6D and Factory Connection Honda breaking up?

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10/18/2018 5:21pm Edited Date/Time 10/19/2018 11:47pm
Saw a FC post on IG and it sounds like they are going to a different helmet. Did i miss the news?
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10/18/2018 5:27pm
They will probably be head to toe in Fox and Shift.
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10/18/2018 5:27pm
Yeah you missed it it was on TMZ. Is it a big deal?
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AZRider wrote:
Saw a FC post on IG and it sounds like they are going to a different helmet. Did i miss the news?
Fox signed them for helmets but I heard they weren’t able to get them for boots. So for 2019 it sounds like they will wear Fox helmets, Shift gear, Alpinestars boots and 100% goggles.
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10/19/2018 6:20am
AZRider wrote:
Saw a FC post on IG and it sounds like they are going to a different helmet. Did i miss the news?
ML512 wrote:
Fox signed them for helmets but I heard they weren’t able to get them for boots. So for 2019 it sounds like they will wear Fox...
Fox signed them for helmets but I heard they weren’t able to get them for boots. So for 2019 it sounds like they will wear Fox helmets, Shift gear, Alpinestars boots and 100% goggles.
They will never win a lit kit with that setup.
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10/19/2018 7:38am
AZRider wrote:
Saw a FC post on IG and it sounds like they are going to a different helmet. Did i miss the news?
ML512 wrote:
Fox signed them for helmets but I heard they weren’t able to get them for boots. So for 2019 it sounds like they will wear Fox...
Fox signed them for helmets but I heard they weren’t able to get them for boots. So for 2019 it sounds like they will wear Fox helmets, Shift gear, Alpinestars boots and 100% goggles.
dirtmike86 wrote:
They will never win a lit kit with that setup.
Such a weird setup... I get that Fox is Shift, but can't they throw a Shift label on the Fox helmets/boots just to make things look a little cleaner? Shouldn't be that hard, right?
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10/19/2018 7:50am
mattyhamz2 wrote:
Such a weird setup... I get that Fox is Shift, but can't they throw a Shift label on the Fox helmets/boots just to make things look...
Such a weird setup... I get that Fox is Shift, but can't they throw a Shift label on the Fox helmets/boots just to make things look a little cleaner? Shouldn't be that hard, right?
They don’t sell them though, the goal is to continue to grow/push Fox as a protection company with boots and helmets. Shift is strictly gear with low end boots and helmets. Albeit Fox and Shift are the same company, by running Fox boots or helmets with Shift it can give the impression that those items can be worn without Fox gear in the mix.
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10/19/2018 7:55am
mattyhamz2 wrote:
Such a weird setup... I get that Fox is Shift, but can't they throw a Shift label on the Fox helmets/boots just to make things look...
Such a weird setup... I get that Fox is Shift, but can't they throw a Shift label on the Fox helmets/boots just to make things look a little cleaner? Shouldn't be that hard, right?
ML512 wrote:
They don’t sell them though, the goal is to continue to grow/push Fox as a protection company with boots and helmets. Shift is strictly gear with...
They don’t sell them though, the goal is to continue to grow/push Fox as a protection company with boots and helmets. Shift is strictly gear with low end boots and helmets. Albeit Fox and Shift are the same company, by running Fox boots or helmets with Shift it can give the impression that those items can be worn without Fox gear in the mix.
That makes sense. I get their thought process and I'm sure it works, especially because I see a lot of guys wearing the helmets and boots with other brands of gear. I just try to look from an outsiders point of view on certain things. I can hear it now.. "Why does that guy have all the same stuff, but that red bike team is wearing Fox and another company?" lol. We all know that's what we'd hear, especially from out gf's and wives.
10/19/2018 8:01am
Who cares if there's a few different logo's on your gear? I also wear my Fox Instincts with Thor, Seven and Alias gear and with a Bell helmet.
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10/19/2018 8:04am Edited Date/Time 10/19/2018 8:05am
Main stream folks probably wouldnt notice.
But I couldn't wear fox boots with a different brand of gear personally it would bother me.
But I can wear AStars with any gear including Fox.
Which I guess is strange now that they (Astar) make gear !
Hmmm now that I think of it I think I'll get sidi boots next time so I can switch brands anytime without having to buy boots.
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10/19/2018 8:11am
Melon Goggles
Shoei helmet
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Alpinestars boots
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10/19/2018 8:31am
ML512 wrote:
Fox signed them for helmets but I heard they weren’t able to get them for boots. So for 2019 it sounds like they will wear Fox...
Fox signed them for helmets but I heard they weren’t able to get them for boots. So for 2019 it sounds like they will wear Fox helmets, Shift gear, Alpinestars boots and 100% goggles.
dirtmike86 wrote:
They will never win a lit kit with that setup.
mattyhamz2 wrote:
Such a weird setup... I get that Fox is Shift, but can't they throw a Shift label on the Fox helmets/boots just to make things look...
Such a weird setup... I get that Fox is Shift, but can't they throw a Shift label on the Fox helmets/boots just to make things look a little cleaner? Shouldn't be that hard, right?
I was thinking more the boots. I thought instincts are the same level of safety. Why not run the full setup? Iam sure its just contract bs.
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10/19/2018 8:31am
Like a few years ago. When some pro's were running astars gear and boots with fox helmet + goggles.
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10/19/2018 8:34am Edited Date/Time 10/19/2018 8:36am
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Tarz483 wrote:
Main stream folks probably wouldnt notice. But I couldn't wear fox boots with a different brand of gear personally it would bother me. But I can...
Main stream folks probably wouldnt notice.
But I couldn't wear fox boots with a different brand of gear personally it would bother me.
But I can wear AStars with any gear including Fox.
Which I guess is strange now that they (Astar) make gear !
Hmmm now that I think of it I think I'll get sidi boots next time so I can switch brands anytime without having to buy boots.
if chad reed can do it than iam cool with it.
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10/19/2018 8:52am
dirtmike86 wrote:
They will never win a lit kit with that setup.
mattyhamz2 wrote:
Such a weird setup... I get that Fox is Shift, but can't they throw a Shift label on the Fox helmets/boots just to make things look...
Such a weird setup... I get that Fox is Shift, but can't they throw a Shift label on the Fox helmets/boots just to make things look a little cleaner? Shouldn't be that hard, right?
dirtmike86 wrote:
I was thinking more the boots. I thought instincts are the same level of safety. Why not run the full setup? Iam sure its just contract...
I was thinking more the boots. I thought instincts are the same level of safety. Why not run the full setup? Iam sure its just contract bs.
Alpinestars was able to retain the contract, if it were up to the Fox guys they would be in the boots as well.
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10/19/2018 8:58am
So 6D will have no team out there then correct? Just some riders but not a whole team.
10/19/2018 2:19pm
Sponsorships be dammed, they are a great helmet. Talked to Bob at the MXoN stand and tried on their ATR-2 helmet. Great fit just like my Arai and current Bell and good people too. I'll be getting one when the budget allows.

