Daring jumps and a lot of adrenaline – if you love ripping down descents on your bike, you need a helmet that provides ultimate protection. Therefore, in the disciplines of Downhill / DH, FR and Enduro, special full-face helmets are used that offer full head coverage when riding your MTB. In our online shop, you will find full-face helmets and downhill helmets in all sizes, colours and price ranges. Downhill helmets from renowned brands such as Troy Lee Designs, O'NEAL, FOX and Bell are also available in our product range.
Thanks to their integrated chin bar, full-face helmets provide effective protection for the whole head and face. A fixed chin guard with integrated cheek pads offers particularly great protection during crashes. A full-face helmet is heavier than a standard MTB helmet, but offers better protection for bike acrobats. A good alternative to save weight when biking with a full-facer are helmets with full carbon. As opposed to comparable integral helmets used in motorbike or motocross sports, MTB full-face lids feature better ventilation and come with a certification that is specially adapted to the needs of riding your mountain bike on downhill and enduro trails.
We also offer "hybrid" full-face helmets – this is how MTB bike helmets with a detachable chin guard are called. When riding uphill, you can simply take the chin bar off your lid and stow it in your backpack. This gives you maximum breathability and allows you to give your all. When it is time to enjoy the descent, you can quickly lock the chin bar back on to ensure maximum protection. With their detachable chin bars, these hybrid full-face helmets for Enduro provide a practical combination for versatile riding.
A full-face helmet or downhill helmet should fit securely without being too tight or wobbling – the size depends on your head circumference. A removable and washable liner makes sure that you will enjoy using your helmet for a long time. Another important feature is a goggle mount. Some helmets come with notches along the back of the head to keep the goggles in place. A double-D closure at the chin strap ensures safe hold of the helmet and fast opening when you want to take off the helmet.
Some of the full-face helmets in our product range come with the so-called “MIPS” system – which is short for “Multi-Directional Impact Protection System”. This describes a slip-plane system within the helmet. It is designed to rotate inside the helmet in order to minimise rotational forces that may occur during side impacts particularly. Full-face helmets with this technology are marked as such.
In case of emergency, full-face helmets are often unpractical and even a hindrance for rescuers. Therefore, some full-face helmets come with an integrated emergency feature. With this emergency system, the cheek pads can be removed quickly from the full-face helmet to provide a larger opening and easier removal of the helmet from the head of the injured person. A great feature for added safety and faster first aid!
A crash might seriously damage your bike helmet. Not every damage is visible on the outside though. Cracks in the material and the foam inside will keep the helmet from absorbing as much energy as it did before – your safety is no longer guaranteed. That’s why you should replace your full-face helmet after every fall. Even if your helmet wasn’t used in a crash, you should replace it at regular intervals. UV rays, moisture and other external influences remove the helmet’s glue after a certain amount of time, or they cause the helmet’s material to wear out. This is why we recommend buying a new helmet regularly.
The CE standard DIN EN1078 is mandatory for all bike helmets sold in the European Union and Switzerland. This is the minimum requirement for all MTB helmets. In addition, there is the US testing standard ASTM F1952-15 or ASTM F2032-15 for helmets used in downhill and BMX sports demanding a higher safety standard. The US standard requires a full face protection. Chin bar, closure system and helmet shell are put through their paces in this test. Your full-face helmet should thus at any rate be certified to DIN EN1078, yet ideally also comply with the stricter US testing standards.
No matter whether you enjoy downhill riding or enduro shredding – you should never do it without wearing a full-face helmet! Discover our range of bike helmets for use on your mountain bike! Our experts will be happy to assist you with choosing a light and appropriate full-face lid for your intended use. Our product range includes a large selection of full-face helmets in your price range, size and colour from popular brands such as BELL, Troy Lee Designs, FOX, O'NEAL, UVEX and more. Discover our top offers!