UPDATED: 1st December 2016

As riders become more skilled and Gravity Enduro cements itself as a competitive and exciting mountain bike racing format, helmet selection for your safety is paramount. As WA Gravity Enduro is affiliated with MTBA (Mountain Bike Australia), we must adhere to their requirements to ensure rider safety remains the key priority in Gravity Enduro events.

Equipment Requirements

All riders must wear a full-faced helmet during all special stages. Helmets with a detachable mouthpiece are permitted.

The race director may choose from helmet requirements from the below options, and this information is to be published no less than five days prior to the first day of practice.

Unless otherwise indicated, WA Gravity Enduro operates MTBA ‘Standard A,’ simply meaning helmets with detachable mouthpieces are permitted and the mouthpiece must be engaged at all times during racing the Special Stage/Timed Section.

  Standard A Standard B
Special stages [timed section]
Full faced helmet meeting AS2063 or equivalent standard or Helmets meeting AS2063 with detachable mouthpieces will be permitted. Full faced helmet meeting AS2063 or equivalent standard.
Liaison stages [untimed section]
Full faced helmet meeting AS2063 or equivalent standard or Helmets meeting AS2063 with detachable mouthpieces will be permitted or any open face helmet meeting A82063 will be permitted. Full faced helmet meeting AS2063 or equivalent standard or Helmets meeting AS2063 with detachable mouthpieces will be permitted or any open face helmet meeting A82063 will be permitted.

The list of standards that MTBA will accept as an international equivalent to the Australian/New Zealand Standard 2063 are as follows:.

  • NSI Z90.4;
  • Snell “B” or “N” series;
  • ASTM F-1447.
  • Canadian CAN/CSA-D113.2-M;
  • S. CPSC standard for bicycle helmets;
  • European CEN standard for bicycle helmets (EN1078)

Other international standards may be added however if not explicitly listed above or in any supplementary regulations are not permitted for use.

It is important to recognise that the Australian Standard (A82063) is generally considered to be one of the toughest in the world to pass and thus as helmets for bicycle use, we strongly recommend that such  helmets be used where ever possible.

Safe riding!