The helmet is the single most important piece of protection in a mountain biker’s arsenal of gear. With the recent introduction of the lightweight full face helmet category, more and more riders are seeking the extra protection and peace of mind that the additional coverage provides. However, despite those lightweight helmets often achieving the same safety certifications as their bigger brethren, there comes a time when you just want a bit more. More material, more features, more better. That’s when the classic full face helmet comes out to play, and we’ve rounded up the best of the bunch to let you know how they all stack up (if you are looking for a lightweight, breathable full face for all-mountain and enduro use, check our lightweight full face roundup).


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