I’m in the market for a good quality helmet for XCM racing in Australia. I’ve signed on for a race in what we call Far North Queensland during October this year. It’s the part of that state that is the real deal tropics.
I’ve worked up there at that time of year and the heat and humidity can be oppressive to say the least.
I recently competed in a race and was left really confused by the great variety of helmets worn by other competitors.
My question as a newcomer to the sport is what sort of helmet should I be looking at? Do people even were MTB specific helmets?
What I’m after is something suitable for long days in the saddle that will keep my head from overheating while keeping me safe. I’d really like a place to store my glasses as well as I normally have to shove them in a pocket when doing sustained climbs in the heat.
So far I’ve tried on the POC Octal X and the Scott Centric. Both of which were tidy units, but not necessarily available in a colour scheme I liked.
Any advice appreciated.