Specialized’s 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.
For $60 less than the original Ambush, the new lid still has an adjustable visor that pivots out of the way, but also stays in place with an indexing system. The Ambush Comp also has the same 360 fit system that cradles the head and isolates it from the helmet shell, but with a few minor modifications to cut costs. The straps come out of the shell instead of being in-molded on the sides, weight jumps from 280 grams to 300, and the shell utilizes fewer foam compositions. But don’t worry, the new helmet still passes all the same safety tests as the original Ambush.
The new helmet still looks good and now comes in six colors, ranging from simple black and white to brighter colors and graphics.
Bottom line, the Specialized Ambush Comp helmet provides trail and all mountain riders with a lightweight, ventilated, and comfortable extended coverage helmet at a wallet friendly price. Here is a full rundown of key features.
- Composite matrix internal reinforcement allows large vents for greater cooling
- In-molded shell improves strength and reduces weight
- Mindset 360-fit system provides a secure, comfortable fit with 360-degree tension adjustment, five height positions, and integrated dial for easy on-the-fly adjustments
- Micro indexing visor allows for a wide range of fast, secure on-trail adjustments, as well as convenient goggle stowage
- 4th Dimension Cooling system optimizes ventilation
- Extended coverage for added protection and durability
- Tri-Fix web splitter for improved comfort and ease of strap adjustments
- 300 grams
For more information visit www.specialized.com.