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POC Tectal Race SPIN MTB Helmet

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POC Tectal Race SPIN MTB Helmet

The Tectal Race SPIN helmet is the newest iteration of their well-ventilated trail/enduro racing helmet. Incorporating many of POC's award-winning technologies from their helmet range, the Tectal provides protection on a previously unseen scale for mountain bike riders. The Tectal Race is robust enough to stand up to the mountain, and light enough to take to race day.

Features:

  • Trail dedicated mountain bike helmet designed to provide more coverage at temples and back of head
  • Fully wrapped unibody shell construction to improve helmet strength
  • SPIN (Shearing Pad INside) technology improves protection from rotational/oblique impacts
  • Highly ventilated using POCs to keep you cool while you push your boundaries on the trail
  • Goggle clip

  • Precision straps molded into liner for extra comfort
  • Simple and easy adjustment system for a comfortable, customizable fit
  • Recco reflector for improved visibility


B-Stock - This product has one or more B-Stock units available. These units can be purchased at a discount (see option select). B-Stock units were returned from other customers and may have missing or damaged packaging materials. These units are otherwise as new. The full manufacturer warranty applies. Click Here for more information.

The product weight specified is an approximate weight based on the manufacturer's specifications (if available) or our measurement of one or two examples. For most products, the weight will typically vary by 5% to 10%.

POC Tectal Race SPIN MTB Helmet
Other styles of this product are available.
SALE: $219.99
XS/SM/LXL/XXL
Head Circumference20"-21¼"21¾"-23"23¼"-24½"   

Safety: SPIN (Shearing Pad Inside) 

Weight: 368 g

Discipline: Mountain Biking / Off Road 

Mfg PartNum: 105138043MLG 

Mfg PartNum: 105138043XLX 

Mfg PartNum: 105138043XXS 

Hydrogen White/Uranium Black - XS/S

Mfg PartNum: 105118001XXS 

Hydrogen White/Uranium Black - M/L

Mfg PartNum: 105118001MLG 

Hydrogen White/Uranium Black - XL/2XL

Mfg PartNum: 105118001XLX 

Uranium Black/Hydrogen White - M/L

Mfg PartNum: 105118002MLG 

Uranium Black/Hydrogen White - XL/2XL

Mfg PartNum: 105118002XLX 

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Reviewed 9/27/2019
by Everardo
Colorado Springs
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Excellent Helmet

I decided to purchase this helmet after doing a little bit of research. I really wanted to get something that had the MIPS technology integrated but after learning about the SPIN tech found in this one, I decided it was just as good if not better. Ive always loved the look of the Tectal Race helmet and was pleasantly surprised when it fit my odd shaped head. BLUF if youre looking for the best thing to put on your head when shredding the local trails, buy this helmet.

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Reviewed 9/9/2019
by Anonymous
East Coast, Delaware.
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Excellent helmet

I tried on several different brands before deciding on the POC Tectal Race Spin. It was tops for comfort and the extra coverage is what I was looking for. When riding it vents very well. I wear eyeglasses and I have had no issues with the helmet contacting my glasses. The Spin lining is gel like and very comfortable......more so than other brands I tried on with their versions of protection. The straps fit my head perfectly and are easy to adjust. Expensive, but in my opinion the high level of comfort and protection is worth it to me. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 7/8/2019
by Jeff
Cycling Enthusiast
Kenai, Alaska
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Performed well in a crash and well ventilated

I have used a number of helmets for road and mountain. This one is well ventilated and has a comfortable fit. I was in the mountains on a narrow track and hit a washed out culvert hidden by overgrowth. I fell into a ravine and hit hard on a pile of rocks. I knew I hit my head, but I didn't get the jolted feeling I've had in other helmets. There was a deep focal dent in the helmet where it hit the pointy end of a rock. Not to over-dramatize but the helmet probably saved me from a very serious injury. Whatever they do to engineer these things to cushion the brain worked for me. This is a single anecdote, but I will put my kids in POC.

Despite being expensive, given that it did its job extremely well, I give it a high-value rating. Your local hospital probably charges more for a bandaid.

