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POCTectal Race Spin Helmet

Sale 20% OffCurrent price:$175.96 Original price:$219.95

Item # POC00B1

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Item # POC00B1
Description

Why We Like The 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
Warning

California Proposition 65

Warning:

This product can expose you to chemicals including N/A, which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

Tech Specs
Shell MaterialPC
Impact FoamEPS
Ventilation15 vents
Fit Adjustmentsize adjustment system
Visoryes, adjustable
CertificationsEN1078, CPSC 12.03, AS/NZ 2063:2008
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

Kortal
Kortal Race

20.1 - 21.3in

(51 - 54cm)

21.7 - 22.8

(55 - 58cm)

23.2 - 24.4in

(59 - 62cm)

 
Size

XS / S

M / L

XL / XXL

Fit

Trabec & Tectal
Coron & Corpora
Crane
POCito Crane MIPS

20.1 - 21.3in

(51 - 54cm)

21.7 - 22.8in

(55 - 58cm)

23.2 - 24.4in

(59 - 62cm)

true to size

Size

XS

S

M

Fit

POCito Omne

18.9 - 20.5in

(48 - 52cm)

19.7 - 22in

(50 - 56cm)

21.3 - 23.2in

(54 - 59cm)

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.

What do you think about this product?

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>Rating: 5

Great helmet

I'm really happy with the fit of this helmet after about 150 hours on it. Vents pretty well, stays in place well, and sweat management is quite good (though sweat mgmt not as good as my Ventral Air Spin). Size XL/XXL weighs 408g on my scale. I also own a POC Ventral Air Spin, and this is basically the MTB equivalent of it. Fits and feels similar, though this MTB helmet ~100g heavier.

>Rating: 5

Best helmet so far

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
Runs large
Size Bought
XL-XXL

I’ve a massive head and wore a Troy Lee A1 helmet XXL before. Very nice and comfy but this POC is much better with comfort plus the goggle strap in the back is perfect to hold my Oakley Sutro sunglasses while I’m riding and don’t need them on. Ventilation is perfect and I like how it drops a decent amount in the back of the head to protect all that area. Very light as well. Highly Recommend By the way this helmet could fit a bigger head than mine cause I still strap it up half way in order to feel it snug so I would say runs a bit larger, at least larger than the Troy Lee

>Rating: 3

Poor sizing

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
Runs large
Size Bought
M/L and Xl/XxL
Height
6` 2"
Weight
210 lbs

Great helmet…. if it fits. The Xl/XXL was gigantic. The M/L wouldn’t fit on my head. It seems like they have the equivalent of a “M” and a XXL but a gap in between. Both with Giro and Smith I have never had this issue. Again, if it fits I’m sure it’s great.

>Rating: 5

Liking it

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
M/L
Height
5` 6"
Weight
120 lbs

I really like this helmet. I ordered a few other POC helmets before deciding to keep this one. I like the visor size and it feels good. I have a pretty big head and I ordered the M/L and was able to crank it down to fit my head.

I
>Rating: 5

Liking it

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
M/L
Height
5` 6"
Weight
120 lbs

I really like this helmet. I ordered a few other POC helmets before deciding to keep this one. I like the visor size and it feels good. I have a pretty big head and I ordered the M/L and was able to crank it down to fit my head.

I
>Rating: 5

Nice

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

I love this helmet! Super lightweight and low profile, hasn't saved my life yet but it probably will someday. I especially like the adjustment mechanism because it adjusts all the way around the helmet and really conforms to my head rather than just squeezing the back of my head as some helmets do. I do feel like it fits tighter on the sides of my head than the front and back, maybe designed for people with an egghead, but it adjusts well and feels great for hours. Nice helmet

>Rating: 5

Awesome Helmet

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
M/L
Height
5` 7"
Weight
145 lbs

This helmet is everything i had hoped for from POC. incredible quality, light as a frogs butt and the fit is perfect... i have a fairly large noggin at close to 23 inches. the M/L fits just right. highly recommend, i will never go back to my old brand!

>Rating: 5

Very pleased

Size Bought
Small
Height
5` 10"
Weight
165 lbs

Great service and fast delivery. Love the fit feels super secure and light.

>Rating: 5

Excellent

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
Runs large
Size Bought
XS/S

Super comfortable, great ventilation, lightweight, excellent coverage without feeling bulky anywhere. Harness and chin strap are comfy and don’t mess with ears or glasses. Nice visor and gap-free goggle compatibility. So good I use it for road riding and ski tours as well. Of note, I typically wear a medium helmet in other brands (Giro, Specialized) and went with the XS/S size here. Still enough room to wear a buff or light beanie comfortably. I recommend trying it on first if you have the option... but this really goes for all helmets.

Super
>Rating: 5

Excellent

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
Runs large
Size Bought
XS/S

Super comfortable, great ventilation, lightweight, excellent coverage without feeling bulky anywhere. Harness and chin strap are comfy and don’t mess with ears or glasses. Nice visor and gap-free goggle compatibility. So good I use it for road riding and ski tours as well. Of note, I typically wear a medium helmet in other brands (Giro, Specialized) and went with the XS/S size here. Still enough room to wear a buff or light beanie comfortably. I recommend trying it on first if you have the option... but this really goes for all helmets.

