AFX FX-100 Wave Helmet
Surprisingly Good Value
I bought this helmet originally to be used as a guest helmet and was put away and forgotten about until I uncovered it while cleaning the closet! Just for the heck of it I decided to put it on and was amazed by how well it fit. I would characterize this as an intermediate to long oval and does run a bit larger, so if you wear a large you might want to try a medium and so on.
The feature set is what impressed me about this lid. Besides the good fit (I have a Shoei head and own 2 of them) it's very light and very good from an aerodynamic standpoint. Very stable in a straight line and High speed head checking is no problem. The shield works very well and is optically correct. The Sun visor mechanism also works well and can be easily manipulated with a gloved hand, though it does change the optical correctness a bit. And I love the chin strap! Way easier to use than the D-Ring. The graphic is very cool too and the clear coat is well applied to protect it. It also vents well and is surprisingly quiet.
Would I put this lid on par with my Shoei's? No way. The liner isn't as good and visibility isn't as good so you will be looking side-to-side a lot more. But in my opinion it is an outstanding value for the money.
December 27, 2013
very good for the money
used the size chart to determine my size. It was a little tight at first but by about the 4-5 wearing had loosen up to be snug but comfortable.Downward vision si somewhat limited by the lower portion of the front of the mask. otherwise no complaints
September 9, 2013
Could be better
This was my first helmet and really liked the graphics and sun shield. I ordered this helmet from Amazon and wish I ordered it from Revzilla I know I could have exchanged it for a better quality helmet. When I got the helmet, I noticed that it is quite large and makes your head look like your wearing two helmets. The chin strap got stuck after a about 2 months and it is very difficult to adjust. The sun visor drops down pretty good but it doesnt provide a good amount of coverage. It gives almost a type of double vision when you ride with it down. Don't recommend this product. Looking to purchase the SHOEI NEOTECH!
July 11, 2013
Really like the helmet.
The AFX FX 100 helmet is great, especially for the price. Ordered it Sunday morning and got today (Wednesday). It fits great and has many air flow vents. Also, the internal slide down visor is awesome. It comes in handy for sure.
June 26, 2013
I have a smaller more oval dome and the medium fits just about perfect.Its not a heavy helmet but a much lighter (and most definitely much more expensive) helmet is probably a purchase I'll be making soon.
March 14, 2013
First helmet, must weight until it gets a bit warmer.
January 28, 2013
GET THIS NOW!
If you are on a budget, this is an excellent helmet to get. The quick ratchet buckle is a VERY nice feature and can be operated with any form of glove on.
The flip down internal visor does distort the vision to a degree, but its like wearing an average pair of sunglasses and is an absolute must here in the mojave desert. No more getting stabbed in the ears while putting on a pair of sunglasses.
I had a FUEL helmet prior to this, I am not restricted in any way with my head movements on this helmet.
I catch quite a few compliments for its looks as well.
December 31, 2012
Great helmet, looks great, and really love the flip down shades inside the visor. Only complaint... The visor fogs up pretty easy, but no biggie.
November 7, 2012