Trials Helmets?

Discussion in 'Trials' started by Greebe, Jul 5, 2017.

  1. Greebe

    Greebe Been here awhile

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    I am looking to get a dedicated trials helmet, and I am really not sure which brand to get. I have seen the following: Jitsie, Airoh, Hebo, Mots, Wulfsport, and Shiro.

    I would like to stay under $200 and have a lighter weight. The Mots has a fiberglass helmet half the price of the Airoh that weighs about the same. Was planning on the Airoh TRR, but the Mots looks good as well.

    The Jistie H1 also looks nice, but weighs nearly half a pound more.

    Also I have more of an oval head vs bowling ball head like most helmets seem to be fitted for.

    Any advice or insight would be much appreciated.

    Thanks a lot,
    Dave
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  2. Hyperbolic22

    Hyperbolic22 Adventurer

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    I have had Mots, Jitsie and a Troy Lee full-face helmet over the last few years. I never really notice which helmet I have on 30 seconds into riding. The weight, even on the full-face, doesn't affect me. I wear XL helmets, my hat size is 5-5/8. I pick the helmets with the prettiest colors.
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  3. Grooster

    Grooster Face Plant Specialist

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    I ride with the Jitsie HT2 which I bought for under $150. It's light and breathes well, too. Previous helmet was the Nau which was heavier but light compared to my traditional Arai and HTC helmets. The HT2 is lighter than the HT1 which is a great helmet, too. BTW, I have an oval shaped head so the Jitsie gives a great fit. I wear a large. My Nau was a medium. Best to find one and give it a test fit before you buy.
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  4. heffergm

    heffergm Long timer

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    Jitsie and Airoh make the best trials helmets. Pick one.
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  5. Bronco638

    Bronco638 Nobody Home

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    If your head fits in an Arai helmet, I've found that the Hebo fits similarly. I have a Zone 5 and really like it. It's light-weight and breathes well. Much better than my crappy AFX open face helmet (which I use to practice).
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  6. biggziff

    biggziff Funk Soul Bruvah

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    I bought an Airoh Trr for around $200 shipped from Burn Out Italy. Should be here in a week or so.
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  7. jonnyc21

    jonnyc21 Trials Ninja

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    I have an oval head as well and after looking into it I picked up both an Airoh TTR and a Hebo Zone 4 (non carbon) and both are what I would call an intermediate head shape and suit an oval head well over all.

    I wasn't able to find a good true oval head in a Trials helmet but between the two I think the Airoh is just a little bit more oval but not to the point where I notice when riding.

    The venting and comfort between them is almost the same, however I like the chin strap on the Hebo better as it a little longer, so I don't feel like I am in the last few clicks on the ratcheting strap, and for the price the Hebo has better graphics in comparison to the Airoh in white. (Cost was about the same for both at around $200. I used Burn Out Italy and Lewisport USA for the Hebo Zone 4)

    Everything else I tried (friends and fellow riders) was to round for me.

    Hope that helps.
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  8. Bronco638

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    jonny, I recall that you had a Zone 4 but didn't want to volunteer that info. Glad you piped in here. I'm really glad I bought my Hebo when/where I did. Based on what you and ziff paid, I got a killer deal.
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  9. Gillberg375

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    My Wife and I did the rounds of the bike shops a couple of weeks ago looking for a helmet.
    The only ones to be found were "bikie" type ones. 99.999999% matt black.

    Looks like I'll have to take my chances buying on line and hope I get the size right.
    I do like the look of some of the Jitsies.
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  10. broncobowsher

    broncobowsher Long timer

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    If it doesn't fit (not referring to size, but match the shape of your head) any helmet will suck. No matter what reviews it gets or how great of a helmet it is claimed to be. I was lucky to find a trials supply house that had a few different brands/sizes to try. Some were the correct size according to diminsions but fit like crap, pressure spots. When I finally found one that fit, it was the Hebo. OF course it was also the most expensive. But the fit is totally worth it. I can wear it all day and not even think of taking it off.

    So if you can't go to the helmet to try it on, be prepared to pay some shipping and don't be afraid to send it back if it doesn't fit right.
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  11. Bronco638

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    This is one of the reasons that I also have an Arai XD-4.
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  12. Greebe

    Greebe Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the responses. I am going to have to order online so I appreciate the input.
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  13. biggziff

    biggziff Funk Soul Bruvah

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    Just got my Airoh TRR today from Italy. 2XL fits perfectly. I wear an XL in Bell, Shoei, AFX and Arai. This thing feels like a glorified bicycle helmet. Very light. The strap is long enough, but I had to let it most of the way out to fit my fat face. I like it, but I'm very glad I didn't spend what the US vendors wanted for it.
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  14. BEEF706

    BEEF706 King of the dumb dab

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    I have an oval head too, (more like a hatchet maybe :lol3) and I bought the Airoh, Ebergreen, their entry level. I don't think it was much over 200.The round ones gave me a head ache, but I love this one. I am thinking about an upgrade, I put on the Airoh TRR at our event last weekend and for me that is the one. Just have to count my pennies now :raabia
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  15. jonnyc21

    jonnyc21 Trials Ninja

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    The more I ware the Hebo Zone 4 the more I like it better than my TTR. The head shape seems to me to be just as good as the TRR for my oval head and I like the fit over my ears much better as my head seems to also be a bit tall for the TTR.

    I am wondering if I would have done better with the TTR if I had gone one side larger than I did. I knew the sizing ran small so I went up one size from their chart but it's just not as good of a fit from top to bottom as the Hebo and so the Hebo seems better for for my tall and oval head.

    FYI: I got a XL for both the TTR and Hebo.
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  16. DyrWolf

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    Ordered a Jitsie today. Hope it fit my big head ok
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  17. alpineboard

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    I got the Jitsie HT1 Blitz in XL, 61 to 64 cm, have a 60 circumference, seems to fit fine , a bit loose, but not too loose, but that is what I was going for. Was wearing a light weight snowboard helmet, before this. The HT1 is not heavy at all. I am sweating less in it. It is more quiet, as there is more padding around the ears. At 2.4 pounds, I do not even notice that I am wearing it. Would buy another. The HT2 is 2.0 pounds.
    Maybe use it at the snow mountain.
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  18. Greebe

    Greebe Been here awhile

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    I have not ordered yet. I am leaning towards the Hebo Zone 4, however is there a seller in the USA?
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    jonnyc21 Trials Ninja

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  20. Razor85

    Razor85 Adventurer

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    Anyone try the new Mots GO2? Trying to find out what head shape they are designed for. I spoke with Mandy at Lewisports at the world round and she recommended the Mots and the Hebo Zone 4.

    Unfortunately I can't try on either one before buying. Any input on Mots?
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