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MET Rivale Road Cycling Helmet - 2017
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Code:: 3HM103-RIVALE
MET Rivale Road Cycling Helmet

The development of the Rivale is the pinnacle of decades of experience in helmet construction and design. With the Rivale, MET’s engineers have redefined the parameters of aerodynamic efficiency via meticulous hours spent in the wind tunnel and incorporating athlete feedback from Team MTN Qhubeka. The streamlined and compact shape provides unbeatable low drag performance for its class with a saving of 3 watts at 50km/h. Utilising the Venturi effect, the strategically positioned vents allow for the maximum intake of air by pulling the air through the helmet to the rear exhaust vents.

Rivale’s construction is based on an innovative design approach that focuses on the key performance parameters of the helmet making it compact, lightweight, ventilated and superiorly aerodynamic. Safe-T Advanced, MET’s top of the line fit system, provides the best weight and comfort ratio. The contact points have a larger cradle surface increasing comfort and are also designed to keep weight low and allow perspiration at the back of the head.The polyurethane soft padding improves the fitting  affording a comfy head touch. Breathability and comfort are extremely important, that’s why the Rivale features Airlite straps which are 15% lighter than a standard helmet strap.


  • The Rivale uses MET’s premium method of construction called HES
  • Safe T Advanced, MET’s top of the line retention system, provides the best weight and comfort ratio
  • 25% lighter than the Safe T Smart, the Safe T Advanced is welded which helps to reduce the overall weight
  • Optional USB LED light which fits snugly onto the dial of the retention system will be available
  • Coolmax internal padding strategically placed to provide the best comfort and sweat absorption
  • Weight: 230g
Mr ashley Better fit than my giro foray and not cheap looking like the kask mojito. No sharp plastic bits which is nice. Straps not quite perfect but good helmet for good deal price!
Tal Owned a MET Strale before this one. Was a great fitting helmet and pretty low profile. It broke during a crash (saved my head in the process) and thus I opted to replace it. I was initially debating between the Strale and the Rivale and saw this as an opportunity to try out the latter. I have been riding with it for a few weeks and I am super satisfied with it. Shape and fit are the same as the Strale (which I loved) but it is lighter, has lighter straps and (the fact which swayed me the most towards it) it has noticeably better airflow.
Mr Clifford Beautiful helmet, fits perfectly and fast delivery. Happy customer.
Regie Been struggling to find a small sized helmet. This is perfect for my relatively small noggin
Mr Newbery A great helmet, I've tested a few but this is certainly my favourite!
James Great helmet, high quality, fit is perfect and easy to set up with plenty of adjustment, the neatest helmet strap set up I've seen. Very light weight, and despite being an aero helmet, it's cool in the hot weather. My first MET but really impressed.
Mr Tsang Extremely light and comfortable, — loosens/tightens with even pressure unlike some helmets I’ve used/tried. Love the aero styling too. There is a bit of a forehead overhang which might bother some people as it could obstruct your view a little when riding in a very head down aero position, but doesn’t bother me personally. Besides, the peak could be useful when it rains. So impressed with this helmet and brand. Highly recommended.
Chris Very light and aero. Plenty of ventilation. Lots of adjustment to get the perfect fit. There's quite an over-hang at the front compared to other helmets I've used but it's not a big issue.
WLT Incredibly comfortable fit and featherlight. I notice much less turbulent wind noise than other helmets I’ve worn so the aero design must be helping, and yet it’s still well ventilated. Love it.
Jeremy B Fits my head well. Nice and slim for aero effect. Looks good. Liked it so much I got another one in a different colour. Merlin price for it was much cheaper than competitors.
Brendinio Bought this after wrecking my previous MET helmet in a fall. This is just as comfortable and well fitting as I've come to expect from this brand.
FG Great item, comfy and very good addition to my road bike gear.
C. Lee Fantastic helmet - fit is perfect. Sizing was accurate. Love how light it is and that it doesn’t bulk up. Thinking of getting it in another colour!
Miss Madera It was perfect, very light and good air ventilation, fits my head perfectly. Would love to buy again. Fast shipping is a bonus!
Alex Great helmet bought to replace a cheap one that was cracked. Much comfier. Chosen for the round-the-head fitting system. Nice and cool too.
Mr Ballaam Great helmet ,lightweight ,easy to adjust, glasses fit perfect ,great price and service from Merlin
Mr Ginnane This helmet is really light and sits well. It has more internal padding than my previous Lazer helmet. Good purchase and a great price. It was twice the price on CRC.
Uthred Really impressed with the comfort and fit. Went through a few different brand and this was the first one that ticked all the boxes. Great buy
Brian Bought a white L size on line. It's lightweight and comfortable enough, but a bit bulky..
David Really comfortable and light helmet and service from Merlin was excellent.
Mr Collins Light, comfortable, does everything you expect from a helmet.
LYNN Very light, comfortable and stylish looking.
SevenW Fits lovely, straps and headbands are unobtrusive, and do not hinder any of the sunglasses legs when wearing. Light and aero with good cooling when at speed.
Catalin It's my second Met Rivale helmet and very happy with its performance in terms of comfort, ventilation and looks. It is mostly the same helmet as Manta, the difference being the number and location of the vents.
Pawel very light, looks great, amazing ventilation
Mr Harper Great fitting helmet, feels really snug all around my head. I went for the Matt black option, expecting it to be all Matt but it is just the middle section that is Matt and the smaller side sections are a shiny polished look. Still, looks good and feels good on my head.
Mr kornacher Good helmet. Good aero. Weight 255g /large is okay. Straping a little cheap but okay. Good value for price. Great handling of purchase. Again!
Mr Stewart Comfortable fit. slick looking, nice size and shape, (not too big). Straps are better fit around me compared to my old one.
John Very sleek helmet design which ensures comfort and more than adequate ventilation.
Mr Currie Very lightweight as it claims. Haven't had any issues with overheating, so happy with the ventilation. It does feel like the aerodynamics help. Only minor downside I have is when you don't want to wear your glasses they only fit in the front vents upside down
Mr Thiago dos Santos Excelent helmet. Light and aero. Thanks!
Hui-Fen Chen Very comfortable helmet, fits my head snugly. I very rarely find helmets that fit my head shape, but this one does.
Mr Chace Just the helmet I was looking for...but couldn't find in the States. I wore it for the first time last week in a 107-mile gran fondo with great results. It never got hot (although the temperature was 85
Mr Kuenstler Just received the helmet today...all I can say is WOW !! Incredible fit and extremely light weight...looking forward to my 40k ride this coming Sunday to give it a good road test in the Florida morning heat. I am so impressed with this MET Rivale, I now have to start taking a hard look at the MET Manta CVNDSH and definitely waiting for the MET Trenta 3K Carbon release in December 2017 !
Mr Hinch Nice aero design. Easily adjustable head strap so that it fits really well making it very comfortable. Chin strap easy adjustable. Some great colours to choose from. Excellent price.
Markg1018 Great compact helmet. True to size and very affordable. I would say that it fits perfect without hotspots and very light. I recommend the Rivale for those who wants a compact helmet and within budget.