Specialized Tactic Helmet review

New trail lid gets extra protection

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £44.99 RRP | USD $63.37
Specialized Tactic Helmet

Our review

A solid, reliable helmet for all mountain bike riders
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Nowadays many trail helmets are nearly the same weight as stripped-down racing ones. Specialized’s 295g Tactic microshell over EPS foam creates a racy looking lightweight lid that has more protection on the sides and rear than on pure cross-country race or road helmets.


Cooling from its 28 vents is on a par with all but the best cross-country helmets out there, and Specialized have nailed the fit with their easily adjustable Pro Fit 2 system which is adjustable for both depth and circumference. 


It’s easy to dial in the right fit, but as always helmet fit can be a personal preference, so it does pay to try before you buy. We’d have liked the ‘moto inspired’ visor to be half a centimetre shorter and to have some adjustability, al la Giro.

Product Specifications


Name Tactic Helmet (09)
Brand Specialized Bicycles

Description This helmet complies with one or more of the following safety standards for bicycle helmets: CPSC, SNELL B90A, CE and AS/NZS .
Available Colours Grey Matte Black Matte Silver/Titanium
Available In (Mens/Womens) Mens
Colour Black
Sizes Available L M S
Features Extended rear coverage and 4th Dimension Cooling System.
Protective Material In-Mould Hardbody
Adjustable Fit Yes
Fastening Type Adjustable Strap
Visor included Yes