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

Plus new mountain bike shoes from Five Ten and Teva

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’: five ten’s us$99 freerider pro, the ‘green zebra’
Matt Pacocha

Five Ten say the ‘blue zebra’ Freerider Pro model was so popular they’ve brought it back, but in green