Mountain Bike Helmets Reviews

Mountain Bike Reviews - MET Helmets Eldar 2019
Mountain Bike Reviews - MET Helmets Eldar 2019
MET Helmets Eldar

Kids mountain bike kit is getting better and better, and once mountain bikers produce offspring the first thing they look for (once they've adjusted to sleep deprivation) is what bike can they get for their child. With small mountain bikes getting very capable, it only seems appropriate that safety kit should be equally as capable. For Met, this is about…

Helmets
2019
Mountain Bike Reviews - Kali Protectives Maya 2.0 2019
Mountain Bike Reviews - Kali Protectives Maya 2.0 2019
Kali Protectives Maya 2.0

The Maya has been a long time favourite of mine as a do-it-all helmet for nearly every occasion. Bucking the Enduro trends it retains a classic trail helmet styling whilst maintaining a high level of safety that we have come to expect from Kali. This update to the original features minimal changes to the look and style but brings the…

Helmets
2019
Mountain Bike Reviews - MET Helmets ROAM 2018
Mountain Bike Reviews - MET Helmets ROAM 2018
MET Helmets ROAM

On The Trail The new Roam is Met's unashamedly Enduro specific lid. It's big, bold and is fully goggle compatible to go full bore racer-style. Available in a huge number of colours it's a stylish piece of kit and with the huge visor, it gives a striking look. Available in MIPS or standard it features a classic wind up retention…

Helmets
2018
Mountain Bike Reviews - Smith Forefront MIPS 2018
Mountain Bike Reviews - Smith Forefront MIPS 2018
Smith Forefront MIPS

Smith’s groundbreaking Forefront helmet gets the MIPS treatment in an upgrade that sees safety even further improved in this impressive lid. The striking looks of the Forefront were turning heads when it first came out, and it still does today. The primary tech inside was the use of the AEROCORE which utilised Koroyd’s impact protection system to create a low…

Helmets
2018
Mountain Bike Reviews - O’Neal Pike Helmet 2018
Mountain Bike Reviews - O’Neal Pike Helmet 2018
O’Neal Pike Helmet

With a rich history steeped in the world of motocross, it’s no surprise to find that O’Neal’s range of mountain bike helmets have more than just a smattering of MX blended into their mix. Strong graphics combine with in-your-face colours and big peaks to ensure wearers are in no doubt as to the pedigree of this legendary brand. The Pike…

Helmets
2018
Mountain Bike Reviews - SixSixOne Reset 2018
Mountain Bike Reviews - SixSixOne Reset 2018
SixSixOne Reset

The new Reset full face helmet from 661 is just one of their new products to hit the market created to provide bang up to date style and features at an affordable price. As the name suggests, the Reset has been freshly designed and crafted from scratch with a focus on making it a highlight of the new range. Out…

Helmets
2018
Mountain Bike Reviews - Giro Switchblade 2017
Mountain Bike Reviews - Giro Switchblade 2017
Giro Switchblade

Now, if you're lucky enough to remember the first incarnation of the Giro Switchblade, then you'll know the idea behind this helmet is not a new one. The rise of enduro has forced riders to make decisions over whether to wear a full face helmet all day, or take two and swap between and carry the spare. The new wave…

Helmets
2017
Mountain Bike Reviews - Sweet Protection Dissenter MIPS 2017
Mountain Bike Reviews - Sweet Protection Dissenter MIPS 2017
Sweet Protection Dissenter MIPS

Sweet Protection has their origins in high-end kayaking helmets, and have carried that quality through their snow sports range and into mountain biking. It was exciting to find out they had again brought something new to the market with this, the Dissenter. When they first brought out the Bushwacker it quickly became the helmet of choice for a large percentage…

Helmets
2017
Mountain Bike Reviews - Endura SingleTrack Helmet 2016
Mountain Bike Reviews - Endura SingleTrack Helmet 2016
Endura SingleTrack Helmet

