Our friends over at Dirt Mag got the full low-down on the new Troy Lee Designs A1 trail lid - the first true trail lid from the American style meisters.
According to the write-up (in their own inimitable style) on Dirt, "Utmost protection for the modern all-mountain/trail/enduro/whatever you want to call it rider was paramount, and to achieve that Troy Lee have well and truly gone for as much coverage as possible at the rear and sides. Despite all this coverage and exceeding all the relevant safety standards this new lid weighs in at just 320g."
Dirt's tech guru Ed Haythornthwaite also said "Those we’ve spoken to who’ve been lucky enough to already try one out say that it definitely feels more ‘snug’ than a regular trail lid, like your head is actually in it rather than the lid being perched on top of your head. This might make you think that it’s going to be hot like a full face, but Troy Lee have chucked a whole load of big vents in (16 to be precise) and spent a lot of time making sure that they’re as efficient as possible."
Well we think the lid looks absolutely stunning and we envisage it being one of the most popular buys of 2013.
To read more about the Troy Lee Designs A1 helmet and for a full gallery of photos click over to Dirt Mag.
For the full story from the horses mouth click over to Troy Lee Designs.