Helmets Reviews and News


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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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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