All MTB helmets on this list have been thoroughly evaluated and reviewed by our team, we research the market, talk to product managers and engineers, and use our own experience riding on these helmets to determine the best options.
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Best selection MTB helmets
- Giro Montaro
Montaro is a high-end MTB helmet, ready for the trail. Anti-smell pads minimize the bad smell of thehelmet, and large vents help you stay cool on hot days.
The MIPS lining offers additional protection against concussions, and Giro’s Roc Loc retention system is very easy to use. Giro also added its POV Plus viewfinder adjustment system, which allows you to reposition the visor to accommodate the goggles.
- Specialized Ambush
The Ambush offers clean style, eyewear compatibility, an easily adjustable visor and excellent airflow in a surprisingly lightweight package.
The shape of the head is slightly oval, and the generous padding at the front of the helmet makes it a comfortable experience.
Integrated adjustment system is one of the most comfortable and provides a secure fit.
- Wavecel Blaze
MTB helmets WaveCel is not a multi-impact system. Like a standard bike foam helmet, you must replace it after any impact, or if any of the materials are deformed, crushed or cracked.
WaveCel adds weight, about 53 grams, according to Bontrager, compared to a standard foam helmet, a small price to pay for additional protection.
MTB Blaze’s helmet models incorporate a new shock absorption technology called Wavecel that, according to Bontrager, reduces the chance of a concussion.
- Mavic XA Pro
There is no MIPS in this helmet or any other rotational force mitigation system, but it does use EPS 4D foam which is said to offer 30 percent better shock absorption than standard EPS.
Plump visor serves nothing but style, but the screens on the front vents keep insects and branches away.
The hot air escapes well through the large vents, although there is not much sense of air running around the helmet and above the cyclist’s head when speeds increase, perhaps because there is no internal channeling.
- Oakley DRT5
This MTB Helmet the BOA dial have a correct adjustment system and MIPS lining improve fit and safety, and a silicone sweat channel prevents sweat from dripping into your lenses, this model are created in collaboration with Greg Minaar, one of the most successful downhill runners of all time, the helmet presents attention to the style you expect from Oakley.
- POC Octal X SPIN
The Octal X SPIN is the latest version of the Octal X POC, which was the first specific version for the path of the already popular Octal road cycling helmet.
Although POC designed this XC racing helmet, it’s an excellent choice for anyone who enjoys trailing and wants extra protection for the unique types of impacts in the forest.
Along with a polycarbonate cover that is completely wrapped around the edge of the helmet to cover more foam, such as what you normally see in a trail-facing helmet, POC includes its new SPIN technology.
SPIN stands for Shearing Pads Inside,which is a silicone pad system specifically designed to protect your head from oblique impacts.
What is MIPS?
MIPS is a new technology that helps in hazardous impacts where there has also been a twist. «Multi-directional Impact Protection System». This technique allows the hull to reduce rotational forces caused by certain impacts.
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How to choose what is best Helmet for you?
The MTB helmets feature plenty of ventilation, which works great even at low speeds. Its protection focuses, above all, on the area of the nape of the neck. They usually incorporate visors, which can be removable to suit any situation.
The fit on the mountain helmets is very good to prevent it from moving when pedaling on rough and uneven terrain.
Choosing the ideal MTB helmets is like opting for anything else in the mountain bike world, you have to be honest with yourself and see what terrain you’re going to roll on. In the end it will all depend on you and your budget, but we will try to help you in the election.