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AFX FX-39 Dual Sport Helmet


  • Large-size FX-39DS weighs 1.59 kg or 3.5 lb
  • 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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AFX FX-39 Dual Sport Helmet 4.4 5 336 336
Slight scratches, cheap vent sliders..otherwise RZ and helmet is great. The good: I bought a medium white AFX FX-39 and it shipped refreshingly fast. I followed the sizing chart but the medium was just barely too big..no big deal..just sent it back and ordered a small. Small arrived just as fast, return was processed quickly..all great. The bad: The vent sliders on the top are tough to deal with, I wasn't sure if they were going to break before they closed but they did close...they just felt like they were going to break. Also, I must have received one that was returned from another customer...because there were black scratches around the screw that removes the visor, likely from the "previous owner" hastily removing the visor with the black plastic tool. I'm not too picky, so I let it fly. Also I just didn't want to return it again. October 29, 2014
Very good helmet, bugs will sometimes give you heart attacks It's an awesome helmet considering the price. Looks amazing and and has a ton of air flow. However, it can get very loud at higher speeds. Mirrored visor is a pain to put on (looks great though). Also, I had a bee get into my helmet and slam into my cheek at high speed; I had a half-dead bee freak out in my helmet which, in turn, made me freak out. I still confused as to how to got in there, but be warned that creepy crawlies may choose your FX-39 as their resting place. Aside from that, great helmet! October 5, 2014
Excellent value for price Great helmet for the price, only problem is standard lense fogs up easily bellow 45 degrees F. Would recommend the cold weather anti fog lense if doing cold ridding. September 24, 2014
Best bang for your buck!! Bought this helmet before going on a week long adventure trip to Utah. All I can say is awesome helmet for the price. Yes, there are better ones out there if you have disposable income I guess, but for the price the fit and function of this helmet is incredible!! Zero hot spots and the venting is incredible. Yeah, on the cooler mornings the inside of the shield fogs up a little but once you get moving, it goes away quickly. I've found that to be the case in ANY helmet though. As for noise, I actually found it rather quiet for how ventilated it is. I wear plugs on the long highway sections anyway. Super wide field of vision which I find an added benefit. The bill doesn't catch a lot of wind either. I'm 5'11 and with the screen in the down position on my GSA I can turn my head and look around freely without any drag on the helmet. I was actually worried about this switching to a DS helmet and it performed GREAT!!! One would also think that for the cost things would start falling apart quickly but it is staying solid September 22, 2014
Best Helmet I own I have 3 helmets and have payed hundreds of more dollars for them than the AFX FX-39. This is by far the best bang for the buck. It not only looks good but fits well. With the vents open airflow is excellent and the wind noise is very low. I would and have recommended this helmet to many of my friends. If you are looking for a great helmet at an affordable price this is the one for you. August 18, 2014
Good Value Having only compared it to one other owned helmet, my point of reference is slightly limited. It seems a bit heavy, but everything else is as described by other reviews. August 18, 2014
Great helmet for price. I've owned few other helmets to compare too, none were a dual sport. My Sena comm system fits nicely in it. Its a bit loud but I don't wear ear plugs either. Nice quick strap. Have to get used to seeing visor while in up position. Can't beat the price. August 18, 2014
Best helmet I own ! This is one of those great gear that falls within such a reasonable price level, that you wonder why one would pay 5 times the price for not even 1.25 times the form & function. I had been looking for a D/S helmet at my local motorcycle shops and since there didn't seem to be a high demand on that type of helmet around my area, they only carried reknowned brands which ended up being more than twice the budget I was looking to spend. The AFX FX-39 helmet ordered at Revzilla ended up costing half my budget ! The design is amazing for the price. Has ample air flow, entry & exit, excellent finish quality, not louder than my previous helmets (older baseline Shoei & Arai) and suprisingly comfortable for the price. Like any new helmet, there is always an adaptation period but this is such an upgrade from my other helmets that it quickly became my favorite. Ordering online was not an easy decision to take, especially when my