Rated 4 out of 5 by AllTheGear A good start
this has been my main offroad helmet, it has taken two serious impacts, has suffered a front to back high speed tarmac scrape, and a full on head plant from an 8 foot drop.
I have night light mount and helmet cam mount permanently on this and it sits well on the head.
If I had to complain, its the lack of size adjuster, you have to put different foam inserts in to get size right
17 March 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by minivbrake Cheap, simple and very long lasting
I've got three of these; one for me and one each for the kids and this helmet will put up with pretty much any kind of abuse.
My kids both had normal MTB helmets but being kids would drop them constantly so I had to throw the helmets away after they quickly got damaged.
Replaced them with the Faction (in fact I think one is a Fraction which is the smaller version) and haven't had any problems. The hardshell takes all the abuse and leaves the EPS safe inside.
Loads of pads supplied - three thicknesses of each pad so with a little mix and match they stay comfy and safe.
24 January 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Anonymous poor.
Great helmet to start off with, but sizing is poor, if you think you need a large and have a head size towards the lower end of the sizing then get a medium or you have an uncomfortable helmet that gives you a mushroom head. And then if you do get one and crash, you'll need a new one. I hit the ground at about 15-20 mph and it has split the plastic outer shell away fron the polystyrene inner shell. Simply put do not buy.
27 June 2013