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Score Product Price Our Take
89
$200
Editors' Choice Award
The Specialized Ambush is one of the best helmets in this test, and it comes with a unique crash detection system.
87
$220
Top Pick Award
The combination of protection, comfort, ventilation, and lightweight make the Tectal Race SPIN one of our highest rated helmets.
83
$230
The Forefront 2 is an updated version of Smith's popular Forefront helmet with the same comfortable fit and several improvements.
81
$165
Top Pick Award
The Altec features a durable construction and ventilates as well as any model we tested.
80
$300
The fully-featured Bontager Blaze helmet comes equipped with their new WaveCel technology.
79
$179
Top Pick Award
Testers liked the Troy Lee A2 MIPS for its comfort, ventilation, and light weight.
79
$150
The Montaro is a quality helmet option from Giro, it was just best by the highest rated models in our review.
78
$160
AC-level ventilation, generous coverage, and a forget-about-it fit are highlights of Smith's new Session helmet.
77
$110
Best Buy Award
We loved the Chronicle as a competitive low-priced option.
77
$95
The Bell 4Forty MIPS is an affordable helmet option that performs nearly as well as its more expensive competition.
76
$170
Innovative design features and good all around performance made the Leatt DBX 3.0 stand out from the crowd.
76
$200
The DRT5 is comfortable, protective, and has some unique design features, but its heavy and has mediocre ventilation.
75
$100
The Maya 2.0 is a good value for riders looking for an affordable, well-constructed helmet.
75
$140
The Trigger AM avoids frills and adeptly executes the basics.
70
$210
The 6D ATB-1T Evo is a heavy and oversized trail helmet with an emphasis on safety and impact protection.