Sea Otter 2012: Helmets from Bell, iXS, Kali and MET

By Matt Pacocha, US editor, in Monterey, CA | Tuesday, May 1, 2012 8.20am

As we wrap up our coverage of the 2012 Sea Otter Classic, we look at gear for your heads and toes: helmets and shoes. Highlights from the Laguna Seca raceway include Aaron Gwin’s collaboration with Bell on a mountain bike version of their Moto-9 motocross helmet, Kali’s new Maraka road/cross-country prototype and MET Helmets' launch in the US.

We also came across new footgear for trailbuilding from Five Ten, plus a mid-top version of the Teva Links developed with help from freerider Cam McCaul and an all-new Crank shoe line, also from Teva. Click through our gallery for the latest and greatest from these helmet and shoe companies.

Five ten’s us$99 freerider pro, the 'green zebra': five ten’s us$99 freerider pro, the 'green zebra'

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