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post #1 of 9 Old 08-03-2007, 02:56 PM Thread Starter
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ZOX Helmet

Hey gang, got my new Zox helmet today, she's a beauty. Its the Hi-Quest R model, modular. The blue is exactally the same color as my K5 Wee.
Apparently this helmet is only distributed thru Motovan, so check with most any bike shop in Canada.
I had read a test somewhere on the net re: Zox lids, and the review was very favourable indeed. The price is very right.

http://www.zoxhelmets.com/zoxhelmets/index_en.asp

Going to try it out right now.

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Let us know. I need to buy a new helmet before next year.

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So far so good. As per most helmets, the vent system does nothing noticable. The fit is excellant for my bean and i would say the weight is average. Not the lightest helmet available nor the heaviest. It is very comfy, has removable pad/lining and quick release visor.

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I bought a Zox Nevado R a couple of months ago for my wife. She is claustrophobic and has a hard time donning a regular full face, so the modular design fit the bill, she has no issues with it at all.

The helmet just happens to fit me too , so I've stolen it a couple of times. I find it very comfortable, quieter than my AGV Demon, and the removable/washable interior is a great bonus for such a reasonably priced lid. The only cons I can find are that it seems to "fly" a little at higher speeds and tugs at the chinstrap ( maybe could fit a tad snugger?), something that my AGV doesn't do. The visor also tends to slam shut at highway speeds which kinda bugs me, as I like to ride with an open visor much of the time. All in all I find it is a really good helmet for the coin.

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I found the visor doesnt want to stay open either. I have contacted MotoVan about that issue, and the less than stellar seal against the visor when down as well.

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After using the helmet for awhile now, here is my update on the Zox performance.

It is slightly noiser than my previous helmet (shield up, hwy riding), the venting is useless and the shield continues to fall down while riding. It does seem to be slightly heavier than my other modular, although I have not weighed them.

On the up side, it is very comfortable and fits well. The release mechanism works well for the face piece and it seems to lock down solidly. It comes with a neck curtain and the interior is removable for washing.

I contacted Motovan re the poor seal on the visor. I got a speedy, but useless response. They said I should return the helmet to the retailer and he would "adjust the ratchet". I have looked at it, and there is NO way of doing that. And just for the sake of saying I did so, I took it back to the shop I bought it. They confirmed my assesment that there is no provision for adjustment. The problem is simply the poor design of the seal. I also mentioned to Motovan that the visor wont stay open on the hwy. They didnt even respond to that one.

But, overall, and for the price its not too bad a helmet. I think it looks pretty sharp and I will fix the sealing issue myself.

I still want to try on a Nolan N102 and see how I like that helmet, but unfortunatly there is no dealers around that can supply one.

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What ideas do you have in mind for the sealing problem ??

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Same thing I have done to other helmets.....thru abit of trial and error, placing open-cell foam tape where required.

Infact, I now have a pretty quiet helmet since sealing it up.

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