It may be objective, but the first thing to say about the SingleTrack is that it looks good. As mountain bikers we’re a pretty rugged bunch and satisfyingly the SingleTrack helmet’s angles shout ‘rough and ready’ whilst there’s a hint of futuristic tech thrown into the design for good measure, with blacked-out horizontal braces lending a sleek look. Endura’s kit…

Helmets
2016
Mountain Bike Reviews - MET Helmets Lupo 2016
Mountain Bike Reviews - MET Helmets Lupo 2016
Lupo

Thanks to recent advances in bike technology, riders are travelling at faster speeds than ever before which has led to a revolution in helmet design. ‘All Mountain’ helmets have become the default choice for all round use of late, offering more protection around the back and sides of the head than the conventional XC design. In addition, let’s face it,…

Helmets
2016
Mountain Bike Reviews - Giro Montaro MIPS 2016
Mountain Bike Reviews - Giro Montaro MIPS 2016
Giro Montaro MIPS

The Giro Montaro is in my eyes, a long awaited successor of the Giro Xen from way back in the 2000's and as such is aimed to cover all of your trail riding and enduro racing needs. Giro are arguably one of the biggest helmet manufacturers in the world yet they have been a touch slow on the uptake for…

Helmets
2016
Mountain Bike Reviews - Bluegrass Eagle Golden Eyes 2016
Mountain Bike Reviews - Bluegrass Eagle Golden Eyes 2016
Bluegrass Golden Eyes

For me, the mention of Golden Eyes reminds me instantly of either the 90's Bond film or hours wasted playing the Nintendo 64 game of the same name (yes, I know it's not exactly the same name). This helmet however, has very little to do with Pierce Brosnan or the Bond franchise, other than perhaps plenty of neat features and technology, so…

Helmets
2016
Mountain Bike Reviews - SixSixOne EVO AM Helmet 2016
Mountain Bike Reviews - SixSixOne EVO AM Helmet 2016
SixSixOne EVO AM Helmet

The EVO AM is the progression from the classic Recon and comes with all the features you'd expect from an all-mountain lid. It features Contigo foam which is claimed to do a better job of absorbing impacts, thus keeping your bonce safer. We've got the standard one on test here, but it's also available in a MIPS version and all…

Helmets
2016
Mountain Bike Reviews - Kenny Enduro S2 2016
Mountain Bike Reviews - Kenny Enduro S2 2016
Kenny Enduro S2

French motocross brand Kenny-Racing have expanded into mountain biking equipment and apparel, and from their new range comes the Enduro S2; their take on the do-it-all half-face biking helmet. Features include removable peak and removable washable inner, bug mesh over the four front vents, and good low coverage on the rear of the head (in true enduro style). Twenty huge…

Helmets
2016
Mountain Bike Reviews - Sweet Protection Bushwaker Carbon MIPS 2016
Mountain Bike Reviews - Sweet Protection Bushwaker Carbon MIPS 2016
Sweet Protection Bushwaker Carbon MIPS

Sweet Protection have a serious pedigree, making helmets and protective equipment for snow sports, whitewater and biking. They have established themselves as creators of high-tech helmets with equally high price tags, occupying the top end of the market. The Bushwaker is now a classic in their range and comes in standard, MIPS, and Carbon MIPS options. We've been using the…

Helmets
2016
Mountain Bike Reviews - 6D USD ATB-1T Trail Helmet 2016
Mountain Bike Reviews - 6D USD ATB-1T Trail Helmet 2016
6D USD ATB-1T Trail Helmet

If you’re looking for some serious protection for your ‘grey-matter' then this super stealthy black-beauty looks like it will win most battles. Thankfully I didn’t get chance to find out if the omni-directional suspension (ODS) actually works on full impact, but the technical description seems to add up. It’s fairly similar to MIPS, but is executed a bit differently. The basic idea…

