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In addition the polycarbonate shell and the standard Aramid net within the EPS foam, the POC Trabec Race MIPS Helmet gets an expanded Aramid net to help reduce helmet breakup in the event of a major crash, as well as MIPS technology, which allows the helmet’s core to rotate slightly relative to its shell. It’s a technology inspired by the cranium's own structure, the gist of which being that different layers move independently of each other to redirect rotational forces.

Additionally, the Trabec extends much further down the neck and the sides of your head than other helmets, which means more coverage. POC’s aramid structure inside the foam, which holds the foam together in the event of an impact like rebar in concrete, and the super-tough polycarbonate shell that disperses impact force across the EPS foam, are the helmet equivalent of a seven-inch bike you can pedal anywhere.

  • An enduro lid for stylish shredding
  • MIPS technology redirects energy in certain crashes
  • In-mold construction for low-weight impact absorption
  • Seam-free shell minimizes structural weaknesses
  • EPS core is reinforced with Aramid filaments
  • Aerodynamic channel system ensures efficient airflow


Head Circumference  21.7 - 22.8in
(55 - 58cm)
23.2 - 24.4in
(59 - 62cm)
Octal, Cerebel
Head Circumference  19.7 - 22in
(50 - 56cm)
21.3 - 23.6in
(54 - 60cm)
22 - 24.4in
(56 - 62cm)
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)
Crane, 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)
Cortex DH
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.

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Excellent daily use helmet

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: XL

This helmet works perfectly for my applications. First, the helmet itself has great protection. Also, it doesn't whistle at high speeds like my POC Race. I always wear glasses. The visor perfectly fills that narrow gap above my eyes to keep rain and sunshine from directly hitting my eyes.

Looks and feels great!

    A lot of reviews I read talk about how this helmet is best for safety but sacrifices in the looks department. I disagree! I love the look and the fit. Excited to go hit the trail soon

    Runs small

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

    I am lucky to have friends with POC helmets, one wears a small and the other a medium. I tried on both and the small was perfect. Ordered this helmet, this one runs much smaller. It is the exact helmet with the exception of the MIPS. Not sure if that changes sizing but this helmet most definitely runs smaller than others.

    Avg. ride time: 4m per week
    • Average ride time is based on Strava activity over the last 3 months. Give your reviews credibility by connecting your account.

    Protect the money maker

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Like the way it fits. Not much more to say's a helmet...protecting the noggin for years of intellectual pleasure.

    Looks and feels amazing

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: XS/S

    Came super fast, nice packaging. Love the color, looks like a real quality helmet, but unfortunately it didn't fit my head. :( I have a round shaped head so I found the sides of my head had hot spots above my ears upon trying it on. I really wanted to wear it but the fit wasn't right for me.

    Avg. ride time: 5m per week
    • Average ride time is based on Strava activity over the last 3 months. Give your reviews credibility by connecting your account.

    MIPS Upgrade

      I've got a Trabec already that 's great and figured it was time to upgrade to the MIPS version. Similarly pleased so far!

      Avg. ride time: 10m per week
      • Average ride time is based on Strava activity over the last 3 months. Give your reviews credibility by connecting your account.

      No one likes head injuries

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      My lady has worn this helmet for a couple of seasons and replaced it after a gnarly crash. The MIPS did its job. She was so impressed she replaced it with the same helmet.

      Avg. ride time: 57m per week
      • Average ride time is based on Strava activity over the last 3 months. Give your reviews credibility by connecting your account.

      Where Function and Design Come Together

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

      Always wear a helmet -- you never know when IT is going to happen. This is not a place I try to save money either. My kids (6, 10 & 12) and I swear by these when we mountain bike. POC is committed to making some of the safest equipment available -- and the addition of the MIPS layer in this model only adds confidence and protection. After a few of what otherwise could have been life-changing wrecks, we were able to carry on largely unscathed apart from some quality trail rash.

      These are highly adjustable and the visor makes things a bit easier with that early-morning sun. And true to all things POC, the sharp design/colors is an added bonus.

      GREAT HELMET ...

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

      Great helmet. Fit and weight are just right. Wish it was flat black + white vs. soooooooo shiny.

      Safety first.

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      The first thing I noticed about the POC Trabec is that it does’t look like most other mountain bike helmets. Its shell wraps all the way around the back of the head, and its vents are fewer, and more spaced than on most current helmets.
      Out of the box, the Trabec is clearly a quality piece of kit. It comes with its own draw-string storage bag, like a quality motorcycle helmet. The Race model is hella shiny, and looks slightly like a prop from a sci-fi movie; something future riot police might wear. The image on POC’s website, which looks suspiciously like a 3D render.

      Fits small

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      This helmet has been a great helmet for cooler days on the bike. I did notice that it fits a little small though. I enjoy the extra protection it offers in comparison to some of my other helmets.

      Life Saver on Downieville Downhill.

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      This helmet is pure bomber. For those of you that are familiar with Downieville, I went into the rock garden section at high speed and I was correcting my line to take the faster left side. My front wheel slipped into a rock crevice and I slammed head first into a tomahawk ridge of granite. I had no warning, and I thought I broke my jaw and teeth. Fortunate I did not, I just cut the area above my upper lip.

