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Tested: Bluegrass Legit Carbon Full Face Helmet

We put the new high-end full face helmet from Bluegrass to the test.

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When Italian protection specialists Bluegrass set out to design a new high-end full face helmet, they worked heavily with their roster of pro athletes to test and refine their concept in an iterative approach based on real world experiences and feedback. We saw early prototypes appear in the UCI DH World Cup on the heads of Sam Blenkinsop, Tracey Hannah, and Mick Hannah, leading up to the release of the final product in September 2018. Curious to see what they had come up with, we took delivery of one of the first production samples a few weeks ago now, and we’re here to give you our impressions. Scroll down for details and a video review.

Strengths

Weaknesses

  • Very comfortable
  • Good protection and safety features
  • Stable in use
  • Well ventilated for a full-featured DH helmet
  • Among the most expensive helmets in the category

Bluegrass Legit Carbon Highlights

  • Composite carbon outer shell with EPS liner, MIPS E2
  • In-mold polycarbonate shells
  • Chin guard injected foam lining
  • Safety-release visor system, anti-twisting flexible visor
  • 15 Vents, breathable chin guard
  • Hand washable, snap-in padding, removable and hand washable straps covers
  • Double-D chin strap buckle
  • Helmet case with goggle pocket
  • Inflatable emergency release system compatible
  • Certification: ASTM, CE
  • Weight: 1180 grams, size L, verified
  • MSRP: $499.00 USD / EUR 450.00

Video Review

Features overview and our ride impressions in the video below:

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More information at: www.bluegrasseagle.com.


About The Reviewer

Johan Hjord - Age: 45 // Years Riding MTB: 13 // Weight: 190-pounds (87-kg) // Height: 6'0" (1.84m)

Johan loves bikes, which strangely doesn’t make him any better at riding them. After many years spent practicing falling off cliffs with his snowboard, he took up mountain biking in 2005. Ever since, he’s mostly been riding bikes with too much suspension travel to cover up his many flaws as a rider. His 200-pound body weight coupled with unique skill for poor line choice and clumsy landings make him an expert on durability - if parts survive Johan, they’re pretty much okay for anybody. Johan rides flat pedals with a riding style that he describes as "none" (when in actuality he rips!). Having found most trail features to be not to his liking, Johan uses much of his spare time building his own. Johan’s other accomplishments include surviving this far and helping keep the Vital Media Machine’s stoke dial firmly on 11.

Photos and video by Johan Hjord

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Man....all these birth control looking helmets. First that 661 and now this. I love options in the helmet game, but these make me think of that pitiful blue thing I had to buy with my first dirt bike while the other kids were rocking beautiful Arai & Bell buckets.

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Specifications
Product Bluegrass Legit Carbon Full Face Helmet
Riding Type Dirt Jump / Slopestyle, Downhill, Freeride / Bike Park
Rider Unisex
Number of Vents 15
Construction Carbon fiber outer shell with multi-impact EPS liner
MIPS:E2 liner
ASTM certified chin guard
Anti-twisting flexible visor, Safety-release visor system
Adjustable Padding No
Certification AS/NZS, ASTM, CE, US
Bag Yes
Size XS (52-54cm), S (54-56cm), M (56-58cm), L (58-60cm), XL (60-62cm)
Colors Black Matte, Black White Matte, Black Yellow Matte, Black Red Glossy
Weight 2 lb 6.8 oz (1,100 g)
Miscellaneous Weight: 1180 grams, size L, verified
Neck-brace compatible
Goggle compatible
Inflatable emergency release system compatible
Price $499
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www.bluegrasseagle.com

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