MTB helmet deals 2023 – today’s best deals on mountain bike helmets

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We've trawled the best MTB helmet deals available right now to show you the best mountain bike helmet offers at the lowest prices. With many major retailers offering significant discounts, the start of a new year is a great time to replace your old faithful helmet with a new shiny head protector, so check out our pick of the best new year mountain bike helmet deals currently available . Alternatively, if you want to hunt for the best cheap MTB helmet yourself we have put together a list of all the best places to find them.

The best mountain bike helmets are continually evolving, from retention to ventilation plus the addition and increased sophistication of rotational protection systems such as MIPS. These features increase rider comfort and safety so that you have a better time on the trail. It is also important to remember that even if your old helmet is still serving you well it may still need to be replaced – so scroll down to see our pick of the best new year MTB helmet deals.

US deals

Our top picks US

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Where are the best new year MTB helmet deals in the US?

Many of the major bike retailers will be offering significant discounts the new year period, but it's also worth checking out cycling brands' own websites, and more general retailers – such as Amazon – who may be offering exciting deals. 

Here are some good places to start looking:

New year MTB helmet deals: US

Lazer Coyote MIPS Mountain Helmet, 60% off at Jenson USA (opens in new tab)
Save 60%

Lazer Coyote MIPS Mountain Helmet, 60% off at Jenson USA (opens in new tab)
Was $109.99, now $43.94

This MTB helmet comes with MTB protection and an additional visor to protect you from branches and keep the sun from your eyes. Its TS+ Turnfit system also makes it easy to find the ideal fit.

Smith Engage Helmet, 54% off at Mike's Bikes (opens in new tab)

Smith Engage Helmet, 54% off at Mike's Bikes (opens in new tab)
Was $120.00, now $54.77

The Engage's 21-vent system is designed to keep you cool and help prevent your eyewear from fogging up. Combine that with its deep fit, this a great helmet for blasting gnarly trails.

Giro Montaro MIPS Helmet, up to 40% off at Competitive Cyclist (opens in new tab)

Giro Montaro MIPS Helmet, up to 40% off at Competitive Cyclist (opens in new tab)
Was $149.95, now from $89.98

This trail helmet offers MIPS protection to keep you safe on the train, while the Roc Loc Air adjustment keeps it secure on your head. Prices vary on sizes and colors.

Oakley DRT5 Helmet, 40% off at Competitive Cyclist (opens in new tab)

Oakley DRT5 Helmet, 40% off at Competitive Cyclist (opens in new tab)
Was $200.00, now $119.95

With an elegant white design reminiscent of a Stormtrooper from Star Wars, this stylish Oakley helmet also features MIPS protection to keep you safe. There’s also a handy eyewear stashing mechanism for looking after your sunglasses. At the time of writing, the only remaining size is small.

Smith Forefront 2 MIPS Helmet, up to 36% off at Competitive Cyclist (opens in new tab)

Smith Forefront 2 MIPS Helmet, up to 36% off at Competitive Cyclist (opens in new tab)
Was $250.00, now $159.99

Described as Smith’s premiere helmet for trail and all-mountain, the Forefront 2 features MIPS protection, and a three-position visor compatible with enduro goggles. Its X-Static anti-odor lining is also designed to keep things fresh.

Bluegrass Rogue MTB Helmet, 62% off at ProBikeKit USA (opens in new tab)
62% off

Bluegrass Rogue MTB Helmet, 62% off at ProBikeKit USA (opens in new tab)
Was $112.99, now $42.49

Built with speed in mind, the Bluegrass Rogue is designed to deliver protection, ventilation, and a comfortable fit, courtesy of the Safe-T Heta Fit system. It’s also ponytail compatible.

Troy Lee Designs A1 Classic MIPS Bike Helmet, 50% off at REI Co-Op (opens in new tab)
50% off

Troy Lee Designs A1 Classic MIPS Bike Helmet, 50% off at REI Co-Op (opens in new tab)
Was $145.00, now $71.93

Combining MIPS protection with high levels of ventilation (courtesy of eight pressurized intake passages), the A1 Classic should see you through all sorts of all-terrain riding. It also features an adjustable visor.

Lazer Impala MIPS Helmet, up to 45% off at Moosejaw (opens in new tab)

Lazer Impala MIPS Helmet, up to 45% off at Moosejaw (opens in new tab)
Was $159.99, now from $87.99

The Lazer Impala helmet offers extended protection on the sides, with both MIPS and EPS impact protection working in tandem to keep you safe. It also features 360-degree adjustment capabilities, to give you maximum control over both horizontal and vertical fit.

Troy Lee Designs A2 MIPS Helmet, 40% off at Moosejaw (opens in new tab)

Troy Lee Designs A2 MIPS Helmet, 40% off at Moosejaw (opens in new tab)
Was $168.95, now $101.99

The airy and protective design of the Troy Lee Designs A2 helmet makes advantage of 25% larger air intakes to keep you cooler as you work up a sweat. A dual-density EPP/EPS liner, combined with MIPS, helps keep you safe on the trails.

POC Sports Tectal Race SPIN Helmet, 40% off at Moosejaw (opens in new tab)

POC Sports Tectal Race SPIN Helmet, 40% off at Moosejaw (opens in new tab)
Was $219.95, now $131.99

This well-vented helmet is purpose-built to keep your head cool as you race down the trails. Safety comes courtesy of POC’s patent pending rotational impact system, SPIN (Shearing Pad Inside), while the aramid bridge technology in the liner enhances structural integrity.

UK deals

Our top picks UK

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Where are the best new year MTB helmet deals in the UK?

New year sales have long been a big deal in the UK, so you can expect to find significant discounts with most British retailers. As it is for most things, Amazon is often a good place to visit, as well as the specialist bike stores offering excellent new year MTB helmet deals. You can also check out cycling brands' homepages for big new year MTB helmet discounts.

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New Year MTB helmet deals: UK

7iDP M5 Helmet, 50% off at Chain Reaction (opens in new tab)
Half price

7iDP M5 Helmet, 50% off at Chain Reaction (opens in new tab)
Was £49.99, now £24.99

This entry-level mountain bike helmet comes with a massive discount. The dropped rear provides extra protection around the back, while the easy-to-use dial adjustment makes sure you won’t be spending ages fitting your helmet before you get on the trails. S/M sizes are in stock, but you're out of luck if you have a L/XL-sized head.

POC Kortal Race MIPS MTB Helmet 2021, up to 60% off at Chain Reaction (opens in new tab)

POC Kortal Race MIPS MTB Helmet 2021, up to 60% off at Chain Reaction (opens in new tab)
Was £220.00, now from £88.00-£176.00

POC says the Kortal Race’s MIPS Integra system takes a holistic approach to helmet engineering which helps keep your head safer on the trails. You also get a RECCO Reflector and NFC Medical ID chip in case of emergencies.

Fox Racing Speedframe Pro MTB Helmet, up to 55% off at Chain Reaction (opens in new tab)

Fox Racing Speedframe Pro MTB Helmet, up to 55% off at Chain Reaction (opens in new tab)
Was £164.99, now from £74.25

The Fox Racing Speedframe Pro helmet is built around a dual-density Varizorb EPS which, along with MIPS, provides you with excellent protection from rotational impact forces. It also features extensive airflow vents to keep you cool, and a magnetic Fidlock SNAP buckle to keep things nice and secure.

7iDP M1 Full Face Helmet 2020, up to 50% off at Chain Reaction (opens in new tab)

7iDP M1 Full Face Helmet 2020, up to 50% off at Chain Reaction (opens in new tab)
Was £79.99, now from £40.00-£47.99

The 7iDP Full Face Helmet meets CE, CPSC and AS standards of protection, and keeps your face safer if something goes wrong on the trails. Despite all that coverage, however, the numerous vents keep you cool – and they’re covered in mesh to prevent them clogging up with dirt.

IXS Trigger AM MIPS Helmet plus Pit Viper, 45% off at Chain Reaction Cycles (opens in new tab)

IXS Trigger AM MIPS Helmet plus Pit Viper, 45% off at Chain Reaction Cycles (opens in new tab)
Was £219.99, now £120.99

If you're looking for a seriously rad look, you aren't going to get much better than this combo. You get a iXS Trigger AM MIPS helmet in a Carnivore Print colorway with a set of matching Pit Viper Sunglasses. M/L is the only size available.

Oakley DRT5 MIPS MTB Helmet, 68% off at Sigma Sports (opens in new tab)
68% off

Oakley DRT5 MIPS MTB Helmet, 68% off at Sigma Sports (opens in new tab)
Was £159.99, now £51.00

As you’d expect, this Oakley helmet features top MIPS head protection to keep you safe in the event of a crash, but compatibility with eyewear is its big selling point – it even features goggle stowage in its visor. Small is the only size remaining.

Bontrager Blaze WaveCel MTB Helmet 20, 74% off at Sigma Sports (opens in new tab)
74% saving!

Bontrager Blaze WaveCel MTB Helmet 20, 74% off at Sigma Sports (opens in new tab)
Was £200.00, now £52.00

Bontrager claims that helmets fitted with their WaveCel technology are 48 times more likely to prevent concussion than a standard EPS foam helmet. This headwear also comes with a Fidlock magnetic buckle and Boa closure system to make it easier to put on. Small is the only size remaining.

Sweet Protection Dissenter MTB Helmet, 65% off at Sigma Sports (opens in new tab)
Save 65%

Sweet Protection Dissenter MTB Helmet, 65% off at Sigma Sports (opens in new tab)
Was £100.00, now £35.00

This versatile helmet takes advantage of Sweet Protection’s bespoke STACC ventilation channels, which channel cool air to your temporal artery – it’s great for temperature management, apparently. It also offers an EPS liner to protect you in the event of impact. At the time of writing, all sizes remain available.

POC Axion SPIN Helmet, 68% off at Chain Reaction Cycles (opens in new tab)

POC Axion SPIN Helmet, 68% off at Chain Reaction Cycles
(opens in new tab)Was £140.00, now from £45.00-£63.00

POC's cheapest trail helmet becomes considerably cheaper in Chain Reaction's sale. It's far from budget in performance though, with a comfortable fit and SPIN rotational impact protection.

Specialized Ambush Comp Mountain Bike Helmet, 43% off at Hargroves Cycles (opens in new tab)

Specialized Ambush Comp Mountain Bike Helmet, 43% off at Hargroves Cycles (opens in new tab)
Was £110.00, now £62.99

Specialized say they designed the Ambush to be a lightweight, extended coverage helmet at a price point that won’t make your eyes water. Protection comes courtesy of a single-density foam reinforced by a Composite Matrix, while the Mindset 360 system helps you find the right fit for you.

Troy Lee Designs A3 MIPS MTB Helmet, 57% off at Leisure Lakes Bikes (opens in new tab)

Troy Lee Designs A3 MIPS MTB Helmet, 57% off at Leisure Lakes Bikes (opens in new tab)
Was £220.00, now £94.99

Troy Lee Designs claim this helmet is “so comfortable you won’t ever want to take it off”. We’ll leave that up to you, though it does feature new patent-pending safety and ventilation features to keep you cool on the climbs, and safe on the downhill bits.

Giro Manifest Spherical MTB Helmet, 60% off at Leisure Lakes Bikes (opens in new tab)
Save £150

Giro Manifest Spherical MTB Helmet, 60% off at Leisure Lakes Bikes (opens in new tab)
Was £249.99, now £99.99

The Manifest features Spherical Technology, a MIPS-powered design that allows the outer liner to rotate around the inner liner during a crash to help reduce rotational forces. It also boasts large Wind Tunnel vents to keep your noggin cool as you ride.

Endura MT500 MTB Cycling Helmet, up to 37% off at Tredz (opens in new tab)

Endura MT500 MTB Cycling Helmet, up to 37% off at Tredz (opens in new tab)
Was £149.99, now £94.00

The Endura MT500 helmet features fully integrated Koroyd inserts, designed to reduce impacts and rotational forces in the event of a crash. It also comes with a single-handed dial retention system to help you get the best fit.

Bell Transfer Full Face Helmet, 50% off at Evans Cycles (opens in new tab)
Half price

Bell Transfer Full Face Helmet, 50% off at Evans Cycles (opens in new tab)
Was £149.99, now £75.00

Bell says they used their experience in motocross to craft this full-face mountain bike helmet. It features a flying bridge visor that was originally developed for moto use, and it’s designed to be easy to adjust, even when wearing gloves.

How to choose a MTB helmet

If you are unsure how to choose, check out our guide on how to pick the best mountain bike helmets. Helmets aren't the only piece of protection that you may need on the trails. If your riding involves fast descending then kneepads are a worthy investment to protect a vulnerable area and keep you riding - check out our guide to the best MTB knee pads for those or our best MTB gloves to protect your hands.

Want some new kit to match the new helmet? we have plenty of guides for advice on the best mountain bike jerseys and the best mountain bike shorts.

Even more mountain bike deals

Looking for more deals to celebrate the start of 2023? Check out Bike Perfect's other round-ups of the best deals around.

See our main mountain bike deals article for the best offers we've found so far, as well as our dedicated electric mountain bike deals page. We also have a dedicated round-up of all the best MTB clothing deals and MTB shoe deals to point you in thd direction of those bargains.

If you're specifically looking to upgrade your bike, then our mountain bike wheel deals article may well be of interest. And if you're looking for top cycling tech, check out our Garmin deals article for the best offers around.

Finally, for more ideas on getting more performance from your mountain bike, check out our best mountain bike upgrades guide for some suggestions on how to improve your set-up.

Graham Cottingham
Senior reviews writer, Bike Perfect

Graham is all about riding bikes off-road. Based in Edinburgh he has some of the best mountain biking and gravel riding in the UK right on his doorstep. With almost 20 years of riding experience, he has dabbled in downhill, enduro, and gravel racing. Not afraid of a challenge, Graham has embraced bikepacking over the last few years and likes nothing more than strapping some bags to his bike and covering big miles to explore Scotland's wildernesses. When he isn’t shredding the gnar in the Tweed Valley, sleeping in bushes, or tinkering with bikes, he is writing tech reviews for Bike Perfect.


Rides: Canyon Strive, Stooge MK4, 24 Bicycles Le Toy 3, Surly Steamroller

Height: 177cm

Weight: 71kg

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