 (no wind noise), keeping my head safe. Just a bit bummed that one has to pay extra for ANGI for this price.

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Richard

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Excellent and beautiful design

Excellent and beautiful design

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Guest G.

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Good fit and quality

Good fit and quality

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Ryan O.

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Fits well Light weight

Fits well Light weight

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Guest G.

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Very comfortable, cooled well, easy

Very comfortable, cooled well, easy on and off. Owned the Evade 2, had a very serious high speed crash wearing my Evade 2, the helmet was destroyed, the brain survived. What more can I say!

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Guest G.

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Light, stiff, quick, priced right

Light, stiff, quick, priced right

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Guest G.

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Great helmet! Well ventilated and

Great helmet! Well ventilated and outstanding customer service.

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Rick R.

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It is very easy to

It is very easy to adjust for a great fit.

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Guest G.

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Looks good and fits perfect.

Looks good and fits perfect.

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Guest G.

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Very comfortable. Great airflow.

Very comfortable. Great airflow.

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Guest G.

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Excellent helmet - very comfortable

Excellent helmet - very comfortable

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Guest G.

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Seriously white! Helmet raised above

Seriously white! Helmet raised above the brow higher which is great. Leaves more room for sunglasses. Slips through the wind very well.

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Paul B.

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As the Evade 3 had

As the Evade 3 had just been released I purchased it on the strength of good reviews, especially aerodynamic tests, on the Evade 2. Found it to be really comfortable with very even pad pressure on my head. I have a 58 cm head and the Medium is a good fit. It appears the previous niggles with the straps flapping have been fixed. As I ran with all the vents permanently plugged on my previous helmet I found the ventilation (in cold weather) was too good but easily solved by wearing a skull cap. The sun glasses storage “ports” work well and as the arms of the glasses run against your head you can feel if they are in place. In summary the helmet is expensive but in my opinion worth every cent.

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Guest G.

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Nice helmet. Sizing has changed.

Nice helmet. Sizing has changed. They are smaller than previous version. I had to size up.

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Guest G.

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Pleased with new evade

Just got the new evade and have been very pleased so far. Several 90+ degree days and it's noticeably cooler and feels lighter on the head than evade 2. Still feels fast and "quiet" like an aero helmet should, with very minimal wind noise. Holds my Roka shades securely. Straps are narrower which is a nice touch.

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Cal

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Evade 3

This helmet is more aero than the Evade 2 from the simple fact that it only has 5 intake cooling vents compared to the 10 intake cooling vents of the Evade 2. The Evade 2 has 4 extra side intake vents and 1 extra top intake vent. So though the Evade 3 is much more aero than the Evade 2, can someone explain how the Evade 3 is more cooler. More aero and more cooling do not go together. Pick one.

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Alan

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Much improved Over previous versions!

Just finished my first ride with the new evade three and I love the new helmet! My ride was on a very hot night, 93° with high humidity in Oklahoma! The ventilation is much improved over the previous version helmets. My head was cooler, did not sweat near as much, no “forehead waterfall” from this helmet. Forward vision is also greatly improved. The front of the Evade 3 sits higher than it’s precursors allowing for a much better field of view when in the drops. A person could even wear a cap with this helmet if they wanted- (but why?) The straps fit closer to the face for a better aero fit as well. Sunglasses also fit nicely in the front, although my Oakley Sutro S without ear grippers could easily slide out. (Oakleys fault for lack of rubber.) Sunglasses I’m very happy with my choice to get the Evade.

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Jason

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