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Mountain Bike Helmets

Mountain Bike Helmets: protect yourself, because when it's the rock vs your head, the rock is gonna win

Mountain biking is challenging enough. Rocks, tree roots, ditches, branches, your riding buddies - they can all cause an accident or hurt you. A mountain bike helmet is not optional, in our opinion. So pick one from the two basic types: full-face mountain bike helmets or open-face mountain bike helmets. Which type you need depends on the type of riding you do. Read more about mountain biking helmets and which one is best for you.

What kind of mountain bike helmet do I need?

Mountain bike helmets come in one of two general styles: full-face mountain bike and open-face mountain bike. As with any sport, the type of helmet you need depends on what you’re going to be doing. If you prefer cross country, single track and recreational riding, an open-face mountain bike helmet offers excellent lightweight, comfortable, and well-ventilated protection. If you enjoy downhill riding, dirt jumping, and other high speed, higher-risk forms of riding, consider the additional protection of a full-face mountain bike helmet.

Make sure your mountain bike helmet fits properly. A helmet that is too loose or too tight can do more harm than good.
  • Measure your head and then select the helmet that is ideally sized for you
  • Consider a mountain bike helmet with an adjustable fit system, so you can tailor the fit of your helmet
  • Choose an mtb helmet with adjustable straps and a secure buckle
Once you’ve chosen a mountain biking helmet, it’s a good idea to inspect your helmet periodically to make sure it’s in good shape. Even if the helmet hasn’t sustained a major hard impact, temperature extremes or exposure to common chemicals such as those found in sunscreen can damage your helmet. Learn how to inspect your mountain bike helmet and more about what factors can shorten the lifespan of mountain bike helmets in our Helmet Learning Center.

XSportsProtective staff picks for mountain bike helmets

We carry a lot of mountain biking helmets, but one of our favorites is the Giro Cipher full-face mountain bike helmet. It’s a great all-around mtb helmet as well as a great BMX racing helmet that offers a lot at a reasonable price. Some features of the Cipher full face mountain bike helmet include:
  • Fiberglass shell with an EPS foam liner
  • Integrated POV mount for a GoPro camera
  • Adjustable, tool-free visor
  • Thirteen cooling vents with a brow port ventilation system
No discussion of mountain biking helmets would be complete without a Giro helmet. We like the Giro Atmos because this light-weight, open-face mountain bike helmet can do it all—mountain biking, serious road racing, triathlon, cyclocross, commuting, and touring. Other features of the Giro Atmos:
  • In-mold EPS interior shell fused to a thin polycarbonate outer shell
  • In-mold Kevlar reinforcement
  • Giro’s Roll Cage technology, which fuses a web of tough DuPont Nylon into the EPS foam liner
  • 26 large vents

Do you have more questions about which mountain bike helmet is right for you? Check out How to Choose a Mountain Bike Helmet and the Mountain Bike Protective Gear articles in our learning center today.

Shop the best selection of mountain bike helmets at The Original Protective Gear Store – XSportsProtective

No matter your choice of mountain bike helmet, we stand behind every product we sell and will work with you to get you the right equipment. Don't be fooled by others who look like us! XSportsProtective has the best selection of top-quality mountain bike helmets—in stock—from brands you trust. Click to shop our selection of mountain bike helmets—including full-face mountain bike helmets and open-face mountain bike helmets. Whether you’ve just bought your first mountain bike or are an experienced downhill racer, you'll find a wide selection of top-quality mountain bike helmets, in stock, ready to be delivered to you quickly and accurately.

Haven't shopped with us before? Give us a try. XSportsProtective is The Original Protective Gear Store. We’ve been in business since 2005 with over 50,000 customers served. Same day shipping, free economy shipping, and no hassle returns on your mountain bike gear. Call us at 1-800-930-4084 or email us at today to order your mountain bike helmet.