Super
>Rating: 5

Excellent

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
Runs large
Size Bought
XS/S

Super comfortable, great ventilation, lightweight, excellent coverage without feeling bulky anywhere. Harness and chin strap are comfy and don’t mess with ears or glasses. Nice visor and gap-free goggle compatibility. So good I use it for road riding and ski tours as well. Of note, I typically wear a medium helmet in other brands (Giro, Specialized) and went with the XS/S size here. Still enough room to wear a buff or light beanie comfortably. I recommend trying it on first if you have the option... but this really goes for all helmets.

Super
>Rating: 5

Excellent

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
Runs large
Size Bought
XS/S

Super comfortable, great ventilation, lightweight, excellent coverage without feeling bulky anywhere. Harness and chin strap are comfy and don’t mess with ears or glasses. Nice visor and gap-free goggle compatibility. So good I use it for road riding and ski tours as well. Of note, I typically wear a medium helmet in other brands (Giro, Specialized) and went with the XS/S size here. Still enough room to wear a buff or light beanie comfortably. I recommend trying it on first if you have the option... but this really goes for all helmets.

Super
>Rating: 5

Super comfortable

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

Fits great, comfortable, looks good. My headlight mount straps on well. So far so good.

>Rating: 3

Awesome looking helmet but runs small

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
M/L
Height
5` 10"
Weight
215 lbs

A bit too narrow for me. I measure M/L but I think I need the L/XL. But sure is an awesome looking helmet. Update: Received the L/XL. I have made all the adjustments, its sits too low on my head almost on top of my brows. My Giro fits me perfectly but its more than 8 years old. I like the look of the Tectal but how will you use it if it doesnt fit nicely on your head. My heads measurement is slightly over 58 cm so I thought Id get the M/L. Ha! its tight on the sides, adjustmets set to fully open. It will not even slide half way on my head. I think Ill get a different brand.

>Rating: 4

Feels like safety.

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

I purchased this POC Tectal to replace the "cheap" box store Bell I got with my first bike. I have been gradually increasing my riding skills and taking on more technical terrain. After getting a new bike, I felt it was time to upgrade my safety gear to match. I ride in Central Texas and this provided two major concerns. I needed something with good ventilation due to the significant heat and still reliable during potential impacts on our very rocky terrain. After days of scouring reviews and comparisons for several helmets I went with the POC Tectal. I made the right decision. This helmet it great. I measured my hat size just over 21.5" and I wear glasses. I ordered the M/L and the fit is great. I read some reviews from people reporting issues with glasses being compressed at their temples. I do not experience this issue and my glasses move freely under the side of the helmet. I feel more confident with the lower impact coverage and even fit of the helmet. The padding used for the "SPIN" tech is nice. I could not say if it is comparable or improved to MIPS, but it does provide some torsional movement. I would argue the SPIN pads significantly improve the comfort of the helmet via the gel/silicon material. Ventilation has been good. The Tectal has similar airflow (maybe slightly less) compared to my previous helmet. However, the coverage, safety and features are significantly improved. It has been suitable here in Texas and I accept the trade-offs of coverage vs ventilation. I have not experienced an impact yet, and hope to keep the trend. As it stands, I would buy this again.

>Rating: 4

No Wobble. Great Coverage

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
M/L
Height
6` 1"
Weight
160 lbs

Replaced a very old POC Trabec Mips with the Tectal Race Spin. Fit is waaaay better. Trabec always wobbled on my head. Never quite fit right. I have an oval shaped head, so other brands tend to pinch at the front and back. POC's don't. Head measures 22", so right in the middle of the M/L range in POC's Tectal Race Spin size chart. Initially, it fit really low on my brow. The rear harness is adjustable (see video: https://bit.ly/3kjJkAF). Made that adjustment and it fits a little higher on my forehead giving more room for glasses or goggles. POC's Spin, their version of Mips, doesn't surround my head as much as Mips, which is a good thing. Felt like the Mips suspension system smothered my head a bit, but made the helmet overall wobble on my head. Dial on the back is great for subtle adjustments on the fly. The huge vents bring in lots of air. Very happy with the Tectal.

good review... helped in my decision, thanks

>Rating: 5

Saved me

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

This is the second time I’ve purchased this helmet and will continue. Had a nasty crash into a creek bed (only rocks on the trail) my shoulder hit first but the my head slammed right into a rock. No headaches, soreness or anything but after the crash I looked at the helmet and the SPIN liner had detached and worked just as designed. After that I’ll be a customer for life

>Rating: 5

Saved me

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

This is the second time I’ve purchased this helmet and will continue. Had a nasty crash into a creek bed (only rocks on the trail) my shoulder hit first but the my head slammed right into a rock. No headaches, soreness or anything but after the crash I looked at the helmet and the SPIN liner had detached and worked just as designed. After that I’ll be a customer for life

>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!