New iXS Trail RS “Schleyer” Mountain Bike Helmet – UPDATED

2014 iXS Trail RS Richey Schley mountain bike helmet

Visually, there’s a lot to like about the new Richey Schley edition iXS Trail RS mountain bike helmet. It’s smooth and rounded, drops deep behind the skull and has pretty big vents. Look closer and it gets even better.

It uses a dual in-mold construction, giving it a little extra protection on the bottom for when you drop it or shove it in a bag or trunk. The visor has a breakaway plastic screw in the center so it’ll flip up easily rather than yank your noggin backward. The rear dial retention mech is large and grippy, and it hooks up to dual density plastic bands that are softer on the outside where they rest against your skin.

UPDATE: US retail will be $120, and official claimed weight is 320g.

Click through for more info, pics and their video…

2014 iXS Trail RS Richey Schley mountain bike helmet

22 vents help keep your noggin from overheating.

2014 iXS Trail RS Richey Schley mountain bike helmet

2014 iXS Trail RS Richey Schley mountain bike helmet

Color matched straps, pads and hardware tie it all together nicely.

2014 iXS Trail RS Richey Schley mountain bike helmet

2014 iXS Trail RS Richey Schley mountain bike helmet

Here’s a little video about it:

Comments

Ham-planet - 08/18/13 - 1:45am

Most dialled AM helmet yet, apart from the price.

Jdog - 08/18/13 - 5:00am

All the new helmets that are coming out looks so cool that you wonder why we still see so many TOOLS on the trail without one on at all.

Rich - 08/18/13 - 10:38am

Great looking lid that makes Urge and that new Smith helmet appear even uglier. Not available here in the UK till mud September.

Rich - 08/18/13 - 10:38am

Great looking lid that makes Urge and that new Smith helmet appear even uglier. Not available here in the UK till mid September.

Bog - 08/18/13 - 4:31pm

Nice looking helmet but it sure looks like a Giro Hex.

nsp234 - 08/18/13 - 5:03pm

And a good bit lighter than the bell super

Nony B. - 08/18/13 - 8:23pm

The pads look great. A well thought out design.

Tim - 08/22/13 - 9:40am

MIPS. Please.

NoGo - 10/22/13 - 8:22am

just tried this helmet on. I typically wear a size L helmet, being my head is around 60-62cm. This helmet only comes in 2 sizes…SM (54-58cm), ML (58-62cm). It just fit front to back, but was not wide enough. You could really tell the helmet was trying to cover too much ground.

Buy from a brand like Giro that has multiple sized shells…2 sizes is such a compromise.

Jase - 09/18/14 - 5:45pm

I spoke to the iXS guys at Crankworx Whistler – they are releasing them in red very soon and if anyone has identified an issue with visibility (not something that I personally had an issue with), they have apparently fixed that too.

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