We round up the best mountain bike helmets you can buy for under £100 in 2020. Whether it's an open face lid for trail riding or something with more coverage for enduro and all-mountain riding, we've got a recommendation for a good helmet. This guide is for you are just starting out or you are simply looking for a good helmet that scored highly on tea, dig in....
[Updated 4th August 2020]
The best mountain bike helmets you can buy for under £100 in 2020
All of these helmets have been tried, tested and reviewed by us with all lids receiving scores of over four out of five stars. Either click the link below to jump straight to the helmet of your choice or scroll down to see the whole list.
The Chiru MIPS from Lazer is a budget-friendly trail lid that brings the rotational impact protection of MIPS down to an accessible price. It’s as impressively comfortable as it is breezy, but its looks might not be to everyone’s taste.
The Endura SingleTrack II helmet is hugely well ventilated, comfy and good value to boot. If you're looking for an inexpensive lid for hot days and don't mind foregoing a MIPS (or similar) liner, this could be right up your street.
The Kali Pace is an entry-level lid that feels like it costs a lot more, and offers boosted protection via a ‘Low Density Layer’ that claims to reduce rotational forces. It's light, sharply styled, offers a traditional 'XC' rather than deep-dish 'enduro' sort of fit, and is pretty well-ventilated. There's a lot to like.
The Spark is a modern style, clean looking, trail helmet, with ample coverage over your head and an integral visor. There is a MIPS liner equipped version available further up the range, but this non-MIPS version offers a great helmet for not much money.
The Venture is a mid-priced trail helmet with a modern look that incorporates the MIPS system. It's extended head coverage and sharp looks meant it performed excellently for the price.
The Smith Optics Convoy MIPS helmet is a great-quality trail lid at a bargain price. It's clear where costs have been saved, but that doesn't impact on safety, styling, comfort or fit – it's a very savvy choice for pound-stretched riders.
Unashamedly aimed as a first-timer helmet, the Bell Nomad is a smart and functional lid for not much money, with up to date styling, clean looks and decent vents. Even without the MIPS option on this model, it’s a great first lid choice.
With its no-nonsense enduro and trail focussed good looks, effective ventilation and tuneable fit, Lazer's Coyote helmet is a good value choice. It offers an increased level of coverage compared to most cross-country lids and it's comfortable too.
The Giro Fixture MIPS is a great value, well-fitting and sharp-looking trail lid. With a ton of colour options and the MIPS cradle for added protection, there's little reason not to put this at the top of your list – though it’s a shame the shell doesn’t wrap the inner foam fully, as it's vulnerable to knocks at the edges.
Is there anything we have missed? Let us know in the comments below!
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