How To Choose A Mountain Bike Helmet

How To Choose A Mountain Bike Helmet

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Similar to mountain bikes themselves, there are many types of helmets intended to be used for many different areas of the sport. If you’re wandering what type of helmet is better for your preferred discipline, then check out Neil’s guide on how to choose the right one for you!

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Not too sure of the differences between a Downhill and a cross country helmet? Are you dirt jumping in a trail bike helmet and riding to the shops in a full face? This video is intended to help you find the right helmet for your discipline.

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  1. Kachow Dmitriy on July 2, 2019 at 10:00 pm

    I have a dirt jump helmet and xc helmet. Don’t want to spend a lot on a trail helmet

  2. Waffeey on July 2, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    Does anyone have experience with cheaper ebay helmets? Bought a $30 trail helmet off amazon i love it.

  3. gnar gnar brah on July 2, 2019 at 10:01 pm


  4. Clares Lewis on July 2, 2019 at 10:03 pm

    Mtb da bbbbbbeeeeeeesssssstttttt☺

  5. J on July 2, 2019 at 10:06 pm

    I need a new bike.

  6. Ethan’s stuff on July 2, 2019 at 10:07 pm

    The pro red bull helmets they give to their riders are from POC so i buy POC too now since they trust them

  7. Strahinja C on July 2, 2019 at 10:07 pm

    I have a dirt biking helmet is it good enough or is it too much?

  8. NACE JEHART on July 2, 2019 at 10:08 pm

    If you love downhill you are awesome

  9. Heavily Sedated 3 on July 2, 2019 at 10:08 pm

    I have a 661 helmet i wear that things everywhere when I go riding trails i think they look badass i don’t know why in the bicycle community there frowned upon like why first off if you want to talk about safety full face is the best i rather have my jaw intact when you do a full face plant onto a nice shiny rock. Second you look like a badass halo Spartan or storm trooper and there is also a plus side it covers your identity so if you mess up youre rep doesnt hurt Lo

  10. waltir wayt on July 2, 2019 at 10:09 pm

    get well soon neil!

  11. Karantijit Rana on July 2, 2019 at 10:09 pm

    great video, useful and informative. are there any options out there for people who wear prescription glasses in terms of full-face helmets and goggles?

  12. Kanan Keisham on July 2, 2019 at 10:09 pm

    good one

  13. Rob K on July 2, 2019 at 10:11 pm

    Which one of these helmets would work well with a Recumbent Trike with a head rest. It is really uncomfortable when the dial down retention presses into the back of the head when you lean into the headrest. Thanks for the advice. Nice review.

  14. Co2R on July 2, 2019 at 10:11 pm

    I am a cross country rider but whenever I ride with my cross country helmet it makes me look ugly so I am thinking of buying trail helmet ?

  15. Pula Negro on July 2, 2019 at 10:14 pm

    Is it ok if I use a skate helmet?

  16. Gomer Caasi on July 2, 2019 at 10:15 pm

    Oh man i use trail helmets and i do XC.. Geez that was wrong.. Oh my.. I’m confused now.. Hehe

  17. Diana Theriault on July 2, 2019 at 10:16 pm

    I gravel ride, level single tracks, nothing too gnarly. Cross Country or Road? I ride with POC Octal (MIPS).

  18. George H on July 2, 2019 at 10:17 pm

    Hi guys, is it possible to use motocross trousers/top for downhill riding

  19. Trystan Hooper on July 2, 2019 at 10:18 pm

    that isntcalled a dirtjump helmet. its proper name is a piss-pot LOL

  20. Sean on July 2, 2019 at 10:21 pm

    *Fashion Police* 😂😂😂

  21. Harrison Spencer Films on July 2, 2019 at 10:25 pm

    i wear my fullface everywhere, safety over Looks. get a few weird looks but i dont really care.

  22. Nico Sosa on July 2, 2019 at 10:25 pm

    I recommend to have a full face and a trail gelmet

  23. Gazala Nikhat on July 2, 2019 at 10:26 pm

    I wear fullface helmet everywhere,even during my morning ride

  24. Ride MTB on July 2, 2019 at 10:26 pm

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  25. Александр Д. on July 2, 2019 at 10:30 pm

    I suppose fullface can be used even in urban rides if you feel stronger protection in it.

