Specialized Dissident full-face helmet – Best bikes and gear of 2012

If you’re seriously into your downhill or freeride and want to invest in a top-end full-face lid, then you can’t go far wrong with the Specialized Dissident. It’s earned a place on our ‘Best bikes and gear of 2012‘ wishlist with its great fit, low weight and useful safety features. All this for 100 notes less than the popular Troy Lee Designs D3, plus it looks pretty damn sexy too!

Why we like it:

  • Impressive weight for the protection on offer (approx 1,000g)
  • Carbon matrix construction
  • Clever venting
  • Works with a wide range of goggles
  • Compatible with EJECT helmet removal system (available separately)
  • Four sizes

RRP: US$350 / £300 / €400

More info: www.specialized.com.