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POCTectal Race Spin Helmet

$219.95

Item # POC00B1

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Item # POC00B1
Description

Tectal Race Spin Helmet

Enduro season is upon you, the dirt is perfectly tacky, and the temperatures have yet to rise to oppressive levels and you're ready to hit the trail with no holds barred — just make sure to cover your dome first. Making a stylish case for safety, POC's Tectal Race is updated with new Spin technology to boost it into the future, helping dissipate rotational forces from certain styles of crashes, while still backing you up with the impact-absorbing EPS foam and PC shell you've come to know and trust.

POC's new Spin technology works by featuring a robust inner layer on the helmet that sits in between the EPS and your noggin, and allows the helmet to move in any direction in the case of an oblique fall, allowing force to dissipate and be absorbed into the helmet.

Borrowing design inspiration from its Octal and Trabec helmets, POC uses a clean style and unibody construction for the Tectal Race, extending coverage over the back of the head and temples to keep vulnerable areas protected in the event of a crash. Keeping comfort in mind, POC also carves 15 vents and a lengthy system of air channels throughout the Tectal Race so you won't overheat under your lid when you start working hard on a climb. If you need to make a quick fit adjustment on-trail, just spin the dial at the back of the helmet to get the fit you need, and before you head out, tuck your goggles into the goggle strap at the back and adjust the visor to shield your eyes from sun, rain, or the dirt your ride buddy is bound to spray up in front of you.

  • A full-coverage helmet for getting rowdy on the trail
  • Unibody construction gives sturdy protection to your melon
  • New Spin technology helps absorb oblique impacts
  • PC and EPS combine to absorb and dissipate big hits
  • Let your scalp breathe with 15 large vents
  • Adjustable fit dials in for comfort
  • Goggle strap secures into place for muddy enduro days

Tech Specs
Shell MaterialPC
Impact FoamEPS
Ventilation15 vents
Fit Adjustmentsize adjustment system
Visoryes, adjustable
CertificationsEN1078, CPSC 12.03, AS/NZ 2063:2008
Recommended Usecross-country, enduro, trail
Manufacturer Warranty1 year
Size

POC

Helmets
Bike
Size

S

M

L

Fit

Ventral Spin

19.7 - 22in

(50 - 56cm)

21.3 - 23.6in

(54 - 60cm)

22 - 24in

(56 - 61cm)

runs small

Octal

19.7 - 22in

(50 - 56cm)

21.3 - 23.6in

(54 - 60cm)

22 - 24.4in

(56 - 62cm)

true to size

Size

XS / S

M / L

XL / XXL

Fit

Trabec & Tectal
Coron & Corpora
Crane

20.1 - 21.3in

(51 - 54cm)

21.7 - 22.8in

(55 - 58cm)

23.2 - 24.4in

(59 - 62cm)

true to size

Snow
SizeXS / SM / LXL / XXLFit

Auric

20.1 - 21.3in

(51 - 54cm)

21.7 - 22.8in

(55 - 58cm)

23.2 - 24.4in

(59 - 62cm)

round fit

Fornix & POCito
Artic SL Spin

20.1 - 21.3in

(51 - 54cm)

21.7 - 22.8in

(55 - 58cm)

23.2 - 24.4in

(59 - 62cm)

true to size

Skull Orbic Comp Spin

20.1 - 21.3in

(51 - 54cm)

21.7 - 22.8in

(55 - 58cm)

23.2 - 24.4in

(59 - 62cm)

runs larger than non-Spin versions

How to Measure:
Measure the circumference of your head around the widest point.

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    >Rating: 5

    Great fit and ventilation

    Familiarity:
    I've put it through the wringer
    Fit:
    True to size

    I've always had trouble finding helmets to fit my very large head, this helmet stopped that! Easy adjustability, and lots of it. Super comfortable and breathable on long, hit rides. I'm a POC believer!

    >Rating: 5

    Great helmet- Fits like a glove!

    Familiarity:
    I've put it through the wringer
    Fit:
    True to size
    Size Bought
    M/L
    Height
    5` 11"
    Weight
    169 lbs

    I was worried about sizing since I was between sizing (58 1/2). I went with the m/l and I’m glad that I did. Plenty of room even with a thin skull cap. The tab in the inside rear of the helmet is clutch. I also love how light this thing is!

    >Rating: 5

    Amazing and worth it!