Medium (57-58) Shoei fitted me on the loose side whereas my Large (59-60) Arai fitted me more on the snug side ! After reading other post, I learned that there is two distinct shell size for the FX-39: one for up to medium and the other for large and up. So if like me, you're toying between these two sizes, due to step between two shells, ordering online without trying the helmet on can be a huge risk. But the attraction to the price online for this model compared to the expensive Shoei or Arai D/S helmet, made me take on that risk and so I trusted the size chart for the FX-39: I went for a medium (58-59) and it ends up being a bit more snug than loose, but since it is brand new, I'm sure I will get rid of the very few pressure points within a dozen riding hours. In my case, I believe Large would have been a mistake. Dual Sport motorcycling is just one of the many activities and sport I regularly indulge in so I am truly happy to have found such an amazing product permitting me to fill the proper form & function while keeping the budget for this one well balanced. September 29, 2014
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Mary L: Sounded like ithe helmet fits our needs. Ordered two. Nice looking. I'm a new rider (old lady passenger) and the helmet seems heavy but then, I've got nothing to compare to except my bicycle helmet. First ordered according to size chart. Had to return for the next larger size. Revzilla was extremely easy to work through & delivery was extremely quick for both orders. Sep 23, 2014
Lane T: The wife said I need a bucket for my brain. Sep 5, 2014
Nathan K: I thought it looked cool. Sep 5, 2014
Robert R: awesome looking helmet, wanted to try something new. Great Aug 15, 2014
Matthew H: The price is right, and the fit is great. Jul 31, 2014
William S: Great price on an entry level helmet with good reviews and it's on sale, no brainer right? Jul 16, 2014
M R: looks, price, protection Jul 2, 2014
Keegan S: Good looks good reviews. cheap Jun 10, 2014
Thomas C: Needed for my dualsport bike - excellent helmet for price. Jun 7, 2014
James W: Bought mainly for the price point and other reviews I read.Its a good comfortable helmet and gives good visibility. May 22, 2014
Jesse S: Price May 21, 2014
Brian C: YouTube video review. May 19, 2014
Kevin R: Bang for the buck! May 9, 2014
Alexander T: A friend recommended it from this site Apr 13, 2014
Nicholas E: I chose this helmet, as I felt that it was by far the best helmet for dual-sport riding in this price range. Additionally, I like the fact that goggles can be worn under the visor, and that, regardless of everything else, I do like the style, as it works well with a dual-sport. Apr 12, 2014
Scott A: Was looking for a new DS helmet and read the reviews and this seemed to fit by budget best Apr 7, 2014
Jonathan G: Comments, best for the buck! Apr 3, 2014
stephen c: suppose to fit a rounder head. Would have gotten the XD4 but did not think would fit. Mar 25, 2014
Stuart P: looks and chin strap as described to me and appears to be quality Mar 25, 2014
Robert G: Customer reviews Mar 18, 2014
Gary P: Features and price seduced me. Just the fact that the face shield moves independent of the sun visor is enough, not to mention the goggle strap indentations. Mar 14, 2014
chad h: dr650. Mar 13, 2014
Wes R: My son's choice! Mar 4, 2014
ANDREW E: Cool value. Looks much more expensive than it is, especially with sweet price match. Has a visor and a shield to keep me protected no matter what I'm going through. Feb 22, 2014
Kurtis F: My GMax was stolen. BUMMER! I won't buy another AFX. It was very much a budget buy, and served it's purpose. Feb 15, 2014
shane n: Ratings, Price, value, and features. Jan 23, 2014
michael b: good vents , durable helmet have hit hard 4 times Jan 11, 2014
Francisco S: best budget helmet Jan 9, 2014
David S: Price point, Great reviews. Getting back into riding again. Looking for a good low cost helmet to test ride new bikes with. Dec 18, 2013
Jim S: I like the upgrades and I could not beat the price Dec 11, 2013
evon n: the same above, quick and fast for order Dec 11, 2013
David E: I wanted the afx fx-41, however you don't have it in stock. This is the child to that version, after watching video and comparing other brands I found that this will suite my needs, as I need it sooner than later. video was awesome at explaining everything, this is why I chose to buy from your company. Keep it up! Dec 7, 2013
John B: A lot of helmet for a little cost that looks great on my adventure bike. Fits real well and feels solid even at speed. Nov 25, 2013
Joshua B: Cheaper than the ICON VARIANT, but has the same look. Nov 24, 2013
Brandon C: ECE and DOT rated Adventure Helmet for under $150? Count me in. Also got the sunshield for a wee bit o' safety from the California sun. Nov 20, 2013