  26. Eddie Rourke on July 2, 2019 at 10:32 pm

    Would park helmets be good for trails/xc as well?

  27. asylumDAYS on July 2, 2019 at 10:35 pm

    The poc’s One are nice are so higth

  28. Teina Makaro on July 2, 2019 at 10:35 pm

    I just bought me a full face helmet… just thought the better protected my head is the better for me to see a long innings in this game of life lol. Plus I look badass when I roll into work,.

  29. Half a snickers bar on July 2, 2019 at 10:37 pm

    Another thing about the full face helmets are that you look badass while wearing them

  30. Bryce Kimball on July 2, 2019 at 10:39 pm

    Poc’s stuff is way overpriced to me. Maybe not the helmets, but they want 160$ for a nike type athletic shirt and 200$ for a pair of mtb shorts.

  31. Akmal Vlog on July 2, 2019 at 10:39 pm

    I have the trail helmet butt i ride xc

  32. TROLL on July 2, 2019 at 10:40 pm

    I just ordered one where you can take the chin strap off

  33. Video drone on July 2, 2019 at 10:40 pm

    Helmets suck!

  34. DivaPawIndonesia on July 2, 2019 at 10:43 pm

    Umm i have a something to say…
    So…the full face helmet can be weared when i do just like exploring some place,right?
    And thank you for the information

  35. PSN Gaming on July 2, 2019 at 10:45 pm

    I’d have preferred if you smashed each one moderately with a hammer rather than pressing your thumb into them but that’s okay good vid

  36. Fifa Dillon on July 2, 2019 at 10:46 pm

    Mountain biking is a really expensive sport I’ve been just riding some off-road trials in my neighborhood and there’s a a legit mountain bike trail near me but dang is all this stuff expensive

  37. BANANA PIEMAN on July 2, 2019 at 10:49 pm

    I’m sorry, but any trails im riding, where Im going fast, and its dangerous, I wear full face, there is no point not to, one of my friends lost a bit of his lip from wearing one of those other bs healmets.

  38. Λ.Τ ΦΘ on July 2, 2019 at 10:49 pm

    Lol the full face poc helmet costs more than my bike (i am broke asf i can’t afford it)

  39. Car Guy on July 2, 2019 at 10:49 pm

    Can I or should I use a road helmet for xc? The main difference I see between mtb and road helmets are the sun visors but you don’t see many of them in xc races so is there more to it or is it just down to preference?

  40. Joe P on July 2, 2019 at 10:50 pm

    I wear a meat helmet

  41. Siberius Wolf on July 2, 2019 at 10:51 pm

    Glad you showed the indenting of the foam. Makes sense.

  42. Shakil Khan on July 2, 2019 at 10:52 pm

    Why Airflow is the Best mountain bike helmet in 2017 review

  43. Mc Jcg on July 2, 2019 at 10:53 pm

    The plastic retention strap on the back of my bontrager broke 2day it’s the first time I’ve broke a helm by use so good for me but time to shop for a new helmet

  44. alonzo calvillo on July 2, 2019 at 10:55 pm

    They must be running out of topics.

  45. Dave Carter on July 2, 2019 at 10:55 pm

    Wearing goggles with a full face lid isn’t for fashion; it’s for safety. Eyeglasses can cause serious injury on impact.

  46. Ruben Soto on July 2, 2019 at 10:55 pm

    Full face are great just so bulky but all depends on your skill level basic trails reg helmet will do for action Jackson’s out there full face is a must have.

  47. Colinator4321 on July 2, 2019 at 10:56 pm

    So why can i get a helmet for like $20 at the local big box store, yet if i went to "proper" store, suddenly what seems like the same helmet is three times the price? What gives?

  48. Jože Repotočnik on July 2, 2019 at 10:57 pm

    best helmets for me are bell

  49. Xavi Harding on July 2, 2019 at 10:59 pm

    What about pro tec helmets

  50. Shila Pennell on July 2, 2019 at 11:00 pm

    Hey! Can I wear my snowboarding helmet on my mountain bike??? Is it safe?