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Full Face Helmets lead

Knowing which full face to buy can sometimes be a bit of tough choice, with a lot of options on the market it can be hard to know what to look for. Here is a summary of the best full faces available for a range of budgets.

[part title="661 Comp Full Face"]


Price: £57.99 with free postage

Stockist: Chain reaction Cycles

[part title="Fly Racing Default Helmet"]

Fly Helmet redwhite

Fly has deep roots in the moto industry but have recently branched out into providing protection for the mountain bike world. The helmet is light despite its somewhat bulky appearance. It’s available in a range of colours and in sizes XS to XL (also available in youth sizes.) It looks great and works well with goggles, so you can take to the trails knowing you are well protected and look good to boot.

Price: £62.99 with free postage

Stockist: Kustom Bikes

[part title="Giro Cipher helmet 2014"]


It also offers a POV camera mount above the peak to remove the need for you to attach anything to your helmet, you just insert the camera and ride. Available in; Highlight Yellow, Matt Black, Matt Titanium, Matt Red – Black and Matt Glowing Red Camo and sizes XS to Large, it also comes with removable padding, audio speaker pockets an innovative protection system.

The Cipher offers a whole stack of features for the price as well as being certified to meet safety tests globally, this helmet offers more than just protection and is a great option if you’re looking to spend a bit more. Rest assured you are getting quality for your money, Giro know what they are doing when it comes to creating quality protection, having been involved in the design of gravity based helmets since 1995.

Price: £134.99

Stockist: Leisure Lake Bikes – Free UK Delivery

[part title="Bell Transfer 9"]


Helmet designers are now realising the potential dangers of securing cameras to your helmet permanently, and like many others the Transfer offers a two part integrated mount that riders can stick to their helmet as well as a breakaway mount attachment. It also offers a safety feature called the eject helmet removal system meaning that if you crash the helmet can be removed with less risk of causing further damage. If that wasn’t enough the helmet is relatively lightweight, offers removable padding, a great venting system and soundtrax speaker pockets for listening to music as you ride.

Available in black, green, red/white, black/white/silver, black/blue/white and yellow/purple the Transfer offers quality, comfort and incredible protection for everyday shredding.

Price: £151.99

Stockist: Tredz

[part title="POC Cortex Flow"]

poc pink 2012

Not the lightest option on the market, this is countered by the fact the lining is constructed from a multi-impact expanded polypropylene (EPP). Based on POC’s extensive research and history in making high level protection for skiers, they have designed a helmet that is able to take repeated knocks and not have to be replaced after every crash.

The helmet is designed to give your face the utmost protection whilst still remaining comfortable and breathable. The ear chambers also mean that you are able to hear better with the lid on and your balance isn’t affected. The 2012 version is available in a few more colours than the 2013 models, so if you want to be pretty in pink or add a more feminine element to your kit then you have the option to do so. The helmet is available in sizes S/M, M/L and L/XL.

Price: £165.75

Stockist: Cyclestore

[part title="Troy Lee D3 Composite/Carbon"]

2014 carbon D3

The D3 is a class leader in terms of safety and Troy Lee stop at nothing to create beautifully finished lids to suit a range of styles. With massive attention to detail the other features are definitely not lacking, the lid comes with an inner dual-density shock pad system that helps to absorb smaller impacts, withstand multiple hits and add greater durability for the single impact absorbing EPS liner.

There are 20 vents points on both models allowing maximum ventilation for the rider as well as removable, washable liners and padding. The helmets have a snug fit, but are designed this way to ensure it fits on your head properly. It is also designed to work well with a neck brace, a feature not often available with other helmets on the market, meaning the D3 is unmatched if you want the ultimate protection.

Troy Lee released 8 new models for 2014, four composite and four carbon. Carbon colours: Carbon Pinstripe II Black, Finishline Yellow, Gwin and Speed Orange. Composite colours: Pinstripe II Red, Finishline Black, Speed White and Zink. Troy Lee have done everything they can to make their helmets high class, safe and pay utmost attention to the finished product. Available in sizes XS to XXL. The helmets also come with a D3 helmet bag and two D3 color-matching visors.

Price: £354.99

Stockist: Chain Reaction Cycles

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