Recently I’ve been putting up lots of video of DH racing and IGSA events, and thought it was a good time to discuss DH helmets. Check out Triple 8’s newest foray into the Down Hill world with their introduction of the Triple 8; T8-Racer 

From Triple 8’s site:

“Introducing the first ever Triple Eight Downhill Helmet crafted for speed. The streamlined T8-Racer is the downhill helmet to turn to for uncompromised exhilaration. You, the board, the T8-Racer Helmet and the street. Be a part of the connection.

Meets CPSC 1203 bike and ASTM F1952 downhill mountain bike racing standards

Meets CE EN 1078 – Helmets for pedal cyclists and users of skateboards & roller skates

• Hand-laid fiberglass shell

• Shatter-resistant flip-up visor

• Aerodynamic styling to limit wind resistance

• EPS foam liner with velvet lining

• Each helmet comes with an extra pad insert to customize fit

• S/M weighs: 989 grams & L/XL weighs 969 grams

Sizes: S/M, L/XL

To ensure a perfect fit, measure the circumference of your head starting in the middle of your forehead and match it with the sizes below.

S/M 55-58cm

L/XL 59-62cm” also reviewed the Triple T8 -Racer. Here’s a snippet

“Overall, the design of the helmet is great. It’s clear that the lid has been well-thought out from start to finish, and is free from major shortcomings. Aside from the issues with fogging and the lack of a ratcheting visor, there’s nothing much to complain about and a lot to get excited about. It’s a sleek and stylish bucket that will protect your precious brain and beautiful face during all manner of freeriding, hill bombing, and crashing. After rocking it for over a week, I can definitely recommend the T8-Racer to anyone looking for a new fullface.”

You can read their full review here

Lastly the guys over at did a video review: