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  1. Check Your Head: Advances in Off-Road Helmet Technology By Sean Goulart For the last sixty years, helmets have been basically the same old thing; a stiff exterior "shell" with some type of collapsible material which composes the interior "liner". And this design has remained the same with very little advancement in actual functionality. Yes, today’s helmets are more comfortable, stylish, lighter and the foam used is more effective, but the bottom line is...motocross helmets are outdated. Why say this? It's because we know it to be true, and the facts lay bare the truth, we all need a better helmet. So, with that said, we went out and looked at two helmet manufacturers, Kali Protectives and 6D Helmets, that offer advanced technologies that are claimed to improve your chances of avoiding serious head injuries when riding or racing off-road motorcycles. We were refreshingly surprised at the mutual respect these two firms have for each other, both are aware of the other’s work and complimented each other’s efforts during our interviews. Before we get into some of the more technical discussion of the way these helmets work, very simply put, both helmet makers have attempted to improve the way the brain reacts to blunt impact force, like when your head strikes the ground in a crash. You want the helmet to have some “give” or cushion between your skull and the ground. Up until now, the stiff shell prevented the hard stuff from getting to your skull as well as spreading out the load, and the foam inside deformed when you hit the ground and that was that. But what these new manufacturers are doing is essentially improving that area that “gives” in order to allow your brain more time to slow down before it slams into the inside of your skull and both makers do it in separate ways. This isn’t voodoo or magic, its scientific testing, coupled with careful medical studies that all strongly suggest these products are the way forward. KALI PROTECTIVES We spoke with the team at Kali Protectives and they had a lot to say. Being the first to market with a new idea (or at least a departure from the old way of thinking) has its own unique rewards. Arriving in the market in 2009, Kali Protectives brought a talented team to the game, including Bryan Mason and also Brad Waldron, a helmet designer and carbon fiber engineer for the aerospace industry. Having this type of experience on staff made for lots of one-off prototypes, which were tested over and over until the product was ready. Kali’s main goals were to eliminate the gap between your head and the liner (reducing the time for your head to begin the deceleration process) as well as utilizing a thinner and lighter shell to reduce the pendulum effect. Kali firmly believes that lower mass is better and they produce a very light helmet, the Prana, which clocks in at around 1200 grams. Photo: The Kali Prana Carbon So what makes the Kali Protectives helmet better than a standard helmet? According to Kali, it’s the way that their proprietary shell and EPS foam liner absorbs and dissipates “progressive linear impacts” and they achieve this by incorporating the liner foam as an integral part of the shell. The foam is directly fused with the exterior shell itself (no spot glue or tape is needed). Kali claims that “without a gap or requiring a third party bonding agent, the impact energy can be transferred to the EPS foam more efficiently and smoother, allowing for a stronger materials connection.” So the foam is a key element to this new helmet type. Kali calls it their COMPOSITE FUSION Plus technology (see photo above), and incorporates separate “pyramids of different foam densities within the EPS/Shell connection”. Kali continued: “During impact, as energy is transferred from shell to foam, the unique pyramid shapes collapse first, thereby directing the energy sideways within the foam, instead of linearly down to your head. This spreads the impact load over a greater area, allowing us to use softer density foam next to your head, right where you want it.” Another area that Kali has addressed in their new design is the overly angular construction of current motocross helmets, like the chin guard and rear venting “shelves”. While these design elements may look cool, they actually become problematic in some crash scenarios such and sliding or hooking another object or your machine. These angular structures provide a way for the helmet to possibly get caught and overly rotate your head and neck causing serious injury. So to address this aspect, the Kali Prana Carbon (MSRP $349) that we tested has a more rounded structure than the other helmets on the market, except for one, the ARAI units…which are considered to be the gold standard among many riders and racers…but they don’t feature the same EPS foam technology that Kali offers. So, simply put, Kali has used a proprietary shell with a special liner bonding process, combined with different density foam pyramids and lighter weight to acting in unison to lessen the impact injury to your brain better than a “standard” helmet does. This reduces the impact to your brain and that’s a very good thing. TT Editor note: I received a Kali Prana Carbon for evaluation and even though I didn’t do 100 laps with it on, at first glance I found it to be a very high-quality lid and it doesn’t look as rounded up close as it does in some of the photos. It looks very similar to all modern helmets on the market today and features some cool features we liked a large multi-part screen intake port, wide eyeport for goggles, a very comfortable liner and best of all, incredibly light weight. I normally ride with the Fly Racing F2Carbon or the Bell Moto-9 among others, so I’m familiar with premium offerings on the market today. 6D HELMETS Next up was 6D Helmets, the other player in this field, and they’ve made a big splash coming to market. We spoke to the team at 6D and they also had a lot to say about their product, why it’s better and why riders and racers may want to take a closer look at their offering before they buy their next lid. Founded in 2012 by motocross go-to guys and ex-AMA motocross pro racers Bob Weber and Robert Reisinger, 6D Helmets also offer a different approach to the same old helmet. It may look essentially the same, but under the skin it’s a whole new animal. Photo: 6D Helmets ATR-1 Wise sponsorship and marketing decisions have pushed 6D into the limelight in the motocross helmet space…most significantly, the sponsorship of the successful Geico Honda team featuring riders like Justin Bogle and Eli Tomac, has helped provide valuable television exposure for the new brand. One dramatic example we recall is when during the 2013 Dallas Supercross wearing the new 6D helmet. It was a hard hit to the dome and it appeared Bell was actually knocked out for a few seconds as he was lay motionless on the track. Many of us commented…”Well that’s a good test of the 6D!” and many racers in the room predicted we wouldn’t see him line up again, but amazingly Bell passed the Asterisk Medical Team’s testing for concussive effect and was cleared to go.We felt this was a good example (albeit unscientific) of the new helmet’s ability to protect the head, neck and most importantly the brain. So what makes the 6D helmet better than a standard helmet? Similar to Kali, the key element of the 6D technology improvement is in the way the liner reacts when the helmet is impacted. Their top concern and mantra is to “mitigate impact energy to the brain” and even though we aren’t medical professionals, this sounds great to us. 6D accomplishes this by significantly altering the liner portion of the interior. This is a very simple way to state what they do. First off, 6D uses two liners, both are made of EPS foam, and the first liner is bonded tightly to the shell and the second layer of EPS is on the “inside” of the helmet around your head. Between these two separate liners are special isolation dampers that allow the inside liner(s) to compress/shear/rotate in a separate manner from the outside shell. Photo: 6D Helmets ODS Technology - Cutaway View The unique isolation dampers allow 6D to engineer helmet specific rates of compression into the liner, thereby decreasing the deceleration effect that can injure your brain. The anti-rotation element is specific to the 6D design, allowing the helmet to rotate without significantly rotating the head in a linear fashion, and can help with potential neck rotation injury. This rotation effect is also minimized by other design aspects of the helmet like visor screws which shear off upon impact and reductions in the angular surfaces on the helmet. So each element of the 6D helmet construction is key to the helmet performing as a whole; the EPS density, the durometric properties of the isolation elastomer array and the amount of air gap between the liners all contribute to preventing injury to the rider. Apart from the differences in construction, the 6D helmet is among the most expensive in the market today at approx. $745.00 MSRP. This may cause some budget-conscious riders to consider whether this is a wise choice for them…6D has tried to address this concern with a new credit program that basically provides a credit for customers who have a crash or otherwise damage their helmet during the first year of ownership. The program details are being finalized but from what 6D tells us, the credit is sizable and will encourage riders to replace the helmet at minimal cost if a crash occurs. In conclusion, we believe that helmet technology needs to move forward and these two products are filling that need. Why riders would spend $1200 for a carbon fiber exhaust system that they aren’t capable of even using the full potential of…but not half as much on their helmet just baffles us…isn’t your head more important? If it is, take a look at these new lids, and check your head before you ride!
