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post #1 of 35 Old 05-09-2016, 11:38 PM Thread Starter
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What is your favorite or current helmet?

Just looking for opinions on helmets and what you like and don't like about them.
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post #2 of 35 Old 05-09-2016, 11:45 PM
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Just snagged a Shoei Neotec. I had to order the thinner cheek pads but other than that it fits extraordinarily well on me.
Very quiet and excellent ventilation.
Cons: shields and cheekpads relatively pricey.
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Arai Signet-Q fits me. Its internal shape matches the shape of my head. That matters a LOT for safety. Also, the features and finish are excellent. I like Arai's decision to exceed DOT, ECE, and Snell minimum requirements.

Shoei is another excellent brand. I can't wear it. It doesn't fit me.
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My Shoei RF-1100 fits perfectly and is so much more comfortable than my Bell Qualifier DLX but I love my Bell cuz it has the photochromic shield.

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Love my Shoei GT Air. Shoei fit me perfectly and really like the drop down tinted visor. It's not polarized but its good enough for my daily commute.

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Just snagged a Shoei Neotec. I had to order the thinner cheek pads but other than that it fits extraordinarily well on me.
Very quiet and excellent ventilation.
Cons: shields and cheekpads relatively pricey.
Ditto for the Neotec. I have 2 of them (his and hers) and it is significantly more comfortable, quieter and better ventilated than my HJC Symax II. I would buy another one. And I am partial to the modulars because I have mild claustrophobia inside a helmet.

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My Shoei RF-1100 fits perfectly and is so much more comfortable than my Bell Qualifier DLX but I love my Bell cuz it has the photochromic shield.
I have the DLX too and the photochromic shield works wonders. How did you deal with the lack of pinlock though? Did you use an insert or just leave the visor open and get a cold face (like me)

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Like my Shoei Q-West .

Quite a step up from my last helmet of the 80's very quiet , pinlock shield for antifogging & a couple of air vents if needed
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got tired of white tho I do look like a cop with white bike and helmet and Icon Hiviz yellow the jacket if it's chilly. Buddy in Aus wears one and does it ever stand out....not fashion plate for sure but oh my is it visible.

Least the helmet will match the Icon rain jacket and that's when the viz is critical.

Kinda cool design as it's both closed face and open face as you wish - 7 different set ups .



and much lighter than my convertible -weighs no more than the Bell Mag 8, better cooling and the option to put a chin bar on.

I found my current helmet difficult to shoot the Gx7 while wearing. Some ergonomic changed from the Gx1.

I currently wear the last config. Field of view is outstanding. The helmet is quiet when you remove the ear pocket resonance. ( which occurs with all helmets with comm pockets )

I find most helmet brands over hyped and over priced. Both the Bell Mag8 and the AFX-55 were $160 or less and have served me well.
My Australian convertible cost a bit more cuz hey ..it's Australia. $249 Aus$
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HJC Synmax. Modular helment with a flip-up chin-bar.

The line fits the shape of my head so that I don't think about my helmet, and at a long traffic signal the flip up chin-bar is nice for talking to my buddy or getting a bit of fresh air.

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