Kristen T: needed a DOT helmet for my supermoto. Great dual-sport helmet for the money. Nov 12, 2013
Derek H: New to riding. Heard a lot of great reviews about this helmet for a beginner rider. Nov 3, 2013
A S: great reviews, great price, DOT + ECE rating Nov 2, 2013
Mark B: Price and characteristics suit my needs Oct 17, 2013
Dillon L: Price Oct 17, 2013
Brian C: I bought one for myself, I like it, so I bought one for my wife. Oct 5, 2013
Nathan B: Great price point for what the helmet offers compared to similar helmets. Sep 26, 2013
Edward C: Wanted a dual sport helmet with good visibility and great ventilation, but not at Shoei or Arai prices. Web Bike World gave a great review on the AFX FX-39, so at this price point I thought I would give it a shot. Sep 3, 2013
Brian M: Watched the review of RevZilla. Aug 17, 2013
Michael H: Features, reviews on your site plus Amazon, price shipped, your YouTube video was awesome too - that guy does a nice job. Aug 12, 2013
Eric K: Liked the stealthy look to the shell, the high visibilty, and the previous reviews rated it very high. Aug 8, 2013
A shopper asked: Is there any kind of tear off kit for this helmet? Or maybe an universal kit that fits the helmet visor? Thanks in advance for your replies... Oct 16, 2013
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Donald K: Don't know of one, but it works well with goggles (can even get the shield down over the straps) Nov 10, 2013
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A shopper asked: This helmet looks really great but I am concerned with my ability to change the visor during a ride. Do you need a screw driver just to change the visor? Is it something that could be done on the side of the road? Being able to change from a tinted visor to a clear one at night is crucial for me. Thanks. Apr 26, 2012
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Usediv: You need to remove three screws using the supplied plastic screwdriver tool to take the peak off, then remove two rings from either side of the visor to remove it (I found I needed needle nose pliers to do this), before popping the rings back in either side of the new visor then replacing the screws/peak etc. I found I needed to sit down somewhere to do this properly and it would take me about ten minutes. You have to be careful not to lose any bits while you're doing it too. A pain in the *** pretty much. Sep 17, 2012
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Nathan L: The screws are plastic so if you crash, it will break off and not get snagged and break your neck. Anyway, the helmet comes with a small plastic screwdriver like tool to remove the beak without destroying the screws which will happen if you use a metal screwdriver. Once you get the beak off, the faceshield is easy to swap. Just FYI, there are black plastic washer things that popped off when I took the beak off and that I nearly lost, but other than that, it's pretty easy and self-explanatory. Sep 18, 2012
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PetahPipah: The visor is kind of a pain in the butt unfortunately.... Yes you would need a screwdriver. There's also some small plastic clips you need to take out. So you'd need something tiny to pry those out with. I'm always afraid im going to break them too. You probably don't care for an answer anymore though, seeing you asked 10 months ago i'm sure you've made a decision. It would definitely be a pain to change on the side of the road though... especially in the dark. Mar 13, 2013
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Apoclypse: I would not recommend trying to switch visors on the road. The helmet has a few small delicate parts that like to get lost when changing. The replacement visors do not offer as great of a seal as the factory does but it won't kill you. Also if changing the visor, buying the replacement parts for the visor workings is a good idea. They are very inexpensive and it's better to have them and not need them, than need them and not have them. Apr 8, 2013
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ctowncat: The visor is pretty difficult to change, they didn't make it easy. There are these circular clips that hold the visor the helmet, but they can easily break. I wouldn't recommend it for someone like yourself who might want to constantly change or alter the visors. May 27, 2012
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Tachypsychia: I would recommend changing it at home. You could use a quarter to take out the screws, but there is a litttle grommet piece that you might loose on the ground on the side of the road. The mirrored visor was dark, but not too dark for me to ride in at night. YMMV Sep 26, 2012
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RevZilla: Under normal circumstances a "flat-head" or "slotted" screw driver is the method of choice for removing the face shield. On the fly, however, a quarter can be just as effective at removing the screws. Apr 30, 2012
