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Troy Lee Designs A2 MIPS MTB Helmet (Dropout) review

We want to ensure that whether you’re spending £10K on a new lightweight race bike, £2 on a cycling water bottle or £165 on Troy Lee Designs A2 MIPS MTB Helmet (Dropout), that you’re getting the very best you can get for your money. In today’s Troy Lee Designs A2 MIPS MTB Helmet (Dropout) review we’re going to look at why it scores 8.5/10 in our review and why we recommend it over many of the other 451 products in the Helmets category. We’ve started by giving you a top level score for each of the key areas when it comes to reviewing these products, these scores include a quality score, price score, review score and an overall score.










Troy Lee Designs A2 MIPS MTB Helmet (Dropout) reviews

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Troy Lee Designs A2 MIPS MTB Helmet (Dropout) Specification

Troy Lee Designs A2 MIPS MTB Helmet (Dropout) specs

Troy Lee Designs A2 MIPS MTB Helmet (Dropout)
Feature 1

MIPS is a Brain Protection System

Other Helmets found with this feature: 60

Feature 2

Rotational motion can cause brain injuries

Other Helmets found with this feature: 60

Feature 3

The low friction layer allows a sliding movement of 10–15 mm, in all directions, reducing rotational motion to the brain during impact

Other Helmets found with this feature: 56

Feature 4

MIPS adds protection

Other Helmets found with this feature: 60

Spec 1

Colour: Stone, Navy-Orange, Black-White, SRAM Red, Silver

Other Helmets found with this spec: 60

Spec 2

Clothing Size: S, M/L, XL/XXL

Other Helmets found with this spec: 60

Spec 3

Gender: Unisex

Other Helmets found with this spec: 56

Spec 4

Age Group: Adult

Other Helmets found with this spec: 60



Number of Reviews
Review Score

/ 5

Average score in category: 4.5


  • . The A2 MIPS MTB Helmet (Dropout) from Troy Lee Designs offers up protection of the highest quality, with comfort and ventilation working hand-in-hand to ensure your head is fully equipped to deal with whatever your mountain biking session throws your way ¬†Kick Up RoostWhen you‚Äôre pinning trails and shred hard then you’ll be sure to welcome the huge air intakes, some 25% larger than TLD’s A1 helmet, creating cooling airflow to banish sweat and heat ¬† The front vents are connected to enormous exhaust ports through deep internal channels to ensure powerful cooling efficiency from slow speed technical trails to high-speed flow trails Brain ProtectionReleasing the shackles and providing impressive confidence as you drop in is the MIPS patented brain protection system. Revolutionary, the technology allows the helmet to slide relative to the head, safeguarding your brain from rotational violence caused by angled impacts. If the helmet isn‚Äôt enough, it also comes with a fit kit, ventilated helmet storage bag and a sticker kit Odour ProtectionThe X-Static¬Æ pure silver comfort liner ensures high-performance odour protection and quick-drying moisture-wicking to keep you comfortable and dry all day long. The dual-density EPS has been co-moulded with EPP to provide high-tech impact energy management at high and low speeds plus everything in between Personalised FitThis helmet has 16% more EPS+EPP in the frontal lobe, as well as raised EPS splines to offer more protection in the most common impact zones. For those that crave a personalised fit, there is a rear stabiliser fit system with slimline, flexible arms using three-position front and rear locations Value for MoneyThe fully-featured value for money A2 Decoy MIPS MTB Helmet also benefits from an expanded field of view that works with both glasses and goggles and there are multiple storage locations for the glasses. A ventilated storage bag for the helmet and a sticker kit are also included What is MIPS? MIPS is a Brain Protection SystemRotational motion can cause brain injuriesThe low friction layer allows a sliding movement of 10‚Äì15 mm, in all directions, reducing rotational motion to the brain during impactMIPS adds protection¬†Features: Air intakes are 25% larger than on the predecessor, the A1, and massive exhaust ports provide powerful cooling efficiencyHigh-performance odour protection and quick-dry moisture wicking delivered by the X-Static¬ÆPure Silver Comfort LinerDual-Density EPS co-moulded with EPP for state-of-the-art energy management at low and high crash speeds16% more EPS and EPP in the frontal lobe and raised EPS splines to provide more protection in common impact zonesAerospace filament-reinforced polycarbonate shellBreak-away anodised aluminium visor screwsRear stabiliser fit system with flexible slimline arms has 3-position front and rear locations for a custom fitExpanded field of view works with both goggles and glasses with multiple storage locations for glassesLow-profile fixed strap dividers for a no-fuss fit every timeWeight: 350g (M/L)Buy Troy Lee Designs from Chain Reaction Cycles. Ride. Eat. Sleep. Repeat.
  • Product codes: 887202240140
  • TLD191684051

No matter what type of bike product your buying, from the simple accessories through to the full setup of your custom built road bike, there are lots of important considerations that you should take into account, especially when you’re shopping online and unable to test the product first. This is especially true when you’re buying products like Helmets.

