Breathe Easy. Ride Hard
POC took design elements from two of its most popular helmets to form the Tectal Mountain Bike Helmet, creating a hybrid with the best features from each. Extensive coverage along the temples and rear of the helmet increases protection to vulnerable areas, while the helmet's unibody design lessens the amount of potential stress points along seams.
The Tectal's ventilation system takes what POC has learned from their Octal road helmet, which is wind tunnel-optimized for maximum efficiency and engineered it into a mountain-worthy design. The helmet's protection gets a boost with the aramid-reinforced EPS liner and unibody polycarbonate shell that provides more temple and back-of-the-head coverage than traditional MTB helmets while keeping weight low.
Always on the cutting edge, an integrated passive RECCO® reflector interacts with radar detection systems used by first responders to help locate riders quickly in case of an emergency, and it requires no maintenance or activation by the user.
POC considers comfort almost as much as it does safety, carving out out a range of vents along the Tectal to ensure air stays moving throughout the helmet. Before you head out, a simple one-handed turn of the dial at the back of the helmet allows you to adjust for the perfect fit.
- Mountain bike helmet with extensive side and rear coverage
- One-piece shell for structural integrity
- Extensive venting for on-trail breathability
- One-handed fit adjustment for ease of use
- Safety remains the primary tenet of all POC gear
- Adjustable visor up front
- Available in a variety of colorways
- Sizing: XS-S, M-L, X-Large
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Weight: 340 grams
Jade Green Matt - XS/S
Mfg PartNum: PC105051448XSS1
Jade Green Matt - M/L
Mfg PartNum: PC105051448MLG1
I was recently looking for a new downhill biking helmet and tried on a number of brands and models, trying to find one that I felt sat deep enough on my head. This is the one! It sits just above my eyebrows and has great coverage on the back without being bulky. The strapping mechanism allows me to customize the fit. The design of the chin straps also keeps the straps from rubbing against my ears. The tightening screw for the visor adjustment is pretty small, but I really don't move the visor that much anyway, so not a big deal. Overall, a super comfortable helmet that stays cool. I think I may be swapping out my ski helmet from my Smith to a POC helmet too!
As someone with a large (63cm), oval-shaped head, it can be very hard to find a helmet that fits well. I was hesitant to spend this much on a helmet, but it fit so much better than the competition that I had to buy it. I use it for MTB and Road cycling. It ventilates well, especially for a helmet with so much coverage.
I mostly ride road bike, but just took up MTB. This helmet was recommended to me by a friend...and I'm glad he did. It's comfortable, light and I get compliments on the look.
Use this for trail riding mostly and it's pretty spot on. Does sit a little low on the brow but you can adjust the back to fix that. With my Pit Viper glasses they keep the helmet in the right place, I heard a lot of people can't find right glasses for this helmet I'd suggest the 2000's PV's!
Very nice helmet. Fits perfectly with the sizing chart. My sunglasses have plenty of room to fit forehead and ears without rubbing on the helmet. I do wish the visor was a little bit easier to make adjustments.
I use this product for when I am riding bike which is a lot. I have brought other helmets but this is the one that feels more comfortable , and I have liked the best as you see I have purchased two helmets from you guys. It feels great when my friends give me compliments then I really now I brought something good and I let them know where I brought it from.
The visor on this helmet has limited adjustment--won't go down far enough to block early morning or late evening sun. Reading other interviews, this doesn't seem to be a problem for many users but it has been for me. Otherwise, I've liked this helmet more as I used it. Adequate ventilation, comfortable fit, and very good coverage. I just wish the visor were more functional.
I'd been POC curious for some time and saw a good deal here. Fits snugly and comfortably. Called POC about adjusting the depth of fit as the "bars" rode on my ears and I didn't know how hard to push to adjust them. I was told that you can push or pull the adjustment plenty hard. I did and have a great fit now. Highly recommended.
Love my new helmet! POC does a great job of venting, and the fit is great. Helments normally have hot spots from pressure points and there is enough cushion to accommodate many head shapes. Parts of chin strap are rigid and not easily twisted. It's got great build quality and would easily recommend.
I've recently found some very challenging trails that are very technical. It occurred to me that I might need to really rely on my helmet. So I wanted a very good helmet. I've looked for the better part of six months and settled on the POC. I have a big melon, so I was hopeful that this helmet would fit well. I am very happy with this helmet. It fits perfectly and really seems to cover my entire head. It is also very light weight. I would highly recommend this helmet.