AFX FX-90 Dare Helmet
Lot of helmet for a little price.
This helmet was bought to protect my son, who is a relatively inexperienced rider himself (despite having ridden with me for over 10 years). He liked the idea of a full faced helmet and I figured anything that makes him more visible is a good thing. He very much likes the styling and the comfort of this helmet. He is able to wear his prescription glasses and says that the field of vision is extremely good, even with wearing his glasses. Overall, we are very satisfied.
September 15, 2014
Simple at a great price
A DOT and ECE approved helmet, for a great price. I like the simple, no flairs look of the flat black. Its pretty light weight and fits comfortable. I do think the fit a little bigger than other helmets. I normally wear a medium and they fit snuggly; this one felt a bit looser, but still well enough to ride. I'm actually getting a 2nd one for my girlfriend.
September 15, 2014
Nice enough for the price, but pads already too loose after 3.5 months
I have a rounder head with a flatter forehead @ 21 5/8 inches in circumference.
This helmet is definitely made for a narrower head. I have small, medium, and large helmets because it is more affordable; the large helmet was free with my bike purchase and is no longer used.
During cooler months and the rainy weather, the visor will fog up, so be prepared to crack the visor for additional airflow, cold air, and rain water.
The helmet seems loud, so I use headphones/earplugs nearly every ride. Don't forget the earplugs at freeway speeds. I've managed to keep my shoulders in a shrug position to lessen the wind noise, but this can be tiring and cause stiffness when emergency maneuvers are needed.
It was dropped once from a bathroom sink onto tile floors without issue.
The Small helmet is preferred for traveling since it felt snug when new, which helped stabilize my eyeglasses. However, after 3.5 summer-months of riding nearly every night in Texas, the pads have broken-in far too much for my liking (the Medium helmet is used during the day for added air flow). At first, I often wondered if the small helmet would ever break in since it was too snug in the beginning....
During head-checks for lane changes nowadays, the wind will move it a little while riding my Ninja 300. I've tried various riding positions and head-check techniques to minimize its movement, but it just isn't good enough since I wear eyeglasses daily and almost never use contact lenses.
If anyone has helmet recommendations for eyeglass wearers, this would be great.
On a positive note, I have received plenty compliments on the Flat Black color. It's a shame no other manufacturer does Flat Black since it has less sheen/gloss than Matte Black.
September 15, 2014
Biker on a budget helmet
Wind noise is alright, very bad at 100+ but hey, what helmet wouldn't be bad. With the volume cranked to the max (I'm something like 1/2 deaf to begin with), I can still hear whoever I'm riding with clearly through my Sena SMH5 over the wind so headsets work great.
Love the American Flag design
Airflow sucks, but if you are in-town, you can keep your shield open sometimes to cool down
Yes there are other cheap helmets out there but none with this design so that's why I chose it. Would recommend to anyone.
Plus I got a Silver Mirrored shield and I love it. Perfect amount of tint
September 7, 2014
Not sure what color bike I was going to get but I needed gear because I wanted to be prepared. I typically prefer white or a hi viz helmet. This helmet was DOT and SNELL approved and under 80 bucks.
September 3, 2014
Yellow is YELLOW!
Forget what the picture shows you: when you order yellow, you WILL get yellow. I wanted a hi-vis colored helmet like it was shown in the picture but it turned out to be a true yellow color to my disappointment. Besides the color, the helmet seems to be pretty good for the price.
August 29, 2014
This helmet is great. The graphics are amazing . the fit is great. I would highly recommended to any one who wants to make a statement.
August 26, 2014
Helmet is Comfortable and Works Really Well
There's not much else to say other than the fact that this helmet is perfect for my needs. I usually stick to back roads and I've rarely gone on the highway, so it's hard to tell how it does at high speeds, but it works perfectly for me. The only thing is that the ventilation is not the best and I find myself opening the visor more than I would like to. But other than that, the comfort and fit is great. I've worn it for hours and the comfort is still superb.
August 10, 2014