Stand out and stay smart.
Going subtle on the DH circuit isn't one of your primary concerns. At least, it shouldn't be if you're looking at the Troy Lee Designs D3 Carbon Fiber Helmet. Holding back on big lines isn't really your style either, and what the D3 brings in style it more than matches in safety features. Give your gray matter some of the best protection it can get before your next race, and send away knowing you're covered.
Troy Lee made a few updates to its beloved D2, but not so many that the D3 is unrecognizable from its predecessor. A few subtle changes, like increased EPS foam protection along the front of the helmet and plush 3D cheek pads give you extra cush in a crash without making you feel like you're riding with a pillow on your head. A more streamlined body and visor work with the D3's renowned sizing system, creating a contoured, adjustable helmet that won't feel cumbersome when you're dicing through tight lines.
It's hard to find fault with the carbon fiber shell Troy Lee bestows upon the D3. Aside from bumping up the price of the helmet, the carbon shell boasts commendable strength and lightness, and it's backed up by an EPS liner and shock pads that work together to enhance the structural integrity of the system, making it a helmet you won't have to immediately replace after taking a small spill. Troy Lee didn't forget to add venting and a soft, odor-resistant liner that's easy to take out and wash occasionally, as well as a visor held in place by solid titanium hardware.
- DH-ready helmet ready for big sends and hard crashes
- Carbon fiber shell gives impressive lightness and strength
- EPS foam and shock pads absorb range of impacts
- 20 vents keep your dome cool on long days
- Extensive sizing system allows for customizable fit
- Aesthetics call for aggressive rides and big lines
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- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I got this helmet two weeks ago and have ridden with it a handful of times. I got the Fox rampage and tried on them both of them before returning the rampage. The fit was a bit different and the chin was longer. My buddy has a D3 from 2013 and comparing them side by side I can say that this year's model is significantly lighter. He had the large aswell and the fit is the same. I got 100% Strata goggles and those fit perfectly with the helmet.
The Benchmark Of Full Face Helmets
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
This is the full face helmet all other full face helmets want to be. Every piece of this helmet has been well thought out from the pads to the shell design to the graphics. The overall look of this helmet is amazing. You will not be disappointed with this purchase.
Changed the fit
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Helmet looks great but they have changed the fit and I picked this up to compare the fit of it to last years. For me last years was a better fit but if you were having trouble with previous sizing the change might bode well for you. Pads feel a bit thicker as well.