AFX FX-90 Dare Helmet
Nice Helmet for the money - CHECK SIZE!
Bought this helmet in red for my daughter and she measured a Small. She lovesthe design and comfort of it - no issues. I would like to point out one thing - I ordered a Small, but my wife who measures a Med and my brother who also measures a Med fit the helmet perfectly as well. So either the sizing chart is running a size larger or I measured my daughters head wrong (very unlikely). I'm considering returning it for an Extra Small after I recheck the helmet on my little girls head because its been broken in now since my wife wears it too.
She rides a 2012 Honda CBR250R (red)
March 5, 2014
great helmet for the money
got this helmet for passengers on my bike but wore it several times just to try it out and its a great helmet for the money but be careful with the front vent because it can easily break so be careful.
January 26, 2014
Good product for the price
There are only few things that I have against this product everything else is great.
1. Color is not what is displayed on the site
2. When I close the face shield I hear wind coming through around top left part. It goes away when I press on face shield, not sure what I can do to remove the noise.
3. Chin strap is a little to far back, or maybe I just have large neck. Once I tighten the chin strap it pushes into my throat, enough to create discomfort but not enough not to wear this helmet.
Other than that this helmet looks great and I like extra vents that it has.
I won't rate protection and durability, this is one category that I hope I will not need to test.
January 7, 2014
Pretty Good For The Price
If you need a helmet, this is definitely a helmet, as you can see. :-) So if you don't have a lot of money, it's perfect. You're not going to get a lot of features or whatever for this price, but for a basic introductory helmet it's just fine. I did notice that my face shield whistles above 30-35 mph. If I just put my hand up while riding and press gently on the lower left side, it stops, so I may just put a layer of thin foam tape either on the shield itself or the helmet gasket to stop that. I tried removing the shield and re-installing to adjust the tightness, but no change. The vents work well and fit is very comfortable. I bought two of these, one to fit my daughter and I happened to see her face all fogged up in my rear view mirror while we were riding. I reached back and flipped her shield vent (on the front) open and it instantly cleared. When we stopped I showed her <again> how to work the vents and she was like "cool" So the vents work pretty well.
I absolutely HATE having my head squished because it gives me headaches, so I have actually bought one size larger than the chart said and it's snug enough and very comfortable. MOST helmet manufacturers and so called "sizing experts" try to force you into a "vice grip" sized, uncomfortable helmet, and to me, if it ain't comfortable, it gets left at home, in the closet. What good is a helmet if you leave it at home, right? And I love riding without a helmet, but this thing is so comfortable, I put my wife at ease and wear it when we go out.
All in all, If you need an entry level helmet. This one is very good for the price.
My only regret is that they don't make the American flag version one with an internal flip down sun visor. I don't know how much I would use it, but I would have definitely paid more for that feature, if it were optional. Maybe in the future, AFX will make one with cool graphics and that feature. If they do, I'm there.
Good riding all !
December 30, 2013
It should cost more
I've been wearing this helmet for over a year now. Most folks mistake this helmet for a much more expensive one. It fits good, the visor seals good, and the internals feel high quality for the price. I'd highly recommend this product for the price. I have the zombie version and 8000mi later it still looks great! The airflow is not the best but I crack my visor like 1/8 in. and it cures all airflow problems. I think I might try the AFX-39 next since the AFX90 was a great buy!!
December 30, 2013
Great for the price!
bought this for my girlfriend after reading that the sizing it a bit generous. it fit her perfectly! she says the wind noise is pretty bad at times, but other than that no complaints. great helmet for the price!
December 10, 2013
Does its job. Little on the noisy side, but was delineated in the description.
November 18, 2013
Ive never owned a helmet before. All I ever rode were dirt bikes.
So last month a bought a big 650lb cruiser motorcycle . I went looking at getting a helmet and found revzilla. I looked at Arai and shoei but didnt know helmets at all. I went to the bike shops in town and no selection and harley dealer had Harley brand imported from India helmets ONLY, couldnt make up my mind.
What I did was just bought this helmet to learn what a helmet IS, the afx $67 helmet. The color matched my bikes color and I ordered the mirror shield as well for 15$.
First off its a beautiful helmet, I polish it with lemon pledge and it looks as good as when I took it out of the box. I got some pledge on the visor and it fogged so wash this visor with only warm water and a microfiber car rag.
I have no problems with this helmet. Heck I could just keep this helmet but owning an arai or shoei with snell is a do.
Im size 23 and ordered the medium and when I wear it its like putting on butter soft glove. It took about 3 days to form to my head, and still gets more comfortable. I feel safer and being in wyoming and am still riding in this colder weather keeps me warm. I ride at 70 mph with visor up no problem and you do notice it gets quieter when you close the visor.
The vents work , the padding is working great, the visor hinge is good as new, I ride almost every day practicing my motorcycle skills on this 150 mph top speed beast.
Heck , I can only imagine what the shoei modular Neotech will be like for 8 times the price if 67$ buys me this afx helmet which I plan to buy as my permament helmet.
Gotta hand it to that Anthony guy, he knows his stuff ; Hes a real badazz in my book. Would be very cool to go riding with him.
November 11, 2013