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Highbar wants to redefine helmet straps: I rode 100km wearing one to see if it can

Detail shot of the new Canyon Helmet, complete with Highbar strap system

“You look like a construction worker!” Perhaps not the one-line summary that Canyon – or Highbar – would have wanted for its new, unusual, innovative, still-unreleased helmet collaboration, but that’s the quip that came from one of my friends as I rolled across the car park ahead of the Gralloch gravel race in Scotland.

I was there for fun, but an opportunity presented itself to test the new Canyon-branded helmet that swaps traditional fabric straps for a rubberised, pivoting arm that tightens with a dial. I couldn’t refuse; I had to see whether the brand’s claims would stand up in the real world. 

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