  2. 3 reviews

    KLIM’s F3 Off-Road helmet is a most-valuable riding partner. Composite shell construction means the F3 can be strong and lightweight in a modern, sleek design. Structure Mapped Composite construction, a new complete comfort liner system, intelligent ventilation and KLIM legendary quality combine in the new F3. Maximize the Minimum – The F3 is engineered to minimize neck fatigue and maximize impact protection. Built Strong – KLIM's all-new F3 starts a light and strong revolution in off-road style helmets. Constructed with KLIM's Structure Mapped Composite base material lay up, the F3 optimizes strength in all the right areas while reducing overall weight. Refined Fit – KLIM took old helmet technology and tossed it. With the new F3, riders enjoy up to 10% smaller external dimensions and a sleeker, more comfortable fit from three shell sizes. Let Off Some Steam – KLIM is the industry leader in body comfort. And developing an effective intelligent ventilation system for the F3 was key. Thirteen intake vents combine with six exhaust ports to provide optimal heat dispersion even while stationary. Wide Open Spaces – The KLIM F3 Helmet features the widest, unobstructed field of view in its class, ensuring you'll never miss the epic views it takes you to. All-Day Comfort – The KLIM F3 features the latest Custom EPS and internal liner systems to secure the rider's head completely. EPS, 3D Ergonomic cheek pads and liner foam are optimized for a great fit. Systems Check – KLIM engineered the new F3 to work in conjunction with market leading neck brace technology, not against it. Expectations – Thanks to innovative construction techniques and premium materials, The KLIM F3 meets or exceeds the most demanding ECE and DOT standards for motorcycle helmets at reduced weight KLIM Custom Fit – Klimatek™ Fabric liner systems utilize adaptive smart foam technology and anti-microbial/bacterial fast-wicking textiles.
  3. 1 review

    DETAILS realized in high quality thermoplastic resin massive and multiple air vents system inner linings totally removable and washable Extra thick double D-ring fastener J.1.E.R emergency cheek pad removal system Neck brace ready pro_le High grade metal vent screens ECE 22.05 Homologated / DOT Homologated
  4. 1 review

    Smaller, lighter, safer. If we had to choose three words to summarize the technology behind our revolutionary new Shiva™ full face, we’d be hard pressed to find three better adjectives. Weighing in at a mere 1050g, the Shiva™ is between 400-600g lighter than our competitors highest end offerings. In addition to being one of the lightest DOT helmets on the market, it’s also 30% smaller than your average motocross helmet. These features aren’t just great talking points, they also offer considerable safety advantages. Recent research has shown that smaller & lighter helmets are crucial for reducing the risk of brain trauma during an impact. This reduction in weight and size is possible due to our COMPOSTE FUSION THREE™ technology, which consists of a multiple density EPS liner that is in molded to the carbon fiber shell. This new third generation version utilizes tri shaped pyramids to distribute forces laterally, which allows us to use a lighter density foam throughout, and reduces the thickness of the shell. Sizes XS, S, M, L Size chart Features > Carbon Shell > COMPOSITE FUSION™ THREE > Included mounts cover GoPro™, Light and Motion™, Night Rider™, Maglite™, and other systems > Includes premium travel bag > Integrated Airflow System > Integrated Camera/Light Mount for perfect filming or night riding (Cam version)Low density EPS foam for greater impact absorption > Safety compliance: DOT, ASTM F1952, ASTM F2032, ASTM F2040, CPSC > Washable, adjustable, anti-microbial fit pads > Breakaway visor Color Carbon, Black/Red, Black
  5. 2 reviews

    The F2 Carbon sets itself apart with a unique style and identity all its own. Utilizing state-of-the-art, aircraft grade carbon fiber and Kevlar® composite construction, the F2 Carbon represents lightweight race-inspired helmet technology for the masses. > SNELL M2010, DOT Approved For USA - other standards include: ECE and AS (Australian). Meets or exceeds the toughest safety standards on the market > Composite Construction Shell – outer shell is constructed using state-of-the-art, aircraft grade woven carbon fiber and Kevlar® composite materials, which creates superior strength while remaining extremely light > Dual Density EPS Liner – two layers of EPS (Expanded Polystyrene), one softer one slightly harder, combine to provide more progressive impact absorption for different levels of impact > Multi-Port Air Induction Cooling System – eleven (11) intake and four (4) exhaust vents create massive airflow to keep your head cool > Tri-vent Goggle Anti-Fog Vents – three (3) air intake vents above goggle eye port draw air from goggle to help clear away fog > Flow Through EPS And Comfort Liner Air System - EPS (Expanded Polystyrene) and comfort liner align to maximize airflow > Quick Release Washable Comfort Liner and Cheek Pads – plush liner absorbs sweat, provides plenty of ventilation, and is easy to remove and clean with out quick-snap system > Custom Molded Rubber Trim With Nose Guard - with its smooth lines the integrated nose guard helps keep pesky rocks away from your nose > Lightweight Aluminum Hardware – helmet is constructed using super-strong, lightweight machined aluminum screws, rivets, and D-rings for superior strength and years of worry free use > Optional Carbon Fiber Intake Vent Wing – can be added to the helmet for increased direction of airflow on the front vents
  6. I've seen a lot of people asking where to get an Airoh helmet in the US. I did hours of research and found a company called Burn Out Italy (http://www.burnoutitaly.com) they have really good prices and FAST international shipping to the states. I got a 2017 Model helmet for a very good price and got it shipped from Italy to Hawaii in less than a week! Attached are some pics of the helmet. But again great overall experience with them. They actually are making US orders a priority because of the demand. You can read an article about it here (http://borntoride.com/2016/06/burn-out-italy-is-making-serious-in-roads-in-conquering-the-u-s-market/).