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10/19/2018 2:19pm
Tarz483 wrote:
Main stream folks probably wouldnt notice. But I couldn't wear fox boots with a different brand of gear personally it would bother me. But I can...
Main stream folks probably wouldnt notice.
But I couldn't wear fox boots with a different brand of gear personally it would bother me.
But I can wear AStars with any gear including Fox.
Which I guess is strange now that they (Astar) make gear !
Hmmm now that I think of it I think I'll get sidi boots next time so I can switch brands anytime without having to buy boots.
McGrath wore Fox gear and Alpinestar boots and he was the coolest. So even though Astars now has gear, they are a boot company so it’s cool with the fashion police.

But don’t go wearing Fox boots with Alpinestars gear. Major fashion faux-pas. ?
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10/19/2018 2:31pm
I love the fox/shift brands they make great products that I use myself but does anyone grow tired of seeing half the field in it? Pro Circuit now FCHonda. Countless guys in 450 class. I feel like they're going to dominate the field at this rate. Not good for other brands!
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10/19/2018 2:32pm
Do they make MTB helmets? Something they could get into easily I'd imagine.
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10/19/2018 2:39pm
Not sure about specific MTN bike helmets but they make cycling helmets. They're also in the street market.
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10/19/2018 2:42pm
Once 6D lands something with the NFL, or NHL, this market will be nothing to them.
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Once 6D lands something with the NFL, or NHL, this market will be nothing to them.
Got that right and good for them if they can break into those markets. Hell of a lot more kids playing hockey and football than kids riding dirt bikes.
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Once 6D lands something with the NFL, or NHL, this market will be nothing to them.
I hope not as I plan on my next helmet being an ATR2, looks safe as anything! I've had a few knocks in my Bell now so I might retire it come January.
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10/19/2018 2:50pm Edited Date/Time 10/19/2018 2:50pm
Yes, they make an MTB helmet. My boss has one:
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10/19/2018 3:10pm
Gandorlf wrote:
Do they make MTB helmets? Something they could get into easily I'd imagine.
-MAVERICK- wrote:
Not sure about specific MTN bike helmets but they make cycling helmets. They're also in the street market.
Falcon wrote:
Yes, they make an MTB helmet. My boss has one: [img]https://p.vitalmtb.com/photos/products/17169/photos/19582/s1600_0ff0f8_c531ae5e1c074c1b8299b0543adf24c7.jpg?1456511400[/img]
Yes, they make an MTB helmet. My boss has one:
I was thinking more full face moto style specific MTN bike helmets.

Out of curiosity, are those helmet's priced around the same as their competitors or more expensive?
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10/19/2018 3:12pm
Once 6D lands something with the NFL, or NHL, this market will be nothing to them.
Gandorlf wrote:
I hope not as I plan on my next helmet being an ATR2, looks safe as anything! I've had a few knocks in my Bell now...
I hope not as I plan on my next helmet being an ATR2, looks safe as anything! I've had a few knocks in my Bell now so I might retire it come January.
Doesn't mean they'll stop making moto helmets it just means it'll be a very small portion of their business compared to what it is now.
10/19/2018 4:37pm
-MAVERICK- wrote:
I was thinking more full face moto style specific MTN bike helmets. Out of curiosity, are those helmet's priced around the same as their competitors or...
I was thinking more full face moto style specific MTN bike helmets.

Out of curiosity, are those helmet's priced around the same as their competitors or more expensive?
They offer full face mtb specific as well. I think they were priced a bit high at first but they're pretty even now that most are on sale. I personally think it's far better than mips and wear the half helmet myself. It does look ginormous and tends to run a bit hot compared to other helmets

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