It’s rare that a brand will release a helmet and a goggle to match, but Ride 100% have done exactly that with the Trajecta helmet and Accuri goggles.
Lightweight full face helmets are all the rage these days, and Ride 100% are the latest brand to bring their offering to the table. Ben tested the new Ride 100% Trajecta helmet and Accuri goggles together.
- Smartshock Rotational Protective System
- Multi-Density EPS Foam
- Multi-Point Adjustable Visor
- 24 Ventilation Ports
- D-Ring Locking Closure
- SM/MD and L/XL sizes
- £229.99 RRP
- Loads of Colour and Design Options
- Triple layer foam
- Anti-fog, scratch resistant Lexan® lens
- Flexible Urethane Frame
- 45mm Oversized Strap With Silicon Grippers
- £49.99 RRP
Lightweight and well vented full face helmets have bridged the gap from enduro racing to the trail riding masses. How does the Ride 100% Trajecta hold up against the competition?
I know that it is subjective, but to me, this is THE best looking enduro full face on the market. The lines, the bold vents, and the futuristic peak all add up to a thoroughly modern looking helmet that clearly means business. Having also owned and extensively tested the Fox Pro Frame and the Troy Lee Stage helmets, I can confidently say that this one looks the best and pretty much all my riding mates agreed.
The guys at UK distributor, Silverfish sent us over a very striking red and white model with matching white Accuri goggles. Whilst these two items are not sold together as such, they are clearly designed in parallel and the profile of the helmet rim matches perfectly with the top of the budget friendly Accuri goggles, scoring even more points on the aesthetics front.
I understand that we all have different heads, but for me, this is the best fitting helmet out of the Pro Frame and the Stage. It is snug and easily adjustable with different cheek pads and the D-Ring closure under the chin.
It feels way more like a normal full face compared to the other two helmets which feel closer to open face trail helmets. It snugs your head and feels secure, even without goggles fitted, whereas the other two helmets really need goggles on to feel like they won’t move on the trail. For reference, my head is a bit flat on the sides and not very round as I was delivered by forceps apparently.
Along with the fit, the level of protection is what really defines a helmet and I have no reason to doubt that the 100% will look after your head if the worst happens. It features their own version of MiPs which they call Smartshock Rotational Protection System which aims to reduce rotational impact forces. The main body of the helmet is formed from multi-density EPS foam and all wrapped in a plastic shell.
On The Trail
I used this helmet on a mixture of uplift days and pedalling days as well as up my local jumps. It was used in the mud and wet as well as some pretty hot conditions where the vents and airflow would be put to the test. Despite feeling more snug than the Stage or Pro Frame I would say that it feels pretty similar in terms of temperature once you are up to speed and moving.
On the slowest, grinding climbs the coverage of the helmet and close fitting design do make it a bit hotter than the others and obviously hotter than an open face lid. The lesson here: Vents only work when you are going fast enough for air to pass through them.
At £50 but frequently available for around the £35 mark online, these are great performing goggles. Nothing too fancy like the double glazed Leatt’s Velocity Goggle I reviewed earlier this year but still very functional. The lenses are easy to swap out and seemed to resist scratches and scrapes with muddy gloves on winter rides. They are quite small which may suit smaller headed and female riders and I found them a great fit when going ‘full enduro’ with my trail helmet and bum bag. Wearing larger goggles like the Leatts with a trail helmet looks a bit silly if you ask me.
The silicon grippers do their job and overall there is very little to report except they are decent goggles for a fair price.
What do we think?
This is a great helmet, and when combined with the goggles you have a solid package for trail riding, enduro racing and uplift duties. At £229 for the Trajecta and £49 for the Accuri, you have a complete package for £278 which is only £3 more than a brand new Troy Lee Stage on its own. The Fox Pro Frame is only £180 which is a chunk cheaper than either option but for me it is a lot less comfortable.
At the end of the day you will need to find the helmet that fits your head shape and budget, and if the Trajecta fits both then I am confident that you will be stoked on its looks and performance.