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AFX FX-39 Dual Sport Helmet Features: Aerodynamic shell design constructed using an advanced lightweight composite poly-alloy Flip-up, flush-fit, quick-release, single-turn screw face shield with side covers. Face shield is optically correct, compound-curved, scratch-resistant and protects against UV-rays Several tinted shields available (sold separately) Shield can be removed to allow open face riding or goggle use Helmet liner and cheek pads made with a hypoallergenic and anti-microbial nylon, all of which are removable and washable 9 points of ventilation with chin, side, forehead, top and rear vents Provides ample ear cavity space for speakers Clear coat finish to protect paint and graphics Limited Lifetime Warranty Includes side-covers and screw plug for shield use without the visor Note: DOT and ECE-22.05 certified, except sizes 3XL and 4XL, which are DOT only
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Great helmet, noisy
PostedSeptember 26, 2012
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From Charlotte
Rider Type:Road Warrior
I was looking for a good looking dual sport style helmet and didnt want to spend 300 on an icon variant or the arai version. I shopped around and came across AFX. I liked the reviews I saw and decided to go with Revzilla for the rewards program as I buy lots of bike gear. I meant to order the large, as I wear an XL helmet and other reviews said that this was slightly larger and to order a size small. I apparently forgot to do that and an XL showed up on my door. I was happy with Revzillas service for the most part. Ordered on a Saturday and got the helmet wednesday. Wish I knew that they weren't open on weekends but that's my own fault.
With a few more days, I got the Large size "hassle-free" (paid my own shipping) and got the helmet that actually fit right.
I love the matte black finish, and I knew that it will mar with time, so I went ahead and purchased a cheap helmet bag to keep it in ok shape. No big deal if it gets beat up a bit since it was only a C-note for the thing. The visor is slightly adjustable, from only slightly in your line of sight, to out completely. When I rode tucked in, I had to raise it up to the highest point as the peak of the visor was in the upper 10% of the shield view. Not a big deal, just a minor detail really.
The wide view is excellent. Much better than any other helmet I've worn, motocross or otherwise (not as good as a half helmet, but those don't really count)
The padding was surprisingly snug, and I'm sure will settle to my jawline over time. I was happy for the large ear holes allowing for headphones/earbuds without getting them crushed to your face. I would suggest having a noise canceling type of earbuds that fit in the ear, as a drawback to the holes makes the helmet very noisy. Of course if you use earplugs, its not an issue either. Ventilation is phenomenal.
The visor does not cause head bob, with wind dead on, but when turning at speed to check your blind spot/lane changing, it pulls a bit. This is around 80mph, not a big deal to me.
I purchased the mirror shield with this helmet as well, and the combination looks wicked! The shield is not a quick swap and is mildly difficult at first when you don't know what you're looking for. Its a simple set of two screws on both sides to remove the visor and then the shield but there is an insert grommet that holds the screen in and it flew off under my couch the first time I removed it. Now that I know what to look for a change wouldnt take more than 5 minutes.
I'd definitely suggest this helmet based on appearance, features and price.The only drawback is the noise, and wind.
I ride year round, so I plan to stitch the collar of a shirt to the helmet to keep some of the wind out during the winter.
Rides: 2001 Yamaha FZS1000 FZ1
Yes, I recommend this product.
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