Troy Lee Designs A1 Helmet

4.71/5 (7 Reviews)
MSRP : $200.99

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Product Description

After five years in development, the Troy Lee Designs A1 Helmet has been revealed. TLD's timing is perfect, as enduro racing gains traction in the U.S., the A1 will be the lid to rock this summer.

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Los Marauder a Weekend Warrior

Date Reviewed: August 5, 2017

Strengths:    Comfortable, safe, nice long visor to block evening sun, plays ok with my glasses. Looks great.

Weaknesses:    Expensive

Bottom Line:   
I have brain damage from boxing, and my neurologist insisted I get a helmet that covered as much as possible. A full face was out of the question, as I ride in town a lot and need the peripheral vision. This fit the bill. I got it, one of my kids put it on, and never took it off. Got another, same problem other kid. Finaly got to keep one (silver flake version - looks amazing) and I will have a hard time parting with it. I know kali has the dual foam now, 2017, and has about as much coverage so will have to try one, but dam is it gonna be hard letting this lid leave my head.

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Favorite Trail:   Short and fun - I am a clydesdale

Duration Product Used:   Not long enough

Purchased At:   Lbs

Similar Products Used:   First good helmet I have ever had.

Bike Setup:   Soma Juice, zzyzx fork ( old school baby) Brooks saddle, Funn stem, Drillium peddles, Chug Hub, Chris King bottom bracket, Deore crank, Alek brake levers, Avid bb7, Sram x9 shifters.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by crfnick56 a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: October 1, 2016

Strengths:    Good looks, Lightweight, Ventilation is great

Weaknesses:    Liner is held in place by very small Velcro tabs that when removed can come off the helmet.

Bottom Line:   
I love this helmet and only have one complaint which I will get to later. Overall this has been a great helmet and I would buy again for sure. Its the most comfortable I have tried to date and ventilation is great. Thankfully I have not had to test its durability to any extreme measures but I'm sure its fine in that department as well.

Now for my complaint. The liner is removable which was a plus to me so you can take it out and wash it now and then. I race motocross also and those helmets can get pretty gross inside so taking them out to wash is a big deal. Most motocross and full face helmets have snaps holding the liner in place so I was expecting something similar here. The liner however is only held in place by a handful of SMALL Velcro tabs which just have an adhesive backing holding it to the inside of the helmet shell. First time removing the liner about 5 or 6 of those small Velcro tabs came off with the liner leaving no way to attach the liner. I fixed this by putting a small dab of glue on the back of the tabs so its not a huge deal but thought it was worth mentioning anyway.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by monkies a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: May 12, 2015

Strengths:    Super comfy. I mean it is shocking how comfy it is.

Weaknesses:    I can't fault anything on this lid

Bottom Line:   
I've used a bunch of Giro helmets, and always thought they were great. I didn't know any better. I tried the Urge helmet and returned it because it was moving all around my head (I'm guessing it was the strap system). I found this TLD on sale, and thought why not...the best helmet ever.

The first thing I noticed was how it doesn't move at all on my head. Not a bit. It's like someone strapped a pillow on your head. The adjustments really work to tighten it on your head, and the padding is super soft and comfy. The Giro xen this is replacing wasn't even close to the fit of this lid. Plus the wrap around behind the neck is a good feeling, even though people say it may be overkill....I don't really care because where it is protecting, it's doing with style and comfort.

The size of the helmet is not as insane as people say. It looks good, it doesn't look over the top compared to anything else I've owned. I will be buying this if it ever gets busted up again. The most perfect helmet I have ever used. It's a bit pricey, but I got it on sale for about $80 in the drone red (I found the brighter colors too bike helmet looking anyway).

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Similar Products Used:   Giro Xen, Urge.

Bike Setup:   Ibis Mojo

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Kerry a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: May 10, 2015

Strengths:    The best fitting helmet I've ever put on.

Weaknesses:    The paint on my visor has chipped off in many places due to one incident. It wasn't a crash but it did take a hit. I'm contacting TLD to see if maybe the visor wasn't prepped right before paint. Seems odd that the paint is chipping the way it is.

Bottom Line:   
I absolutely love this helmet. I have the red Drone and the colour is awesome. But, more importantly, this helmet is so damn comfy and easy to adjust. Just awesome (except the visor problemo).

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Favorite Trail:   Okanagan has too many

Purchased At:   Fanatyk in Bellingha

Similar Products Used:   Fox Flux, Bell Super, Bell .....

Bike Setup:   An old 2011 Nomad that still rips.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by dgw7000

Date Reviewed: May 21, 2014

Strengths:    Just the best mtb helmet you can buy, attention to detail, great finish, great design!! Fits better than any other helmet I have had. Vents work great and is very light on my head, also your head goes all the way in and not just on top of your head. The visor has real alloy nuts to hold in place, did I tell you it's the perfect helmet. It really is !! Love it!!

Weaknesses:    Not cheep, but well worth the price. You get what you pay for.

Bottom Line:   
Just get one, they come in so many colors.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by motomech

Date Reviewed: January 31, 2014

Strengths:    The first thing that I noticed was the fit.
Very comfortable in fact I would say the most comfortable helmet I have ever used.

Weaknesses:    Not in to flashy color schemes ie old dude.
Personal preference would be a helmet in all white

Bottom Line:   
I know the price may put some off but if you are looking for a helmet that you can wear on long rides you have to try one of these.
The internal padding is very complex and well thought out.
This helmet fits so well that if it was stolen tomorrow I would buy the exact same one again.

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Similar Products Used:   Giro

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Johnny RC a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: April 20, 2013

Strengths:    Most comfortable helmet I've ever worn. Good straps and fit system. Easy to adjust. Extremely light.

Weaknesses:    Outer shell is too soft. I don't think the helmet will have long term durability.

Bottom Line:   
Tried on lots of helmets, wore a Protec Cyphon for the last 3 years, and the A1 has put all others in the all mountain category to shame. The internal pad/suspension system feels like a cloud. The visor works well, does not impede vision. I wore the A1 for 2 solid days of riding in Moab, and on one occasion bounced my head off of a low hanging branch, which punctured the outer shell! I have hit my head much harder w the Cyphon, with no similar effect. The helmet is still viable, but this makes me think it won't last too long. I think the outer covering is thin to save weight, but I would certainly take another 5oz to get a tougher covering. Otherwise I Really like the helmet, but when this one wears out I will probably buy something else. $165 for a helmet, I want it to be durable.

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Favorite Trail:   Whole Enchilada

Duration Product Used:   Few days

Price Paid:    $165.00

Purchased At:   Chile Bike Shop Moab

Similar Products Used:   Protec Cyphon, Xen,

Bike Setup:   Titus El Guapo

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