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Mavic's foray into cycling helmets didn't happen overnight. It took 25,000 head profiles and three years of research and design to for them to complete a product line of five helmets, including the mountain-bike specific Notch.

By concentrating at the performance end of the cycling spectrum, Mavic's collective talent pool at the Annecy Design Center in France has foregone broad market appeal to focus on the essentials. The result is value-packed helmets expertly designed for their intended purpose -- and in the case of the Notch, it is aimed squarely at the Enduro sect.

Aggressive trails and long days on the saddle demand full coverage, a low weight, and a snug, yet inconspicuous fit. Like Mavic's Special Service Course products, the Notch benefits from the aforementioned 25,000 profiles used for cranial mapping. In this case, Mavic rearranged the results into a shell that's optimized for the slightly upright mountain bike riding position.

The result is a thorough design with excellent visibility and diminished pressure points. The shell's consistent contours also allow for a lower-profile helmet without compromising protection. This enhances rider comfort while permitting less material, i.e. weight, to reduce the neck-fatiguing, pendulum effect of heavier helmets.

This is especially vital to technical terrain and long rides where extensive head movement and conserving energy is paramount. Another point of Mavic's design prowess is represented with the Ergo Hold Retention System. Six centimeters of size adjustment from an ergonomic dial wheel equally distribute pressure while securely holding the Notch in place. One handed, on-the-fly adjustments are second nature, and the integrated pads provide a snag-free transition from retention system to shell.

The Notch's pads also received Mavic's attention to detail, and for optimum comfort, there are two pad densities used. The low density open cell foam is permeable to pull moisture away from the head, and it's placed to work in conjunction with the Notch's ventilation. High density foam provides a progressive shape and equal distribution of compression.

The result is a cooling helmet that doesn't place pressure in one specific area of the head which stays put over the roughest terrain. The Mavic Notch Helmet comes in sizes Small through Large and three colors; Yellow/Black, Black/Black, and White/Black.

  • High-density polystyrene foam
  • Ergo Hold Retention fit adjustment system
  • Integrated fit pads
  • Moisture-wicking lining
  • Strategic ventilation
  • Visor

Tech Specs

Shell Material:
Impact Foam:
high-density polystyrene foam
Fit Adjustment:
Ergo Hold Retention
Recommended Use:
Manufacturer Warranty:
2 years

Size chart


Helmets (Syncro, Plasma)
Head Circumference 20.1 - 22.0in
(51 - 56cm)
21.3 - 23.2in
(54 - 59cm)
22.4 - 24.8in
(57 - 63cm)
Measure around your head where your hat would fit comfortably.

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Top notch helmet!

  • Gender:Male
  • Familiarity:I've used it several times

Awesome all mountain helmet! The ventilation is strategically placed in all the right spots. The ergo hold retention system is excellent nice durable, rubberized knob that is easy to turn and adjust. This helmet is light weight almost feels like you have nothing on your dome.


Zero complaints

  • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

The Mavic Notch has become my go to mountain bike helmet.

It has just the right amount of ventilation, and I like the extend back coverage.

It is one of the few helmets that does not pitch my temples when wearing glasses.

Easy size adjustment, true to fit, and room for a full head of hair.

I love the simple industrial look and the fit is great. The visor removes easily, and can be worn as a road helmet.

Zero complaints, totally satisfied - as you can see in this photo.

Zero complaints

Has anyone used this helmet with the Shimano s71x glasses? I'm afraid that the temples on them may be too long.

Responded on

Hi Tomasz,

They should work fine together. If it doesn't work then you do have 30 days to return the helmet.


I also need a size M Yellow. Are they in...

I also need a size M Yellow. Are they in stock now?

Responded on

Hey Nathan,

Looks like we have 1 in stock as of right now. Jump on that quick if you want it!

Hi There Do you have this helmet in M...

Hi There

Do you have this helmet in M size? I want it in yellow



Responded on

We only have the small left, and unfortunately will not be getting any more in.