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Old 10-14-2013, 02:02 PM   #751
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Will check today. Rep said most all size/colors are coming in on the 1st PO, but just to be sure, which are you looking at?

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Please let us know what sizes/colors you can get and when. I've been holding out for a 41 but if I can't get one until December I'm going to buy a 39 and wait for the next round of improvements. :)

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Old 10-14-2013, 02:57 PM   #752
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Please let us know what sizes/colors you can get and when. I've been holding out for a 41 but if I can't get one until December I'm going to buy a 39 and wait for the next round of improvements. :)

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Will do. My apologies, it seems it will be tomorrow.

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Old 10-22-2013, 02:54 PM   #753
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I recently bought the AFX-39 with the shade that goes on the outside.It might be obvious but I'm not sure how it attaches.Thanks Brian
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Old 10-22-2013, 03:21 PM   #754
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Will do. My apologies, it seems it will be tomorrow.

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Is it tomorrow yet?
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Old 10-22-2013, 04:04 PM   #755
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Head shape comments welcome also... I like the 39 because its so comfortable for a narrow or long oval head.
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Old 10-22-2013, 06:14 PM   #756
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Is it tomorrow yet?
Yes, I know. FWIW I am trying, but don't have much to work with.

The computer date is late November. I am going to have to go with that.

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Old 10-22-2013, 06:24 PM   #757
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Head shape comments welcome also... I like the 39 because its so comfortable for a narrow or long oval head.
Hello Sage.

The 41 we have is slightly less oval than the 39, or the Fly Trekker. Shorter front to back. It is more similar in shape to the Arai XD4 than the FX39.

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Old 10-25-2013, 01:55 PM   #758
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Also interested in that hi viz AFX 41. Curious to see the reviews. I like the idea of the internal sun shield... My HJC helmet has one and it is super useful.
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Old 10-25-2013, 02:16 PM   #759
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Hello Sage.

The 41 we have is slightly less oval than the 39, or the Fly Trekker. Shorter front to back. It is more similar in shape to the Arai XD4 than the FX39.

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That stinks, maybe it will still work for me though. I'm a long oval but helmets like the AGV Stealth are too narrow. My head fits very nice in a XL Shark RSI, too bad they killed off that model. My RSI is getting pretty worn.
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Old 11-14-2013, 04:41 PM   #760
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Can anybody comment as to the build quality and fit compared to an HJC CL-16?

The CL-16 is my current helmet and I was wondering if the FX-39 felt cheaper or flimsier. I am happy enough with the CL-16, so as long as quality is comparable I think I would be happy. I take many early morning rides and I'm dying for a peaked lid.

The CL-16 fits me well in a medium, but a smidge of my chin is exposed. I'd also appreciate it if the vendor or anybody on the thread could comment on length.

Hopefully this post would help others since the CL-16 can be found pretty much everywhere for comparison. Thanks!
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Old 11-14-2013, 08:17 PM   #761
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Can anybody comment as to the build quality and fit compared to an HJC CL-16?

The CL-16 is my current helmet and I was wondering if the FX-39 felt cheaper or flimsier. I am happy enough with the CL-16, so as long as quality is comparable I think I would be happy. I take many early morning rides and I'm dying for a peaked lid.

The CL-16 fits me well in a medium, but a smidge of my chin is exposed. I'd also appreciate it if the vendor or anybody on the thread could comment on length.

Hopefully this post would help others since the CL-16 can be found pretty much everywhere for comparison. Thanks!
For build quality, very close with the edge going to the HJC, frankly. That said, for design and overall use, I prefer the AFX / Fly overall (build quality, fit, function, price) to the HJC (actually Joe Rocket) DS helmet, or anything else sub-$150.

Hope that helps.

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Old 11-15-2013, 05:45 AM   #762
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The only issue with my "39" is the chin strap. The quick connect latch presses on the top of my Adam's Apple. It is noticeable after a few miles. Much worse if I ride offroad, to the point that it stills feels sore a day later. (like it was bruised)

otherwise it's a well made helmet and well worth the price.
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Old 11-16-2013, 08:13 AM   #763
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Thank you for the replies. On the Christmas list it goes, assuming I don't feel like waiting...
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Old 12-17-2013, 04:37 PM   #764
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Well I finally picked up an FX39. Like many other inmates, I like it - for what I paid. Large fits my big round head comfortably. Field of view is great. At first the cheek pads were way too tight, I guess my face is fat... For the first 2 weeks I stuffed a couple towels in it at night to help break in the cheek pads, now it's sweet. My clear shield has some very faint distortion, I can't pick out any one distorted spot but its like wearing my wifes light prescription glasses - just enuff to cause a bother. Others have reported no distortion so maybe I just got a bum shield? Im going to order another shield and see how that goes, I'll still be ahead compared to similar DS helmets.

OK - I do have one gripe, but not really. Why is the strap sofa king long? I had to adjust it all the way past the little tag sewn on the strap for it to be effective

Bottom line - Good for the $
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Old 12-23-2013, 08:56 PM   #765
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Afx 41

Anymore updates on the 41 being in stock?

If I wear a large in the arai xd4 should I get a large in the 41?
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