I don’t know about you guys but I’ve been waiting patiently to see the 2018 range of D3 helmets from Troy Lee and I’m finding this years “soft launch” approach … well … frustrating. In the past, at the end of February, we would normally see a bunch of new helmet designs all in one hit. For whatever reason 2018 is a little different. First off the ranks were the re-release of the classic Corona composite helmets in a new range of colours. Then the Mips helmets in the Mirage, Freedom and the Midnight styles.
Today TLD have launched the D3 Fiberlite range of helmets.
The Fiberlite brings the design, functionality and safety features of the D3 to the masses with a more affordable price tag with only a little more weight than the classic D3 that’s dominated the BMX helmet market for many years.
From what I can tell it shares most of the features of the classic D3 with small differences like no titanium hardware, a light weight fibreglass shell (rather than carbon or composite) and a draw string helmet bag rather than the classic helmet bag with zipper. When you consider the price difference these are all changes that you could live with to save a few bucks.
Available in sizes Adult XS to XXL with six colour options Mono, Orange, Army Green, Blue, Flo Yellow, Gray & Red.
Design and Function
The new-for-2018 D3 Fiberlite features a budget-friendly price point but incorporates many of the racing-derived features found on its top-shelf D3 Carbon/Composite siblings. The D3 Fiberlite sources a lightweight fiberglass shell with wind-tunnel proven aerodynamics and efficient ventilation system. The Fiberlite also delivers a comfy, secure fit from its 3D cheekpads, as well as TLD’s signature styling and attention-grabbing FACTORY race team graphics. Thanks to the D3 Fiberlite the most decorated helmet in professional racing is now available for riders who crave factory performance on a privateer budget.
D3 Fibrelite Features
- Entry-level D3 model retains premium features at low price point
- Lightweight fiberglass shell construction for overall helmet weight of 1225 grams
- Efficient aerodynamics developed from wind-tunnel tests
- Cooling ventilation system from 20 high-flow intake ports and 6 exhaust vents
- Exquisite fit from specially-sized contoured 3D cheekpads
- Padded interior liner is removable and washable
- Includes TLD drawstring helmet sock
- Exceeds bicycle certifications: ASTM F1952-15, ASTM F2032-15
- Not intended for use with motorized vehicles
|HELMET SIZE||HAT SIZE||CM||INCHES|
|*Headliners and cheekpads can be interchanged within the same EPS size.|
|X-SMALL||6-1/2 to 6-5/8||52 to 53||20.5 to 20.9|
|SMALL||6-3/4 to 6-7/8||54 to 55||21.3 to 21.7|
|MEDIUM||7 to 7-1/8||56 to 57||22 to 22.4|
|LARGE||7-1/4 to 7-3/8||58 to 59||22.8 to 23.2|
|X-LARGE||7-1/2 to 7-3/4||60 to 62||23.6 to 24.4|
|2X-LARGE||7-7/8 to 8-1/8||63 to 65||24.8 to 25.6|
For more information check out www.troyleedesigns.com.
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