The 6 Essentials For Cycling: Louis Garneau Quartz II Helmet

Text by: Maxime Juneau

Louis Garneau. The 6 Essentials For Cycling: Louis Garneau Quartz II Helmet

I wore the LG Quartz II on a spring ride. The temperature was cool and comfortable, between 10 and 20 degrees (the sun came out at one point). We were a group of amateur road cyclists, the TCT, who rolls in rural areas. The wind was really strong, so I quickly felt the ventilation of the helmet and its aerodynamic properties, especially with a front wind on the way back. Also, even with high winds, the helmet stays in place when it’s well adjusted.

Our review of this product
8.5 / 10

The pros are:

Precise and comfortable adjustment system

Aerodynamic

Red light with Velcro for nighttime visibility

The cons are:

It’s not heavy, but it’s not super light

Even though I haven’t used it yet, I appreciate that there’s a light with Velcro. It’s really practical for when you’re coming back from training at night.

I would say this helmet is great for the kind of cyclist I am: a road cyclist (or bicycle touring) that likes to ride without being competitive. I don’t need as little weight as possible, but more comfort, security and a little aerodynamics.

With its ventilation, this helmet wicks away moisture for a better comfort on hot summer days. Also, the interior antimicrobial cushioning dries quickly, so you avoid odors.

For all these reasons, I would recommend this helmet to my teammates and friends.

Thanks to Jean-François Dazé for this product review. He’s a member of Maxime Juneau’s TCT cycling team.

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