An aerodynamic shell design constructed using an advanced lightweight composite poly-alloy.
A flip-up, flush fit, quick release, single turn screw face shield with side covers. The shield itself is optically correct compound curved, scratch-resistant and protects against UV-rays
Shield can be removed to allow open face riding or for use with most goggles.
Shield can also be used without the visor with included side cover kit
Smoke tinted inner flip down sun shield system with left side slide lever.
A helmet liner and cheek pads made with a hypoallergenic and antimicrobial nylon, all of which are removable and washable.
17 points of ventilation with chin, side, forehead top and rear vents
Retention system is quick release with sewn on ECE logo.
Provides ample ear cavity space for most speaker systems
A clear coat finish to protect paint & graphics
Available with a Deluxe Carrying Bag
Comes with a Limited Lifetime Warranty
Size Chart for the AFX FX-41DS Dual Sport Helmet
HOW TO DETERMINE YOUR CORRECT AFX HELMET SIZE.
MEASURE YOUR HEAD.Determine the circumference of the widest part of your head by using a flexible tape measure. Generally, the widest part of a person's head is the area 2.5 cm (1") above the eyes and ears. However,
we suggest measuring at a few points both above and below that line to determine the greatest measurement before referring to our size tables. We also suggest testing the fit of a helmet one size smaller and one size larger then what the chart recommends.
No helmet can provide protection if it's too uncomfortable to wear. If you would like further detailed instructions on how to determine your correct size please look at our AFX Helmet Fitting Guide.
This new FX41 DS helmet is a new addition to AFX’s dual sport helmet line up along-side the popular FX39 DS. The 41 is not a replacement for the 39. They actually excel at different things. The FX39 is very much a dirt focused helmet with on road capabilities, while this FX41 is more of a street focused helmet with offroad capabilities.
The shell of the FX41 is made of poly alloy plastic, and carries both the DOT and ECE approvals. The shape of the helmet is intermediate oval, so it’s going to fit a lot of heads, and the size chart is accurate, so be sure to use it to establish your fit. You’ll notice that the shell is very aggressively designed compared to the 39. Some of this radical new shape is functional. For example, the steep curve of the side of the shell is designed to increase a rider’s head mobility. This is especially handy for checking blind spots.
The biggest difference between the FX41 and the FX39 is the shield and visor configuration. The FX39 has a shared single axis mount for both the face shield and the visor. This new FX41 has two separate mounting points. The 39’s single axis system promotes the use of goggles without removing the face shield. You can still use goggles with the 41, but you have to remove the face shield to do so. Also, to use the 39 with the faceshield installed but without the visor, side plates must be installed to capture the shield. While the 41 also comes with side plates, they are aesthetic, and not necessary. You can install them or not, regardless of what combination of shield and visor you are using. There have also been some modifications to the visor and shield themselves. The visor of the FX41 is smaller and lighter as a result of the relocated mounting, and the visor’s peak is reinforced with this bumper. This bumper strengthens the visor and makes it more rigid, making it quieter at highway speeds. The shield’s update is obvious and significant. The shield has been contoured to flatten out the viewing area. This new shape keeps the image true by negating the refraction caused by the helmet’s pointy off road shape.
The area of the helmet that received the biggest upgrade in my opinion is the ventilation. The vent scheme on the 39 is quite good, but this 41’s ventilation is just excellent. The chin vent actually looks smaller at first glance, but that’s because AFX divided the vent into six ports versus the 39’s four. These outer two ports funnel air down the sides of the chinbar and into the helmet via these reflector clad channels. And just like that, the days of sweaty, matted helmet beard are now over. The faster you ride the fluffier and more luxurious your beard becomes. Pretty genius, really. Another one of the vent features I really like are these eyebrow vents. With the shield raised, cool air is channeled through the shell to help to dry the liner. With the shield closed, the low pressure venturi air at the back of the helmet draws air across the shield and into these eyebrow vents improving fog management. If that’s not enough ventilation for you; don’t worry, there are seventeen points of ventilation on this bad mamajama. There are two adjustable vents on the forehead, and another on the top of the shell. There is an additional adjustable exhaust vent on the rear of the shell, and multiple static vents covering the helmet on the sides and rear. There are probable vents on this helmet that I haven’t even found yet.
Another feature that has been added to this new FX41 is the internal sunshade. This sunshade is operated with this slide here on the left side of the shell. To remove it for cleaning or replacement, lower the shade all the way down and pull firmly out on the shield, starting on one side.
Lastly, let’s take a closer look at the liner. The design is very similar to that on the FX39. The material is softer, though, and more absorbent. If we take out the cheek pads, you can see the cutout that matches up with the intake vent port on the side of the chin bar. I’m telling you, they are not faking it with this ventilation. This stuff works. Removing the headliner is simple, but it takes some patience, as does the reinstallation. You see, the chinbar EPS and crown EPS sandwich the edges of the headliner, so you have to feed the headliner between the two EPS’s to reinstall it. It’s a little bit of a pain but it’s not that bad. With the liner removed, you can see the channeled dual density EPS that absorbs impact energy so your melon doesn’t have to.