To keep kids safe as they learn and develop in the recreation/sport of mountain biking its imperative that we match their level of performance on the mountain bike trails with the appropriate equipment.

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Kids are Mountain Biking from a younger age.

The mountain bike trail network is expanding. Most regions have trails to support the recreation/sport of mountain biking and these trails are catering for wider capabilities and a wider age range. This offers kids the opportunity to be exposed to mountain biking at a younger age.

If your child enjoys regular time out on the mountain bike trails it is important you match this riding with a helmet suitable for Mountain Biking.

Key Design Features to Support Safety when Mountain Biking.

A performance bike helmet for kids who mountain bike is important.  Falling and crashing is a part of riding on technical tracks, it only takes a split second to judge something incorrectly.

Performance protection & strength – Kids are riding in environments and at speeds similar to adults… so they need to ride wearing a helmet that has a similar level of protection to an adult mountain bike helmet. A kids mountain bike helmet should include protection such as MIPs, an impact protection system.  A high quality inner foam and a shell moulded to this foam to adequately absorb the forces they may be exposed to if they crash.

Shape – The helmet needs to have good head coverage.  This means it should cover their head from above the eyebrows through to base of the head/start of the neck.

Adjustable – The helmet needs to fit snug to their head and have good adjustment with the straps and a superior, easy to use, rear adjustment system.  Kids need to be able to use this system every time they put the helmet on and understand why it’s important that their helmet is in a good, secure position.

Breathable – Kids will be working hard/performing while riding so good breathability and airflow with good venting is an important feature, especially in the summer months.

Youth who Mountain Bike

As your child gets older there capabilities and skill level grows. If your child continues to enjoy Mountain Biking into their youth and they expand their skills into jumps and riding faster downhill then it is likely you will need to consider an adult performance helmet. See Kids/Youth Mountain Bike Helmets – What are my options? or the Adult Mountain Bike Helmet Buying Guide

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