With a combination of style, fit and comfort, the Bell Faction Downhill and BMX Bike Helmet features a skate-helmet-inspired design. This downhill and BMX-bike helmet is constructed of an ABS hard-plastic shell with a dual-density EPS liner, and includes 12 vents that allow cool, fresh air in and warm air out. The Faction helmet comes in three sizes: small (51-56cm), medium (54-59cm), and large (58-63cm). Bell's Faction helmet weighs 426 grams, and is both CPSC bicycle safety-standard certified and ASTM 1492 skate certified.
Strengths: Comes with three different size of foam inserts, strapes ajust well to fit your head. helmet has a safty rating for both cycling and skatting. It also does well on protecting they back portion of your skull.
Weaknesses: It is a little heavyer then a lot of others but not realy noticiable ocne you start wearing it. No visior but thats not realy a weakness I don't care for those velcro duck bills anyway. Just go to the local motorcycle store and buy a short snap-on one and three little wood srcews and there you go.
I've been waearing these helmets for over four years and they have save my bacon more then once.
The most serious time was when I was going to the store to get some stuff to cook breakfast. Well on the way in front of this church there are these 3 metal poles that have no parking signs on them and there like stuck about 2 foot back from the curb, well it's 6:00 am and still dark I had my niterider minewt on my helmet. I made it past the 1st one and I thought someone was comming up on my left side when I glanced to make sure no one was there I smack the second one on almost dead head on. WELL let me tell you a 3" metal post sunk in 3' foot of concret doesn't move at all! The helmet cracked almost in half in 2 places when my head hit the side walk, the high densityfoam was even cracked. For $20.00 on sell at Jenson USA best money I have ever spent Will gladly pay full price $40.00 if I can't find it on sale again. Bell knows their stuff! It save from a very bad head injury.
Well as the title says, I can't decide between Fox Transition Hardshell or Bell Faction Helmet... Opinions?
Here in Ottawa, Canada they both cost about the same and I have tried them both out. The Bell faction seems to be a better constructed helmet while the Fox Transition seems to be lighter...
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Faction Bikes 22" Zeitgeist
So Keith and the boys at Faction hooked me up with one of their Zeitgeist completes to test out. I swapped out the bars, stem, pedals, and seat. I frikken love this thing. It has big trails written all over it.
Frame and Fork - Faction
Wheels and Tires - Faction
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