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  1. Rider Down, injuries and recovery
    So I've heard a helmet is good for one crash then needs to be replaced. I have a full face TLD D3 Fiberlite and took a nice spill OTB on a 10ft jump at Mountain Creek Bike Park. Appears the impact and only damage is to the visor, so I'm just wondering if it's necessary to replace. Thx!
  2. Apparel and Protection
    Hi all I am new here and seeking for help.. Recently I just brought an bell super DH size M as I measure my head is about 56.5 cm, Forehead and back area I able to adjust and get it fit by retention system, however, the helmet is likely too low at the ear side, result my ear have pressure...
  3. Apparel and Protection
    Hi folks, I just bought a Vitus Sentier VR 27 hardtail bike. I'll be biking on dirt trails here in Illinois. I'm looking for an inexpensive helmet but one that works well or has a very good owner reviews. Can you please post names of helmet products? Thank you!
  4. Apparel and Protection
    Hey All, Has anyone else had issues with their Specialized helmet coming off during an accident, or with the plastic fit system breaking or coming loose from the helmet?
  5. News & Reviews
    What is it The Bell Sixer is an all mountain bike helmet with MIPS protection. The Sixer's shell is very robust compared to similar helmets and coverage is better than most. This half-shell targets aggressive all mountain riders that are not ready for a chin bar. Pluses Virtually...
  6. General Discussion
    On August 26, EWS racer Marco Osborne was competing in the Northstar California Enduro Series with a firm grasp on a podium spot duking it out with world-class racers Richie Rude and Curtis Keene. On the stage 4 finish line though, he went very big on the final jump and things went awry. What...
  7. Apparel and Protection
    Editor's Note: This test was conducted by Mtbr contributor Jeremy Kipp, who is also the lead shop mechanic at Big Al's Bicycle Heaven in Crested Butte, Colorado. What is it In 2017, Mtbr reviewed (and loved) the Leatt DBX 3.0 trail helmet. The one knock for budget-minded riders? Price. MSRP of...
  8. Apparel and Protection
    What is it The Bontrager Rally MIPS is redesigned for 2018 using a Boa closure and a magnetic Blendr mount, while still managing to drop 30-50 grams depending on size. With a MIPS liner and extended coverage at the back of the helmet, it's ready for rowdy riding. The adjustable visor is...
  9. General Discussion
    Rudy Project, an Italian maker of cycling helmets and eyewear, has announced a new mountain-bike specific helmet and performance sunglasses combo for 2018. The new mountain bike helmet is dubbed the Protera, while the new mountain bike-specific sunglasses are called the Sintryx and feature a new...
  10. General Discussion
    Last summer Mtbr reviewed (and loved) the Leatt DBX 3.0 trail helmet. The one knock for budget-minded riders? Price. MSRP of the DBX 3.0 is $170. But now there's an option for those who'd rather spend a little less. Meet the Leatt DBX 2.0, which shares many of the same features as the 3.0, but...
  11. General Discussion
    Giant is expanding its lineup of performance helmets with two new models featuring the MIPS brain protection system. The Rail SX MIPS trail helmet and Rev Comp MIPS road helmet both represent an evolution of popular models developed with input from Giant pro racers. For off-road riders and...
  12. General Discussion
    Created with technology and input from its professional riders and teams, POC has launched the Coron Air Carbon SPIN. The Swedish protection specialists are call the new brain protector a highly ventilated and lightweight DH and enduro specific full-face helmet. The multi-impact helmet was...
  13. General Discussion
    Bell Helmets has just added custom printing to their product line, and now is teaming up with Fasthouse to release some new limited edition designs and graphics for Spring 2018. The new helmets feature the signature bold designs from Fasthouse, with the graphics appearing on numerous models in...
  14. General Discussion
    Sweet Protection has announced the arrival of their new spring 2018 MTB line, including helmets and apparel. This Norwegian maker of bike, ski and whitewater equipment is starting to come on strong in the U.S. market and their latest line of men's and women's gear brings a host of style...
  15. General Discussion
    The brand that's long been synonymous with motocross Americana is taking a significant plunge into the bike world. This week, 100% introduced a new wide-ranging lineup of gear for the spring season. Offerings include technically advanced riding apparel for downhill and all-mountain riding, as...
  16. Misc Components
    With the chinbar installed, the Bell Super DH could easily be mistaken for a traditional full face. Photo by Paris Gore Editor's Note: Before taking a PR position with Ibis Cycles, Saris Mercanti spent several years as Mtbr tech editor. Here are her top gear and component picks for 2017. Look...
  17. Apparel and Protection
    In full-face mode, this size medium test model weighed a reasonable 700 grams, which is 60 grams less than Bell's similar Super 3R removable chinbar helmet. What is it Lazer's version of the convertible enduro helmet, the Revolution FF has 23 vents, a five-position breakaway visor, accessory...
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