      I was not even dizzy and jumped on the bike right away and raced to the bottom to get the cut washed out and fixed up. It occurred to me that I must of struck my forehead pretty hard and the next day l looked at my helmet. I was blown away! The plastic was cracked and when I peeled it back, ther I saw, a 3/4 inch gash in the hard foam. It obviously took a big hit, and I was fine. I felt so lucky and immediately bought the POC Cortex DH MPS helmet and will buy the Trebec race again..

      That crash could have been my last, or at least a serous skull fracture or brain injury. The helmet saved me and I'm grateful. Please pass this review on to POC.


      My man took a rough fall up at Deer Valley, only thing that saved him was this helmet! He's had multiple previous concussions from skiing, and said that he's hit his head half as hard as this time and has gotten a concussion- but he walked away from this one head injury free!

      SO WORTH IT!


      Absolutely worth it.

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I have two other POC helmets- one ski, and one bike commuter- and I hands down believe they are the best on the market. I picked this one up for mountain biking, and it's perfect. Super lightweight, easy to dial in the fit with the included padding- my head measures at about 57.5cm and the M/L is perfect for me, especially with a headband. I like the small visor- it does pop off if you get a hard enough hit, which is great so it doesn't break. And above all else, I love the protection that it offers. The MIPS tech is super bomb- makes a lot more sense to me especially for biking! Saved my guy from getting another concussion this past weekend- thanks helmet. Best model on the market in my opinion!

      Absolutely worth it.

      Favorite MTB Helmet!

        POC was originally a little known company out of Sweden that set out to do one thing, make the best helmet protection for athletes by questioning the status quo in regards to what is considered a safe helmet. The problem with most modern day helmets is they are good at direct impact injuries. Imagine head butting a tree, that’s a direct impact injury. However, most injuries (especially in the outdoor world) are rotational and not direct. Imagine riding your bike and suddenly your front wheel dives into a massive hole. Your mass in most situations doesn’t hit a wall and stop suddenly, your head may hit but your body in a violent display of physics keeps moving. This is where MIPS comes in.

        The Trabec Race MIPS solves the rotational problem by distributing you impact in a rotational injury. How is this accomplished? Surprisingly by a simple plastic lightweight cage that’s intended to imitate your brains way of protecting itself in a rotational injury. Studies show it works and hey, that’s pretty cool in my book to give my most valued asset a fighting chance against my activities.

        The helmet itself does not claim to be the most breathable, it does not claim to be the lightest, and it certainly doesn’t claim to be bro’er then thou (I’m looking at you Giro & Smith) but what it does claim to be is the best open face helmet protection money can buy for your bike. POC will stand by this and I will as well with two wrecks. The helmet did as it was suppose to, I only walked away with cracked helmets and no concussions.

        Sizing - As far as sizing the M/L will work with most normal sized adult male heads. If you think you have a super small head (note the small looks tiny) or a massive noggin size up or down but for the most part the sizing has a massive range and will accommodate most.

        Color - An age old question we get is will the white produce less heat then the black color? Science proves that due to the thickness of protection on most helmets there is no discernible temperature change with a white vs black helmet. Unlike a simple black shirt, a helmet is very thick and will not translate heat directly to your head.

        Favorite MTB Helmet!

        Poor Quality Manufacturing

          Ordered this helmet twice and both time the strap was not attached to the helmet. Its a snap/click system that wasn't engaging. Not going for a third time and returned it. Will try another MIPs helmet from another manufacturer.

          Hi Brain, Did POC address the problem or even Back Country what did they tell you if you don't mind sharing if they said anything at all.

          I also had quality issues with mine. POC uses crappy glue for the internal pads. Brand new from the box and they were detached.
          Backcountry was great. They exchanged it.
          The 2nd one also had that issue. They exchanged it again.
          The third one also had the issue and I ended up glueing it myself.
          At the time there weren't many MIPS bike helmets. Now that there are, I will be getting a different brand.

          Avg. ride time: 4h 2m per week
          • Average ride time is based on Strava activity over the last 3 months. Give your reviews credibility by connecting your account.

          Nice helmet. Very comfortable and cool.

          • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

          I was a little apprehensive spending this much on a helmet, but I have to say it is very comfortable and nicely fitting. I have a fairly big head (7 1/2 hat size) and the XL/XXL fits perfect. The MIPS is supposed to be good for impact, and feels very durable, but I thankfully haven't had to impact test it yet. My old helmet was just a road helmet and I wanted to get something more mountain specific. Took a bit to get used to the larger size compared to the road helmet, but I do feel more protected. It also vents nicely. My old helmet would heat up a lot on long hot climbs, but the POC doesn't at all. All in all I am very happy with the purchase, and I may get a road biking specific POC helmet as well, I just have to save up a while ;)

          Great, protective mountain bike helmet

          • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

          I bought this helmet after suffering a concussion from a less-protective helmet. Luckily I haven't had any hard falls yet with this helmet, but with the MIPS system I know I will be protected. The helmet is very comfortable and the chin stay in much more comfortable on my jaw than any other helmet I have used.