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iXS Phobos-Anchor Full Face Helmet

Average User Rating: (Very Good)
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Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry

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“Well built with nice looks.”

The Good: Solid performance, good venting and great looks. Great Price

The Bad: Fit is more snug than other helmets I've had. D-ring is annoying.

Overall Review:

For the past season and a half I have been wearing the iXS Phobos helmet. I chose the helmet based on the bright colors and great price that they are available in. I'm a huge fan of bright colors, and iXS delivered an amazing looking helmet with the Phopos.

While I haven't had many crashes to my head, I can think of one particular crash that sent me face first into the dirt. My mouth was full of the brown stuff, but there was absolutely no injury to worry about. The Phobos took the hit like a champ, protecting my head, while only suffering a small, cosmetic crack on the visor.

This helmet would be perfect IF it slid on easier. It's a squeeze to get the helmet on and off, and requires a break in period to get to the point where it isn't annoying. And while I have grownaccustom enough to it to feel comfortable, I have never reached the point where I forget that it is on.

Also, the D-ring seems to be harder to loop the straps in and out of compared to other helmets I have worn, and of coarse a D-ring always looses to a clip-in strap.

All things considered, I have no plans to replace my iXS Phobos, and when I do reach that point, it will still be on my list of helmets to consider.

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Vital MTB Retail Partners:
Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry

Specifications

Riding Type Freeride
Number of Vents 10 Vents
Construction ABS high absoption shell
Adjustable Padding yes
Certification Extra Safety: Double-D Closure, CE/EN 1078
Bag no
Size KL 51-52cm, XS 53-54cm, S 55-56cm, M 57-58cm, L 59-60cm, XL 61-62cm
Colors grey-silver-black / green-white-black / blue-white-black
Weight

2 lb 6.8 oz (1.1 kg)

Miscellaneous adjustable visor, removable and washable padding, optimum ventilation
Price $129.00
More Info iXS website
Vital MTB Retail Partners:
Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry