Best MTB helmet

  • MARKET-LEADING PROTECTION: Engineered in Giro’s...
  • INTEGRATED MIPS: Utilizes the Multi-Directional Impact...
  • VENTILATION: 18 Wind Tunnel vents with internal channeling
  • Impact Foam: dual-density Varizorb EPS, [liner] XT2
  • Ventilation: optimized
  • Fit Adjustment: 360 Fit System, Fidlock SNAP
  • Shell Material: polycarbonate
  • Impact Foam: EPS
  • Ventilation: 20 vents
  • Lightweight Polycarbonate shell
  • Integrated eyewear dock to securely stow your shades and...
  • BOA FS1-1 System - The Boa FS1-1 is a height adjustable...
  • Shell Material: polycarbonate
  • Impact Foam: EPS
  • Ventilation: 20 vents
  • Shell Material: In-Mold (polycarbonate shell)
  • Impact Foam: EPS impact foam, MIPS low-friction liner
  • Ventilation: AirEvac with 20 optimized vents

If you ride your mountain bike in mountainous and generally difficult terrain, you should rely on a sturdy MTB helmet to be well protected in the event of a fall. This guide provides information about the most important criteria to consider when buying a mountain bike helmet.

Our Top MTB helmet Pick

Giro Fixture MIPS Bike Helmet - Matte Black,One Size
  • MARKET-LEADING PROTECTION: Engineered in Giro’s category-leading helmet test lab
  • INTEGRATED MIPS: Utilizes the Multi-Directional Impact Protection System to redirect energy in a crash
  • VENTILATION: 18 Wind Tunnel vents with internal channeling
  • RUGGED: In-mold construction
  • UNIVERSAL FIT SIZING: Get the right fit, straight out of the box

Bicycle & E-Bikes: MTB helmet Video Guide

A normal bicycle helmet is not the same as an MTB model. The latter is usually larger and reaches into the neck of the wearer. This provides special protection for the back of the head. Furthermore, mountain bike helmets often have a visor to guarantee a certain safety for the eyes. Mountain bikers are well advised to choose a special MTB helmet and not to trust that a conventional model is sufficient for “classic” bikes.

Within the category for MTB helmets there are different types, which are oriented towards the potential “riding preferences” of mountain bikers and the corresponding bikes.

a) All-mountain type: Helmets of the all-mountain type are characterized by their versatility. The headgear is suitable for various terrain variants. They effectively protect the back of the head and neck as well as the face

– adjustable visor – good ventilation

b) Enduro type: Enduro type helmets are designed for mountain bikers who like to ride long distances

– good ventilation – low weight – adjustable visor c) Downhill type: Downhill type helmets must be able to withstand rapid descents. This means that a high degree of stability has top priority here.

– Full face protection*
* The Fullface protection implies a mouth and chin protection for an increased safety level. It is important that the chinstraps are tight and absolutely reliable.
Tip: Full-face equipment is not only recommended for downhill riders, but also for mountain bikers who often ride in bumpy terrain and accelerate hard.
Of course not every helmet can be clearly assigned to one of these categories. Some versions also function as mixed products. In addition to the specific characteristics that are designed for the respective driving preferences, there are also some characteristics that an MTB helmet should fulfil in any case.

TOP 5 MTB helmet Bestseller

Giro Fixture MIPS Bike Helmet - Matte Black,One Size
  • MARKET-LEADING PROTECTION: Engineered in Giro’s category-leading helmet test lab
  • INTEGRATED MIPS: Utilizes the Multi-Directional Impact Protection System to redirect energy in a crash
  • VENTILATION: 18 Wind Tunnel vents with internal channeling
  • RUGGED: In-mold construction
  • UNIVERSAL FIT SIZING: Get the right fit, straight out of the box
Fox Racing Speedframe Pro Helmet Navy, L
  • Impact Foam: dual-density Varizorb EPS, [liner] XT2
  • Ventilation: optimized
  • Fit Adjustment: 360 Fit System, Fidlock SNAP
  • Visor: 3-position adjustable, goggle-compatible
  • Recommended Use: commuting, cross-country, enduro, trail
Fox Racing Speedframe Wurd MIPS Helmet Chili, L
  • Shell Material: polycarbonate
  • Impact Foam: EPS
  • Multiple Impact: MIPS rotational impact protection system
  • Ventilation: extensive ventilation with internal channels
  • Fit Adjustment: 360-degree fit system
Oakley DRT5 MIPS Men's MTB Cycling Helmet - Blackout/Large
  • Lightweight Polycarbonate shell
  • Integrated eyewear dock to securely stow your shades and keep them handy for quick and easy access
  • BOA FS1-1 System - The Boa FS1-1 is a height adjustable 360° design that delivers an exact fit, perfect for you every time.
  • Vane support structure
  • Exact fit through BOA FS1-1 System
Smith Optics Convoy MIPS Men's MTB Cycling Helmet - White/Large
  • Shell Material: polycarbonate
  • Impact Foam: EPS
  • Ventilation: 20 vents
  • Fit Adjustment: VaporFit
  • Visor: adjustable

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