Fox Striker Helmet 2012
The Striker is a premium trail and XC helmet for riders seeking a light weight lid with comprehensive protection. Taking style cues from the best-selling Flux, Fox has designed the next evolution in mountain bike helmets.
The Striker, and most of the helmets in this category, has a rounder profile than a typical cross-country helmet without the alien-species, spiky, pointy rear section. The inner shape of the helmet has a roundish feel as well. It adds a little more material around the edges than an XC helmet also, dropping down a touch more on the sides and in the back.
There's more foam on the back of the helmet for extra impact protection. Further enhancing the structural integrity of the helmet is the wrapped hard shell, which extends from the outside of the helmet to cover the lower edge and a bit of the inside as well. The Striker is still designed with comfort in mind, however, and it's large vents suck in air and blow it out the back to keep your head as cool as it can be.
It's customizable, too. Just in case you go fast enough to create lift underneath the visor, it easily pops off to avoid ripping the helmet off your head. The retention system is comfortable and easy to use.
Sleek, lightweight and race ready, the Striker is sure to turn some heads while protecting yours. Premium trail-riding and XC helmet with deep rear profile in the EPS shell
- Structural Honeycomb venting inserts in the lower back shell
- 22 vents for airflow; removable visor
- Detox II retention system to dial in a secure fit
- CPSC 1203, EN 1078: 1997, AS/NZS 2063:2008 approved
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"Now Fox have taken the best bits of the Flux, shaved some weight (around 100g) and improved the fit and ventilation, and the end result is the new Striker. Flux fans needn't worry, as that lid will still be available in 2011, but the new helmet looks like it'll win plenty of converts.
From the outside, the Striker looks similar to its predecessor, with a dropped rear and sculpted 'wings' on top of the shell that recall the Flux's spoiler (but should prove less divisive thanks to their more cleanly integrated appearance)."
It's inside where the big changes have happened, though. The Striker has two more vents than the Flux, and improved channelling should keep cooling air flowing over your bonce. The internal shape of the helmet has been revised, the straps have been moved inboard and the fit system is now padded, all of which should mean improved comfort.
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