I have personally tested the HJC CS MX Phase, and it is a great helmet for any rider. The first thing you want to check on a helmet is if it DOT approved, and this one is. DOT approved means that it meets and/or exceeds safety requirements from the Department of Transportation.
Although this is a cheaper helmet, HJC does not make junk. It is very reliable and lasts a long time if you take care of it. The comfort level is high and the shape of the padding inside fits my head nice and snug. Usually you have to spend big bucks to get a high quality helmet with really cool graphics, but here you get quality, comfort, and I personally think the graphics are pretty neat as well. The breathe-ability would be my biggest complaint. It is not horrible, but my head got pretty sweaty doing any riding above 70 degrees Fahrenheit. The ventilation is the only big downfall this helmet really has, so if you don’t mind a little sweat or if you live in a colder climate this would be a great helmet.
HJC has really good starter helmets that last for years if you don’t get in a big crash and crack it. The HJC CS MX Phase helmet is perfect for beginning riders that just want to ride, but want quality, name-brand equipment for a good deal. I have used mine for two full seasons and it still looks almost new and feels great. So go buy a helmet and get out and ride!
Have fun, and ride safe.