Specialized Dissident 2 Helmet
For Dissident 2, Specialized collaborated with powerhouse athletes, Loïc Bruni and Finn Iles, to design a helmet that would meet the highest demands of downhill mountain bike racing, in terms of confidence, a modern-styled fit, and breathability.
With five strategically placed EPS foam inserts, Specialized was able to tune for higher and lower density foam based on where it is being configured inside the helmet—allowing them to maintain a light weight and still manage energy. The use of a softer foam density allows more energy to be absorbed in an impact, transferring less to the rider. Dissident 2 also provides added confidence through its Mips Evolve Solution—that helps to redirect rotational movement away from the head. This Evolve Solution utilizes fabric pocket attachments inside, reducing creakiness.
Remaining cool is more than a state of mind, and it’s hard to keep your composure when things get hot—especially when your head feels like it’s in a sauna. That’s why instead of focusing on more vents, Specialized focused on better vents. Built from the inside out, the Dissident 2 ventilation system features a hood scoop to channel a flow of cool air in, and purpose-placed vents that direct the warm air out—letting your head stay cool and comfortable in any situation.
Keeping this helmet light was of high importance. In a race context, feeling light and mobile leads to faster reactions, and reduced fatigue between the tape. With the EPS foam insert construction, the helmet remains very light while still offering big protection.
In the box
- Dissident 2 Full Face Helmet
- Travel Bag
- Replacement crown pad and two sizes of emergency quick-release cheek pads
- 3 Layer Construction: Carbon Shell / Poly Carbonate / EPS
- 5-unique pieces of EPS tuned to optimized performance in each specific location
- Mips Evolve Solution: Fabric pocket attachments to reduce bobble head and creakiness
- Ionic Plus Fabric anti-microbial pad kit
- Breathability optimized with hood scoop
- D-Ring Buckle
|Core Material:||Five strategically placed EPS foam inserts|
|Shell Material:||Carbon | Polycarbonate|
|Intended Use:||Enduro / DH|
Specs subject to change without notice. Please check with manufacturer for the most up-to-date information.