It was ten years ago that Fox first released their Flux helmet, a helmet that for 2006 was steps ahead of the competition. Yet in the years that followed, the helmet market evolved to meet the needs of an ever-changing sport, leaving the Flux somewhat behind the times. Today's riders are pushing the limits of what is possible on shorter travel bikes and doing so, far from the supposed safety of the bike park. And in response, the design team at Fox began working a radically new helmet.
• Intended use: all-mountain • 'Varizorb' EPS liner to boost impact absorption • Single hand actuated retention system • 14 Vents to increase airflow • Premium pad set with sealed edges for increased comfort and moisture management • Added coverage to the back of the head • Fixed 'Y-Strap' anchor system eliminates need for additional adjustment • Available sizes: S/M 54-58cm and L/XL 59-63cm • Weight: 400g (actual) size S/M • MSRP: $149.95 USD | £110 GBP | €140 EUR
Fox now have something new and altogether exciting in the shape of the Metah - a moto-inspired, all-mountain specific helmet. Packing a series of features designed to boost both the protection on offer and the comfort level for the rider, the Metah looks set to bring Fox back into the all-mountain helmet market with a bang.
There's no mistaking its unique looks and styling, taking design cue's from Fox's already established and popular Rampage Pro Carbon full-face helmet. Adopting a new EPS liner with a technology called 'Varizorb', which contains strategically positioned cone-shaped inserts of a variable EPS foam density, dispersing energy and increasing impact absorption. Combined with the increased coverage on offer, the Metah ultimately delivers a helmet that could make a difference should the worst happen. The new soft to the touch removable liner and huge vents should also help to manage cooling airflow and keep any sweat from trickling into your eyes.
From Fox: New Fox Metah All Mountain/Enduro helmet redefines performance in the trail market
Fox MTB is excited to introduce the new Metah trail helmet. The first All Mountain/Enduro focused trail helmet of the line, the Metah features a deeper shell shape for increased coverage, a new Varizorb multi-density EPS liner and superior airflow from our Big Bore venting system.
The Metah has been tested and proven by our elite team of MTB Athletes on trails around the world; the feedback they provided was analyzed and incorporated into the final design. The result is the most performance oriented trail helmet we have ever launched.
The landscape of the trail riding market has changed and today's all-mountain and Enduro focused riders expect a higher level of performance from their helmets. With the new technologies built into the Metah, we have taken a huge step in performance to suit these needs while also incorporating the iconic Fox MX influenced aesthetic.- Dave Ahumada, Global product manager for Fox MTB.
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About Fox Racing: For over 4 decades, Fox Racing has been the global leader in motocross and mountain biking gear and apparel. Fox outfits the world’s best competitive action sport's athletes and enthusiasts with products that combine innovation and style, rooted in the brand’s original competitive motocross spirit. The company is based in Irvine, California, with offices, retail stores, and an international roster of sponsored athletes, located around the world. For more information, and to view the full range of Fox products, visit foxracing.com.