intentionally for a helmet test, our main test rider did take a digger into a sloping wood feature where he took an impact right to his jawline. Nothing life-threatening occurred, but without the protection of a fixed chin bar and other safety features on the Stage helmet, this scenario could have been a lot uglier. Although this is the most expensive helmet in our test, the TLD Stage’s design is exceedingly breathable and a great option for enduro riding protection.
Mountain Bike Action is a monthly magazine devoted to all things mountain biking (yes, that’s 12 times a year because we never take a month off of mountain biking). It has been around since 1986 and we’re still having fun.