Our aim is simple, help you get the very best products for your budget. Whether that’s Troy Lee Designs A2 MIPS MTB Helmet (Dropout) or an alternative, we’ll do our best to find you unbiased, genuine customer reviews to help you make your decision. We’ve found 451 different products in the Helmets category at Chain Reaction Cycles and we’ve also managed to find 126 products from Troy Lee Designs (although only 20 of the 126 are in the Helmets category).

Our first piece of advice is for you to spend some time really getting to know what it is you’re looking for. An important feature for one person might be totally pointless and irrelevant to you, so get a good idea of what you want and need from your Helmets. Note down this list of key features that your product must have, that way when you’re comparing alternatives you have a starting point to decide whether one product meets your needs or not.

Price is the next and probably one of the most important factors of a purchase, so it’s really worthwhile spending a bit of time analysing the price of Troy Lee Designs A2 MIPS MTB Helmet (Dropout) and seeing how it stacks up against those offered by different brands or even other alternatives from Troy Lee Designs. Below we’re going to get into the detail of Troy Lee Designs A2 MIPS MTB Helmet (Dropout) to help you see how the prices stack up.

We start this price analysis by looking at the price you can expect to pay for Helmets. There are 451 different products available at Chain Reaction Cycles, and of those 451, the average price is £97.36. There’s quite a variance in price in this category too with the lowest priced product we found at £2.99 and most expensive was £450.

The next stage we went on to, was to look at the price of products from the brand: Troy Lee Designs. The average price was £73.54 and we found that the price varies right from as little as £7.5 up to £400 with Troy Lee Designs products.

And finally we thought it would be good to give you an idea of Troy Lee Designs products that appear specifically in the Helmets category. So you can see that the price of Troy Lee Designs A2 MIPS MTB Helmet (Dropout) at £165 is great value considering the average price of Troy Lee Designs Helmets is £191.50 and the price varies from £59.99.

It’s also worth bearing in mind that we managed to find Troy Lee Designs A2 MIPS MTB Helmet (Dropout) during our price scan of several cycle retailers, for the amazing price of £165 which represents a £ or saving against RRP. If you think Troy Lee Designs A2 MIPS MTB Helmet (Dropout) ticks all of your boxes in terms of quality and features then it’s more than likely going to be a winner bearing in mind the price.

Troy Lee Designs A2 MIPS MTB Helmet (Dropout) Reviews

Reviews are obviously a key part of the buying process when buying any cycle gear, and that goes for Helmets too. Reading reviews if going to be the closest insight you get into how good Troy Lee Designs A2 MIPS MTB Helmet (Dropout) is, without actually trying or buying it. Over at Chain Reaction Cycles we managed to find reviews scoring it out of 5. That’s a great result considering the price and quality and the fact that it’s a product made by Troy Lee Designs. In fact when you consider those points and combine it with the fact that the average review score in the Helmets category is 4.5 and the average score of products from Troy Lee Designs is 4.3 it’s a steal. And actually, if you look specifically at products from Troy Lee Designs in the Helmets category the average review score is 4.7.

That’s why you can see it was easy for us to give Troy Lee Designs A2 MIPS MTB Helmet (Dropout) such a high overall score of 8.5 / 10. It seems to have the perfect combination of features, quality and price making it a great all-rounder.

So our last piece of advice that we can offer is to take your time reading plenty of reviews now, you can see that there are reviews for Troy Lee Designs A2 MIPS MTB Helmet (Dropout) which score it , so it’s really worth spending a few minutes reading through lots of these to see what the key advantages or dislikes are. It will really reassure you when you come to buying online.

If you do go on to buy Troy Lee Designs A2 MIPS MTB Helmet (Dropout) or in fact any of the other Helmets, we would love to hear from you. Sharing your views will really help us to write more comprehensive reviews and we will share these thoughts with customers just like you that are looking to read reviews before they commit to buying.