MET's dirt going sister brand, Bluegrass was born to cater to the specific needs of enduro and downhill mountain biking, along with the demands BMX riders around the world. As such, the brand has a rich range of helmets that fills the needs of every rider. If you're unsure of which one will suit you best, fret not, you're in the right place as this is our complete guide to Bluegrass's helmet range.
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Bluegrass's 2021 mountain bike helmet range
Topping Bluegrass's helmet range is the flagship Legit Carbon. As its name suggests it comes with a carbon shell containing a multi-impact EPS liner. To save weight, the chin guard is injected with foam and there's a MIPS E2 liner for a dashing of rotational impact protection. Along with all of that, the Legit Carbon gets a safety-release visor system and a flexible visor. On it, you'll find 15 vents with some finding a home on the chin bar for breathability, and then there are a pair of MX style straps with a Double-D buckle. This helmet is compatible with an inflatable emergency release system, as well as neck braces and goggles.
The Legit saves £220 against the flagship carbon model but it still offers many of the cool features that you get on the range-topping lid. The differences however are the fibreglass shell that wraps the EPS liner, and the chin bar isn't filled with foam on the Legit. This model also drops four vents in favour of 11 carefully positioned vents to improve hearing while wearing the full face helmet.
Rounding off the brand's line-up of full face helmets is the budget-friendly Intox. It's designed for those who are looking for flexibility, safety, and performance at a great price point. Its hard ABS outer shell houses an EPS liner and it provides a large field of vision, ideal for BMX and mountain bike riders alike. Just like Bluegrass's other full face helmets, the Intox uses a pair of MX style straps with a Double-D lock fastener, and it's compatible with goggles, neck braces, and an inflatable emergency release system, along with an adjustable and flexible visor.
The Rogue Core MIPS sits atop Bluegrass's range of open face helmets and it exceeds all worldwide certifications. With the Rogue Core MIPS, the back of the head and temples are the most protected areas, and the helmet benefits from a MIPS-C2 brain protection system. With that, there's an EPS shell with 16 vents, including two specific anti-fog vents that help avoid eyewear from fogging. As for its retention system, this lid uses Bluegrass's Safe-T Heat system with a 360° head belt that promises no pressure points around the skull. The Air Lite straps are anchored directly into the EPS and they're fastened with a Fidlock magnetic buckle. Finally, there are a pair of sunglasses ports, gel-padded head support, and a flexible, adjustable visor.
The Rogue was released alongside the Rogue Core MIPS and it gets all of the same features but it drops the MIPS-C2 cradle at a £40 saving.
Finally, there's the Super Bold. It's the brand's hard-shell helmet that's designed for BMXers and with durability in mind. This helmet is built using a hard ABS outer with an EPS foam liner. The Super Bold features a Safe-T Twist 2 fit system and a 360° head belt to minimize pressure points. Then there's an anti-pinch buckle to keep the lid in place.
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