  7. 0 reviews

    The all new ATR-2Y youth off-road competition helmet. Simply put, it’s the next level in brain protection for the today’s youngest moto athletes. The 6D ATR-2Y follows directly in its parent’s footsteps. It is the most advanced helmet available for off-road motorcycle (or cycling) competition or recreational riding. Infused with the same advanced ODS technology as the adult ATR-2, the youth model was specifically designed for the needs of the growing child and their still-developing brain. Softer foam liners combined with a more aggressive and freer uncoupling carrier system, provide truly next level protection. ATR-2Y YOUTH MX/OFF-ROAD HELMET Rebuildable ODS System: -Patented Omni-Directional Suspension® (ODS®) -Improved ODS design mitigates Angular and Linear Accelerations -Replaceable Inner EPS Liner -Multi-impact EPP Outer Liner incorporates Isolation Damping Towers -Rotational Energy Management Disks reduce Angular Acceleration -Superior low, mid, and high velocity impact mitigation -Air-Gap Ventilation System with 17 Transfer Ports Features: -Removable, washable comfort liner features Genuine Dri-Lex® anti-bacterial fabric -Emergency Quick-Release Cheek Pads -PU-over molded EPP lined chin bar includes Sternum Pad -Goggle band integrated shell recess at the eyeport area improves goggle fit and seal -Shear-Away Visor Screws designed to reduce angular acceleration potential -Nose guard provides improved roost protection -Titanium D-Rings -Light weight with improved center of gravity (+/- 1250 grams Size M) -Exceeds DOT, ECE, ACU and ASTM Standards -3-Year Limited Warranty Shell: -Optimized compliant light weight Tri-Composite Shell provides superior energy absorption -Rear lower shell incorporates compliant zone at the cervical spine location -Brow Rib increases shell integrity above the eyeport -Clavicle Cut-Away provides increased clearance -9 Intake Ports and 6 Exhaust Ports work in unison with the Air Gap Ventilation System World Wide Patents: United States US 8,955,169 B2 Europe EP 2 672 853 B1 China ZL 201280017579.1 Patents Pending
  8. 1 review

    Leatt Moto 9.5 Carbon V21.1 Helmet The Leatt Moto 9.5 Carbon Helmet is a super lightweight carbon off-road helmet that features Leatt's ground-breaking head and brain protection. This race-ready, super ventilated helmet is equipped with brain injury reduction that takes head protection to a whole new level. DOT+NEW 2021 standard ECE 22.06 Velocity 6.5 Iriz African Tiger Goggle Included Carbon matrix shell in three sizes Brain injury reduction technology Reduces forces associated with concussion Pro-Fit elastic comfort liner that shapes to your head Large ventilation channels to keep your head cool even at lower speeds 4 densities of Impact foam for reduction of forces to head and brain Visor has breakaway function to reduce forces to head and neck in a crash Clip-on Visor extension X-Static® Inner liner is washable, breathable and has moisture wicking anti-odor fabric Designed to offer great neck brace mobility Emergency cheek pad removal | Hydration side port (with optional hands-free kit) 360° Turbine Technology Reduced peak brain acceleration by up to 30% at impact speeds associated with concussion Reduces peak brain rotational acceleration by up to 40% Weight: DOT+ECE : 1.195 ± 50g (2.63lbs) Sizing: #XS (53-54cm – 20 ¾ - 21 ¼”) #S (55-56cm – 21 5⁄8 - 22”) #M (57-58cm – 22 ½ - 22 ¾”) #L (59-60cm – 23 ¼ - 23 5⁄8”) #XL (61-62cm – 24 – 24 ½”) #XXL (63-64cm – 24 ¾ - 25 1⁄5”)
