- New trail lid time… Suggestions please.
So looking for a new MTB lid for general all round riding (up, down, along etc.). Currently use a Troy Lee A1 most of the time, which I like, but it’s a bit warm in the summer (superb in the winter though). My only real issue with it is I’m kinda between sizes, the M/L was too tight, so I got an XL/XXL and run it with the adjuster wound almost all the way in.
My previous KASK Rex was the same, had the L and had to wind the adjuster all the way in, a M was too tight.
I have a very narrow and long head, so not a lot of helmets fit that well. Giro for instance are a no go, just don’t fit me at all.
Looking for something that’s a bit more vented than the A1, but without going full XC race. The A2 would be an obvious answer, but how does it fit compared to the A1?
I’ve tried a Smith Forefront 2 on, and loved the fit, but not the look or the price. Staggeringly expensive and a bit challenging looks wise to be honest!
Any other suggestions? Best fitting helmets I’ve had in the past have been from Uvex and MET fwiw… I’d like something with MIPS but it’s not a deal breaker, and it’s got to have decent enough coverage for the odd Enduro race yet still not be too hot for a big XC ride. Cheers.Posted 2 months agoBig-BudMember
Go to your lbs and try a few on .it’s one of those items you have to try before you buy and support your lbs .Posted 2 months ago
I have similar shaped head and giro etc just give me headaches .
I’ve got a laser impala and it’s like a pr of slippers for your head only safer
On ones helmet is a hot helmet and visor is obtrusive and is generally cheap for a reason .I don’t scrimp on helmets .I’m also not a mips fan purely for the fit but agree there safer .fathomerSubscriber
I must have a funny shaped noggin as I find nearly all helmets uncomfortable, I came from an A1 which is really comfy but bloody hot. I’m currently wearing an IXS Trigger which is pretty decent and not to expensive. The A2 fit quite well but most MIPS helmets have far to much wobble for my liking (I know that’s the point).
I’d like to try a POC Tectal but nowhere seems to have stock, and they’re expensive. MET Roam is another I’d like to try but not sure about the massive peak!Posted 2 months agosubmarinedMember
I *think* I have a long thin head (previous lid was an IXS Trail RS which fited like a glove), non MIPS A1 was really comfy but too hot. MIPS one didn’t feel right, A2 didn’t feel right either. I’ve tried on loads of others recently for a replacement and it came down to 2: Leatt DBX3.0 and POC Tectal SPiN.Posted 2 months ago
Went with the POC in the end just as I preferred the aesthetics, but I think I’d have been just as happy with the Leatt. Both seemed to sit my head shape. Leatt also felt a tiny bit bulkier.
(59cm head, actually sized down from my normal L/XL for the POC)
Only worn it a few times but forgot it was there, which is the best I could hope for!
Now got to do the same for a road lid (Kask Mojito seems a similar shape…)fitnessischeatingMember
Frankly if you like the smiths but not the price or the looks, buy the smiths!
Who cares what it looks like!
And if it’s expensive but the fit is good, if you never crash, in 10yrs your not going to think, well that was a waste of money, I could of saved myself £30 (or whatever)
If you do take a big smash and walk away, your not going to be thinking, if only I’d bought a cheaper lid!
If you don’t walk away you won’t care either way…
That is at least my 2p 😉Posted 2 months agomboyMember
So, for what it’s worth… Tried on several of the suggestions made above, but nothing fits as well as the Smith Forefront 2! So I’ve ordered one… Doesn’t look quite as bad as I remember to be fair, the fit however is the best I’ve ever experienced, almost as if it had been custom moulded to my head shape!Posted 1 month agoJordanSubscriber
I went through this process last year, sounds like we have simillar shaped heads. Tried loads and eventually settled on the IXS trail RS evo. Others that sorta fit ok were TLD A2, Specialized Ambush and Bontrager Rally. The last one would have been my choice after the IXS.Posted 1 month ago
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