Troy Lee Designs D3 Fiberlite Mono full-face helmet review$239.00

A smart and stylish all-rounder

BikeRadar score4.5/5

The D3 Fiberlite is TLD’s replacement for the iconic and much-loved D2 full-face. Its shape is identical to that of the more expensive carbon and composite D3s, but it costs £200/£100 less. This is thanks to the fibreglass shell, stainless-steel hardware (rather than the titanium screws used on the carbon lid) and the absence of a brain-protecting MIPS liner.

At 1,158g, the medium lid is only 60g heavier than the carbon D3. The fit feels comfortable and secure, and the fabric liner is easily removable for washing. Being a full-on DH lid, venting isn’t the D3 Fiberlite’s strong point, but airflow is no worse than on, say, Fox or Bell equivalents.

When it comes to style points, the Troy Lee helmet wins big

When it comes to style points, the Troy Lee helmet wins big. Many brands’ more affordable offerings look or feel cheap, but this does neither. Its aggressive, race-inspired shape gives it the edge over others on the market. 

Admittedly, at £200, it’s priced a little above entry level, but it’s definitely worth the money.

This article was originally published in Mountain Biking UK magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.

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