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.
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)
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.
Bike Setup: Da Bomb Cherrybomb, Marzochi DJ3 and other freeride kits
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????
It's the perfect helmet for downhilling and any kinds of freeriding, dirtjumping....
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Bike Setup: RM6 white brothers DH 2 fork, Double Track rims , MRP rollers, azonic bar and pedal. OYA AZONIC helmet....
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.
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. ;)
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.