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. 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.

A priority is having a bike helmet to match their level of performance on the bike.

The BEST bike helmet for kids who mountain bike should mimic features of an adult mountain bike helmet. It needs to have features that will provide a similar performance level of protection.

Please note: you will need to consider an adult mountain bike helmet when their level of performance or their head size is not compatible with a kids bike helmet. See Mountain Biking Helmets for more information.

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KEY DESIGN FEATURES to support SAFETY in a Mountain Bike Environment

A performance bike helmet with performance features for kids who mountain bike is important.

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 when riding.

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.

goRide’s Bike Helmet for Kids who mountain Bike is…
GIRO TREMOR, available in one size only 50-57cm
Light weight and good ventilation. Good head coverage with good adjustment. Performance protection to match performance in the mountain biking environment.
get Safe and goRide –  The Best Bike Helmet for Kids who Mountain Bike 

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