  9. Shopping for a new helmet since my Shoei is 6 years old & I figure the foam has got be deteriorating by now, plus I like shiny new shit. I have a nice Troylee helmet but I have no faith in it, so light, I fell in corner once & hardly bumped my head & still felt like I rung my bell, but I digress. What got me thinking is Dirt Rider did a test a few years back & said the cheap helmets all out performed the more expensive helmets, however they wouldn't name names. Chickenshit if you ask me. They all have to pass DOT or SNELL testing & with the Leatt thread in full swing I thought lets fight about helmets. I was gonna buy a 6d but $700, not sure if the theory is solid on the design, but seems to make sense to me. Bell Moto 9 is a great helmet, Shoei of course, Arai, but my mind always goes back to that Dirt Rider article, what if those damn HJC are superior & we just shelled out several hundo more than needed? I can afford whatever I want, but I like to save money too. But for the guy that can't has to settle, he could maybe very well buying the better helmet only cause that is what he can afford while suckers like me will shell out five bills for what may be not so great? Damn Dirt Rider! There there is also the little known fact that HJC & KBC make all the other helmets, except Shoei, Arai, 6d, & I am sure I am missing one or two? But all the fox, fly, possibly Bell are all made by one of those two so you are just paying for branding. Thoughts?
  10. Yesterday I raced in a 2 hour hare scramble. I only race hare scrambles and race almost every other weekend so I am used to the length and used to getting hot, but yesterday I got extremely over heated causing me to see spots and get dizzy. I had to pull off in the pits, then I ditched the gear, dumped cold water on myself, and still fainted in the truck with the A/C on. I was running top 5 out of 30-40 in my class when it happened so it really was disappointing to not finish, and honestly it's been over a year since the last time I haven't finished a race. My head was getting super hot so I ditched the goggles which still didn't do much. I HAD somewhat long hair, (3 inches long roughly) which I believe helped hold the heat in too. Today I said screw it, and buzzed it so hopefully it won't hold the heat in as bad or be one of the reasons for ending my race. However I've had problems with the heat before I had the long hair, I have a history of not doing so well in the heat in general since my elementary school days. I'm almost 18 now, weigh 145 and am 6'0 tall and I consider myself to be in shape, so I don't think it's a fitness issue. I was already in the market for a new helmet (Currently use a Fox V1), but after yesterday, I turned my attention to a helmet that's both safe and very well ventilated and to heck with the color or looks. After a little reading, It seems the Klim F4 is one of the best helmets as far as ventilation to keep you cool. Does anyone race with the Klim F4 Helmet? I can't find too many recent reviews on it, or many at all. I was looking to buy it just because on a forum from July of 2014 multiple people said it was very good for ventilation to keep you cool, but the helmet apparently has since been redesigned...I was wondering with all the vents how it is in the rain for water getting in, and how it does it do in colder weather when you don't want the air flow? The main rear vents look like they would take in water pretty easily. How's it do when you aren't moving too quickly, going through tight trails etc.? http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MzEwWDMxOA==/z/o0MAAOSwBahU5gtj/$_12.JPG?rt=nc Any other good helmets out there that are 400 or less? (Sort of on a budget since I am trying to pay for all the racing expenses without help from my parents now that I graduated HS.) Thank you...any feedback will be appreciated!!
