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post #1 of 15 Old 03-24-2012, 03:38 PM Thread Starter
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Anybody try the Fly Trekker helmet?

Looks interesting, and seems to have all the right features at a pretty good price point. Cycle Gear apparently does not carry the brand, so I'm not sure where I can go to look at one (and try it on for size before ordering online:mrgreen.

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I have the AFX FX39DS which is basically the same helmet. I use it for dual sport riding. I like it a lot for that use. Very comfortable and has some good features for the price point. I wear a Shoei for road use.

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Just bought one - I like it. Much lighter then my previous helmet, reasonably good as far as noise goes, good visibility and vents seem to work pretty well.

The price is what drew me to it (my scottish ancestry makes me cheap) and all the write-ups I've seen made it seem like it was worth a try.
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I have one as well. I like the helmet. It is very comfortable for me and wind noise is not to bad. It is not as good in cross winds as some street helmets but I don't find it to be enough of a problem to want to switch.
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Didn't fit my head very well tight on my forehead and the mouthpiece was very close to my nose
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Didn't fit my head very well tight on my forehead and the mouthpiece was very close to my nose
Well, if you didn't have such a long, drooping Charles de Gaulle nose.....
Just kidding. I have read where this helmet fits more like Arai (round melon) than Shoei (oval melon) and your tight forehead observation seems consistent with that.

The Yamaha dealer in Sac handles this line so maybe I'll go down and try one on.

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I've been watching this helmet and was wondering about rider reviews as well. I like the look, but was worried about riding the road at speeds because of the visor.

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I like the look, but was worried about riding the road at speeds because of the visor.
The reason I am interested is that I once had a Nolan (N70, I think) that had a visor or peak and I really liked it, but it was discontinued. So on subsequent helmets I have installed a SuperVisor. I have never noticed any "lift" or other ill effects from them. But they do shade your eyes nicely and minimize back-reflection from your face inside the shield. My silver beard can get pretty bright in there.:mrgreen:

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I've been watching this helmet and was wondering about rider reviews as well. I like the look, but was worried about riding the road at speeds because of the visor.
I was kinda of concerned about this visor on superslabs and at speed to, but I find very little buffeting or any kind of additional wind noise attributable to it.

A buddy of mine has an Arai with a visor and he says there's a high pitch whine that gets produced by the wind when at speed - that would be enough to drive me nuts.
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Well, if you didn't have such a long, drooping Charles de Gaulle nose.....
Just kidding. I have read where this helmet fits more like Arai (round melon) than Shoei (oval melon) and your tight forehead observation seems consistent with that.

The Yamaha dealer in Sac handles this line so maybe I'll go down and try one on.

Thanks to all for the responses.
Do we know each otherYeah, I know but I bought one of their road helmets and if fits great?
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