WHAT IS IT? Usually a carbon helmet is a
company’s featured top-of-the-line helmet. Not for Fly.
The F2 Carbon is their mid-line helmet.
WHAT’S IT COST? $299.95.
CONTACT? (877) 359-2946 or
WHAT STANDS OUT? Here’s a list of things that
stand out with the Fly Racing F2 Carbon Trey Canard
(1) Fit. The Fly F2 Carbon fit is on point. We tested
a medium, and it fit perfectly. The liner held the tester’s
head securely in place with no pressure points. The
quick-release washable liner and cheek pads were plush
and comfortable against the skin. The liner absorbed
sweat effectively. Comfort is key, and Fly hit the nail
on the head.
( 2) Craftsmanship. The F2 Carbon replica utilizes
aircraft-grade, woven carbon fiber and Kevlar composite
construction. This creates strength and keeps the helmet
light. There are 11 intake and four exhaust vents for
airflow. In cold conditions, these vents are too much. The
visor offers excellent adjustment up and down. Since this
is Fly’s mid-line helmet, there are cost-saving differences
from their top-of-the-line Formula Stryper helmet—most
notably the aluminum screws, rivets and D-rings versus
titanium on the Stryper. The Stryper also comes with a
replacement visor and premium helmet bag.
( 3) Weight The F2 Carbon is on the lighter side of
the helmet scale, but it is not the lightest. Helmets such
as the Suomy and Airoh are the kings of this
category. Lightness is a fine line. Fly prefers added
structural integrity over minimal weight.
( 4) Safety. There are two different foam densities
in the lining of the F2 Carbon. The crown uses soft
density foam because of iots larger surface area, while
the remainder of the shell is made of denser EPS foam.
The use of dual foam allows the helmet designer to
provide progressive impact absorption for different
levels of impact. The F2 is Snell M2010, ECE and
( 5) Options. The F2 Carbon comes in two designs and
six different colorways. It is available in sizes from extra
small to extra-extra large. Fly offers different-sized cheek
pads to customize the fit.
WHAT’S THE SQUAWK? One minor quibble: We
would like the option of reducing airflow on cold days by
closing a few of the 11 vents.
We like it. Fly incorporated comfort, safety,
affordability and style in the F2 Carbon
Trey Canard replica.
FLY RACING F2 CARBON TREY CANARD REPLICA
MXA TEAM TESTED