  11. I have never worn riding gear except for a good helmet....most of my past riding is local and street. Untill recently I would not wear a visor, let alone a shield on my bike. (I had a windshield on my truck and snow machine) Anyways that being said... its time for a little gear. I am most concerned about my knees and shins. What do you suggest for leg protection without compremising freedom of movement.... (baby steps)
  12. I did a gear review on the Arai XD4. Check it out. http://www.spiritstrike.com/gear/2013/10/31/arai-xd4-dual-sport-helmet
  13. 0 reviews

    INFORMATION AND TECHNICAL DETAILS Twist is the new thermoplastic helmet developed for the most demanding riders. Lightweight with a bold look put it at the forefront of the field. The inner lining is highly breathable, removable and washable and provide a unique comfort. Twist also provides the ability to adjust the peak and is equipped with a dust filter which will prove a good ally during your days off-road. Completing it all is the retention system with double-d rings that ensure maximum security. ​
  14. 1 review

    Distinct Name: Black/Gray Dragon Alliance Helmet Category: Offroad Helmet Type: Offroad Helmets Primary Color: Gray DOT Snell M2010 Meets and exceeds all the toughest standards - built to last Multi-port air induction cooling system Industry exclusive 11 intake vents coupled with 4 exhaust vents circulate mass amounts of air to keep your head cool even in the hottest of conditions Composite construction shell Built with carbon fiber, Kevlar and fiberglass Tri-vent goggle anti-fog vents 3 air intake vents above goggle eye port draw air from goggle to help clear away fog Dual density EPS liner Designed to help reduce the shock of impact by creating a more progressive impact absorption Flow through EPS and comfort liner air system Plush comfort liner with quick-snap technology removes easily for washing with custom molded snaps and cheek pad airframe Custom molded rubber trim with nose guard Lightweight aluminum hardware 35mm quick-snap cheek pads included
  15. 1 review

    Bell Moto-8 Psycho Manic Helmet The Bell Moto-8 has quickly become standard issue at race tracks all over the country not to mention on the trails and in the desert where its top-notch ventilation really shines through. And it rsquo;s really no surprise- the Moto-8 is one of the lightest coolest most comfortable helmets ever. Featuring the super lightweight Kevlar reg; carbon fiber fiberglass TriMatrix trade; Composite Shell state-of-the-art Velocity Flow Ventilation trade; system and a bevy of other tasty features the Moto-8 is the helmet of choice for serious racers everywhere. Features: Super lightweight Kevlar reg; carbon fiber fiberglass TriMatrix trade; Composite shell Fully adjustable Flying Bridge Visor trade; with air intake vents Velocity Flow Ventilation trade; system for maximum cooling Removable and washable antibacterial antimicrobial interior comfort liner QuickFlip trade; visor screws for easy adjustment even with gloves on Fully ventilated EPS-lined chin bar Integrated vented roost guard Exclusive Magnafusion trade; magnetic strap keeper Patent Pending Padded chin strap with D-ring closure Six sizes for a custom fit Comes with spare visor and helmet bag The Moto-8 comes in a padded lined Bell Helmet Bag Matching visor and vent refresh kits available for order Five-year warranty WEIGHT: 1350 grams Snell 2005 rating
  16. I'm looking for new helmets because I just have a cheap one. I'm concerned that my risk of injury is getting higher as I get faster. Found this HJC in motorcycle superstore on sale for $149.99 (it says it was originally $359.99). I was shocked by the deal. I know I should probably buy a helmet at a dealer but I don't think I will be able to get this good of a deal. Will I be disappointed with this? My helmet now is heavy and probably doesn't protect me very well. http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/52219/i/hjc-rpha-x-tempest-helmet Thanks, help is appreciated
  17. Looking at buying a new helmet after suffering a few Minor concussions last season. I have the tendancy to get knocked out often so I've really been looking into the 6d helmets and amazed by all the great things I've heard and read. I know not all helmets are 100% safe but was curious to know if anyone has known or had a crash with the 6d and had serious brain trauma or death?
  18. So I have beat my old helmet to oblivion and it's time for a new lid. I currently ride with a GMAX 46. It is very light and is quite vented. This is my second GMAX helmet in four riding seasons. have a weak neck and need a light helmet. Also I sweat a lot so the cooler the better. What does everybody suggest. What do you wear and why. What bad experiences have you had with specific models. . Not looking for the $600 helmets at this point but I wouldn't rule out $200/300. They only seem to last me a couple seasons. Gawd I'm hard on gear. Boots only last me one race season!
  19. Hey Guys, I am proud to say that I will be ordering a Shoei VFX-W this week! I pumped on the new helmet! I currently have a Bell Moto 8, which is a great helmet as well, but I find that the shape of it works again many brands of goggles. My current helmet is a Size Medium (fits perfectly) and I am unsure what I should get the Shoei in. Do they run big or small? Any advice would would be great. Thanks!
