AFX FX-39 Dual Sport Hi-Viz Helmet
Decent for the price
I chose this helmet as an affordable 2nd helmet that I didn't mind getting dirty. The helmet is what you would expect for the price but I have a few complaints.
I ordered a Medium based on my measurements and it was way too small. Not even close. I moved up to a large even though by the numbers it looks like it would be too big. The head fit but the cheek pads were still too tight. I decided to modify the cheek pads to get it to fit since the rest of the helmet was good.
The chin strap is too long and with the quick-release, even at it's tightest setting it was still too loose and I had to modify it.
So even at the pretty low price I feel like there is room for improvement in this helmet.
December 2, 2013
Quality and workmanship seem excellent. It fit me perfectly and is very comfortable - I can wear it all day with no discomfort. Even with all vents closed, it seems a little breezy in cold temperatures (below 35 degrees F) - probably due to dual-sport design to allow for goggles. This is probably a good thing in warmer weather. Wind noise is acceptable, with ear plugs, nonexistent.
December 2, 2013
Got this helmet for 115$
The goods :
First of all, this helmet is huge but far from heavy.
It's really confortable
I bought it black, and during summer the air flow help to keep my help really cold.
The not so good:
Build Quality is under average. We can see some spot where it miss some glue. (what can you expect for helmet at this price)
We can only raise the shield 2- 3 level. (medium, sub-full and full)
Wind noise is really present (even if we remove the top piece from the hellmet)
Changing the shield can be really painful if we compare it to Bell shield mechanism system.
Overall this helmet have a really nice price / value ratio.
November 30, 2013
This thing is huge!!!
Returning this and pre ordering the fx-41. This helmet is so big, it only comes in one shell size regardless of the size you order. Makes you look like a Martian or Neil Armstrong on crack. Suggest getting one that comes with a smaller shell size. You can pre order the FX-41 here, revzilla is pretty awesome on returns and exchanges.
November 16, 2013
great helmet for the money
took a chance on this helmet and wow, am I happy.
Looked for a full face helmet that will still allow me to eat/drink on the move. This helmet fits the bill just right.
Wide field of vision side to side. NOT claustrophobic at all.
Without earplugs & riding behind a fairing it is a bit noisy BUT I can hear my helmet speakers just fine with volume to spare. Super quiet with earplugs in.
Fitment was a bit tight in the cheeks at first, but after a couple of rides it formed in just right.
Venting is good in hot weather though it fogs below 50deg & rain while riding behind the barn door fairing I have. A small bit of 3/8" tubing on the bottom of the shield helps with airflow and fogging. During the summer riding with the face shield up helps.
The bill does grab a bit above 80mph on an unfaired bike.
Only drawback is not being able to buy a new liner. For the money, I'll just buy a new helmet
November 5, 2013
:) looks nice... Serves purpose
This helmet is a lil on the heavy side but still light enough. The fit is good. The matte color is awesome. The only complaint is that I bought it for the dunes to wear with my rzr s and well no need for goggles if the sand is wet, but of it's not it you do need them under the helmet or it will get into your eyes... So yeah you will still need glasses. Or goggles or something to protect your vision.
October 28, 2013
Pleased with this helmet, not my primary lid. Fits tight in the cheeks, more aero than you'd expect, large is a bit heavy, good vision (love the flip up shield), silly 'improved' strap connection and great color.
September 9, 2013
Best helmet I've owned
I have owned four helmets:
Here are the features I really like about the FX-39:
-Zip-buckle fastening system. Much easier and quicker than the D-Rings, especially when you're wearing gloves
-Super wide vision and comfortable ventilation. Doesn't feel foggy or swampy in the helmet, and I can see really well.
-Comfortable, breathable padding
-It looks great!
-Low low price
This is a great helmet if you want to explore a dual-sport helmet style, and it's a really good value. I highly recommend it.
September 9, 2013