The Fox Flux is Back - Redesigning a Classic Trail Lid!

published by bktr on 15/02/2018 12:24:07

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March is nearly here, so according to the bike industry we should all be just about ready to ditch our Polartech and Gore-Tex and head out into the sun in our shiny new Spring/Summer 2018 kit. Ok, I’ll admit that anything other than gale force winds and freezing sleet might seem like a pretty far off concept right now, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be prepared for the 10 minutes of summer we might get in May! To kick off our Spring/Summer season at Biketreks we’re very pleased to be introducing the all new and revamped Fox Flux helmet.

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The Fox Flux is one of those models that has just always existed. In fact its roots go right back to the beginning of ‘trail’ riding culture. The Flux was the first helmet that truly differentiated itself from the standard XC/road helmets – offering better protection at the cost of a little extra weight. The ‘trail lid’ format has become hugely popular since then, with the Fox Flux still leading the market, so much so that it remains the best selling item on Fox’s long list of mountain bike kit. 

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The new Flux has had one of it’s biggest revamps to date, with a complete change of tack from previous models. Alongside its stylish new look, it now also comes with a MIPS option – an extra ‘belt-and-braces’ protection system which helps minimise rotational jarring during crashes. The new look is functional, too, with the 14 air vents channelling cool air over the head, helping to keep the lid comfortable in hot conditions.

A new retention system now covers 300 degrees round the head and is more comfortable and better fitting as a result. The internal shell of the helmet has also been redesigned, with a new Varizorb foam injection system providing improved impact resistance. A new Fidlock magnetic buckle finishes off the redesign, with an ergonomic design enabling one handed closure, leaving your other hand free to throw enduro horns or browse instagram. 

We’re really excited to have this iconic helmet back in our Ambleside shop, and having seen the new design in the flesh we’re sure it’s going to be popular with customers! If you’re after any more information on the Fox Flux feel free to get in touch. We’re expecting the first drop of these new lids to hit our shelves in the first week of March – keep an eye on our website and social media for more details!

 

Joe