Have you ever looked at all the mountain bike apparel options out there and thought, "I don't even know where to begin?" That's totally understandable. There are a myriad of options out there. Even just within a single brand the number of options to choose from can be overwhelming, so we reached out to Fox Racing and asked them to help us craft some simple guides to show off the awesome features of their wide range of MTB apparel, and identify the key types of riders who would match up with their various apparel offerings. In these videos join Fox's own, Mark Finely, as he takes you on a quick tour of the Fox Flexair lineup of MTB apparel and shares the details and features that make these riding kit perfect for all-day riding.
The Fox Flexair Delta SS Jersey was designed to keep the cool and comfortable on hot and sweaty days. For the main body fabric, Fox used their Polartec ® Delta™ fabric, which is lightweight, super-durable and helps to dissipate heat and increase airflow. Densely knit sleeves are abrasion-resistant and super-durable, so you can have peace of mind knowing your jersey isn’t going to fall apart after a crash. Bonded cuffs and a bonded collar increases the comfort level and a drop-tail design in the back of the jersey keeps your rear covered when your shredding downhill.
If you’ve been looking for a super-lightweight and comfortable pair of trail shorts, you have found your match. The Fox Flexair Shorts are made with TruMotion, four-way stretch fabric which is not only super stretchy but is incredible lightweight too. The waistband is also stretchy for freedom of movement and a secure closure, Fox went with their race ratchet closure system for easy adjustability. The Flexair shorts have laser-perforated ventilation holes on the inside of thigh that allow air to flow through the shorts, keeping you cool. The entire exterior of the shorts has been treated with a DWR water-resistant coating so you can have confidence splashing through the creeks and puddles. Last but not least, the 2021 Flexair shorts include a removable dual-density chamois for enhanced comfort and reduced rider fatigue on long rides.
With each passing season, mountain biking technology progresses further by making bikes lighter and faster and our equipment more capable, in return, allowing us to ride faster and go bigger than ever before. However, this also means accidents and crashes will be more prevalent, resulting in injuries. To combat this, Fox partnered with D3O® to design safety equipment specifically tailored to riders who love to shred the trails. Introducing the Fox Enduro D3O® Knee Guards, a shredtastic combination of impact absorbing technology and value focused design. Featuring D3O® inserts, the Enduro Knee Guard stays flexible for ease of movement and comfort, but upon impact, instantly hardens to dissipate the force of the crash. The reinforced skid plate reduces friction with the ground in a sliding fall and Cordura® fabric offers higher abrasion resistance in key impact areas.
The Fox Flexair Ascent Gloves are minimalist gloves that use super-lightweight materials fora next-to-nothing feel so you can focus on the trails. The main fabric of the Flexair Ascent Gloves is a lightweight stretch polyester, which maintains an excellent balance of comfort and durability. Next, the fingertips are covered with a silicon print for a good grip when shifting and braking. For a comfortable and secure closure, The Flexair Ascent Gloves feature a compression-molded cuff and a slip-on fit to help keep out dirt and debris. Last, A thin hybrid suede palm provides a great bar feel.
Fox's popular Speedframe Pro is back and with some hot new eye-catching colors. The Fox Speedframe Pro Helmet is Fox's newest and best looking, half-shell trail helmet in their lineup. Not only does it look good, but it it’s loaded with safety and performance features. The Speedframe incorporates MIPS, Multi-directional Impact Protection System, which protects your head from rotational forces during impacts. For some additional protection, Fox added in their Varizorb™, dual-density EPS foam core. A 360-degree fit system allows you to adjust the helmet with the dial in the rear for the perfect fit. Fidlock® SNAP helmet buckle provides quick and secure entry and exit while wearing gloves. The washable XT2® liner is antimicrobial and manages odor while wicking moisture away from the head. To top it off, Fox threw in a goggle compatible, 3-position visor. Get fast and look good with the Speedframe Pro.
When comfort and mobility are your top priorities, the Fox Flexair line should be your go-to choice. The Fox Flexair Long Sleeve Jersey is an ultra-lightweight and breathable trail riding jersey that features TruDri fabrics for optimal comfort when on the bike. The main fabric is moisture-wicking and breathable and the sleeves and shoulder panels are abrasion-resistant to protect you from overgrowth on the trail. A split-hem design adds a little more room for mobility and the drop-tail design adds coverage on your rear when in riding position. Laser-perforated ventilation holes allow air to flow through the jersey, keeping you cool and the flatlock seams add comfort. The Flexair LS Jersey was designed for maximum performance and comfort on the trails, features MTB-specific tailoring and has new eye-catching designs and colorways for 2021.
Looking for a full-face trail helmet for a little more protection on the days you feel like getting sendy? Look no further. The Proframe features Varizorb™, dual-density EPS liner which provides improved protection by spreading impact forces across a wider area. To add an additional layer of protection, Fox added MIPS™, Multi-directional Impact Protection System, which helps reduce rotational forces during impacts. When the weather is hot, you’ll stay cool and dry thanks to the superior moisture management and ventilation of 15 intake vents and 9 exhaust vents. The fixed visor has air vents underneath it which acts as a funnel for air to flow through to you head. With the striking design, ultra-lightweight construction, and superior protection, there is no question why the Proframe is the market leader in full-face trail helmets.
Aggressive riding means you need aggressive protection. This doesn't mean just elbow and knee protection, but also eye protection. When you're riding downhill, goggles will provide your eyes with maximum protection while also providing a wide field of view. The Fox Vue Dusc Goggle features a pre-curved, injection-molded polycarbonate lens for distortion-free optical clarity and increased impact resistance. The goggles use a TruLock system so you can easily swap and remove the lens in seconds. The soft TPU faceplate forms to the rider's face for improved comfort and the 360 venting optimizes the airflow to keep you cool in the heat and also reduces fogging.
When comfort and mobility are your top priorities, the Fox Flexair line should be your go-to choice. Fox’s Flexair Pants were designed to be the most comfortable MTB pants you have ever worn. Fox outfitted the Flexair pants with their TruMotion, all-way stretch fabric for a stretchy and comfortable fit that moves with you and wicks moisture from the body. A DWR water-resistant finish was applied to the pants for confidence when ripping through creeks and streams and laser-perforated panels on the front and back of the legs provide airflow, keeping you cool. The lower portion of the leg has been tapered to reduce snagging in your chain and a more streamlined fit. Lastly, Fox threw in two zippered hand pockets so you can store essential ride items securely.
Want to finish out your look? Don't worry, Fox has you covered... literally from head to toe. Fox offers Flexair gloves and socks that will round out your riding kit with incredibly functional pieces that earn their Flexair name and do so in style. While you're at it, be sure to check out the wide-range of helmets from Fox that provide all-day comfort and some of the best protection in the market. In fact, Fox helmets have claimed several top scores Virginia Tech's coveted helmet safety ratings. Fox offers a variety of helmet styles to match your riding style and level of protection needs.