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    Helmet Help

    My new bike will be here sometime next week and I figured I should get a helmet for XC.

    I was looking at the Fox Flux for 73.99$ on amazon in Matte black since it's the cheapest.

    i used a headphone wire around the largest part of my forehead/head and measured that with a tape measure. It measured a smidge more than 23 1/4 (leaving it a little loose, not super tight)

    Should I get a SM/MD or L/XL. I want to try it on, but there is no sellers of this model around me unfortunately.
    Last edited by Gedemer; 10-07-2013 at 10:41 PM.

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    According to the Fox chart, the max on the medium is 23 1/8. The large begins at 23 1/4 so you're looking at a large. Unfortunately since you can't try them on, you can't tell if you you can get by with a medium.

    Make sure you are measuring correctly, Fox says about 1" above your eyebrows at the widest point of your head.

    BTW, make sure you buy from a store with a return policy. Everyone's head is different and the Flux has had a fair share of fit issues. I had to return mine and i'm not the only one around here with Flux fit problems.

    The Flux can also be had for around $55 if you look around.

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    Sounds good, thank you.

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    Go for the fit of the helmet before the price. Without the chin strap clipped you should be able to rock the helmet back and forth and feel your scalp move. I don't like to buy helmets over the internet (I have, but prefer the LBS).

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