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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 this one of our highest rated helmets
87
$160
Editors' Choice Award
This new model took us by surprise and was one of our top rated favorites
83
$230
The Forefront 2 is an updated version of Smith's popular Forefront helmet with the same comfortable fit and several improvements
82
$170
The Sixer MIPS performs right alongside the best helmets in our test with just a little bit of added weight
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
80
$170
Top Pick Award
Loaded with innovations, this was our favorite full-coverage helmet
79
$189
Testers liked the Troy Lee A2 MIPS for its comfort, ventilation, and light weight
79
$160
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
This model is affordable and 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
$110
Best Buy Award
This helmet is a competitive low-priced option
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
$149
The Trigger AM avoids frills and adeptly executes the basics
75
$100
The affordable DBX 2.0 isn't feature-packed, but it offers the protection of a rotational impact system
74
$170
Fox's Dropframe offers extra coverage and protection without breaking the bank
70
$210
The 6D ATB-1T Evo is a heavy and oversized trail helmet with an emphasis on safety and impact protection