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    fox flux helmet

    Looking for a burlier helmet (will use road helmet on less steep/tech courses) but wondering about ventilation and staying cool. Not too concerned about weight. Anyone use the flux to train or to race?

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    I've only raced a few times...but I ride alot out here in the Vegas heat. I use the Fox Flux and I love it. Ventilation is great IMHO. I also like the way it protects the lower back of my head.

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    No.

    But I put helmets into two categories: XC race or full-face. Anything in-between that seems like a waste of money to me.

    If you're gonna carry more weight on a helmet, it should be to protect the face. (not the back of the head, where the flux adds it's protection; rarely know of anyone who hits that lower back head area)

    Check out this helmet:
    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/M...?ModelID=17687

    I've just seen to many people screw up their faces with face plants, to give any other advice.

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    "Road helmets" have to contend with possible 40-50mph crashes on pavement. Nothing "light duty" about that, imo.
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    I have a fox flux i use for trail riding and i have to say i like it allot. I used it at the last short track race were i got knocked down really hard at the start. I ended up on my back with all the riders going around me and some almost going over me. I was really happy to have the extra protection on the back of the helmet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CasinoKiD
    I've only raced a few times...but I ride alot out here in the Vegas heat. I use the Fox Flux and I love it. Ventilation is great IMHO. I also like the way it protects the lower back of my head.

    I'm wondering the same thing on this thread here. Also, I've read that the aero shape to the back of most road helmets is now deemed unsafe for falls when you land on the back of you head or something like that

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    I just replaced my old Zen with a new Flux. I can't stand the way road helmets ride so high on my head, and the Flux and Zen helmets wrap deeper around the sides of my head as well as the back.

    The Flux has a nice retention system that really cradles the back of my head- it's the first non-fullface helmet I've worn that feels like it would stay on my head even if it wasn't strapped.
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    Given the fact that a road crash will be far harder than anything you'd ever experience in an XC race, I think you'd be fine with a road helmet or the XC variant of said helmet (aka with a visor and different name).

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    I have a fox flux, very nice helmet for trial riding the added protection towards the back of your head have safed me before, vents well too. For racing, I don't know it's a little on the heavy side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Duke
    Given the fact that a road crash will be far harder than anything you'd ever experience in an XC race, I think you'd be fine with a road helmet or the XC variant of said helmet (aka with a visor and different name).
    That assumes that road helmets are overbuilt to withstand the worst road crashes, which they are not. They are a compromise between protection and light weight to encourage greater use.

    Given how infrequently I crash on the road, wearing a bulky helmet wouldn't make sense. Given how frequently I crash on trails, I don't mind carrying a couple extra ounces for added protection.

    But that's just me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jbogner
    That assumes that road helmets are overbuilt to withstand the worst road crashes, which they are not. They are a compromise between protection and light weight to encourage greater use.

    Given how infrequently I crash on the road, wearing a bulky helmet wouldn't make sense. Given how frequently I crash on trails, I don't mind carrying a couple extra ounces for added protection.

    But that's just me.
    Fully agree.

    Thanks to all for the input. I am Narrowing it down between the fox and a hex,

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmx
    Fully agree.

    Thanks to all for the input. I am Narrowing it down between the fox and a hex,

    I don't think you can go wrong with either one. Try them both on and go with what feels most comfortable.

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    Yes the Fox Flux helmet is great for all styles of riding, ive had one for years !

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