Colour: Love Hate Pink
At A Glance
Well, what can you say about the Troy Lee D2, There are some stunning graphics available and when you lift it out of the box for the first time the attention to detail is almost spellbinding. There are 8 vents on the helmet and three on the mouthpiece. Channelling inside the helmet ensures the airflow gets evenly distributed. A double D ring buckle is used to fasten the chinstrap. And the lining is removable for easy washing and care. The D2 is easily the best-looking thing since Nikki Gudex in her underwear. To keep it looking great it comes with a handy bag so it shouldn’t get wrecked on the way to the trails!
On The Trail
The fit on the D2 is very comfortable; it remains tight yet there are no pressure points on your face that would become uncomfortable on a long day at the DH park. There isn’t much room for your ears inside as these are covered in protective foam as well, so take a few seconds to ensure they have returned to their natural shape after slipping it on. Whilst the D2 meets and exceeds the US bike helmet regulations and wreaks of quality, the small vents don’t make it as cool to wear on a hot day as some of the others featured. That said there is a new D3 Helmet with larger vents for those hotter days.
Easily the best looking, the D2 is perhaps not the coolest in terms of airflow however, the D3 fills that role. The Troy Lee is a work of art for your head that riders will aspire to and lust after. We are now dreaming up a design and costing up a custom paint job! RRP £309.99Buy DH Helmets on
This review was in Issue 4 of IMB.For more information visit Troy Lee Designs
By Rou ChaterRou Chater is the Publishing Editor of IMB Magazine; he’s a jack-of-all-trades and master of none, but his passion for bikes knows no bounds. His first mountain bike was a Trek 820, which he bought in 1990. It didn’t take him long to earn himself a trip to the hospital on it, and he’s never looked back since. These days he’s keeping it rubber side down, riding locally and overseas as much as possible.