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It’s All in Your Tactic. With an unprecedented combination of fit, ventilation, and confidence for trail and enduro riding, the Tactic helmet delivers exceptional coverage and seamless integration with goggles or glasses.

For helmets sold in the U.S. and Canada: Complies with U.S. CPSC Safety Standard for Bicycle Helmets for Persons Age 5 and Older.

Rider Reviews

  • 4.6
  • 102 Reviews

Visor

Helmet looks and fits great but I feel like the visor pops off way too easy.


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James

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Rad helmet, lightweight, and saved me from head injuries.

Suffered a crash at about 15 mph and was flung from bike with the side of my head hitting the ground. Helmet and I survived with a minor concussion, scrapes, and bruises. Thought I was dead for sure. Highly recommend this helmet!


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John A.

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Tactic 4 Sure!

Received my Specialized Tactic 4 Helmet inside of a week and of course put it on straight away. Extremely light & so comfortable. I am an older suburban MTB rider in extreme humidity Missouri, yet this helmet feels much cooler than my last couple. I highly recommend!

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Yes!

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Bradley D.

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Great Helmet

Very comfortable helmet. I bought it because it had the highest ranking from Virginia Tech’s testing and pleasantly surprised on how good it felt as well.

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Yes!

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William C.

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Great MIPS helmet, excellent safety ratings

The Tactic is a great helmet and has received excellent safety ratings. It goes down lower in the back than my previous helmet, increasing protection. The look is stylish, and it feels great on the head. There is just one thing to carefully consider before buying: Size I currently have 3 total of these because I had trouble getting the right size. I read a review on here that claimed "if you are usually an M, buy an L here". I cannot understand where this person comes from. I am usually an M and ordered an L - it is way too large. If you are usually an M, buy an M. If your head measures 58 cm, buy an M. That review claiming that the Tactic helmets run small should be removed. It is highly misleading. It runs exactly like it says. In my specific case: Giro size M is equal to Specialized size M. M=M, it is not that hard. L is very large.


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Klaus

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Awesome helmet!!

I own 2 Tactic helmets, in different colours. They are so light and comfortable, the fit for me is superb. They offer brilliant protection and are worth every penny!


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Michael

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The bike is wonderful but the derailier not so much

My bike is at the shop for the third time trying to keep my chain on. When shifting up, the chain will come off the front sprocket. Other than that, the bike has been great. Hopefully the shop can get the problem fixed or replaced needed parts. I’m new to biking and my first bike but I feel certain it will be fixed.

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Richard E.

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Great once it fits

Made 3 purchases before finally getting the right one. I usually use a small helmet but the shape of these was too tight so I tried the small with round fit. Fit was better but felt a little tight so I went with the medium regular fit and that worked but just a bit loose but I can live with it.

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Edmund L.

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Perfecto

This like all Specialized products is well designed, light and clean. I love it.

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Robert G.

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straps on the helmet are funky

Loved the round fit of the helmet. However, the straps that can't be adjusted is really weird and didn't work well for me. The strap that should be behind my ear was loose and flopped around and was super annoying so I had to unfortunately return the helmet. If the straps had been adjustable, it would have been the perfect helmet for me.

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Yes!

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Michael L.

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