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analogtraveler: Changing visors requires a screwdriver or coin, and is a bit fiddly. Try a clear visor with a tinted half visor, they work great. http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/afx-fx-39-half-outer-sun-shield Feb 11, 2013
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GunGuyGallagher: Buy the half sunshade and you will have a flip-down tinted visor. It's freakin' awesome. Flips up out of the way and works great when down. You forget its there until you need it. Mar 18, 2013
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Nismosis: The helmet comes with a tool to remove visor or the beak. Easy. The visor also flips up very easily when needed without having to remove it. Apr 22, 2013
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Dougo: Takes 5 min. Just a few screws. May 11, 2012
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A shopper asked: If my head measures 59.5 cm, do I get a medium or large sized AFX FX-39DS? May 25, 2011
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richnj: If your head is neutral/slightly round like mine, I'd go with a LARGE size. I'm 59cm and ordered the MEDIUM one, as per guidelines, but it was too tight. Had to exchange it. May 14, 2012
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Nathan L: I measure at 58.5 cm and I'm wearing a medium. It fits a little larger than some other mediums I've worn, so you would probably do well with a medium here. Hope that helps. Sep 18, 2012
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Andy1321: Get the smaller, I called revzilla with the same question. Apparently a few helmets where exchanged because guys went with the bigger helmet and well it ended up to big. Aug 29, 2011
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vtklr: My head measures 59-60cm and I was hoping that the Medium would fit me. Alas, no...it was too tight. I exchanged it for a Large and it fits really well. May 30, 2011
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Ando: Medium for sure. my head is a 56 and the small afx 39 fits me, I wouldn't mind trying an XS. I've been a medium in every other helmet i've owned Jun 1, 2011
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tedf0rd: I would suggest you go large. My head is 57.7 and a medium fits snug. May 26, 2011
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Chris K: These helmets fit a bit big, so you should be fine in a MD. May 26, 2011
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755raptor: I'd go with the medium. This runs large Jan 28, 2012
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Budrick: Large Aug 1, 2011
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A shopper asked: How hard is it to put glasses on and off with helmet on? I generally wear a modular or flip-up helmet but really want to try one of these AFX helmets. May 3, 2011
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zman1968: It depends on how wide and square the corner of your glasses are. The helmet padding is designed to hug your cheeks comfortably. I personally use Nike wrap-around (sun)glasses with straight temples, and they are comfortable but snug. If you have regular eyeglasses, I would honestly recommend contact lenses, as helmets properly fitted are desiged to absorb impact energy from the impact point to your helmet. If you go loose enough to comfortably fit eyeglasses, you might be loosening the helmet and working against the protective intention of it. You never want a loose helmet, especially god forbid you take a tumble.

Also, the FX-39 helmets run slightly large, so I had to downsize to a Medium after I purchased my normal large size.
May 23, 2011
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Nathan L: I have a tinted silver mirrored faceshield, so at night I raise the visor and wear clear eye protection glasses so I can actually see. I haven't had any issues, but I do notice that the ear hole in the padding isn't that big and brushes up against my ears. It doesn't really effect the glasses, but I felt obligated to mention that. You never know. On the upside the faceshield is huge on dualsport helmets since they're designed to accomodate goggles if going off road, so getting glasses in there is pretty easy. There's a good amount of airflow too, so your glasses won't fog up too bad either. Hope that helps. Sep 18, 2012
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SamA: I have had this for a few weeks and the sunglasses I use are a tiny bit difficult to put on and lift a bit. But it is not too bad. I think you just need to find a good matching sun glass that works.

I have a modular helmet too and putting the glasses on is a breeze on those.
