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• 100% Trajecta
• Fox Proframe
• Leatt DBX 4.0
• TLD Stage

As of today, these are the best available full face enduro-style lids that: are under 900 grams, have ASTM F1952 DH certification, have a rotational impact protection system (like MIPS), and don't have a removable chin guard.

Which one do you have and why did you choose it?
 

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I have the TLD Stage. It fits me well, has a movable visor, and looks sweet.

I used to have a Proframe until I bounced my head off a rock in Whistler. It fit me well and had great ventilation but the exposed MIPS liner cut into my forehead.
 

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I also liked Fox’s colors better but the TLD just felt more comfortable and the movable visor is nice as it barely allows for goggles to fit underneath it. Plus it’s lighter( if you care about that)
 

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I've had/have the following helmets in this category over the past few years:

MET Parachute
Bell Super 2R
Bell Super 3R
Giro Switchblade
Bell Super DH
Fox Proframe


Also a Giro disciple (regular DH full face). Thoughts on each:

MET Parachute: very comfortable, light weight, very goofy looking. Poor chin/jaw coverage, still got face rash when crashing with it twice before I totaled it.

Bell Super 2R: loved the removable chinbar, great helmet. Needed to pull these plastic pads out of the inside to make it fit. No huge crashes, wanted a more secure feeling helmet for Enduro racing so got a:

Giro Switchblade: this helmet sucked. Very uncomfortable to get on, heavy, hot. Took a digger wearing it at a bike park and the chin bar came off (on review the plastic clips on the upper shell where the metal arms of the chinbar clip into bent and broke) allowing my face to drag on the ground and get some good rash. Guess it saved me from a broken jaw though. My least favorite of all those I've tried.

Bell Super 3R: got after my foray with the Giro. No huge difference from the 2R. Good helmet overall, got dinged up from low hanging branches, etc. over a year of ownership so replaced it with the:

Bell Super DH: noticeably larger and slightly heavier than my 2R/3R. Much more secure feeling with the chinbar on but also rather uncomfortable. Chin bar noticeably more difficult to attach than with the 2R/3R. Use this mostly for my halfshell now but still bring the chinbar along if doing a big climb/big descent type ride. But uncomfortable to wear in full face mode for prolonged periods so got the:

Fox Proframe: favorite of the enduro/light full face helmets so far. Honestly I notice very little difference in ventilation compared to the Super DH in halfshell mode, and it's loads lighter/more comfortable/better ventilated than the Super DH in full face mode. Not as secure feeling overall as the Super DH, so I use my Giro true full face for bike parks or more gnarly enduro races.


Hope this helps. For what it's worth all helmets have done a good job saving my noggin when crashing in them.
 

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I have a couple of cents to pitch in on MET Parachute and Leatt DBX 3.0 that might be helpful.

Parachute
good helmet, replaced a Smith something or other - the one with the drinking straw looking dudes in it - first full face, pretty light, ventilation is good (I have a shaved head so factor that in). Wish it had a Fidlock type deal, no MIPS or rotational technology when I had it, spare parts tend to come from Europe so a lag there.

Compared to the DBX the Parachute doesn't have as good of a moisture wicking setup which is what pushed me off that helmet and not having anything extra in terms of safety technology was also part of that since you only get one brain/face/head.

DBX 3.0
replaced the Parachute with this helmet.

DBX 3 has a removable chin bar which I never use. Fidlock, light, comfortable, has rotational technology which offers some significant differences over other brands if you believe what they are saying (and I think Leatt does have some good ideas here and I'm pretty sure I read somewhere that they partner or trade technology with Kali who also has some interesting and cool ideas)

When my DBX 3 gives up the ghost I will be going up to DBX 4 or whatever is current at the time.

Much better moisture control to keep crap from running down in to my eyes over the gel pad in the Parachute.

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Head is 7.75 in a fitted hat so I'm in the 59-63 cm size group for both.

I have had Bell helmets before and they don't fit my egg shaped dome as well as other brands.
 

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I have a proframe - Tried on another guys and it fit perfect, so I bought one. I had no idea such a helmet existed before then. I've had no issue with the MIPS liner, though I usually use a sweatbuster with it and take out the front pad (as I do with my half-shell). Comfortable to wear all day, and easy to wear with sunglasses. Much lighter and cooler than my IXS Xult which I unfortunately bought shortly before finding the proframe.
 

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I just got the Trajecta..
It looks awesome but unfortunately the cheek pads were too tight for me..100% were great and they are sending me out thinner cheek and neck pads, along with a thinner liner...
Will write more after I get to wear it.
What helmet and size did you have before? I've never had 100% so I don't know if I should size up or down.
 

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I wear an XL on my TLD D3 and a Large on my MET.
My head is 23 1/4 so according to the 100% website I am on the small side of a LARGE, so I was hoping I'd be fine.
Everyone's heads are different so it's really whatever helmet fits your head best.
On the Trajecta the XL and L share the same shell so I'm pretty sure the pads are gonna make it fit. My friend who wears a smaller helmet than I do tried my Trajecta on and it was also tight in the cheeks for him too..Here is 100% Trajecta sizing chart

S 21 5/8 - 22 55 - 56 12 mm
M 22 1/2 - 22 7/8 57 - 58 12 mm
L 23 1/4 - 23 5/8 59 - 60 14 mm
XL 24 - 24 3/8 61 - 62 14 mm
 

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I just got the Trajecta..
It looks awesome but unfortunately the cheek pads were too tight for me..100% were great and they are sending me out thinner cheek and neck pads, along with a thinner liner...
Will write more after I get to wear it.
I thought the trajecta comes with an extra pair of pads?
 

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I thought the trajecta comes with an extra pair of pads?
It does.
The pads in the picture are the smaller set than comes with the Large.
The cheek pads are 32mm wide(the other set is 35mm)
and the rear neck pad is the thinner 16mm pad and the other neck pad is 20mm..

it also came with an extra liner size but to be honest it was very similar to the size already in helmet, and I actually couldnt even tell the difference..I just put in what appeared to be the thinnest liner..
 

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I initially wanted the endura mt500, since they presented the helmet last year. But they deliver it for months so I got a 100% trajecta- had only one day in bikepark with it but very happy so far.
 

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I just bought a trigger. I wanted a stage, but I couldn't get it to fit my head. I guess my head is shaped like a football, because to get the right width, I end up with the chin bar way too close to my face.

I tried on the following:
Proframe - Decent fit, but chinbar too close to my face.
Stage - Same as above, but worse, Couldn't get it to a point where the helmet wouldn't move around.
Super DH - Fit well, i was annoyed by how the helmet would shake and shift around when jiggling my head. I get overly annoyed by helmets that move around in rock gardens etc.
IXS Trigger - Best fit, best room in the chinbar area. Bummed it doesn't have mips tbh, but it's insanely light.

Overall, I wish that the proframe and the stage had a ratchet rear adjustment system.
 
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