Troy Lee Designs Launches New 2014 Helmets, Plus Cam Zink & Aaron Gwin Signature Editions
This year, TLD is introducing a whole new aesthetic for it’s range of bicycle helmets. They’re still producing helmets with their outlandish trademark paint schemes if that’s what you’re after, but they’re also doing a few more solid color ways with clean lines and a slightly different look than you’ve come to expect.
For the popular new A1 helmet, the top tier models now feature the new TURBO graphic, which is available in the Gloss Orange (pictured above), a Matte Black/Silver, and a Matte Grey/Yellow that is pictured below…
These two new black and blue models feature hot rod inspired pin-striping that looks stunning in photos. The Turbo and Pinstripe editions will set you back $165.
Also available now is a red edition of their Drone colorway. This model, as well as the grey that was released last year, will retail for ~$25 less than the helmets with the more involved paint schemes.
The D2 composite is TLDs “budget” full face. It meets a variety of industry standards (ASTM F2032-00 and F1952-00 standards, CPSC standard, 16 CFR part 1203 & CE EN 1078) and offers the companies storied comfort and fit for between $198-228 depending on the design. The P-51 model pictured above is one of my personal favorites of the new collection.
The D3 is TLD’s high end helmet and is legendary for it’s looks and performance. It’s passed or exceeded a variety of stringent standards (CPSC 1203, CE EN1078, ASTM F1952, ASTM F2032, and ASTM F2040), features titanium visor screws and D-ring, and comes with two matching visors.
The Carbon models retail for $450, while the composite models will set you back $395. The carbon Finishline Yellow pictured above is also available in a composite shell, in a black colorway.
This year, TLD will also be sponsoring the following athletes:
Team GT Factory BMX
Dutch National BMX Team
LEGENDS and MEDIA Honchos