    Familiarity:
    I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    Fit:
    True to size
    Size Bought
    M/L
    Weight
    200 lbs

    The fit is perfect and fits like a ball cap. Very light weight compared to my old helmet. Very Happy with this :)

    >Rating: 2

    Sizing issue

    Familiarity:
    I returned this product before using it
    Fit:
    Runs small
    Size Bought
    XL/XXL & M/L
    Height
    5` 11"
    Weight
    200 lbs

    Same as some others have mentioned...originally ordered the XL/XXL and had to tighten it all the way and it still felt a tiny bit too big. When I jumped up/down it would hit my glasses and just didn't feel right. Returned it for a M/L or whatever the next smaller size was and I couldn't even get that one on my head. Returned AGAIN and this time I got the Troy Lee A2 MIPS and it fits perfectly, no glasses smacking, and the XL/XXL still leaves me room for adjustment unlike the POC (regardless of the vertical adjustment setting, the ring part was just a tad too big on me in the tightest setting). I'll write a full review on the Troy Lee after I actually for a ride. Giving this POC 2 b/c even though it looks well constructed their advertised sizing doesn't compare to other manufacturers. I am VERY happy with Competitive Cyclists return policy...I finally found the right helmet after 2 hassle free returns!

    >Rating:

    Does this have MIPS?

    >Rating: 4

    Amazing!

    Familiarity:
    I've put it through the wringer
    Fit:
    Runs small
    Size Bought
    XL
    Height
    5` 8"
    Weight
    220 lbs

    The fit is great! Not as light as my specialized ambush helmet but feel better and higher quality. I usually wear large in the specialized, I had to orde the XL in Poc. There are reviews on how this helmet kinda has a weird fit and it falls forward but there is a cool adjustment inside the helmet that makes it very adjustable. I highly recommend this helmet

    >Rating: 5

    Great Helmet But not on My Head

    Familiarity:
    I returned this product before using it
    Fit:
    Runs small

    Loved this helmet, its made very well, looks cool, etc. But in size M/L (what I wear in a Giro) it was way too tight on my temples, but fit okay otherwise. Exchanged for a XL/XXL which was way too big! My head is 58.4 cm. but i guess wider than deep.. Cant derate the helmet because of my strange head. Waiting to try the Smith Forefront 2 MIPS which I have ordered. Competitive Cyclist has been great with the returns!

    Received the Smith Forefront 2 a few days early. Found the fit to be perfect right out of the box. Fits like a glove. Will provide a reviews once I use it for a while.

    >Rating: 5

    Excellent helmet

    Familiarity:
    I've put it through the wringer
    Fit:
    True to size
    Size Bought
    M/L

    I really like this helmet: very comfortable (forget it’s on), well ventilated, and stable. But above all, I had a bad OTB, landed on my head hard at speed, big dent in helmet... and I was fine. I’ve had concussions before with lesser impacts using other helmets. Maybe it was just luck and/or the specifics of this recent impact. Maybe it was this specific helmet/Spin. Either way, I just ordered another one.

    >Rating: 2

    Sits too low and pushes glasses down

    Familiarity:
    I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    Size Bought
    XL/XLL
    Height
    6` 1"
    Weight
    180 lbs

    This is my first POC helmet bought for trail/XC MTB riding. Ridden with it a few times. It vents well, looks ok but I find the sizing weird for my head. M/L was too tight yet the XL/XXL sits too low and pushes down on my glasses. I've tried adjusting the interior but didn't find this made much difference. Ultimately I find the helmet uncomfortable and annoying as I spend too much time pushing the helmet up and pushing my glasses up. The POC has done its time and I'm looking for another new helmet.

    Bummer as I had the same issue. While the helmet appears to be a great helmet, I have a wide but I guess flat head with 58.4cm circumference. While it was okay otherwise, the M/L pressed very tightly against my temples. I now have the XL which I will be returning because it is to big, sitting to low on my head and extending to far past the back of my head and the retention is maxed at the smallest setting. I have always worn a M Giro comfortably. The return process with Competitive C was easily and pleasant.

    I had the same issue initially. I have a 59-60cm head and the M/L didn't fit my head (the width was too narrow). POC support showed me there is a vertical adjustment inside the helmet so that it doesn't sit too low (it was originally touching my eyebrows). After fixing the depth adjustment, the helmet fits great. I found this youtube video explaining it, see section 2 (0:38 seconds mark): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWcHA-qusxM

    >Rating: 3

    just feels weird with goggles.

