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Troy Lee Designs D3 Carbon Fiber Helmet $0.00
To simply call it a brain bucket seems disrespectful.
TLD began over 30 years ago. A teenager named Troy Lee painted helmets for his friends in his parents' garage. The operation is bigger now. Troy Lee Designs has become one of the most trusted names in motocross and mountain bike helmets and apparel. Always on the cutting edge of performance and design, TLD is one of those companies that sets the bar while everyone else scrambles to catch up. The D3 Carbon Fiber Helmet is a perfect example of this process in action. Of course, someone else might eventually design a helmet as good as the D3 CF, but by that time, who knows what Troy Lee will have cooked up?
The D3 CF is made with Troy Lee's carbon fiber shell. Carbon fiber has become the dream material for helmets because of its light weight and incredible durability. The helmet also comes with two visors, so you can pop a new one on in the event of a visor-smashing digger. The shell is accented with titanium hardware for light weight, strength, and additional bling. Troy Lee also threw in a custom helmet bag for a little added protection when you toss your helmet into the back of your buddy's beater shuttle-wagon.
The interior of the D3 CF is as sexy as its exterior. Full incremental sizing, rather than a cheesy adjustment system, gives the D3 a completely custom feel. Dual-density shock pads provide luxurious comfort and unprecedented protection. Incredibly, the D3 exceeds CPSC 1203, CE EN 1077, CE EN 1078, ASTM F1952 and ASTM F2040 safety standards. That's whole heap of standards. Troy Lee's comfort liner is completely removable, washable, and replaceable, so you don't have to buy a new helmet every year, no matter how funky the liner gets. The liner is also made with CoolMax and Dri-Lex moisture-wicking materials to keep your head dry and cool while you ride. Troy Lee also equipped the D3 with quick-release cheek pads to make the helmet easier to remove in case of an emergency.
Troy Lee didn't stop at padding to make the D3 the most comfortable helmet on the market. The D3's ventilation system keeps the air flowing with an advanced intake/exhaust system. 20 high-flow intake and exhaust ports, together with a new, deeper EPS channeling system provide cooling airflow through the helmet, so you won't feel like your head's on fire at the end of your run.
The Troy Lee Designs D3 Carbon Fiber Helmet comes in Small, Medium, Large, and Extra Large and is available in four colors–Pinstripe Black, Team Red/yellow, Peat World Champ Red, and Pinstripe Yellow.
Troy Lee Designs
|Head Circumference||20.88 - 20.25in
(53 - 54cm)
|21.25 - 22in
(54 - 56cm)
|22 - 22.75in
(56 - 58cm)
|22.75 - 23.63in
(58 - 60cm)
|23.63 - 24.5in
(60 - 62cm)
|24.5 - 24.88
(62 - 63cm)
|US Hat Size||6 5/8 - 6 3/4||6 3/4 - 7||7 - 7 1/4||7 1/4 - 7 1/2||7 1/2 - 7 3/4||7 3/4 - 7 7/8|
|Head Circumference||20.5 - 20.9in
(52 - 53cm)
|21.3 - 21.7in
(54 - 55cm)
|22 - 22.4in
(56 - 57cm)
|22.8 - 23.2in
(58 - 59cm)
|23.6 - 24.4in
(60 - 62cm)
|24.8 - 25.6in
(63 - 65cm)
|US Hat Size||6 1/2 - 6 5/8||6 3/4 - 6 7/8||7 - 7 1/8||7 1/4 - 7 3/8||7 1/2 - 7 3/4||7 7/8 - 8 1/8|
|Head Circumference||21 - 22in
(53 - 55cm)
|22.4 - 23.3in
(56 - 59cm)
|23.7 - 24.5in
(60 - 62cm)
|US Hat Size||6 1/2 - 6 7/8||7 - 7 3/8||7 1/2 - 7 3/4|
- How to Measure:
- With a tape measure, measure the widest point of your head, approximately 1 inch above your eyebrows.
What community has to say
There's a reason everyone and their brother runs these helmets at the bike park or DH race and it's not only because of the looks. TLD nailed it with the D3 by having a super lightweight shell that breathes super well for banging out lap after lap. Not only was the exterior looked after when designing such a great helmet, but the inner pads are completely removable so you can wash them every so often. I have been able to test the protection per say of this helmet, but things such as easily removable cheek pads are another small aspect of this helmet to know that everything was considered. A helmet bag is included which keeps it looking fresh instead of rolling around in the back of your truck. As for sizing, it does fit a bit tight, I would recommend following the sizing chart. If you are borderline, size up.
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I have ridden in this helmet since its release. Its is a bit larger looking than a D2. Carbon is lighter than the composite, and more impact protection that the D2. The shape is more aerodynamic. Has removable liner washable liner. Has more ventilation than the D2. I have only used it for skiing.
Excellent fit and comfort
I just picked this up and although the price is pretty high the fit, comfort, and ventilation is hard to beat. For sizing reference I wear and 7 1/2 fitted hat with short hair and 7 5/8 with long hair and the XL was spot on.
The best fullface helmet I've used
When it comes to my helmet I am always willing the make the investment that provides the most protection available. I have ridden the POC Cortex, the Specialized Dissident, the Fox V3R Carbon, and a couple of other fullface helmets over the years. I have always had issues finding the best fit, either the helmet would spin even when ratcheted down to my chin as tightly as possible or I would have a ton of up down movement when pulling the mouth guard down, the Troy Lee D3 has taken care of those issues and makes me feel fully protected.
The inside is super plush, it comes with an extra visor and I love how understated the D3 carbon looks (some of the Troy Lee stuff can be too flashy for my taste). It fits perfectly with my Leatt neck brace, I now understand why you see so many people riding DH with these helmets.
This is the standard when it comes to full face helmets. I used the D2 for many years and this is the evolution of that helmet. The fit is very similar. It's snug out of the box but fits just right after a few rides. The venting is awesome and is an improvement over the D2. Other features are removable pads, extra visor, and a zippered helmet bag. If you're looking for something a little less expensive check out the D3 composite.