May 6, 2011
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GF: i've tried slipping sunglasses on while wearing the helmet and the grooves tend to keep my glasses up off my nose. There are channels for the arms to slide into the helmet making it easy to put on/take off glasses, but where they sit is slightly uncomfortable for me. May 7, 2011
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DLMunson: I dont wear regular glasses, but I can tell you cheap sunglasses with thick plastic frames kind of hurt when putting on, but I would think thin metal frames would be fine. Then again Im still breaking in the thing so it should be ok soon. May 12, 2011
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Aexus: Smaller glasses may fit, and there wouldn't be a problem with distance from your glasses to the shield, but the shape of the helmet doesn't seem ideal for glasses. Narrower, less round profile. Jun 6, 2011
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Chris K: Quite well, from what I have heard. We have a TeamZilla member (Ryan) who tried this helmet on with glasses and can attest to a good fit. May 3, 2011
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MIRIDER: My wire frames fit fine. My plastic framed sunglasses get lifted off my nose some. Jul 25, 2011
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A shopper asked: What are the Pros and cons of a matte black finish on the AFX FX-39? Is it true matte black is harder to keep clean and blemishes easier? May 26, 2011
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Ducatihunter1: That is a bit of a controversial question. Some say it is more difficult to keep clean. As someone who owns a couple of matte black helmets as well as a matte black superbike I would say the finish is no more difficult to KEEP clean than any other helmet. To CLEAN one of these helmets is actually a little bit easier than other helmets since you DO NOT use any chemicals to clean the surface. simply use a warm, wet wash cloth and thats really about it (sometimes some none abrasive soaps to get rid of bugs). no coating it anything like water repellents or solvents. my helmets are kept immaculate. No scrubbing = no scratching. May 26, 2011
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mutt550: so far mine is very easy to clean and have not noticed any blemishes showing up any more than other finishes I've owned. I really like the matte black... Jul 5, 2011
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KLRider: The matte black is really sharp looking and it will go with just about any gear or bike. I think it also is a little bit cooler then the gloss finish. Jun 7, 2011
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vtklr: I don't really care if my helmet gets dirty, but I haven't had any trouble cleaning the matte black finish. It still looks like new after 300 miles. May 30, 2011
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Sheepdog: Any gloss finish will clean easier than a matte one. The matte finishes are more porous and will trap more dirt. Oct 6, 2011
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JBRIII: Pro...You like the stealth look, no need to wax. Con...bug juice is harder to clean vs a waxed slick surface. May 30, 2011
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Renegade: yeah, I found it is not as durable and shows all fingerprints from the oils on your fingers. Jun 23, 2011
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A shopper asked: Can I purchase extra visors for the AFX FX 39 DS? Thanks! Apr 24, 2011
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Nathan L: Yes, here's a link to the product on Revzilla http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/afx-fx-39-faceshield. I have the silver mirrored faceshield along with the original that the helmet comes with. The mirrored one is okay, but up close you can see it's not make with the best quality. What are you going to do about it though? The helmet comes with a tool to take off the beak and change the faceshield if you want. The screws are plastic so the beak will break off in a crash and won't snag and break your neck. Use the tool on the screws because a metal screwdriver might damage them. Otherwise, swapping is pretty easy. Sep 18, 2012
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ctowncat: Yeah, I purchased a Dark Smoke version for my helmet. Revzilla does sell them...just search the helmet name plus face shield. They have mirror, clear, light tint, and dark tint. May 27, 2012
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Chris K: I can verify that we will have those shields available and listed on the website when they are released next month. Thanks, all, for your interest! Apr 25, 2011
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Kris T: They're listed on the website, but unavailable to order yet. They have clear, smoke, and dark smoke listed. Apr 25, 2011
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MikeBKnoxTN: KLRMark, I spoke with AFX last week and you can get on a call list for when they arrive in May. Apr 25, 2011
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Earthbound4now: Yes - I purchased a dark smoke visor and am very pleased! Fast easy switch. Jul 27, 2011
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Andy1321: You can purchase extra visors and face shields if you want. Aug 29, 2011
