The new race standard.
POC stands out from the crowd for its modern, colorful aesthetics and an unflappable commitment to pushing the leading edge of helmet safety technology. Some may have issues with the look, but it's impossible to deny that POC has dome protection dialed. The new POC Tectal Race Helmet is an evolution of the much-loved Trabec trail helmet. It also borrows features honed in its road-specific cousin, the Octal, and incorporates eye-catching colors for hardcore protection out on the dirt.
The overall shape of the Tectal Race closely resembles the Trabec with extended rear and side temple coverage providing added protection for vulnerable areas. It borrows the unibody shell construction from the Octal, which serves to increase safety by strengthening the overall integrity of the helmet — fewer seams make for more confident protection in the event of an impact. We also see a bit of the Octal's venting profile across the front of the Tectal Race, though POC doesn't explicitly call it out. Those large, elongated air channels provide ample ventilation for cooling your noggin when the temperature and intensity climb.
POC includes its lightweight size adjustment system for a comfortable and customized fit, which we can attest is exceptionally user friendly and easy to adjust. Even on the fly, all it takes is a single-handed click of a dial to tighten up your fit before dropping in. A conveniently adjustable visor marks this helmet as serious about dirt and provides extra protection from sun, branches, and trail debris to keep your eyes and lenses clear. As an added touch, the Tectal Race features a goggle strap retention system at the back of the helmet for perfect goggle placement when the lines get big and you can't risk a wardrobe malfunction.
- Extended coverage
- Adjustable visor
- Size adjustment system
- Goggle strap
- 15 vents