    I loved the Trabec Race and owned 3 of them. I bought this helmet with the specific function of fat tire biking in the winter. Love the fit and feel of the tectal helmet. The helmet comes with a built in goggle strap that appealed to me for winter DH. Only issue: (3 Stars) is none of my goggles fit comfortably without pushing down on the bridge of my nose making it hard to breath, or pushing the helmet up off my forehead slightly. I have been using the Bell Super. Its an ugly helmet but served is function with goggles well. Still trying to decide if I'm going to keep the helmet.

    >Rating: 5

    Great lid

    Familiarity:
    I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    Fit:
    True to size

    Tried out a few different mtb helmets and this one is my fav so far. Great coverage around the back of the head, and by the ears. Still maintains good ventilation, and super comfortable. I was worried about the weight compared to a road helmet, but the difference was negligible once you have it on your head. Great to have the added safety of SPIN technology as well. Also I have a big ole noggin, and the M/L fit me great.

    >Rating: 5

    Great alternative to MIPS

    Familiarity:
    I've used it several times
    Fit:
    True to size
    Size Bought
    M/L

    This replaces my non MIPS Troy lee design A1 in M/L. So I went with M/L with this guy and the fit is perfect. I tried on a couple mips helmets in the past but really didn't like the feel of the liner. This is the perfect remedy to that. Has a standard liner with the same protection of MIPS. Marketing or not, I'll spend a few extra bucks to potentially prevent damage to my brain. I also like the Kevlar layer to protect from penetration. Fit and finish is good, and to be honest POC wasn't even on my radar I was looking to get a Smith forefront 2 until I stumbled upon this one. I ride with non cycling specific sunglasses and have zero issues with clearance (Oakley holbrooks, and Smith Outlier Xl's). Can't comment on goggle usage, it has a back strap to hold them, but I doubt the visor when fully raised has enough clearance to store them. Overall love the helmet.

    This
    >Rating: 4

    Cool Helmet

    I feel very safe when i tried this, it almost cover my entire head, plus love the color. I always get good comments about the color and the design. I highly recommend this.

    Sooo.... what happened to the 5th star then?

    >Rating: 5

    Comfortable and Breathable

    Familiarity:
    I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    This is a great helmet. It was comfortable and breathable. It was easy to adjust to get the perfect fit. The POC spin technology combined with the PC and EPS technology protects the head dissipates the force of impact and absorbs it into the helmet instead of your head.

    >Rating: 5

    POC helmets rule!

    Familiarity:
    I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

    Gave this to my husband after he crashed and destroyed his Traebec Race helmet. He likes the look and fit of the Tectal better except seems to have a little issue with his sunglasses fitting just right. The Tectal fits down over his head better than the Traebec did and that must be the issue. Would totally do another one for myself.

    >Rating: 5

    Great Protection with Style

    Familiarity:
    I've put it through the wringer

    This helmet offers great protection in all the right places while maintaining breathability and style. The back of the helmet drops low enough that I feel comfortable pushing the limits on aggressive trails, and the vent design works well enough to allow for long xc epics on warm summer days. The colors are limited on the spin variety of the tectal, but the spin tech seems legit and is certainly worth a few extra $$ if it means a chance at more protection for your noggin!

    >Rating: 5

    Most Comfortable Helmet

    Familiarity:
    I've used it several times
    Fit:
    True to size

    I love the Tectal. The shape of helmet fit my head (not too round not too oval) perfectly, and the SPIN pads, as well as adding the extra protection from rotation forces, are very comfortable on the head. The Tectal has awesome ventilation, and great coverage of the back of the head and temples. Also, I think it's one of the best looking helmets on the market.

    >Rating: 5

    Great Protection with Style

    Familiarity:
    I've put it through the wringer

    This helmet checks all the boxes when it comes to keeping your noggin safe and looks great. I transitioned from the trabec race helmet to tectal, and I think the fit is a bit better for my head with the tectal, especially with its lower back piece (which seems to offer some extra protection to the back of the head and upper neck). Solid helmet all around.

    >Rating: 4

    Super comfortable

    Familiarity:
    I've used it several times

    This thing is super comfortable and covers a bit more of your head than many other options. Even with the extra material it remains lightweight and has excellent ventilation, all though I haven't actually gotten to try it in hot weather yet. The spin technology is comparable to MIPS which adds a nice level of bonus protection. The price is still pretty steep, though and I'm not 100% convinced that it's worth the price tag.

    >Rating: 4

    Works for me

    Familiarity:
    I've used it several times

    I like that the helmet comes further down in the back and further down over the temple area...just in case. I don't have any complaints. Fits my head great!