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A shopper asked: this may seem like a silly question, but my question is how hot does it get in the helmet? I am thinking about buying this helmet to use as a bicycle helmet. i have a motorycle and can use it a passenger helmet, but i figure i can use this for riding my bicycle as well. I figure riding my bike i probably wont get faster then 20 or so MPH so i was wondering about the heat in the helmet at a standstill or slow speeds. im not trying to put a sweatbox on my head. i figure nice bike helmets go for about $60+ so why not check out a helmet i can use for both motorycle and bike riding. thanks. Jan 27, 2012
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Nathan L: I didn't think it was a silly question until you said you might wear it on a bicycle. I'm a cyclist myself and I would definitely not wear this on my bicycle because it's much heavier than a normal bicycle helmet. Among motorcycle helmets it's not too heavy, but it pales in comparison to any bicycle helmet. But to answer your question, it has pretty good airflow even at low speeds especially with the visor up. I rode with it in 90+ degree weather recently and even at slow urban speeds or at lights the heat never bothered me. Unless you're planning on serious accidents, I wouldn't recommend it for bicycling. I ride a Specialized Allez Compact Sport and a Ducati Monster just FYI. Sep 18, 2012
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Usediv: In terms of road motorcycle helmets, this flows a good amount of air and feels relatively cool in hot temps. However, I'd recommend a motocross helmet if you are looking for something that would be used predominantly for a bicycle with occasional motorcycle use. They tend to be cooler and lighter in my opinion (though they don't have the visor). Sep 17, 2012
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Tachypsychia: With the visor up, you'll have no issues with ventilation. At stop lights, I always open it up to breathe better. Moving at any speed is plenty of air flow to keep from over heating even with the visor down. on a scale of one to ten for helmet ventilation this one is definitely a 10 Sep 26, 2012
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BigE50: This is a light helmet, but it's still much heavier and bulkier than a bicycle helmet. You would be sweaty. The vents are good, but I doubt they are good enough to keep you cool at 20 mph while you are pedalling hard. Feb 27, 2012
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755raptor: It's much heavier than a bicycle helmet. And will be much warmer as well.

Its warm for an off road only helmet really need higher speed to make the vents work.
Jan 28, 2012
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poikama: It would be too warm Jan 30, 2012
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A shopper asked: I currently have a Shark Evoline 2 Medium which fits well. What size would be equivalent for FX-39? Dec 8, 2011
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Mark3: My second AFX DS helmet (37 & 39), the fit of the 39 is much better being more oval than round but I find the AFX sizing chart completely wrong for my head/face features. My head measures 61cm, upper end of large per AFX, I found though that teh XL is too tight, creates a pressure point after an hour on the forehead, so 2XL which is what I wear in AFX (DS), HJC (dirt & street), and Bell (dirt), Take into consideration if you wear a balaclava etc. Aug 18, 2012
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Chris K: The Evoline fits large, as does the AFX FX-39. I would guess that you are the same size, but definitely check the size chart with your head measurement. Dec 22, 2011
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Usediv: I found AFX to be true to most other helmet brands' sizing. I wear a SM in Shoei, Arai and Shark and a small was perfect in the AFX-39 also. Sep 17, 2012
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755raptor: I'd bet you would be good with a small. The interior lining on the FX-39 is very thin, giving it a slightly larger size feel Dec 27, 2011
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timbe: I went with the small size based off of people recommendations. The helmet fit is perfect. Jan 12, 2012
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A shopper asked: I went to a local shop and tried on a Fly Trekker as I've read that it and the AFX-39 are quite similar. The med Fly fits great. My head measures around 22.4 inches. I have found many say the AFX runs large. So my question is Am i safe with a med or do I go small? New to cycles and have no other helmets to compare to. I would say I have an oval shaped head if that helps. Aug 14, 2014
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Wayne P: I wear a medium in just about every helmet out there, the AFX-39 runs a little larger than a standard medium, especially after the foam wears in good. I have the chin strap at the very end of what it is capable of and it fits perfectly. Just have to deal with the extra adjustment part of the chin strap which is easily hidden behind the cheek pad. If the FLY fits you better, get it...the AFX-39 and the FLY Trekker are almost the same style/build of helmet if not exact. Sep 26, 2014
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casey g: My friend I ride with has the Fly, I have the AFX, we have compared them and they basically only have different screen mesh in the holes (fly is an expanded metal, while AFX is screen) and they have different stickers on them. I believe they are the same helmet and components and should fit the same. Aug 15, 2014
