We’re always excited when Troy Lee Designs release any new product – whether that’s a redesigned full-face helmet, updated graphics on their iconic race kits or special one-off paint jobs for their sponsored riders – so we’re pleased to bring you news of their A1 lid, which has been three years in the making.
Aimed at cross-country, enduro, trail, and all-mountain riders, the A1 is built with maximum ventilation, has an easily adjustable visor, strap dividers and adjusters, a unique adjustable TLD retention system, and anodised aluminum hardware. It’s finished off with the company’s world famous graphics too, a staple on all their race-ready products.
The A1 has passed rigorous safety tests to ensure that it provides superior protection, exceeding CPSC standards and CE EN certifications.
Here’s a little insight into the development of the Troy Lee Designs A1 helmet:
Stikman, Troy Lee Designs Bicycle Athlete Manager said: “I have come full circle with Troy Lee Designs, I had one of those sweet Edge helmets in the early 90’s, with a TLD sticker kit! I have been wanting a helmet to ride in that was more protective than all the other helmets on the market, which are just glorified road helmets with a visor. I think we nailed it with the A1. We catered to the heart of the market, which is that mid to big travel trail rider, enduro rider, or even cross country rider, with a helmet that is extremely safe, elegant, stylish, light and built to last.”
We’ll keep you up-to-date with availability details on the A1 via Chain Reaction Cycles, but it’s expected to be ready in February 2013 in limited numbers with prices starting at $165.
Troy Lee rides using the brand new A1.
Aaron Gwin was quick to Instagram his new A1 helmet complete with Red Bull livery!