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Helmet tests

Z1R F.I. FLANK HELMET

-- TEST: Vents and MIPS at a happy price -- By the staff of Dirt Wheels As soon as we took the new Z1R F.I. Flank dirt helmet out of the box, we were impressed. The finish is ultra smooth and glossy, and there is no hint of a transition between colors in the attractive graphics. Rather than plastic screws holding the peak in place, it has what looks like black-chromed metal hardware. Instead of plastic grates on the helmet vents, there is a fine mesh metal screen. The rubber trim around the eyeport has molded-in…

FXR BOOST MOTO CX PRIME HELMET

-- Track & trail helmet test, By the staff of Dirt Wheels -- FXR is a Canadian company that is little different as far as gear companies go. The founder was a motocross racer and later a motorcycle/snowmobile shop owner. He took up racing snow machines and started having his own gear made when he didn’t like what was available. After taking a strong position in the snow arena, FXR developed gear for dirt bikes and quads. Naturally, helmets for moto or snow racing are suitable for quads or UTVs. BUILD AND FEATURES…

ARAI XC HELMET TEST REVIEW

-- Treat your brain to excellence --  By the staff of Dirt Wheels There are many different philosophies when it comes to helmets. Arai is a Japanese, family-owned helmet company responsible for many helmet innovations. Arai doesn’t believe that helmets are like tear-offs, but instead are vital and valuable safety equipment. Aside from a core belief in absolute quality, Arai believes in a smooth, rounded shell shape, both for intrinsic strength but also so the helmet doesn’t have edges that catch during a crash. The…