It can be exhausting to find a full-face mountain bike helmet that’s just right. Some are affordable but don’t offer a lot of features with others are expensive, but have more features than are really necessary.
We looked at nearly every full-face bike helmet on the market to see what the options are, and organized them by price to make it more simple to find the proper protection. Here is a comprehensive list of most full face mountain bike helmets on the market, with notes on the safety ratings, construction material, weight, and features.
Here is a comprehensive list of most full face mountain bike helmets on the market, with notes on the safety ratings, construction material, weight, and features.
|Brand||Model||Price||Rotational Force Reduction||Weight||Chinbar||Sizes||Safety Rating||Color Options|
|100%||Aircraft DH||$400||MIPS||NA||Fixed||(5) XS-XL||ASTM, CPSC, CE, and AS/NZ||11|
|661||Reset||$100||No||NA||Fixed||(7) XXS – XXL||CPSC, CE, AS/NZS||4|
|661||Reset MIPS||$150||MIPS||NA||Fixed||(7) XXS – XXL||CPSC, CE, AS/NZS||2|
|6D||ATB-1 DH||$550||Proprietary||1,310g||Fixed||(4) XS – L||ASTM, CPSC, EN1078||2|
|Bell||Full-9||$400||No||1,130g||Fixed||(4) XS/S – L/XL||ASTM, CPSC, CE||4|
|Bell||Full-9 Fusion MIPS||$240||MIPS||1,080g||Fixed||TBA||ASTM, CPSC, CE||5|
|Bell||Super DH MIPS||$300||MIPS||850g||Removable||(3) S,M,L||ASTM, CPSC, CE||7|
|Bell||Transfer-9||$200||No||1,250g||Fixed||(5) XS-XL||ASTM, CPSC, CE||5|
|Fly Racing||Werx Imprint||$450||MIPS||950g||Fixed||(5) XS-XL||ASTM, CPSC, CE, and AS/NZ||5|
|Fly Racing||Werx Rival||$450||MIPS||950g||Fixed||(6) XS-XXL||CSPC||3|
661 Reset: 661 does an excellent job of producing solid and affordable full face helmets for mountain bikers. The Reset is stylish and comes in seven sizes and four colors at $100. For another $50, get the MIPS version in two other colors.
Fly Default: The Default is an entry-level helmet from Fly starting at $109. It has a total of 21 vents, a poly-alloy shell with a foam liner, and a D-ring closure.
IXS XACT: The XACT is an entry-level helmet by IXS. It comes in four sizes, has quick-release pads, is safety rated, and costs $140.
Kali Zoka: For the groms and beginners, the Zoka is a great entry-level option. For $100, it doesn’t include any rotational force protection, but still has comprehensive safety ratings, an adjustable visor, and anti-microbial pads.
O’Neal Backflip RL2: The Backflip RL has an ABS shell, adjustable visor, and Fidlock buckle for $135.
O’Neal Fury RL: The Fury RL has a GoPro mount, Fidlock buckle, an adjustable visor, and is $160.
O’Neal Warp: O’Neal’s helmets are affordably priced and still have great safety ratings. The Warp is made from ABS construction, has a Fidlock buckle, and CPSC and EN1078 safety ratings for $160.
Between $200 and $400
Bell Full-9 Fusion MIPS: A more affordable of the Bell Full-9, the Full-9 Fusion MIPS comes with rotational protection and a camera mount, minus the audio system of the standard Full-9, and will cost $240 when it debuts.
Bell Super DH MIPS: Bell rocked the enduro world when they first came out with the Super. It’s two helmets in one with a removable chin bar for added protection on serious trails. It’s also extremely lightweight at 850g. A Fidlock magnetic buckle plus a goggle- and eyeglass-friendly design make this helmet an excellent choice for anyone. MSRP is $300 for the downhill-rated, convertible helmet.
Bell Transfer-9: The Transfer-9 is an affordable full-face option by Bell. It skips rotational impact protection, weighs 1,250g, has a fiberglass shell, magnetic padding, a speaker system, and still has the safety ratings to make it legit. The Transfer-9 MSRP is $200.
Fox Pro Frame: The Fox Pro Frame is a MIPS-protected and lightweight helmet at 750g. It keeps somewhat of a skeleton around the frame and chinbar which allows a lot of airflow and weight savings. The helmet also has a Fidlock magnetic buckle and costs $250.
Giro Disciple: The Disciple is a fixed chinbar, full-face helmet offered in three sizes with a fiberglass shell and audio cable management. MSRP is $220.
Giro Switchblade: The Giro Switchblade is a convertible full-face helmet with a removable chinbar. It still has ASTM, CE, and CPSC safety ratings, three sizes, MIPS, and costs $250.
IXS XULT: The XULT is a premium full-face from IXS, but still keeps a low price for a high-end helmet. It uses the X-Rail rotational force reduction system, is safety rated, and has a fiber-reinforced polymer shell. It comes in three sizes and is $309.
