Fox's new 2020 lineup of apparel / protection looks great but dig deeper and you'll find they have also packed a whole bunch of sweet technical features into their lineup. We have examined the range to select the 'best value for money', 'most impressive' and 'most advanced' product from their range. Check them out in detail below.
Best Value For Money Fox MTB Gear
The Fox Ranger short, how could it not be? Re-designed for 2020 the short now features a lighter, stretch-ier more comfortable material. The short has three well sized pockets including one zipped pocket to keep those critical items secure on your ride. The shorts are now tightened at the rear with goggle style adjustable straps to keep things snug, far better than the previous hook system. To go with this neatly designed short you also get a inner chamois liner. Riding with a chamois may feel like a strange idea at first but once you're used to the added comfort they bring you can't go back to life without them! All of this in a $129.95 MTB short, Aussie riders will be wrapped with what the Fox Ranger Short gives you.
Most Impressive Fox MTB Gear
Every year companies seem to boast a new moisture wicking fabric. I mean, what jersey isn't moisture wicking? But we'll admit that Fox have taken it to another level with their 'Flexiar' jerseys. The jersey we've featured here is the 'Flexair Delta', the most premium 'Flexair' jersey of the range. This model uses 'polartec' fabric which takes comfort and coolness to a whole new level. Combined with strategic use of mesh and Lycra panelling the jersey has a snug yet non restrictive fit. Even the cuffs around the sleeve and neck have been bonded so there are no large hems to irritate the skin. If you're after a good looking jersey to keep you cool all summer it just doesn't get any better than this.
Most Advanced Fox MTB Gear
Fox have had a good range of open face helmets for enduro / trail riders for a while now. This has gone up a notch for 2020 with the introduction of the all new 'Speedframe'. Available in various models there is a 'Speedframe' to suit everyone. As the price goes up so do the features along with added safety measures. All models do have the same shell design; sleek, non-bulky, and full of vents to cool you down under our hot Australian sun when mountain biking. They also have great fit systems allowing you to tighten the helmet to fit snugly on your head. The top of the line Pro model has everything you could want in an open face MTB helmet; dual density foam, MIPS technology, magnetic buckle, removable anti-bacterial liner, the list goes on. To us at For The Riders this is the most exciting new open face helmet design we've seen in years. Check out the Fox Speedframe.
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