With a name derived from "Trabecula" - the grid-like structure that adds strength to human bones and other organs - the POC Trabec Bike Helmet delivers next-gen protection and durability for XC and Enduro riders who like their riding with a little spice. The EPS liner of the Trabec is strengthened with an Aramid grid during molding, and the helmet has added coverage in the temples and back of the head in comparison with a traditional in-mold design. An adjustable fit and visor and a ventilation channel system with 16 huge vents keep you comfy and let you concentrate on the trail ahead.
Outer polycarbonate shell
Aramid grid reinforced EPS (Expanded PolyStyrene) liner
In-mold construction with reinforced liner
Size adjustment system
Aerodynamic ventilation channel system with 16 vent slots
Designed to provide more coverage at temples and back of head
Adjustable integrated visor protects against weather and branches
Weight 340 grams
EN 1078, CPSC 12.03
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Comments about POC Trabec Bike Helmet:
After finally accepting that my last purchased helmet (Giro Feature) and others I'd tried were not fitting well on my rather oval head, I ordered a POC Trabec and the new Tectal to choose between. I have to say the Tectal is very nice (and better be at that price) -- in particular, the visor is decidedly improved over the Trabec. Ultimately, the right choice made itself undeniable though -- for my egghead, while the Tectal worked passably well, the Trabec's fit is just spot on. The Tectal does have a good fit mechanism though and I understand it being the preferred choice for many people (price notwithstanding).
- Fit (for an oval head shape anyway, the Trabec seems to fit uniquely well)
- Tab-style tightener -- this seems to be regarded as a negative for many folks, but I actually prefer this style of adjustment (had on my Giro Xen as well) to wheel adjusters, which often seem to induce a bit of a headache for me. I find it just as easy or even easier to use as well. Too bad manufacturers all seem to be moving towards the wheel option in the higher end helmets.
- Aramid fiber reinforcement.
- Poor visor -- doesn't have great coverage when down, and can't move very far up in a secure fashion (on the Tectal, besides having better coverage, it moves further up out of the way with fixed detentes).
- Simplistic adjustment for chin strap.
- Somewhat awkward profile and styling.
At the end of the day, given a certain baseline for safety etc, fit trumps most other considerations, and the Trabec seems to fill a certain niche better than others I've tried.