Kali Alpine: The Alpine is a lightweight, 900g helmet, with a breakaway visor, thorough safety ratings, accessory mounts, and anti-microbial pads. MSRP is $300.
Kali Shiva 2.0: The Shiva 2.0 keeps all of the same features as the 2.0 carbon, but with a tri-weave shell rather than carbon and a $350 price.
Leatt DBX 5.0: The DBX 5.0 is similar to the 6.0, but has a composite shell instead. The 5.0 retains the Turbine system, a Fidlock buckle, and a hydration tube channel for $350.
Leatt DBX 3.0 Enduro V2: There’s a short list of full-face helmets with a removable chinbar, and the DBX 3.0 Enduro V2 completes it. The helmet features the Turbine system, a polycarbonate shell, and is a light 750g, all for $240.
Leatt DBX 4.0: The 4.0 has a polymer shell with a Fidlock buckle, a breakaway visor, and quick-release magnetic pads for $230.
MET Parachute: The Parachute is one of the lightest full face mountain bike helmets on the market, but still offers ASTM-certified protection and gel pads that soak up the hits, but not the sweat. $220 MSRP.
POC Coron Air SPIN: This features a multi-impact EPP liner and a fiberglass shell for $275.
Troy Lee Designs D3 Composite: The D3 composite is MIPS-equipped like the carbon version, weighs 1150g, is wind tunnel tested, and has a lightweight composite shell, for $375.
Troy Lee Designs D3 Fiberlite: The D3 Fiberlite is the entry-level model to the D3 line. For $240, the helmet includes a fiberglass shell, contoured 3D cheek pads, internal cavities for audio integration, and ASTM safety certifications.
Troy Lee Designs Stage: The Stage is a mainstay full-face helmet for TLD. It has a Fidlock buckle and a polylite shell with a total of 24 vents and a three-year warranty. It’s a light 690g and costs $295.
$400 and up
100% Aircraft: The Aircraft is a carbon fiber shelled helmet with an adjustable visor, and a total of 25 vents. It comes in five sizes and meets ASTM, CPSC, CE, and AS/NA safety standards. The Aircraft’s MSRP is $400.
6D ATB-1 Carbon: 6D helmets have a proprietary rotational force reduction system and meet ASTM, CPSC, EN1078 standards. The ATB-1 Carbon has a carbon-fiber shell and a total of 27 vents. It retails for $550 and weighs 1,310g.
Bell Full-9: The Bell Full-9 is a helmet with a lot of features, like magnetic cheekpads for easy removal, an integrated audio system and a carbon shell. It weighs 1,130g and comes in four sizes for $400.
Fly Racing Werx: Fly Racing has three different versions of the Werx: the Imprint, Rival, and Ultra. The Imprint and Rival are premium, carbon-fiber and kevlar-constructed, full-face helmets with 24 total vents, MIPS, and are bluetooth ready. Both are priced at $450.
The Werx Ultra doesn’t include MIPS, is a little lighter than the Imprint and Rival, is still made from carbon fiber and kevlar, and is priced at $400.
Fox Rampage Carbon: A little pricier than the fiberglass Rampage, but a little lighter. MSRP is $450.
Kali Shiva 2.0 Carbon: Kali makes some serious full-face helmets. The Shiva 2.0 is its top of the line carbon helmet, with proprietary rotational force reduction, a breakaway visor, and a full carbon shell for $550.
Leatt DBX 6.0 Carbon: Leatt puts a lot of research into their helmet designs. The DBX 6.0 Carbon has a full carbon shell, fidlock magnetic buckles, and a hydration tube channel, for $500. All of the helmets feature the Leatt proprietary Turbine system, which is designed to reduce rotational impact.
POC Coron Air Carbon SPIN: POC’s proprietary rotational force reduction design is called SPIN and is standard on both full-face helmets. The carbon version of the Coron Air is $450.
Troy Lee Designs D3 Carbon: The D3 carbon is the top-of-the-line helmet at TLD. It’s made from a uni-directional carbon fiber, has a total of 26 vents, contoured 3D cheek pads, and titanium hardware. MSRP is $495.
- MET Parachute
- Bell Full 9
- Bell Transfer 9
- Fox Head Rampage
- Troy Lee Designs Troy Lee Designs D3 Carbon – Pinstripe Black
- Leatt DBX 6.0 Carbon
- Fox Racing Proframe
- Kali Protectives Shiva 2.0 Carbon
- Leatt DBX 3.0 All-Mountain
- Giro Switchblade
- POC Coron Air
- Bell Super DH
- SixSixOne Reset
- 100% Aircraft
- 6d ATB-1 DH
- Fly Racing Werx
- Fly Racing Fly Default
- Giro Giro Disciple
- Ixs IXS XULT
- Ixs XACT
- Kali Protectives Alpine
- Kali Protectives Zoka
- Leatt DBX 5.0 Helmet
- Leatt DBX 4.0 Helmet
- O’Neal Warp
- O’Neal Fury RL
- Troy Lee Designs Stage