POC Trabec Race Helmet Review

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Bottom Line
The POC Trabec Race is comfortable, well constructed and an eminently safety oriented helmet. It includes superb safety features, such as extended rear and side coverage, and an extremely thick liner with a grid of Aramid filaments reinforced into that EPS core, and a polycarbonate shell with optimized sections. The helmet is expensive, isn’t the coolest on a hot day, and the rear retention system was awkward to use, and the chin strap ear pieces like to droop out of place. What you do get is one of the most sophisticated helmets for protection and safety on the market, and POC has certainly pushed the science of gravity sport protection to the maximum, without compromising functionality or performance.

Strengths

  • Aramid filament reinforced EPS core
  • Liner thickness
  • Comfortable
  • Adjustable, removable and breakaway visor
  • Safety engineered throughout

Weaknesses

  • Expensive
  • Heavy
  • Can get warm
  • Ear piece on chin strap – creep downwards
  • Rear circumference adjuster – awkward to tighten on the fly

Overall Rating: 4 Flamin’ Chili Peppers

 

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Brian has been part of the Mtbr team since 2007, where he has become an integral member of the review and test staff, specializing in technical articles. He likes to push the limits in all the sports he obsesses in, whether it's mountain biking, whitewater kayaking, extreme skiing, or sport climbing. He takes those same strengths and a good dose of insanity to his reviewing and writing on mountain biking products, creating technical, in-depth and hyperbolic articles. Whenever he's not on the bike, he might be found watching MotoGP racing, otherwise look for him out on extremely technical singletrack.


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  • Archie Punzalan says:

    Ever since i have tried this helmet, i fell in love with it. Their Xl/L sized Trabec fits perfect on my big ol head , and make it feel like your not wearing a helmet at all, the fit was great comfort level 10/10, the extra padding was a bonus, but needlessly to say, you wont probably need to replace them for a long time since they are built pretty tough and odor resistant. This was a great addition to my helmet arsenal sincei dont go riding on a full helmet most of the time, the trabec will be part of my collection/tools when riding out in the trails for many years to come. Price is not an issue especially if your investing on a $1000++ bike, why not spend the extra money for your brain protection

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