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MXA TEAM TESTED: FLY RACING’S FORMULA CARBON HELMET

WHAT IS IT? The Fly Racing Formula Carbon helmet was a project that started from scratch. WPS and Fly Racing’s Craig Shoemaker wanted to make the safest helmet that money could develop with the technology available. After years of R&D, the Formula helmet was brought to fruition.   WHAT’S IT COST? $649.95. CONTACT? www.flyracing.com or […]

MXA TEAM TESTED: HJC RPHA-X HELMET

WHAT IS IT? Until now, HJC’s most expensive offroad helmet retailed for $145. Not anymore! The RPHA (Revolutionary Performance Helmet Advantage) line is HJC’s new line of helmets designed to bridge the gap between their previous offerings and high-priced, premium helmets. WHAT’S IT COST? $349.99 (solid white), $354.99 (matte black), $359.99 (graphics). CONTACT?   www.hjchelmets.com or (562) 407-2186. WHAT STANDS OUT? Here’s a list of things that stand out with HJC’s RPHA-X helmet. (1) Construction….

MXA TEAM TESTED: FOX RACING V4 HELMET

    WHAT IS IT? The all-new V4 lid is Fox Racing’s premium race helmet. It is the choice of Ryan Dungey, Chad Reed, Ken Roczen, Ricky Carmichael and Jeff Emig. WHAT’S IT COST? $549.95 (Flight or Future graphic), $574.95 (Monster or Rockstar graphic). CONTACT? (888) 369-7223 or www.foxhead.com . WHAT STANDS OUT? Here’s a list of things that stand out with the Fox Racing V4 helmet. (1) Shell. This is not a one-shell-size-fits-all type of helmet. Fox built four individual shell and EPS sizes…

MXA TEAM TESTED: EVS SPORTS T7 HELMET

WHAT IS IT? The EVS Sports T7 helmet is a competitively priced lid with a plethora of features. It is designed to provide safety without breaking the bank. WHAT’S IT COST? $159.00. CONTACT? (888) 873-8423 or www.evs-sports.com . WHAT STANDS OUT? Here’s a list of things that stand out with the EVS Sports T7 helmet. (1) Shell. Let’s face it, most people don?t want to spend more than a couple hundred dollars on a new helmet. However, MXA strongly encourages riders not to skimp on this important piece of eq…

MXA TEAM TESTED: BELL MOTO-9 HELMET

WHAT IS IT? The Moto-9 is Bell’s brand-new, redesigned lid that replaces the Moto-8 as Bell’s premium off-road helmet. WHAT’S IT COST? $475.95. CONTACT? (800) 456-2355 or www.bellpowersports.com . WHAT STANDS OUT? Here’s a list of things that stand out with Bell’s Moto-9 helmet. (1) Construction. No matter how high tech, the Kevlar, fiberglass and carbon fiber materials of the Moto-9’s composite shell don?t set the helmet apart from other premium helmets, but Bell takes pride in the pre-impregnated laye…

MXA TEAM TESTED: TROY LEE DESIGNS SE3 HELMET

WHAT IS IT? The Speed Equipment (SE) name is Troy Lee Designs? designation for their premium helmet line. The SE3 is TLD’s third (after the Air and SE2) and latest version of the popular helmet range. WHAT’S IT COST? Prices range from $440 to $525. CONTACT? www.troyleedesigns.com or (951) 371-5219. WHAT STANDS OUT? Here’s a list of things that stand out with the Troy Lee Designs SE3 helmet. (1) Shell. As with all premium motocross helmets, the TLD SE3 shell is composed of several different materials. It…

MOTOCROSS ACTION PRODUCT TEST: THOR FORCE 2 HELMET

  WHAT IS IT? It’s a new and improved version of the helmet worn by Chad Reed and Ryan Villopoto. WHAT’S IT COST? $299.95 (Hypnotic and Livewire), $279.95 (solid white or solid matte black). CONTACT? www.thormx.com or your local dealer. WHAT STANDS OUT? Here’s a list of things that stand out with Thor’s Force 2 Helmet. (1) Materials. The Thor Force 2 boasts hand-laid composite fiberglass/Dyneema/Kevlar construction. Never heard of Dyneema? Neither had we. It is an ?Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polye…