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Timothy T: All I can say is that my XXL Bell runs a little too small for me but my XXL AFX fits perfectly. Aug 14, 2014
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Camille M asked: Does the AFX FX-39 Dual Sport Helmet take the Cardo Scala Rider communication system? Is it easy to install the speakers in? Nov 17, 2013
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michael b: you will have to use double face tape on the outside to attach and the wires should feed into interior with no problem . I wear this helmet for off road trail riding , its not a good highway helmet , noisy , bill on top creates a lot of wind resistance. The cost of helmet is very affordable BUT its very much entry helmet , if your riding hard better spend more money for higher end Safer helmet Dec 21, 2013
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Lucas F: I have not tried to install speakers in but there is plenty of space around the ear. I have no problem wearing earbuds with this helmet. Nov 18, 2013
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Paul C: Don't know, this was a gift for a friend and she typically shes Sena for her comm's. Sorry I couldn't answer your question. Nov 18, 2013
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Brett P asked: The helmet fits my head but is too small for my checks, are there smaller sizes of check pads? If so where do I get them? Aug 23, 2013
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John Thomas S: My cheek pads wore in . Aug 26, 2013
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Joseph G: I had the same problem. I took out the cheek pads and placed them in between some heavy stacked text books. Took couple of weeks but worked great. Could also get them wet before wedging in. Will help the reform process. Aug 26, 2013
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Shawn S: You might just try taking them out and trimming the foam with a razor blade. Probably take you a few minutes. Aug 26, 2013
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A shopper asked: im looking for a multipurpose helement and this is the style I would like but I don't know if it will work well first I live in a colder climante and I would like to use this for riding my motorcycle and my snowmobile but I don't know if this is what will work? Jul 28, 2014
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Eduardo A: This helmet has air passages that can be opened and closed. I'm sure if you wear some kind of additional covering over your head, it will work just fine. For the price I don't think you will disappointed. Aug 11, 2014
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michael b: Not a good helmet for winter riding , due to its extremely well vented . I would buy a Shubert c3 Aug 3, 2014
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Kyle H asked: Just got my FX-39 and the fit seems to be horrible. The cheek pads are so narrow that I feel like I am puckering for a kiss. The fit around my head is fine, but the helmet sits too low, and my mouth is just barely above the breath guard, and causes the lens to fog when breathing. What helmets do I need to look for that fit properly? Apr 24, 2014
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Eric P: Yes you are not alone on this. I had to take the cheek pads out to make it a better fit. I use it for snowmobile adventures so this may not work for you . I still think it's a great helmet for the price. Eric Apr 25, 2014
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michael b: Arai XD 4 is worth the investment , I purchased the AFX FX 39 and found it be simply good ENTRY Helmet . Apr 25, 2014
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A shopper asked: Are the Scott 87 OTG (over the glasses) goggles compatible with this helmet? I mean, will the face shield completely close while wearing these gog's? Feb 16, 2012
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Ben R: I don't have Scott 87 OTG goggles, but I do have this helmet and I don't think the face shield would close over any goggles at all. You remove the faceshield when you are using goggles.

Keep in mind that the process of getting the faceshield on and off is a hassle and takes at least a few minutes (not seconds). For me, I removed the faceshield completely and just use the helmet with goggles only. I have a different helmet I use when street riding, and I only use this helmet for off-road stuff.
Jun 18, 2012
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DR350S93: I have OTG goggles and I tried fitting them..they didn't seem to want to fit. Either I sacrifice my goggles or get contacts. I don't want to go blind after getting a rock to the eye, but also don't want to dish out money or contacts. Mar 19, 2012
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A shopper asked: Greetings from Turkey,
i have several questions about fx 39. First - my head size is basicly 'm' i measured 57-58 cm. But, i bougth a m sized shark s700 stipple on the internet (which i use now) . It did not fit very well. But i didn't care about it. after 2 months, it became like a 'L' sized helmet. now i can't use it anymore. I'm pretty scared that it happens again. And i don't leave in USA, so it would be a horrible exchanging process, if it does not fit well enough. What do you think which size i need to get ?
