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First Look: 2017 Troy Lee Designs Helmet Range

WElove fresh gear here at Vital, and we look forward to each new season with the barely concealed joy of a child at Christmas who has a pretty good idea that Santa's on his way with a loaded bag of goodies again. And we have to admit we're especially giddy when it comes to TLD releasing their new helmet collections. Not only do they take safety very seriously, but their designs are second to none, whether you like your lids soberly understated or resolutely on the wild side. So dive right in to see what the crazy crew from Corona has cooked up for us for 2017 - there's a brand new helmet in the line-up (you can already read all about it in our First Ride feature), and a host of new paint jobs to feast your eyes on.

Troy Lee Designs A2

Coming up with a successor to the mighty A1 was never going to be easy, but TLD set out to create a trail helmet that offers even better safety features and more ventilation. They succeeded, and the results is the all-new A2 that launches today. It's sports a more heavily sculpted appearance, and with 13 colorways to choose from, you're sure to be able to match your lid to the rest of your kit - there's even a special SRAM/RockShox edition for the fan boys! Check out the highlights below, then head on over to our extensive First Ride feature for more.


2017 TLD A2 Highlights

  • MIPS on all models
  • 16% more frontal EPS/EPP
  • Dual density EPP/EPS protection
  • Washable comfort liner
  • Precision fit split side straps
  • 3 year warranty
  • MSRP: $169 USD (standard colors) / $175 USD (SRAM and Reflective editions)

Troy Lee Designs A1

The trail helmet that turned everything on its head in 2013 is still going strong. One of the most comfortable half-shells we know of (even if it does tend to run hotter than average), it offers extended protection and great safety features. For 2017, the entire A1 range includes MIPS, the "Multi-directional Impact Protection System" that provides protection against rotational forces transmitted to the brain during angled or off-axis impacts. Accompanied by a 20% price cut and a host of fresh new color options, the 2017 edition is now even better value which is sure to keep it among the best-sellers for some time to come still.


2017 TLD A1 Highlights

  • MIPS on all models
  • 16 post ventilation system
  • Aerospace filament reinforced shell
  • Multi-purpose cam-lock stabilizer
  • 3-position stabilizer basket
  • 3 year warranty
  • MSRP: $139 USD

Troy Lee Designs D3

From the pros to the weekend warriors the D3 is probably the most sought after full-face helmet on the market. The latest in a great line that goes all the way back to original Daytona helmet, the D3 is loaded with safety features and features a distinct, moto-inspired shape. For 2017, we count a whopping 16 graphics options, from a classic all-black carbon number to the wildly extravagant flights of fancy TLD is known for. All the carbon models offer MIPS and sell for $495 USD, while the Composite series checks out at a somewhat more reasonable $375 USD. Pick your poison!


2017 TLD D3 Highlights

  • Carbon or composite shells
  • MIPS on all carbon models
  • Added EPS protection performance
  • Hi-flow ventilation system
  • Quick release 3D cheek pads
  • 3 year warranty
  • MSRP: $495 (carbon) / $375 USD (composite)

Troy Lee Designs D2

If your budget won't quite stretch to a D3, the D2 is still present in the catalog and offers striking graphics and great protection at a more wallet-friendly price. For 2017, there are 6 new designs to choose from.


2017 TLD D2 Highlights

  • Aerospace composite shell
  • 11 port ventilation system
  • "Shock Pad" chin bar system
  • Washable cheek pads
  • Washable comfort liner
  • 3 year warranty
  • MSRP: $228 USD (Fusion/Pulse) / $198 USD (Midnight)

The 2017 Troy Lee Designs Helmet Collection is available "at finer dealers worldwide" as of today. Head to for more.

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