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  • POC - Tectal Race Helmet - Phenol Grey/Lactose Blue
  • POC - Tectal Race Helmet - Uranium Black/Beryl Green

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  • POC - Tectal Race Helmet - Phenol Grey/Lactose Blue
  • POC - Tectal Race Helmet - Uranium Black/Beryl Green

POC Tectal Race Helmet

$209.95

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    The new race standard.

    The snow's melted, the trails have dried out, and you're entering into the sweet spot of the season. Tacky brown pow and temps that haven't reached uncomfortable levels mean its time to grab your gear and get out on the singletrack. Bring POC's Tectal Race Helmet along with you to make sure you stay comfortable and protected while you're rallying over berms and shaking out winter sluggishness.

    Borrowing design inspiration from its Octal and Trabec helmets, POC uses a clean style and unibody construction for the Tectal Race, extending coverage over the back of the head and temples to keep vulnerable areas protected in the event of a crash. Keeping comfort in mind, POC also carves 15 vents and a lengthy system of air channels throughout the Tectal Race so you won't overheat under your lid when you start working hard on a climb. If you need to make a quick fit adjustment on-trail, just spin the dial at the back of the helmet to get the fit you need, and before you head out, tuck your goggles into the goggle strap at the back and adjust the visor to shield your eyes from sun, rain, or the dirt your ride buddy is bound to spray up in front of you.

    • Extended coverage
    • Adjustable visor
    • Size adjustment system
    • Goggle strap
    • 15 vents
    • Item #POC006O

    Tech Specs

    Shell Material
    PC
    Impact Foam
    EPS
    Ventilation
    15 vents
    Fit Adjustment
    size adjustment system
    Visor
    yes, adjustable
    Full Face
    no
    Certifications
    EN1078, CPSC 12.03, AS/NZ 2063:2008
    Claimed Weight
    340 g
    Recommended Use
    mountain bike
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

    Tech Specs

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    Massive upgrade from the Trabec

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    If you were to compare this helmet to the older Trabec, you would be blow away. In order to find out if this helmet is the right one for you here are a few pros and cons for you to chew on:

    Pros:
    1) Light weight- This helmet is so light and breathable, all while being protective and safe.
    2) Ventilation- 15 vents makes this helmet feel like a brand new A/C unit installed in your room after going half of a summer with just a mini fan
    3) Style- Much less "bubbly" than the previous rendition POC had with their flagship helmet, the Trabec
    4) Cost Effective- Stands toe-to-toe with some of the best helmets out there for slightly less the price
    5) Goggle & Glasses integration- fits my Smith Vo2 MAX sunglasses and Smith Squad MTB's very well.
    6) Overall Satisfaction- HIGH.

    Cons:
    1) Although it breathes well I still manage to work up a good sweat wearing this (spoiler alert: somewhat of a head sweater out there)
    2) Turn dial design flaw- On the standard Tectal there have been a few issues with the dial sightly adjusting upon being pulled or pushed on. Another reason to go with the Tectal Race!

    Questions about fit, on the fence with a handful of helmets or just wanna chat MTB - Hit me up.

    Massive upgrade from the Trabec

    Great lid for my noggin

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: M/L

    I wanted a helmet that was light and offered good ventilation for the hot Houston weather but still offered top protection and good coverage. The POC Tectal race ticks all the boxes. Incredibly comfortable, barely realise you are wearing it, stands out and is easy to see and fit with minimum (easy) adjustment out of the box.

    According to pinkbike:

    http://www.pinkbike.com/news/poc-tectal-helmet-review-2016.html

    the Tectal Race adds a goggle retainer strap in back and more reinforcing aramid fibers throughout the shell. The Tectal Race also fits tighter. For a comparison of the fit between the Trabec Race MIPS , Tectal, and Tectal Race see my comment on the Trabec Race MIPS page.

    Poc tectal race

      I just received my new poc tectal race helmet it's the most comfortable mtb helmet I have ever put on it fits perfect, if you need any help ask for Zach lassek at backcountry he is very helpful

      Is the visor removable? No me gusta visors. Light mount?

      Hey Chris,



      Looks like you can just unscrew the visor if you don't want to use it. As far as light mounts, you'd have to use the helmet mount that came with your light, there isn't an integrated light mount. Let me know if you have any other questions!



      Thanks!

      What is the difference between the Tectal race and the standard Tectal? Thanks!

      Is the black/teal helmet matte or glossy? I can't tell from the photos. Thank you!