Helmets
2016
Mountain Bike Reviews - Kali Protectives Maya 2016
Mountain Bike Reviews - Kali Protectives Maya 2016
Kali Protectives Maya

Kali may have recently announced a new open face helmet to their range, but the Maya is the lid many associate with the brand, and is still just as relevant as any others in the range. A classic trail helmet, the Maya represents a straightforward and stylish way to protect your brain. This doesn't mean it isn't loaded with features…

Helmets
2016
Mountain Bike Reviews - iXS Sports Division Trail RS Helmet  2014
Mountain Bike Reviews - iXS Sports Division Trail RS Helmet  2014
iXS Sports Division Trail RS Helmet

Although a relative recent addition to the biking wardrobe, this style of helmet has become a familiar sight on our rides these days. With more coverage to the back of the head than traditional XC helmets, and generally providing more overall protection to your noggin, they are becoming a good all-round helmet. iXS, known for their excellent downhill and gravity…

Helmets
2014
Mountain Bike Reviews - Giro Feather  2014
Mountain Bike Reviews - Giro Feather  2014
Giro Feather

Weight: 296Grams A stylish enduro helmet meets the female touch with the Feather from Giro! Based on the men’s Feature Helmet the Feather utilises the same In-Mold polycarbonate shell to offer a lighter and safer construction. It’s a low-profile design with the In Form fit system as standard. Available in two sizes, S for 51-55cm heads and M for 55-59cm,…

Helmets
2014
Mountain Bike Reviews - SixSixOne Evo AM  2014
Mountain Bike Reviews - SixSixOne Evo AM  2014
SixSixOne Evo AM

Weight: 340grams The Evo AM from SixSixOne is a new helmet that they are releasing mid season. It’s been in development for some time and is aimed at the enduro/all-mountain riders out there. Like all modern helmets it is packed with tech to protect your noggin in the event of a crash. At its very core is a Contego Foam…

Helmets
2014
Mountain Bike Reviews - Smith Forefront Helmet  2014
Mountain Bike Reviews - Smith Forefront Helmet  2014
Smith Forefront Helmet

Weight: 330Grams Now for something completely different… Smith are known for their eyewear and their snowboard helmets, but they have just brought their A game to the mountain bike table with the Forefront. Firstly lets get the obvious out of the way, the Forefront looks a little different. It’s not really styled like anything we have seen before, and it’s…

Helmets
2014
Mountain Bike Reviews - Bell Bike Helmets Super  2014
Mountain Bike Reviews - Bell Bike Helmets Super  2014
Bell Bike Helmets Super

Weight: 390Grams The Bell Super is an exceedingly well thought-out lid. Purpose built for the enduro riders and racers out there it offers excellent coverage combined with innovative features. Firstly it has been designed with full goggle management in mind, the visor can be raised by 30 degrees allowing the goggles to be placed underneath. You can also remove the…

Helmets
2014
Mountain Bike Reviews - Bontrager Lithos  2014
Mountain Bike Reviews - Bontrager Lithos  2014
Bontrager Lithos

Weight: 342grams The Lithos from Bontrager is a new helmet for them this year, aimed firmly at the trail riders and all mountain enthusiasts it adds to their already impressive collection of XC and road orientated lids. It features an In-Mold composite skeleton, which enabled the team to put plenty of vents into the lid without losing strength. The adjustment…

Helmets
2014
Mountain Bike Reviews - Troy Lee Designs D2 Carbon  2010
Mountain Bike Reviews - Troy Lee Designs D2 Carbon  2010
Troy Lee Designs D2 Carbon

Weight: 983g (medium/large) A thing of beauty to behold, the D2 from Troy Lee has always been one of our favourite helmets. Of course it isn’t cheap, but then it looks stunning compared to other models out there. Steve Cromwell kindly sorted us out with the Carbon D2 at the last minute. We were looking for as light a helmet…

Helmets
2010
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