Helmets Reviews and News


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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Specialized Ambush Comp helmet first look

The Ambush helmet is a favorite for many riders due to its protection, fit and styling. Now the Big Red S has followed it up with the Ambush Comp, which comes in at a more affordable $120 price point, but has many of the same features.

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These limited edition Specialized models will change color throughout the Rio Olympics

After four years of waiting, the Olympics are back. To celebrate, Specialized is releasing a limited edition collection of bikes and kit with one of the best paint jobs we’ve ever seen.

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Smith Rover first ride

Smith proudly showed us their latest helmet offering, the Smith Rover which features Koroyd protection in the most critical impact zones of the helmet.

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Koroyd pushes to reduce head injuries

The bike landscape seems to be changing as more companies and consumers are clamoring for better helmets and better standards.

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New Smith Route and Rover helmets

Interested in Smith’s unique cycling helmets but couldn’t justify the hefty price tag? Then their latest models may intrigue you.

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Troy Lee Designs A1 MIPS helmet first look

The Troy Lee A1 is widely know for being one of the most comfortable full coverage helmets around. Now MIPS is introduced, as well as a spectrum of attractive new designs.

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Leatt DBX 6.0 full face helmet first look

Experts in neck braces and protection in the biking and moto industries, Leatt sought out to improve the way full face bike helmets protect against soft blows. Check out their technology.

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6D ATB-1T helmet first look

Bike helmets have historically been designed to prevent the skull from cracking. But what about concussions and brain damage on those lower impact blows? 6D is here with a new trail helmet that uses their moto experience to help mountain bikers.

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New helmets, shades, and padding from Sea Otter

From helmets to eyewear, the exhibitors at the Sea Otter Classic were showcasing a number of new and exciting products to help keep you safe on the trails.

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TLD A1 helmet with MIPS spotted

Are MIPS equipped TLD helmets in the works? Based on this helmet we caught Troy Lee wearing, we think the answer might be yes.

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Sneak Peek: Kali Lunati – affordable trail helmet

Kali’s new trail helmet features 20 vents, a camera/light mount and a low price point. Also, if you attend the Sea Otter Classic, be sure to check out their trade-in program!

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Urge Archi Enduro R.R. full face helmet launched

The newest full face helmet from Urge is intended to make life easier (and cooler) for enduro racing specialists — or anyone who wants a little extra protection on the trail.

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Six revolutionary new helmet technologies

Helmet technology is evolving rapidly. Here are six new technologies you should consider before buying your next brain protector.

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Three things you need to know about helmet technology

While many safety advocates have compared the current state of ours helmet to cars from the 1970s, change is coming. Click through for a brief history on how our helmet standards originated and how they may change as our understanding of the brain progresses.

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Troy Lee Designs 2016 helmets

The D3 is one of the most highly regarded full face helmets on the market. This year, TLD gave it a few minor updates to help improve both fit and function. They also launched a dozen new drool-worthy designs.

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Ultimate winter apparel for truly arctic rides

Dressing for wintertime rides is tricky business. The right outfit for that long chilly descent may be too toasty when the trail turns back uphill. Here’s a round-up of apparel that will keep you warm on truly arctic days.

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Lazer’s new Revolution and Roller helmets for 2016

Three helmets from Lazer are highlighted here including the all new for 2016 Revolution, an all mountain/enduro helmet with removable side pods and forthcoming removable chin bar.

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Art’s Cyclery 2015 Mountain Bike Gear of the Year

Here’s a look at some of the mountain bike products that made riding more enjoyable these past 12 months.

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Bell unveils Super 2R Helmet with integrated 4k camera

Bell’s new Super2r prototype features an integrated 4k camera capable of capturing 360 degree-panoramas. What else can it do?

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Best new protective gear of 2015

Before you utter the words “hold my beer,” here are eight protective items you should consider wearing.

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BRG launching helmets with built-in 360-degree video tech

The days of clunky POV camera mounts cluttering our MTB helmets could be numbered. BRG Sports, parent company of Giro and Bell, has announced a partnership with 360-degree camera innovators 360fly, with plans to develop a line of new helmets featuring 360fly’s single-lens 4K 360-degree video capture technology.

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Hit List: This week’s best MTB components, gear and apparel

This week’s Mtbr Hit List includes 2.35 Michelin tires, Pearl Izumi X-Project shoes, the MRP Stage fork, Bontrager’s Foray shorts, grips and gloves from Ergon, a Bell helmet, and one very cool tool.

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POC sold to global investment corporation for $65 million

Swedish helmet and apparel maker changes hands again, this time joining a portfolio that already includes Helly Hansen and Dainese.

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Interbike 2015: POC launches Tectal trail and Coron DH helmets

Following the success of its original trail/enduro specific helmet, the Trabec, POC has added to its MTB brain protection portfolio with the new Tectal trail and Coron DH helmets. These also have some new MTB specific shades.

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