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Best Rated Mountain Bike Helmet

best rated mountain bike helmet

What is the best rated mountain bike helmet on the market?

We looked at two different styles of helmets the ​full shell helmet and the half shell helmet. The type of helmet you choose is up to you. It depends on where you are riding your bike and how aggressive you are with your bike. 

I've picked out 3 of the best rated mountain bike helmets. Each of the helmets have been rated for comfort, price, durability and ventilation. 

1

Bell Super 2R MTB Helmet

Bell Super 2R MTB Helmet

Comfort

Price

Durability

Ventilation

Pro's 

  • Converts from full shell to half shell quickly 
  • 23 Large channeled vents
  • Easy to use
  • Stylish

Con's

  • Not the greatest GoPro mount
  • Tight fit but can get used to it after a few rides

The Bell Super 2R mountain bike helmet is one of the very few helmets that can convert from a full shell helmet to a half shell helmet and vice versa. Converting the helmet only takes a few minutes to do. 

This special feature is just awesome for mountain bikers that love the full shell helmet for downhill biking and extra ventilation via conversion to a half shell helmet when climbing a mountain.  ​

Due to the special internal reinforcement used, Bell was able to add a total of 23 vents for ventilation. 

2

Giro Hex Mountain Bike Helmet

Giro Hex Mountain Bike Helmet

Comfort

Price

Durability

Ventilation

Pro's 

  • Roc Loc 5 fit system
  • 17 wind tunnel vents
  • Adjustable visor
  • light weight

Con's

  • Padding
  • Location of sweat band

The Giro Hex Mountain Bike Helmet is one of the top picks value for the money. The Roc Loc 5 fit system is one of the greatest features of the Giro hex, it is designed to fit the head perfectly and comfortably. Make sure to use check your size to get the right fit. You can do this thru Giro's website

This is one of those helmets that cost half of it's competitors but with similar quality.

The 17 wind tunnel vents with internal ventilation channeling will keep your head cool. 

Although this is a great helmet, some users have complaint about the padding of the helmet not being very comfy and the sweat band is located in a bad spot. ​

3

Fox Head Rampage Comp Imperial Helmet

Fox Head Rampage Comp Imperial Helmet

Comfort

Price

Durability

Ventilation

Pro's 

  • Adjustable visor
  • 23 Large channeled vents
  • Nice color variations
  • Very Durable

Con's

  • Heavy helmet

The Fox Head Rampage Comp Imperial Helmet is an awesome helmet for intermediate to pro downhill, free-ride and downhill mountain biking. 

​Fox made this helmet very durable without compromising ventilation, it will protect you from hard impacts. The helmet has great ventilation to keep you cool during your bike ride. 

​The adjustable visor is perfect for those sunny days, when that sun is right in your eyes or for those days when you don't need the visor at all. This will allow you for a clear vision when riding your bike. 

This helmet is priced quite low compared to it's competitors, but does the same good job at protecting your head from serious injuries. ​

Final Verdict​

No Matter what helmet you choose, always always wear one. No matter what the price is, you should always wear your helmet and all other protective gear. You will regret it if you don't once it's too late. Of the best rated mountain bike helmet mentioned in this article which ones do you prefer? Let us know in the comments.

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