Helmets Reviews and News


First Look: Urge Endur-O-Matic 2 All Mountain helmet

When first introduced, the Urge Endur-O-Matic looked different from the rest as it seemed to come from a full-coverage, dirt jumper scene with highly stylized All Mountain modifications. It receives a major update here in its second iteration.

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First Ride: Giro Montaro and Montara helmets

To complement their affordable Feature All Mountain helmet, Giro introduced the premium Montaro and Montara helmets that provide superior ventilation, goggle compatibility and MIPS protection.

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Kali Protectives Launches New Viva helmet for dirt jumpers or park riders

The Viva combines skate-lid style with real bike helmet protection at an affordable price.

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Sea Otter: New helmets from Giant, Lazer and Smith

Today’s brain protectors offer a variety of high-tech functionality, solid styling, and most importantly, protection in case of a crash. Here are four new lids that caught our eye during the Sea Otter Classic.

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First Look: 2015 Troy Lee Designs A1, D2 and D3 helmets

As founder Troy Lee struggled through a 2014 racked with injuries, 2015 promises to be a better year with a line-up filled with exciting improvements and designs.

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News: Kali Protectives Launches New Maya Enduro Helmet

Deep coverage helmet boasts excellent safety, camera and light mounts, and amazing price. Watch the video showing Jeff Kendall Weed rockin’ his Maya.

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Kali Protectives Interbike 2014

Kali Protectives lightest motorcycle certified helmet, the Shiva DH and Maya, Maraka and Chakra Plus helmets are featured.

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Interbike: Smith Overtake helmet with MIPS technology

Smith released their new Overtake helmet with Koroyd and MIPS technology.

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Eurobike: Bell Full Flex and Reflex multi-impact skate-style helmets

Bell’s new Reflex and Full Flex skate-style lids flex and rebound for true multi-impact protection, comfort.

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First Look: Giro Quarter helmet and Blok goggles

Giro introduces a full-featured $40 skate and pump track helmet. They also redesigned the Blok goggle to optimize it for all mountain biking.

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Video: New Bell Super 2R trail/enduro helmet with removable chin bar

Spotted: The new, yet-to-be-released Bell Super 2R helmet with a removable chin bar has been spotted “in the wild” at the Winter Park, Colo. stop of the Enduro World Series this weekend.

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Video: Kali’s Rookie Marvel – Nicholi Rogatkin

18 year old BMX wizkid turns FMB star and heads to Crankworx. Watch this video as Rogatkin hits the biggest stunts and jumps at Highland Mountain Bike Park.

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First Look: Bontrager Rally and Lithos all mountain helmets

Bontrager releases their long-awaited All Mountain helmets with an excellent price point Rally model and an innovative Lithos lid.

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Review: MET Parabellum helmet

The bottom line on the MET Parabellum is it has everything the All Mountain rider needs with good coverage, ventilation, fit, features and light weight.

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Review: Smith Forefront helmet

The Smith Forefront aims to push head protection technology with completely new materials and design on their first helmet. Read on to see if they succeed or not.

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Sea Otter Video: 2014 iXS Trail RS helmet, Dagger knee guards and Flow elbow pads

A run-down of the iXS Trail RS helmet, Dagger Knee Guard and the Flow series knee and elbow pads.

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Review: Mavic Notch Helmet

Mavic is going big with a full line of apparel designed for All Mountain riding and Enduro Racing and the Notch Helmet is a big part of this line.  The helmet is a clean design with understated black graphics on black color.

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Review: Troy Lee Designs A1 helmet

Troy Lee, a brand with rabid customer loyalty and a long tradition in downhill clothing and helmets sought out to make their first half shell helmet with the A1. They gave it full coverage, an adjustable visor and excellent padding and ventilation.

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Review: Troy Lee Designs A1 Drone Helmet

The A1 was a good helmet but the A1 Drone is a lot better looking and a lot less expensive. That makes it a good choice in the face of stiff competition in this popular fit. In the end, good looks is brought home by good coverage and awesome fit and comfort.

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Review: Bell Stoker Helmet

The Bell Stoker is one of the surprise gems of this Helmet Shootout. It wins by sticking to core values and carefully choosing what NOT to offer.

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All Mountain / Enduro Helmet Shootout

All Mountain helmets have come of age as a new crop of helmets have been introduced that are more optimized for more aggressive descending and Enduro racing. First and foremost, there is more coverage.

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Review: iXS Trail RS Helmet

The Trail RS helmet is a light, attractive, full coverage helmet that can be had for $119. Read on and see if it’s right for you.

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Review: POC Trabec Race Helmet

It’s not the lightest or the most full-featured helmet around and it can get rather expensive at $220 for the MIPs model. But a distinctive design, attention to quality and a commitment to safety research is making this one of the most popular helmets in the All Mountain scene.

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Review: Giro Feature Helmet

The Giro Feature provides an excellent wrap around design with deep rear coverage, which offers great stability and security. The helmet is comfortable, decently padded and their In-Form retention system offers lots of adjustability for any head size or shape.

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Review: Urge Endur-O-Matic Helmet

The Urge Endur-O-Matic looks totally different from any other helmet out there. But can it pull it off with few ventilation holes and no rear retention system?

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