POC Trabec Race Mips Helmet $220.00
The POC Trabec Race MIPS Helmet is light, fast, and built to exceed all previous standards of bike-helmet safety. Cutting-edge technologies like Aramid reinforcements and the MIPS system are designed to keep your gray matter in one non-concussed piece.
- MIPS technology allows controlled rotation of the helmet shell relative to the core, reducing impact forces to the brain in the event of a crash
- In-molded construction for maximum protection at minimal weight
- EPS core is reinforced with Aramid filaments
- 16 vent holes and aerodynamic channel system ensure efficient airflow
- Polycarbonate shell uses no seams at exposed areas to optimize structural strength
|Skull Orbic Comp, Skull Orbic X, Skull Comp, Super Skull Comp, Skull X, Skull Light, Receptor Bug, Sinuse, Receptor Bug Comm.|
|Head Circumference||20 - 20.5in
(51 - 52cm)
|20.8 - 21.3in
(53 - 54cm)
|21.5 - 22in
(55 - 56cm)
|22.5 - 22.8in
(57 - 58cm)
|23.3 - 23.5in
(59 - 60cm)
|24 - 24.4in
(61 - 62cm)
|Fornix, Fornix Backcountry, Skull Light II, Receptor Bug Adjustable, Trabec, Trabec Race, Receptor Flow, Skull Light Women's|
|Head Circumference||20 - 21.3in
(51 - 54cm)
|21.5 - 22.8in
(55 - 58cm)
|23.3 - 24.4in
(59 - 62cm)
|Synapsis, Frontal, Receptor+, Receptor Backcountry|
|Head Circumference||20.9 - 21.3in
(53 - 54cm)
|21.7 - 22in
(55 - 56cm)
|22.4 - 22.8in
(57 - 58cm)
|23.2 - 23.6in
(59 - 60cm)
|Head Circumference||20.9 - 21.7in
(53 - 55cm)
|21.7 - 22.4in
(55 - 57cm)
|22.8 - 23.6in
(58 - 60cm)
- How to Measure:
- Measure around your head where your hat would fit comfortably.
What community has to say
How is the airflow on this helmet?
Have people raced in it, and how hot does it get as compared to standard race level road and MTB helmets?
Is the fit of POC's Trabec helmet similar...
Is the fit of POC's Trabec helmet similar to the fit of a Bell or Giro helmet?
When will more Med and Large helmet sizes...
When will more Med and Large helmet sizes be available in Radon Blue for the MIPS in your shop ... USA ?
POC is out of stock right now, but we will start allowing backorders today. The ETA for the next shipment is the beginning of March. If you have any questions feel free to contact me. email@example.com
Didn't like the fit
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I really wanted to like this but it fit very odd. Really high on my little head. Looks great though.
Saved my head
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I no doubt would have been in much worse shape if it hadn't been for the MIPS on this helmet. I still ended up with a pretty serious concussion, but I do believe the MIPS did its job and will have a hard time riding any other helmet in the future.
Fit is great, my head is a 59 or so and I ride the L/XL size and its almost fully tightened down, the helmet breathes well on hot Utah days, but offers more protection than a lot of other helmets on the market. I would highly suggest this helmet to those looking for the top of the line in protection.
I hava a Trabec Race (M/L) that fits...
I hava a Trabec Race (M/L) that fits perfectly! I went out looking for the MIPS and the M/L is tjght on the sides and the XL feels good in the smallest setting but kind of "slides" a little bit on the head (without feeling loose) front to back and side to side. They tell me this is normal on MIPS, is that correct? Should I get a larger size than usual on the MIPS model?
That business about it "sliding a little bit on the head" sounds like salesman BS to me. The MIPS is about the interface between the helmet's internal parts: some internal rotation is allowed - to absorb rotational force in a glancing blow. I don't see how this would affect the standard safety guideline to get the smallest helmet size that fits comfortably.
I own the non-MIPS Trabec Race and have used it extensively for one season. It's comfort and ventilation compare well to, though don't quite equal my top-of-the-line Giro, considering that the Trabec offers some additional back-of-the-head coverage.
My only issue with the Trabec is that its design results in a really weird tri-hawk-style hat head (the cushion contacts the head as two longitudinal ribs). I ordered a Sweat Hawg velcro for this season, which I hope will take care of that.
MIPS makes it smaller.
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
I ordered this helmet when they had it in a M/L and it was too small. They made it with the MIPS system (good) but POC didn't make room for the MIPS plastic liner. The MIPS liner also squeaks very annoyingly on the styrofoam. Anyway... I sent it back. I'm not giving up tho.. I do plan on getting a MIPS Bike and Ski helmet.
What's the deal with sizing? It seems like...
What's the deal with sizing? It seems like you have only XS/S and XL/XXL available. What about people with average-sized heads?
People with average-sized heads are responsible for buying out all the intermediate sizes, that's why only the fringe sizes are left. It's just because they're out of stock, but if you call them up they'll be able to tell you when more are coming in.
My head looks big but it's protected!
It's about time that there are advances in helmet technology - after doing my research I found that the MIPS technology is just that - pretty revolutionary. Because I am not the most smooth out on the trail and I live in a place with single track that's bordered with all kinds of objects that can dent my head, I felt this was a good investment. It's an investment but it seems like the technology is there to call for it. The only drawback is that it makes my head look even larger than it already is... Sigh... :)
Anyone have any issues with glare from the...
Anyone have any issues with glare from the underside of the visor on the white or blue models? I like the white, as it seems like it would be cooler in the So Cal heat, but I'm concerned about glare...
best helmet by far!
The first time I hit the race course in this helmet I went over the handle bars and hit my head pretty hard. I actually felt the liner rotate until my head was at a more natural angle and I got up and finished the race. It felt like it saved my neck from whiplash as much as my head from a concussion. this helmet also fits perfectly, has great air flow and the way the liner is positioned, every time I take it off I have a perfectly sculpted mohawk.
Can someone explain the MIPS to me- is...
Can someone explain the MIPS to me- is there a website or video that can give details??
Here is a link to POC Sports web site:
MIPS ? Developed in cooperation with Royal Institute of Technology and Karolinska Institute, Sweden. ?
The new MIPS technology mimics one of the safety systems which already exist in the human head. When the head is subjected to an oblique impact, the brain can slide along a membrane on the inner surface of the skull, which reduces the forces transmitted to the brain. This protective feature has, with the MIPS technology, been incorporated into the helmet. In a helmet equipped with MIPS technology, the shell and the liner are separated by a low friction layer. When subjected to an oblique impact, the low friction layer allows a small rotation of the shell relative to the liner. Experimental tests shows a significant reduction of the forces to the brain. Find more information about the tests at www.mipshelmet.com
Accident statistics show that the most common accident occurs in an oblique impact to the head, resulting in a ?rotation of the head and brain.
The brain is more sensitive to oblique impacts than radial impacts. However, according to the helmet test regulations, the helmets are dropped vertically onto the impact surface, resulting in a radial force to the head. This is why helmets today have good protective properties for vertical impacts while the protection is not optimized for oblique impacts. MIPS AB has therefore developed MIPS technology to provide substantially increased protection against oblique impacts.