1. dave brown on July 14, 2019 at 11:44 pm

    yes but it looks like your wearing a womans sanitary pad on you head lol

  2. mark dabek on July 14, 2019 at 11:45 pm

    the smith mtb helmet has much more airflow I have been using it for a year now and I can safely say the airflow is very good

  3. Cullen on July 14, 2019 at 11:48 pm

    Giro Synthe MIPS vs the POC ?

  4. A C on July 14, 2019 at 11:49 pm

    let’s talk about 1:51 though…

  5. P Hanley on July 14, 2019 at 11:49 pm

    MIPS – Marketing Intelligence Pathetically Scarce

  6. Gnawer Shreth on July 14, 2019 at 11:50 pm

    A lot of POC’s products look great and seem to get good reviews, but to charge that much more than competitors who have been around since before POC founders were born seems ridiculous. It doesn’t just go for their helmets either. Apparently POC managed to become top of the line in everything they sell in just 12 years (they’re from 2005 iirc) surpassing companies who’ve been making helmets, joint protection, clothing, sunglasses etc. for 50+ years. Amazing, isn’t it? I really do wonder what you’re paying that much more for when buying their products, is it just yet another "Scandinavian design" marketing hype/scam thing as we see all over Scandinavia these days or what? I am Scandinavian and their stuff doesn’t look anymore Scandinavian than Giro’s, Bell’s or what have you. lol

  7. Lorenzo MTB on July 14, 2019 at 11:52 pm

    am i the first?

  8. crayolarizona on July 14, 2019 at 11:52 pm

    That POC helment is ugly AF!!!

  9. Rixter on July 14, 2019 at 11:56 pm

    Great review. Very detailed and objective. Would love to see one for the Giro Synthe MIPS. Also Oakley Radar are probably the most common glasses around. Rather than docking POC or Smith shades in the vents, how about a pair of Radar?

  10. jonathan parra on July 14, 2019 at 11:56 pm

    hello help me please. my size head is 58cm , i like poc octal , what is my size? medium or large?

  11. Cup & Cone on July 14, 2019 at 11:58 pm

    Good and thorough review. Was looking at the Overtake, but didn’t think about lack of place to put glasses – not going to buy the matching Smith glasses, have three other glasses already.

  12. PezCyclingNews - What's Cool In Road Cycling on July 14, 2019 at 11:59 pm

    Good one Joe. I was surprised and impressed by how deep the MIPS tech goes when I visited their booth at Eurobike: https://youtu.be/ggk7izm-_8I – Pez.

  13. j88325is on July 15, 2019 at 12:00 am

    I am looking to get a octal but I have a tectal that is a XL that no longer fits as it is to big. What size should I get in the octal medium or large?

  14. Robert E on July 15, 2019 at 12:02 am

    I’m sorry.. but the POC helmet looks as if you were a person that suffered a severe brain injury during a bad bike crash and is now stacking ABC blocks in a padded room, being taught how to speak again.

  15. ThatWolffe on July 15, 2019 at 12:03 am

    What about for the Giro Fans? Where are the Giro MIPS lids?

  16. allgoo19 on July 15, 2019 at 12:09 am

    I wear helmet as an obligation.
    I buy the least embarrassing looking one(that means not the typical road bicycle helmets).
    Do other people really care about the performance?

  17. ForbinColossus on July 15, 2019 at 12:09 am

    I would not choose either of those. For MIPS, I’d pick the Bell Super 2 or b/c MIPS tech is of debateable value, I’d go for the Troy Lee A1. If you want face protection,, wider forehead area of the POC is nada compared to full face or a convertible helmet like Bell Super 2R.

  18. Mountain bike ride on July 15, 2019 at 12:11 am

    like it

  19. QuickQuips on July 15, 2019 at 12:16 am

    Great review. I already use POC for their MIPS Fornix ski helmet and nice to know its deep fit also extends to bike helmets.

  20. Michigan Mister on July 15, 2019 at 12:18 am

    could you comment on the smith forefront please?- thanks

  21. elroc10 on July 15, 2019 at 12:19 am

    Both look like silly helmets. Thx for the review

  22. Frank Combs on July 15, 2019 at 12:21 am

    I have owned 2 POC MIPS helmets. Just yesterday my latest POC took a direct hit from a car that ran a red light across me. I got up and walked away. My first POC also suffered in a road crash and I walked away. I ride with a helmet because accidents do happen and the POC has proven itself to me. My other past head bangs with lesser helmets all ended with minor concussions. I’m sold and they are super comfortable.

  23. 2b 1a on July 15, 2019 at 12:21 am

    how about the Giro Synthe MIPS lid? this POC is really ugly and mushroom looking

  24. bob geldof on July 15, 2019 at 12:26 am

    Hold on, hold on. We are not just skating past that 1:50 ….

  25. Brian Moore on July 15, 2019 at 12:26 am

    Considering the POC helmet. Can someone tell me how the straps are taken off the helmet? I like to take my straps off occasionally to give them a good wash. How easy they are to put on and off is important to me.

  26. Stylish Riding on July 15, 2019 at 12:31 am

    Another example of overcharging cyclists. Over 200 pound for a helmet that I doubt costs more than 30 to produce. BikeRadar, why do you keep showing these rip-off products to the average Joe? Why don’t you find out the production costs on many of these high end products? That’s something I’d LOVE to see!

  27. Oskar Elek on July 15, 2019 at 12:31 am

    Can we take a second here and talk about the bloody bandaged severed arm maquette lying in the background? 🙂

  28. [i] ven on July 15, 2019 at 12:34 am

    is the smith smaller than the poc?

  29. Mariano Cohen on July 15, 2019 at 12:34 am

    My 2011 Specialized Propero II has the same strap system as the POC and it´s not even the high end model, so much for innovation….besides, it does look like a really expensive diaper

    Nice review

  30. Mountain bike ride on July 15, 2019 at 12:40 am

    i like bike radar because bike i know all bikes like giant, road bike, mountain bike radars the best

  31. Revo D on July 15, 2019 at 12:42 am

    what tf is mips

  32. Rob K on July 15, 2019 at 12:43 am

    The Smith Overtake is more of a Road Helmet… The Forefront is more of a Mountain Bike helmet. You might look at the SMITH Rover MIPS helmet for off road use. The POC is great if you have a narrow/more oval head shape. For those with a more round shaped head, the SMITH are much more comfortable in my opinion.