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Reviewed 5/20/2022
by mountainlab
Competitive Racer
San Diego
Overall Rating
Best helmet

I love this helmet. It's my second. First one crashed out. It's definitely safe. It is very well vented, keeps the top of my head out of the sun, and is surprisingly quiet on fast stretches. My best guess is that is due to being aero. The benefit is that the wind noise doesn't drown out traffic noise. I like hearing what's coming...I also very much like the fit and construction. Everything is solid, less finicky/fragile than other big brand helmets I have owned.

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Reviewed 2/1/2022
by Just Jack
Cycling Enthusiast
Northeast
Overall Rating
New, improved, recommended.

please replace my submission for the POC Kortal Race MIPS helmet review with the following; there were numerous typo errors in the original submission. Thanks.

New, improved, recommended.

This new helmet was a requested/fulfilled Christmas gift to augment or replace a POC Tectal Race Spin helmet. The receipt of the new Kortal disappointed in that the sizing is somewhat different (smaller) than the Tectal. A Medium/Large of the Kortal did not fit (as the Tectal did) and needed to be returned for the Large/XL size. New replacement arrived and fits properly. After several rides with the new helmet, I find the POC integration of MIPS/Spin technology is considerably more comfortable with or without a Headsweat beanie. It's difficult to comment on the ventilation as it is winter here in the Northeast, however, it would appear to be vented equal or better than the Tectal Spin design. Profile of the overall helmet shell is also different but more (?) functional with good coverage protection. The 3 position breakaway visor is another plus as it better facilitates safety in the event of a crash; it also provides off-the-face google/glasses storage. While missing the goggle retention strap of the Tectal, the new shape of the Kortal appears not to be an issue for strap retention. More importantly, the new NFC Medical integration stores all your important information in the helmet; in case of a serious crash, your medical/personal data can be read by first responders or anyone present by touching a cell phone to the helmet. Picture this . . . you are conscious but unable to ride/walk out, you can scan the helmet which provides your exact coordinates with the ability to send a text message with the info. More info found at https://www.twiceme.com/ with link to application download. Closing, Bike Tires Direct was great to work with (always!) and pricing/credits/customer service is unrivaled.

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Reviewed 2/1/2022
by Just Jack
Cycling Enthusiast
Upstate NY
Overall Rating
New, improved, recommended.

This new helmet was a requested/fulfilled Christmas gift to augment or replace a POC Tectal Race Spin helmet. The receipt of the new Kortal disappointed in that the sizing is somewhat different (smaller) than the Tectal. A Medium/Large of the Kortal did not fit (as the Tectal did) and needed to be returned for the Large/XL size. New replacement arrived and fits properly. After several rides with the new helmet, I find the POC integration of MIPS/Spin technology is considerably more conformable with or without a Headsweat beanie. difficult to comment on the ventilation as it is winter here in the Northeast, however, it would appear to be vented equal or better than the Tectal Spin design. Profile of the overall helmet shell is different but more (?) functional with good coverage protection. The 3 poisition breakaway visor is another plus as it batter facilitates off-the-face google storage. While missing the goggle retention strap of the Tectal, the new shape of the Kortal appears not to be an issue for strap retention. More importantly, the new NFC Medical integration stores all your important information in the helmet; in case of a serious crash, the your medical/plus data can be read by first responders or anyone present with a cell phone. Picture this . . . you are conscious but unable to ride/walk out, yo can scan the helmet which provides your exact coordinates with the ability to send a text message with the info. More info found at https://www.twiceme.com/ with link to application download. Closing, Bike Tires Direct was great to work with (always!) and pricing/credits/customer service is unrivaled.

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Reviewed 9/13/2021
by Nate
Cycling Enthusiast
Seattle
Overall Rating
1 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Good helmet, Bad Straps

I really like the helmet portion of this helmet. But the portion of the straps that hang below your ear are not adjustable, and they are too big for me (I don't have a small head). They catch me right on my jaw line in an uncomfortable way. For this much money, I think the straps should be adjustable in this regard.

The helmet itself is awesome, though. I bought it because I wanted a helmet that would stay cool even when climbing at very slow speeds, and this does that as well as I could have hoped!

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