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    POC Tectal, IXS Trail RS

    Has anyone tried both? Is the POC worth that much more? Comfort? Ventilation?

    Opinions?

    It's hard to choose online. They look similar. I want a helmet that is reasonably cool, and fits well. Won't know fit until try, but is the POC really worth that much more?

    I live on the SE Coast. Hot and humid, so ventilation is a big deal. There were others I liked, Troy Designs A-1, some others that were even more. Any input appreciated. My road helmet is a Rudy Project Sterling. It's perfect for road, fits me well. (More oblong than round).

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    Quote Originally Posted by MostChillin View Post
    I live in the Southeast and experience the same conditions.

    I had a POC Trabec that I recently replaced with the Tectal.

    While I had the Trabec, I tried a Bell Super 2 (too bulky and heavy) and ordered a IXS Trail RS. The IXS went back immediately as it sit far too low on my brow (seems to be common) and would have impacted my uphill vision. I did give the Super 2 a go for a bit but decided it wasn't for me.

    The Tectal has been the perfect helmet. Volume-wise, it's larger than the Trabec but is the same weight or even a few grams lighter for a size M/L. The Trabec is an improvement in every way over the Trabec including ventilation which has been improved significantly.

    They are not inexpensive but I cannot recommend one enough.
    That's good news. Bonus: they are on sale today at Competitive Cyclist.

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