PRODUCT EVALUATION FLY RACING F2 CARBON HELMET High tech without the blown-out wallet
Get ready to receive a virtual high five from Fly Racing. Their new F2 Carbon helmet, shown here in Trey Canard replica livery (the stellar Supercross racer), which is lightweight, strong, comfortable and devilishly handsome, costs a scant $259.95. And guess what? Like the name suggests, its shell is made from exotic carbon fiber—and Kevlar—which makes it strong and lightweight.
Fly makes some of our favorite gear, and it’s not hard to understand why. They support ATV racing with sponsorships in almost all racing genres. They also manufacture high-quality gear at very affordable prices, and their designs for both gear and helmets turn heads and get noticed. The F2 Carbon is available in blue/white, red/black, and orange/black in the Canard replica graphic, as well as seven other color and graphic options for a total of 10 different helmets for $259.95. For pictures of all of them, you can check out Fly’s website at www.flyracing.com. Fly also sells a $20 goggle that goes well with the helmet and works surprisingly well for a bargain goggle.
Like we said, we spend a lot of time in helmets. The Fly F2 Carbon is both comfortable and inexpensive—two of our favorite traits in a helmet. The lightweight shell is heavier than some exotic helmets, but for the price, you can’t argue against the F2. Comfort, style, and value—aren’t those the basis of a great rating? q