Second question - Can i remove the sunshade ? for using the helmet at highspeeds ? Does it work ?
Third one is how fast do you deliver the product to Turkey ?
Jun 21, 2014
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Lucas F: I have had this helmet for about a year now and I still really enjoy it. I bought a "Large" even though I have a medium/average sized head and haven't had any issues with sizing. The sunshade is removable but while riding 70 mph/ 110kph the sunshade doesn't seem to make a difference. Jun 24, 2014
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Kyle H asked: Just got my FX-39. The fit seems to be horrible for me. The cheek pads pinch my cheeks so tight it makes me look like I am puckering for a kiss. The area for my head is perfect...but, the helmet sits too low and my mouth is not in line with the breath guard. My mouth is just high enough that It causes me to fog up the lens. What other helmets do I need to look at for a proper fit? Apr 24, 2014
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Daniel D: I had the same complaints -- and it just seemed huge. I returned it and got the Speed & Strength S S2500 and really like it. Jun 3, 2014
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Jeffrey S asked: Has anyone successfully been able to install the SENA SMH-10 system into this helmet? If so, is it an easy install or were modifications required? Feb 4, 2014
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Jeff S: Sorry amigo, I haven't done it. Feb 5, 2014
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A shopper asked: Early spring / late autumn use. I've seen there are vent blocks and a snow breath guard. Do they work well enough for cold weather riding? Jan 25, 2014
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A s: The helmet and vents definitely work well for late autumn and early spring riding. It's not quite as refined as many street only helmets overall it is great including even in the winter. It is much more refined and quieter than the 37 which, I put a lot of time in with in cold weather and was great to freezing or slightly below. I put as many as 400 miles in a day with it and it was always fine. Also look into the 41 - that is the most on road oriented of the AFX helmets. But the 39 is excellent too and is my helmet of choice. It has tons of features and is incredible value for the price. Jan 26, 2014
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AFX Adult Helmet Sizing

Size Hat Size Measurement (cm)
XS 6 3/4-6 7/8 54-55
SM 7-7 1/8 56-57
MD 7 1/4-7 3/8 58-59
LG 7 1/2-7 5/8 60-61
XL 7 3/4-7 7/8 62-63
2XL 8-8 1/8 64-65
3XL 8 1/4-8 3/8 66-67
4XL 8 1/2-8 5/8 68-69

Sizing information is provided by the manufacturer and does not guarantee a perfect fit.

Click here to see the full AFX Size Chart
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Black / SM 765388 01102443 In Stock: Ships next business day
Black / MD 765389 01102444 In Stock: Ships next business day
Black / LG 765390 01102445 In Stock: Ships next business day
Black / XL 765391 01102446 In Stock: Ships next business day
Black / 2XL 765392 01102447 Available: Expect 1-2 business days processing time prior to shipment
Black / 3XL 838625 01103152 Available: Expect 1-4 business days processing time prior to shipment
Black / 4XL 838626 01103153 Out of Stock
Flat Black / XS 765393 01102448 In Stock: Ships next business day
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Flat Black / 3XL 838627 01103154 In Stock: Ships next business day
Flat Black / 4XL 838628 01103155 In Stock: Ships next business day
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White / 2XL 765410 01102465 Available: Expect 1-4 business days processing time prior to shipment
White / 3XL 838631 01103158 Available: Expect 1-4 business days processing time prior to shipment
White / 4XL 838632 01103159 Available: Expect 1-2 business days processing time prior to shipment
Silver / XS 765399 01102454 In Stock: Ships next business day
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Silver / 2XL 765404 01102459 Available: Expect 1-2 business days processing time prior to shipment
Silver / 3XL 838629 01103156 Available: Expect 1-4 business days processing time prior to shipment
Silver / 4XL 838630 01103157 Available: Expect 1-2 business days processing time prior to shipment