Bicycling (South Africa)
POC TECTAL R3 595 (subject to change), eastcitycycles.com
Trail bikes are getting more capable and trail builders are getting more creative… it’s wise to give your head the best protection possible with a full-coverage helmet, like this sleek Swedish model. It has all-round protection and an adjustable visor, and it weighs a respectable 340g. Ventilation is often a problem with trail helmets, especially under our South African sun, but the Tectal has nine forehead vents, three over the crown, and five at the rear to keep things breezy.