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Awards  Editors' Choice Award Top Pick Award  Top Pick Award 
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Pros Great ventilation, comfortable, MIPS, lightweightCrash detection system, lightweight, good ventilation, comfortable, adjustable visor, MIPS, good coverageWell ventilated, lightweight, great coverage, SPIN system, comfortableAdjustable visor, MIPS, Koroyd protection, improved ventilation, good coverageGreat ventilation, durable construction, not overly expensive
Cons Very little visor adjustment, not as much coverage as someExpensiveExpensive, visor is less user friendly than the competitionExpensive, still not as ventilated as the competitionAverage protection, less versatile fit shape
Bottom Line Testers liked the Troy Lee A2 MIPS for its comfort, ventilation, and light weight.The Specialized Ambush is one of the best helmets in this test, and it comes with a unique crash detection system.The combination of protection, comfort, ventilation, and lightweight make the Tectal Race SPIN one of our highest rated helmets.The Forefront 2 is an updated version of Smith's popular Forefront helmet with the same comfortable fit and several improvements.The Altec features a durable construction and ventilates as well as any model we tested.
Rating Categories Troy Lee Designs A2 MIPS Specialized Ambush with ANGi POC Tectal Race SPIN Smith Forefront 2 MIPS 100% Altec
Protection (25%)
8
9
9
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8
Comfort (20%)
8
9
9
9
7
Ventilation (20%)
9
9
8
6
9
Features (15%)
6
9
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Weight (10%)
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9
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8
8
Durability (10%)
8
8
9
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9
Specs Troy Lee Designs... Specialized Ambush... POC Tectal Race SPIN Smith Forefront 2... 100% Altec
Rotational Impact Protection System? MIPS MIPS SL SPIN MIPS Smartshock
Adjustable Visor? Yes, barely Yes Yes Yes Yes
Number of vents 13 20 15 20 15
Goggle or Sunglasses Guide No Yes, sunglass & goggle integration Yes, Goggle Clip Sunglass & goggle integration Yes
Weight 13.26 oz, 376g 12.35 oz, 350g, size Large 12.87 oz, 365g, size M/L 13.19 oz, 374g size Medium 13.5 oz, 381g, size L/XL
Sizes XS/S, M/L, XL/XXL S - L XS/S, M/L, XL/XXL S - L XS/SM, M/L
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