Troy Lee Designs “Born from Paint” Collection

By Stan Portus –  16 June 2020

The all-new "Born from Paint" collection from Troy Lee Designs celebrates TLD’s painting mastery and its place at the forefront of the mountain biking world.

In the 1980s, Troy Lee was working as a sign painter, applying his art to anything possible from airplanes to mailboxes to helmets. His work painting helmets quickly took over most of Troy’s time and it was from these early moments in Troy’s career that Troy Lee Designs was formed, and grew into the raddest mountain biking brand on the planet, trailblazing mtb style along the way.

The “Born from Paint” collection celebrates this story and history with limited edition runs of TLD’s most iconic lids: the D4 and the A2.

Take a look at these news lids, and revel in some pure TLD, below.  

The D4

The D4 is the latest iteration in the iconic Daytona series, and is given classic Troy Lee styling in two designs in fluoro yellow flames for the bold or stealthy black and gold for the more inconspicuous.

Model wearing D4 Limited Edition in fluoro yellow wearing googles
Close up of D4 Born from Paint strap and detial
Side view of D4 Born from Paint
Side profile of the black and gold D4 Born from Helmet downhill helmet
Close up of D4 Born from Paint black and gold vent
Close up of D4 Born from Paint black and gold graphics

The A2

The all-mountain A2 with MIPS harks back to TLD's earliest helmet, the Edge, and is reminiscent of the early TLD lids worn by World Champions Greg Herbold, Brian Lopes, Leigh Donovan, and Missy Giove.

The Screaming Eagle design echoes the classic styling born from Lee’s brush in the ‘90s and favoured by USA mountain biking legend John Tomac, who tore up races in straight-edge cowboy fashion. 

Model with head tilted down showing off Troy Lee Designs A2
Rear profile of the T L D A2 limited edition helmet
Close up of model holding the A2 Born from Paint limited edition helmet
Model putting on the Troy Lee Designs' A2 helmet

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