  20. hey guys, I know theres a lot of helmet posts and things but this one should be a abit more specific. so, I recently discovered that fly racing has real cheap helmets and all of the models I have seen ($60-$260) have had dual density eps liners and great qualities. I was planning on a 2014 fox v1 helmet because of the dual densisty eps liner but these are only roughly $100 for something that seems close to the fox one. should I get one? heres some of the helmets so you can see for yourself http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/1549/32789/Fly-Racing-Kinetic-Dash-Helmet-2013 http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/1549/44063/Fly-Racing-Kinetic-Block-Out-Helmet http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/1549/38132/Fly-Racing-Kinetic-Inversion-Helmet http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/1549/44062/Fly-Racing-Three.4-Sonar-Helmet http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/1549/42693/Fly-Racing-F2-Carbon-Andrew-Short-Helmet so I was thinking getting the inversion or sonar. maybe the andreew short one
  21. Hey boys and girls. I'm a newbie to dirt bikes. What's the lightest helmet out there? I've been looking into the Shoei VFX-W but ouch, $500+! But if it's the lightest with highly rated protection, I'll buy it. And neck braces too? Anyone?
  22. 2 reviews

    The VX-R70 utilizes Scorpion's advanced TCT Composite shell construction and a dual density EPS system to create a light weight, feature-rich performance MX helmet. Without compromise, the VX-R70 is built to meet the elevated demands of the serious off road rider. TCT COMPOSITE shell construction Advanced Dual-density EPS Kwikwick 2 Anti-microbial Fabric Liner Aero-tuned Ventilation AirFit Liner Inflation System Large goggle eyeport = Optimum Vision Shatter Resistant Aero-tuned Visor Quick-change Chin Vent Titanium Double D-ring Detachable Chin Strap Cover DOT/ECE Approved
  23. 1 review

    Advanced Polycarbonate Composite Weave Shell: Lightweight, superior fit and comfort using advanced CAD technology. ALSO AVAILABLE IN SOLID COLORS 3rd-Generation “ACS” Advanced Channeling Ventilation System: Full front to back airflow flushes heat and humidity up and out. SilverCool™ Interior: Moisture-wicking and odor-free interior with advanced silver anti-bacterial fabric. Crown and cheek pads are removable and washable. Large Eye Port and Maximum Range Adjustable Visor: For maximum visibility and superior goggle fit. SNELL/DOT Approved SIZES: XS-XXL Retail $179.99-$184.99 (this review was written in Feb. 2011. Later it was *painfully* transferred to TT's new software. Also, HJC has a newer model now: SPXN)
  24. 3 reviews

    Carbon fiber, Kevlar®, Multi-directional Impact Protection System (MIPS®), Drylex Microfiber … the F2 Carbon in its standard form is as close to a factory race bike as a helmet can be. Used by top FLY racers Trey Canard, Andrew Short, Weston Peick, and Justin Brayton, this helmet is out-of-the-box and on-to-the-racetrack ready. > MIPS® low-friction layer can absorb more of the rotational force of impacts, adding more protection than other helmets can offer. > Meets or exceeds the toughest safety standards on the market. Snell 2015, DOT approved for USA. Other standards include: ECE and AS (Australian). > Shell is constructed using state-of-the-art, aircraft grade woven carbon fiber and Kevlar® composite materials, which create superior strength while remaining extremely light. > Dual density EPS liner combines two layers of EPS (Expanded Polystyrene), one softer, one slightly harder to provide more progressive impact absorption for different levels of impact. > Multi-port air induction cooling system includes 11 intake and 4 exhaust vents that create massive airflow to keep your head cool. > Quad-vent goggle anti-fog vents above goggle eye port draw air from goggle to help clear away fog. > Custom molded rubber trim with integrated nose guard helps keep rocks and debris away from your nose. > New Quick Release washable COOLMAX® comfort liner & cheek pads absorb sweat, provide plenty of ventilation, and are easy to remove. > Flow through EPS (Expanded Polystyrene) and comfort liner air system align to maximize airflow. > Helmet is constructed using super-strong, lightweight machined aluminum screws, rivets, and stainless steel D-rings for superior strength and years of worry free use. > Optional carbon fiber intake vent wing can be added to the helmet for increased direction of airflow on the front vents.
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