New Helmet for my High Schooler- Mtbr.com
Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    DFL
    Reputation: askibum02's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    1,387

    New Helmet for my High Schooler

    My son is getting a new (to him) bike and starting on the school NICA team in December. Given the competitive nature of the riding, I want to get him a new helmet, with a little more coverage, to replace his 4 year old brain bucket from the big S. First question, is MIPS worth it? I feel comfortable spending a little more on this helmet than I did his last one, he tried on my L Bontrager Rally and it fit him pretty good, so at 15, I canít imagine his head would grow out of a L at this point. What is a good helmet to look at in the +/- $100 range? I havenít bought one in a couple years, and I just bought the first one that fit my fat head.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    I wouldn't **** you, you're my favorite turd.

  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2017
    Posts
    59
    Troy Lee A2


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Lone Rager's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Posts
    7,041
    Have him chose one among legit brands that he feels fits comfortably and that he likes.

    MIPs? Meh.
    Do the math.

  4. #4
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2017
    Posts
    59

    New Helmet for my High Schooler

    Quote Originally Posted by Lone Rager View Post
    Have him chose one among legit brands that he feels fits comfortably and that he likes.

    MIPs? Meh.
    My sons head shape is jacked up very flat in the rear from baby sleeping on back (he had to wear a helmet as a baby to shape his head back to normal) and it was tough to find a comfortable fit. If you can find a bike shop that has tons of helmets that can help. First year we found a specialized that fit him. The shop we were at had a ton of selection of all the brands. The TLD A1 did not fir well. We went back for a new helmet and the TLD A2 redesign with MIPS fit him. So we have the mips because that helmet fit well.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro

  5. #5
    mtbr member
    Reputation: k2rider1964's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    3,425
    Yeah, all helmets fit differently so he may want to try a bunch of them on. Like mentioned above, the Troy Lee A1 didn't fit my head but I just bought the A2 and it fits great. Check out the Smith helmets on JensonUsa right now, they are a $220 helmet onside for less than $100 right now...I'm guessing a new model will be out soon.
    Carpe Diem!!

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 7
    Last Post: 10-27-2017, 09:10 AM
  2. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 03-29-2013, 07:46 PM
  3. Rim Suggestion - Middle Schooler Race Hard Tail?
    By Metamorphic in forum Wheels and Tires
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 03-06-2013, 06:33 AM
  4. Heart Rate: How high is too high?
    By CBRsteve in forum XC Racing and Training
    Replies: 35
    Last Post: 12-04-2012, 08:42 PM
  5. Min insertion. How high is to high?
    By machine4321 in forum Cannondale
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 10-07-2012, 03:57 PM

Members who have read this thread: 0

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

THE SITE

ABOUT MTBR

VISIT US AT

© Copyright 2019 VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.