Fox Racing Transition Hard Shell Helmet $39.95
The Transition Hard Shell may look like another skate helmet, but its in-mold technology and EPS foam actually make it closer in relation to Fox Racing's Flux. This means that the Transition is actually lighter than the alternatives, and better suited to mountain biking.
A tough ABS outer and expanded polystyrene core absorb impact and keep your gray matter in the factory case, while 12 vents guide air into and through the Transition for all-day comfort. Fox Racing uses Inset chin straps to anchor the webbing directly into the EPS shell. This improves strength, and further reduces bulk and overall weight.
Fox Racing's Transition Hard Shell Helmet passes CPSC safety standards. It comes in sizes Small through Large and in the colors Charcoal, Fatigue Green, Green, Matte Black, Matte White, and Orange.
|Hat Size||6 7/8 - 7||7 1/8 - 7 1/4||7 3/8 - 7 1/2||7 5/8 - 7 3/4||7 7/8 - 8|
|Head Circumference||21.7 - 22.0in
|22.4 - 22.8in
|23.2 - 23.6in
|24.0 - 24.4in|
|24.8 - 25.2in|
- How to Measure:
- For best results, take measurements over your underwear.
- Head Circumference:
- Measure around your head where your hat would fit comfortably.
Reviews & Community
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I recently purchased this helmet and have been using it for the last few weeks. The helmet is very comfortable and is quite light considering it is a hard shell helmet. The hard shell makes the helmet more resistant to damage from light crashes compared to a helmet with out a hard shell. This is ideal for someone who might use the helmet not only for trail riding but also for hitting dirt jumps. I use this helmet for both jumping and trail riding.
I occasionally wish there was just slightly more vents on the helmet, however I have only wished for these when pedaling uphill on extremely hot days. If you are looking for a cross country helmet you might want to look elsewhere.
My head measures right at 58cm and the large fits well with the thicker pads added. I tried the medium and though it fit it was quite snug. I figured I would rather add padding than wish I had ordered a larger size. Plus the larger helmet size will now allow me to wear a thin beanie on cool weather descents.
Overall I think this helmet has to be one of the best bargains available. The colors are also killer and look even better in person.
Use your head
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
and buy a helmet, this helmet. I ride my city bike around everywhere come summer time and was happy to add this helmet to my cycling attire. I purchased the Green with Yellow writing and absolutely fell in love with the color (I'm kind of a girl like that)
This helmet comes with removable padding Velcro'd into the helmet, and also with a thicker padding you can switch that padding out for.
This helmet runs true to size.