Adult MX helmets — an essential staple in your riding attire
Dirt bike helmets, also known as motocross (MX) helmets, are designed to protect riders from the specific hazards of off-road riding. Dirt bikes are powerful machines and travel at high speeds, so riders must safeguard themselves against potential crashes. A good MX adult helmet provides a clear view of the track ahead and protects your eyes from flying debris — this is also the case for helmets made for children.
To kickstart your search, we’ve listed our top tips on selecting the right helmet for your riding needs.
When choosing an adult MX helmet, off-road use is more important. While a regular motorcycle or mountain bike helmet may offer some protection, they are not designed to withstand the same level of impact or debris like our range of MX helmets.
Comfort is another important factor when choosing a helmet. Dirt bike riding is physically demanding, so our MX helmet range is lightweight and well-ventilated to keep you cool with a fit that won’t strain your neck.
Budget is also a worthy consideration for many riders. While it’s important to never sacrifice safety for price, our range will ensure that you never have to compromise on quality.
Shop adult MX helmets with MX247
Whether you’re starting out or a seasoned pro, you can’t go wrong with purchasing a dirt bike helmet from MX247. Once you’ve found the right helmet, head to the checkout — don’t forget to browse our range of protective gear!
MX247 offers nationwide shipping to multiple locations, with most items shipped via Australia Post — bulkier items are sent via Aramex. Items can also be picked up from our Toowoomba store. We also offer multiple payment options, including Visa and Mastercard, PayPal, Apple Pay, Google Pay, and Zip.
How do I choose a dirt bike helmet?
When choosing an MX adult helmet, select one that fits well and offers the features you need. Remember, your helmet is the most crucial piece of your safety gear, so it’s also essential to purchase one that meets all relevant safety standards — you won’t have trouble doing that with our range!
How tight should a dirt bike helmet be?
For a helmet to protect you from injury, it needs to fit correctly. A dirt bike helmet should have a snug fit but not to the point that it’s painful. You can also try tightening the chin strap and lightly shaking your head; if the helmet slides around, go down a size.
Another trick to test the helmet’s fit is to place your hands under the back of the helmet and pull it forward — if the helmet slides off, a smaller fit is required.
How often should you replace a dirt bike helmet?
It’s recommended for riders to replace their helmets three to five years after your purchase or seven years after the production date. Riders will also need to replace their helmet if it has sustained damage from an accident.
Why do dirt bike helmets have a peak?
A helmet’s peak blocks the sun and rain and prevents glare, giving riders a more comfortable and safe experience.
How do I break in my helmet?
The best and easiest way to break in your dirt bike helmet is to wear it frequently. After around 15-20 hours of wear, the helmet’s pads will mould to your head, giving you a better fit.
Why are off-road helmets different?
While a regular motorcycle or mountain bike helmet may offer some protection, they are not designed to withstand the same level of impact or debris as an off-road helmet. Dirt bike helmets are required to meet strict safety standards and are typically made from lightweight materials, like Kevlar or carbon fibre.
Can dirt bike helmets go on the road?
Yes, dirt bike helmets can be used on the road, so long as they meet relevant safety standards.