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Reviewed 4/16/2019
by Eian
Cycling Enthusiast
Los Angeles, California
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Solid protection, room for improvement

My head circumference is 60 cm so I bought the XLXXL. I'm new to mountain biking and wanted to use a mtb specific helmet instead of my Kask Protone to have more coverage for my temples and occiput. My first thought coming from my road helmet was that the Tectal was huge in comparison (but that was what I was looking for) but unfortunately not very comfortable. My main complaint thus far is the retention system. While the chin straps are fine (integrated into the helmet on either side is always better than a single piece that twists), the issue is the adjustable portion at the rear. Because of how deep the helmet sits on my head, these extremely thin, fairly sharp edged straps run just above my ears (a lot lower than a normal road helmet). Because I have little hair here, the straps put uncomfortable pressure on my skin. Because the helmet sits low, it's also lacking a bit of padding in the front for my forehead (the SPIN pads are super minimalistic, especially in XL when they don't appear to enlarge to fill the helmet as they do in smaller sizes). So I have a pretty big head but I can definitely see some head shapes andor short hair cutsbald riders not working well with this helmet because it has so much coverage and uncomfortable retention straps.

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Reviewed 12/10/2018
by JKR
Cycling Enthusiast
newburgh ny
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
very comfortable helmet

I have many helmets over the last 30 years of riding. The POC is by far the best fix most comfortable and stable helmet I have use.

I can't see my self buying anything else.

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Reviewed 11/19/2018
by Jeff
Cycling Enthusiast
Pisgah
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Like a velvet glove cast in iron!

Lusting over this for a year, hard to find. Did not disappoint, fits like a glove. No need to adjust, super light and comfy for a boss fit. Buy it!

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Reviewed 4/20/2018
by Sam
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
&- compared to Trabec race Mips

Better ventilation compared to Trabec. Helmet shape is different though and the Trabec fits my head shape better. This tectal has the Reese retention system retracted as far into the helmet as possible (quite difficult to adjust as it feels like youll break it) and I still get some pressure feeling from the front of the helmet on my forehead.

If I could have the overall fit of the Trabec with the improved visor and ventilation and Spin system, Id be super stoked.

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Reviewed 5/20/2019
by Bikeit2
Idaho Falls
Overall Rating
Light attachment

This light hooks on the elastic on the back of the helmet as if it was engineered for it.Cat Eye Rapid X2 Kinetic Tail Light

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Reviewed 9/25/2020
by mtb
Competitive Racer
Huntsville, AL
Overall Rating
Hate this Helmet

I think POC makes the best (safest, best looking and highest performance) mtn bike helmet on the market. I had the POC Tectal ($190 version) and had a brutal head first beatdown. The helmet protected my head well but broken nearly every bone in my body. Once I recovered and was ready to race, I opt'd to spend more on the expensive POC Tectal Race SPIN helmet (M/L). I hated that helmet. It is huge and felt like I was wearing a space helmet. I sent a note to POC to highlight my concerns with this ridiculously oversized helmet and the rep basically told me to pound sand. So much for customer service. Despite POC's not so nice reply, I went ahead and spent another $190 for the tried a true POC Tectal helmet (S/XS). I love that helmet! It fits great and looks fantastic. The POC sizing is odd. I should be a Med but POC has either S/XS or M/L. The S/XS fits perfect but it worries me to be wearing that size. I now have a $229 POC Tectal Race SPIN that I've worn 3x sitting in my garage. Perhaps I can dump it at a yard sale..

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Reviewed 4/16/2020
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Nice design but the fit is awful

I like the design of this helmet, covering the back and front of the head nicely. However, the helmet requires a very tall head. I have a large head circumference, so need the XL size, but the helmet comes down to my eyebrows and, because it wraps nicely around the back of the head, there is no way to adjust this. I have worn it for two very uncomfortable rides - I have to tilt my head way back to look down the trail and it rattles on my prescription sunglasses. I am going to have to buy a different helmet - this one is not safe for me. I had the Trabec and loved it, until a crash broke it. It fit well, covered my head nicely, and was light in weight.

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