Mountain Bike Helmets

Riding your mountain bike is adventurous and exhilarating but it can also be really dangerous. If you are riding the trails, you should definitely be wearing a helmet for safety. On the other hand, there are so many helmets out there, how are you supposed to know which mountain bike helmet to buy?

That is why we are here. We want to go over some of the highest rated mountain bike helmets for the year and talk about what makes them so good. There are a lot of things to consider when getting your helmet. The fit, the type and proper safety labeling are all things you should factor when deciding on what helmet you will buy. We hope our list of highly rated mountain bike helmets helps you in your decision making process.

Check out a few examples of some of the highest rated mountain biking helmets for the year!

Lixada Mountain Bike Helmet

For around $30 you can own the Lixada Mountain Bike Helmet. This helmet has an integrated in-mold PC shell with cone shaped, multidimensional EPS impact foam. It also has a ventilated channel system with 13 vents that allow you to ride hard and stay cool at the same time. With the Lixada helmet’s lightweight construction, comfort and streamline shape, you will have a high quality and highly rated helmet for mountain biking. Along with keeping you safe, this helmet looks great and is made well. It is a solid helmet for the price.


– The multidimensional shape of the helmet with the integrated in-mold PC shell and EPS impact foam will protect you from damage.
– 13 vents in this helmet for ultimate cooling and comfort on those hard rides.
– Helmet is appropriate for a head circumference of 22 to 24.4 inch. The one-hand fit adjustment back wheel is built for comfort.
– Detachable inner quality padding to absorb extra sweat and impact shock
– Chin strap can be taken off and when it is on, it is very soft and breathable
– Visor attached protects your eye from mud, sun, rain, and tree branches.

Base Camp NEO Mountain Bike Helmet

The Base Camp NEO Mountain Bike Helmet is a great helmet for under $40. The helmet fits well on most heads. What makes this helmet unique is the NEO which cradles the occipital bone for optimal protection. It also keeps you nice and cool when you are riding hard with 18 large vents. The unibody shell build of this helmet offers increased safety by having a stronger overall structure. Less seams makes for a more durable product and that is what you are getting with the Base Camp NEO.


– 18 vents for your comfort while working hard on the trail
– Polycarbonate shell with EPS foam
– Soft and removable liner
– Adjusting dial with accurate interlocking for the perfect fit
– For heads between 22 and 24.5 inches
– Removable and adjustable visor

Fox Head Flight Sport Trail Bike Helmet

Fox just keeps coming out with quality products and the Fox Head Flight Sport Trail Bike Helmet is no different. For $40 you are getting a helmet that has the trail rider and dirt jumper in mind. This helmet offers comfort and unmatched protection in one great looking helmet. It has a thin ABS shell with a single density EPS liner that combine for the right amount of bulk and protection. It’s got eight giant vents that will reduce your risk of overheating while riding and keep you comfortable as well. This helmet comes in three sizes and head sizes range from 20 inches to 24 inches.


– Shell Material: ABS
– Impact Foam: EPS
– Ventilation: 8 vents
– Visor: no
– Recommended Use: cycling, skateboarding

Giro Fixture Bike Helmet

The Giro Fixture Bike Helmet is priced at around $45, but you would never know it was that inexpensive. The Fixture has great style and comfort combined with a design that will keep you safe when you are riding the trail. Some of the features that make the Giro Fixture such a highly rated mountain bike helmet is the Roc Loc Sport fit system, the 18 vents for comfort and cooling and the in-mold polycarbonate shell with an EPS liner. For the price, you aren’t going to find many bikes that provide more perks than this helmet.

In addition, the Fixture looks great and it is even comfortable when wearing sunglasses under the helmet. The straps are strong and comfortable and will keep the Fixture tight on your head to protect you from whatever the trail has to offer.


– Construction: In-mold polycarbonate shell with EPS liner
– Fit System: Roc Loc Sport
– 18 Vents
– Removable visor
– Full Hardbody shell

Smith Optics Rover Adult MTB Cycling Helmet

Smith has once again made a helmet that is one of the best in the market and definitely one of the best of the year. The Rover mountain biking helmet offers unmatched protection and comfort while looking great. One of Smith’s unique features is the proven Aerocore Construction that features Koroyd®. This helmet targets important impact areas which is important for a helmet that claims to offer the best protection when it matters most. The ratings don’t lie about this helmet and with the combination of the VaporFit adjustable fit system and the AirEvac ventilation system, you can count on the Rover lasting a long time while offering comfort and confidence on the trail.

Anybody that has every had a helmet by Smith knows they are buying a product that looks great and will do the job better than most. This helmet is pricier than the previous helmets we listed but the comfort and durability of this helmet are unmatched and will protect you through some of the hardest falls.


– Shell Material: Aerocore In-Mold
– Impact Foam: EPS
– Ventilation: 18 vents
– Fit Adjustment: VaporFit Adjustable Fit System
– Visor: yes, integrated

We hope this list of some of the best rated helmets of the year has helped you in your decision of what mountain bike helmet to purchase. Whether it is off this list or not, make sure you buy a helmet for your protection.