Helmets Reviews and News


Kali Shiva 2.0 full face helmet launched


If DH, enduro or moto is in your future, the redesigned Kali Shiva 2.0 full face helmet should be on your radar. It’s geared toward riders seeking protection and comfort, and it incorporates LDL and Nano Fusion technology.

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Bolle One MTB helmet review


The One is Bolle’s first cycling specific helmet. It ships with a number of accessories, which make it easy to convert from trail to road use. How does it work in the real world?

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Bell Super 3R removable chinbar helmet review


Version 3.0 of this do-it-all trail helmet improves with better fit, lighter weight, enhanced safety, and a host of cool color options.

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10 new protection products to keep you safer on the trail


Here’s a round-up of the latest offerings from POC, Alpinestars, CamelBak, Leatt, Oakley, Julbo, G-Form and more.

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Leatt DBX 3.0 all mountain helmet details


Leatt has been on a roll lately, moving beyond their core strength of neck braces, and expanding into other types of protection and clothing.

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iXS Trail XC helmet sheds weight, increases ventilation


iXS has a new budget-priced trail helmet and two upper body protection options that slip on below your jersey.

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POC VPD knee pads and Tectal helmet details


POC highlighted three products for us at Sea Otter, the Tectal All Mountain helmet, the very lightweight and usable VPD knee pad, and a T-shirt style jersey that is much more than that inside.

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Fox Proframe full face helmet review


If your terrain is DH certified, your helmet should be, too. Enter the new Fox Proframe, which offers top-level safety and maximum ventilation for enduro and all mountain riders.

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How Bell changed the way riders look at head protection


Bell’s Super 2R trail helmet with removable chinbar helped usher in new era of head protection. Find out how it happened.

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Troy Lee Designs A2 helmet review


The A1 was one of the most comfortable helmets on the market, but it had some flaws. With the new A2, Troy Lee Designs addressed those issues and added a host of new safety technology.

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POC SPIN is new twist on MIPS-type safety


POC was one of the first brands to introduce MIPS to the MTB market. Now they’ve debuted their own unique energy absorbing helmet technology.

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3 Top Trail Ready Helmets


The Bell Super 3R blurs the line between trail and downhill helmets, and because of its success, the removable chinbar helmet segment has grown to include offerings from many major helmet manufacturers. Here are three of the best options.

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Art’s Cyclery Staff Pick: Kali Maya MTB Helmet


In the crowded category of “trail” or “enduro” helmets, the Kali Maya stands out. While most of the helmets in this category look as big as a small planet, the Maya has a low profile, scoring big style points and also, as Kali claims, a hefty safety bonus.

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Mtbr Best of 2016 Awards: Protective Gear


As bikes get more capable and trails more aggressive, body and brain protection becomes more and more important. Here are the Mtbr picks for best pads and helmets on the market today.

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Mavic shows off 2017 mountain bike range


Though arguably best known for its road wheels and yellow neutral service cars at the Tour de France, France’s Mavic has made a hard push into the mountain bike arena with an expansive product line-up that includes wheels, helmets, shoes and apparel.

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2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Best mountain bike helmets


Helmets have changed a lot in the last couple years, adding a range of usable features that ramp up safety to a new level. Here are the Mtbr favorites for this holiday season.

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2 most innovative new helmet technologies from Interbike


If you care about your brain, here are two exciting new technologies you should know about.

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Best new protective gear from Interbike 2016


Protection, be it for the brain or body, continues to be one of the hottest and most innovative segments in the cycling industry. Mtbr combed the halls of Interbike’s Mandalay Bay Convention Center to dig up the latest and greatest.

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Leatt Interbike 2016


Leatt, designer of protective riding gear that looks as good as it performs, pumps out a round of updates across its entire product line for 2017.

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Interbike Preview Highlights: G-Form, GoPro, Abus, Polar and Now helmets


A few product highlights from Interbike’s Media Preview event featuring G-Form, GoPro, ABUS, Polar and Now helmets.

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Specialized Ambush helmet review


The Specialized Ambush is a full coverage helmet designed for all mountain use. In addition to impressive coverage, it also manages to deliver superb ventilation.

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Five new enduro-ready helmets with removable chinbars


Helmets have come a long way in recent years. Gone are the days when you were forced to choose between light weight and ventilation versus legitimate all-mountain protection. The modern trail helmet can do it all.

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Fashion Show: Top notch mountain bike apparel — part 3


The final installment of the Mtbr MTB apparel fashion show highlights cool kit and more from Kitsbow, Mavic, and Gore.

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Fashion Show: Top notch mountain bike apparel — part 2


In part 2 of our Mtbr MTB apparel fashion show, we reveal some of our favorite pieces from Endura, Voler, and Garneau.

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Giro Switchblade helmet first ride review


Giro pulls out all the stops on a their new downhill helmet with removable chin bar. Passing all the downhill safety standards, the Switchblade is highlighted by a very easy to install and remove chin bar.

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