Azonic 2002 AZX Helmet

4/5 (8 Reviews)
MSRP : $150.00


Product Description

The all new 2002 Azonic AZX Cycling Helmet offers the ultimate in strength and unique style. This original hybrid helmet is constructed of fiberglass and a space age blend of Carbon-Kevlar. The AZX features a Coolmax® comfort liner and also includes an injection molded ABS visor as well as our goggle positioning recessed area eliminating all strap movement and finished off with durable multi-colored double clearcoated graphics.

Available in Red, Black and Blue In XS-XXL


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Reviews 1 - 8 (8 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Torsten Unsworth from Oakland, Ca, USA

Date Reviewed: August 8, 2005

Strengths:    I got a great deal

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
I want to give folks sizing info. I wear a 7 5/8 baseball hat, my head is about 24" in diameter, and the XL was just big enough. It's a little snug, but not painful.

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Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   beyondbikes.com


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jay a Weekend Warrior from Taytay, Rizal. Philippines

Date Reviewed: March 13, 2003

Strengths:    Cool design and graphics
Complied with SNELL protection standard
Affordable price


Weaknesses:    No vents (except for 2 useless holes beneath the visor)
Everyone bought the same color as I did! (red)


Bottom Line:   
The first time I used this helmet in an 8 km DH trail, I had a minor stiff neck. But I guess Im just not used to full face helmets which are comparatively heavier than my Giro Pneumo.

The AZX also made me go downhill faster since you dont feel the air whistling through your ears. Just like when you're driving a brand new car with a closed window, you're not distracted by the wind blowing on your face.

This helmet saved my face twice. Crashed face down and fell from 5 foot drop in Peak 3. The helmet is still intact with few scratches and my head feels ok.

The only downside to this helmet is the lack of vents. Here in the Philippines there are no such thing as shuttles . So you have to climb the mountain before you can go DH. When Im wearing this helmet while pedaling uphill, I feel that my head is burning.

The bottom line is the AZX provides the protection you need and gives confidence in charging any terrain or obstacles. Should additional vents be added without sacrificing strength and level of protection, better.

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Favorite Trail:   peak 3, grotto, maarat

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $112.00

Purchased At:   Velocity

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   Da Bomb Cherrybomb, Marzochi DJ3 and other freeride kits

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Matthias Reichmann a Downhiller from Friedrichshafen, Germany

Date Reviewed: February 6, 2003

Strengths:    Looks cool, fits perfectly, protects really well, I destroyed my first in a hard crash in Todtnau (Black-Forrest, Germany) and now I bought my second one 'cause I didn't damage a lot inside my brain.

Weaknesses:    not that well ventilated, but it's ok, cause you don't get any bees and wasps in your hair. It's no helmet for uphill-use, but who needs a full-face-helmet while climbing????

Bottom Line:   
It's the perfect helmet for downhilling and any kinds of freeriding, dirtjumping....

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $165.00

Purchased At:   Phobia

Bike Setup:   Azonic Eliminator, Shiver DC, Maxxis High Rollers

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Stefan Roeder a Downhiller from Cologne, Germany

Date Reviewed: November 27, 2002

Strengths:    It's light, fits perfect and is extremely safe. Beside this, it looks cool. It's a good downhill-head-on-insurance !

Weaknesses:    Has not the best ventilation (I used to use the AZX in summer on the island of Mallorca and sometimes my head got toasted - but hey, put him off during the uphills and everything is O.K.)

Bottom Line:   
If you go Downhill and you don't want to wear a heavy hat - try the AZX. It's a cool piece of safety gear....

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Favorite Trail:   Castell d' Alaró, Mallorca

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   cyclewerx

Similar Products Used:   Manga DH

Bike Setup:   C'dale Gemini 2000 with Super T and Mavic 321.
Vee Rubber Ninja 2.65"

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Crazy RedNek a Racer from Coal Harbour B.C

Date Reviewed: September 14, 2002

Strengths:    can take a sh*t kicken and ask for more with a smile,
looks f*cking trippy, has nice ventalation, nice price,
hey its azonic.


Weaknesses:    I ride the north north shore and in the summer it gets
f*cking hot, a bit to hot for that helmet,but its barelble.


Bottom Line:   
Good helmet for the price , very comfortable, nicly made,
nice up on the North North Shore for all the nine and ten footers I do.

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Favorite Trail:   mine

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   Dude some place

Similar Products Used:   OOOOOOKKKKKKAAAAAYYYYYY!!!!!!!

Bike Setup:   RM6 white brothers DH 2 fork, Double Track rims , MRP rollers, azonic bar and pedal. OYA AZONIC helmet....

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Connor a Downhiller from Marlton, NJ

Date Reviewed: May 23, 2002

Strengths:    Great fit, comfy (when it's not hot) and good looking. Premium details like large, adjustable visor, fail-proof D-ring buckle and Snell B95 certification.

Weaknesses:    No ventilation, which is a problem during the warmer months. Cheek pads could extend further. Not a true replacement for a full-size MX helmet.

Bottom Line:   
My hat size is a 7-1/4" and the Medium fits nicely. The AZX feels glued to my head - I can't rip it off my head no matter how hard I try - and I feel rather safe wearing it for normal freeriding/XC/DH uses. However, I also wear an MX helmet (O'Neal WF542) because it's just a whole new level of protection. MX helmets weigh quite a bit more than bike/BMX helmets but I simply prefer the added coverage, padding and protection and MX helmets do look more intimidating. ;)

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $79.00


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Chas a Downhiller from Los Angeles

Date Reviewed: January 24, 2002

Strengths:    Slick looks and fairly light weight.

Weaknesses:    Not One freakin vent.

Bottom Line:   
It's a good helmet if it's not tooooo hot. There are two little tiny vents under the visor that do nothing. I haven't taken a header on it yet but it seems like it protects pretty well. The cheak area is a little tight. For the price, buy a Vigor. 3 chillis cuz of the lack of vents.

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Favorite Trail:   Mt. Lowe

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $70.00

Purchased At:   Wheel World Culver City

Similar Products Used:   Vigor Vamoose

Bike Setup:   2001 Intense M1

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tino from Manchester, NH

Date Reviewed: December 14, 2001

Strengths:    looks great, fairly light, perfect fit, superior protection compared to an XC helmet, removable and adjustable visor, reasonable price compared to most full face brain buckets

Weaknesses:    very very very hot, needs more ventilation

Bottom Line:   
A great helmet if you doing DH and serious freeriding. But if you you're going for the XC ride, go with the regular helmet.

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Favorite Trail:   bloody finger

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   supergo.com

Similar Products Used:   regular Giro XC helmets

Bike Setup:   01 RM Pipeline - Marzocchi long travl, Hayes discs, Monkey bar, 24' rear wheel, Race Face stuff, Azonic shorty stem, XT/LX stuff

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