The iXS Trigger FF is one of the lightest full face helmets on the market for high-performance mountain biking today. The Trigger FF combines the functions and comfort advantages of an open face helmet with the protective properties of a full-face helmet in one-piece ultra-light construction. The minimal weight means more and more riders can justify reaching for it even when planning big days on the bike.
Two-piece helmets with detachable chin-bars for "enduro-style" riding have become popular in recent years. However, a search on various online forums reveals that upon impacts and crashes, these helmets quickly revert to their separate halves, which can result in catastrophic results and potential injury.
iXS went a different direction, following a unique path in developing the Trigger FF, that has since its release continued to gather accolades and design awards, most recently receiving a Design & Innovation award for 2020.
iXS Trigger FF
While the iXS Trigger FF is currently one of the lightest full face mountain bike helmet on the market, it doesn’t compromise on features, comfort or safety. The helmet is downhill certified and can be adjusted for an optimal fit. The patented Inmould technology connects the outer helmet shell with an EPS liner and allows for low weight and high impact resistance. The Trigger FF features large vent holes and an adjustable visor. Fidlock’s magnetic closure ensures easy handling and a firm closure. The popular iXS adjustment unit makes for a comfortable fit and allows for fine horizontal and vertical adjustments. The jury agrees, € 239 for a 592 g full-face helmet (size S/M) with this many features is just bonkers!
The iXS Carve Jersey and shorts were also recognized for 2020, and join the iXS Trigger AM helmet (2019), iXS Trigger Upper Protective Jersey (2018), iXS Flow Evo+ Knee (2018), and iXS Carve Evo+ knee guards (2018).
Bringing the Trigger FF to marketing was a multi-year process that necessitated the creation (and patenting) of a unique, in-mold construction technique. The integrated X-Frame adds crucial structural reinforcement, resulting in a product that well exceeds the usual safety standards, including a level of protection typically reserved for DH helmets.
Things people are saying about the Trigger FF Helmet:
Travis Engel, Bike Magazine: "it was perfect for the long-travel laps we were crushing at Bible this year. About five minutes into our 45-minute climb, I nearly forgot I was wearing a DH-certified helmet."
Mick Kirkman, Mountain Bike Rider (MBR): Ventilation here is ridiculously good, to the point the Trigger is actually cooler than plenty open face lids, and can even feel too chilly on long rides in wintry weather.
Brian Gerow, Singletracks.com: "The iXS Trigger Full Face Mountain Bike Helmet is wicked light and equally comfortable"
Worldwide Cyclery: "While iXS may have thrown nearly everything into this helmet, the one thing they omitted was a heavy weight."
Zach Overholt, Bike Rumor: "If you're worried about protection, there's fewer reasons than ever to skip out on a full face helmet."
Learn more and shop the iXS Trigger Collection here.