Troy Lee Designs 2016 A1, D3 and D2 helmets

Fresh colours for the TLD spring collection

Fans of Troy Lee Designs kit can now feast their eyes upon the spring 2016 helmet collection from the brand. A fresh palette injects a new lease of life into the A1 trail lid and D2/D3 full face helmets while Troy Lee's range-topping D3 also sees numerous technical revisions.

A1

Troy lee designs a1 reflex gray 2016: troy lee designs a1 reflex gray 2016
Troy lee designs a1 reflex gray 2016: troy lee designs a1 reflex gray 2016

Troy lee designs a1 drone navy/yellow 2016: troy lee designs a1 drone navy/yellow 2016
Troy lee designs a1 drone navy/yellow 2016: troy lee designs a1 drone navy/yellow 2016

The A1 proved a huge success when it was introduced three years back and for many its half-shell design remains the benchmark in comfort and style. The lid is now offered in nine finishes ranging from the more subdued colours to the lairy apex schemes. The retail price is US$165/£130 for reflex colour schemes or US$139/£110 for the more plain drone colours.

D3 

Troy lee designs d3 blacklight carbon black 2016: troy lee designs d3 blacklight carbon black 2016
Troy lee designs d3 blacklight carbon black 2016: troy lee designs d3 blacklight carbon black 2016

Troy lee designs d3 pinstripe 2 blue chrome 2016: troy lee designs d3 pinstripe 2 blue chrome 2016
Troy lee designs d3 pinstripe 2 blue chrome 2016: troy lee designs d3 pinstripe 2 blue chrome 2016

Troy Lee's top-drawer downhill lid has had more than a lick of paint for 2016. The fit has been altered to better suit more riders, that's thanks to feedback from customers as well as the company's factory riders. Similarly, a new cheekpad has been introduced for a better, more secure fit. Additional EPS material has also been added to key frontal impact zones to further improve safety. Aesthetically, a new smoothed edge trim is used on the face moulding area, that along with nine new colour schemes across the D3 composite and carbon range. Pricing is US$375 for composite shell versions or US$449 for carbon shell models, UK pricing is TBC.

D2 

Troy lee designs d2 invade green2016: troy lee designs d2 invade green2016
Troy lee designs d2 invade green2016: troy lee designs d2 invade green2016

Troy lee designs d2 sonar yellow 2016: troy lee designs d2 sonar yellow 2016
Troy lee designs d2 sonar yellow 2016: troy lee designs d2 sonar yellow 2016

The D2 full face is still in high demand despite the introduction of its successor way back in 2009. For this year, the composite shell D2 is sold in six new colours.

For a closer look at the different colour options on these lids have a good look through our gallery above. It'll retail for £200/US$228

Oli Woodman

Senior Writer, UK
With more than 10 years of experience riding mountain bikes, Oli knows the good from the bad when it comes to gear. He's a total bike nerd and loves few things more than fettling with spangly riding bits. Also, he seems to have a talent for crashing hard but emerging unscathed.
  • Discipline: Mountain
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