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Anyone have any input about these helmets? i can get a really good price on one through someone i know and was wondering if its worth it? pros? cons?
 

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Anyone have any input about these helmets? i can get a really good price on one through someone i know and was wondering if its worth it? pros? cons?
Never heard of them. Do you have a link to a website with info about them?
 

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Thanks... I took a quick look at the certification, to see what it amounts to. FMVSS # 218 is the US DOT requirement, updated a few years ago. Not going to take the time to get into the 'which spec is better' debate -- I happen to think the DOT and ECE standards were a whole lot better for your noggin than the old Snell standard -- the Snell has been brought into line with the DOT, now so the value of a Snell sticker is minimal IMHO.

My 0.02? If it fits, is rated at least DOT, and is comfortable, you win. Price points on helmets are so wide that it's ridiculous.

You are buying about a 2" thick layer of styrofoam with a cover on it. That should not cost $600. Even if the shell is carbon fiber, I have trouble with those numbers.
 

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Thanks... I took a quick look at the certification, to see what it amounts to. FMVSS # 218 is the US DOT requirement, updated a few years ago. Not going to take the time to get into the 'which spec is better' debate -- I happen to think the DOT and ECE standards were a whole lot better for your noggin than the old Snell standard -- the Snell has been brought into line with the DOT, now so the value of a Snell sticker is minimal IMHO.

My 0.02? If it fits, is rated at least DOT, and is comfortable, you win. Price points on helmets are so wide that it's ridiculous.

You are buying about a 2" thick layer of styrofoam with a cover on it. That should not cost $600. Even if the shell is carbon fiber, I have trouble with those numbers.
I must agree helmet pricing is stupid in numbers and it's nuts to think they're are 1400 dollar helmets out there. I figure of its at lest DOT approved it should be pretty decent and it'll give me the peace of mind that I at lest have that
 

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It has an internal sun shade. If you get one, don't get the one with a sun shade and has the lever for it on the underside. Wind noise gets in there around the left ear area I think. I rode with it for a whole season and its now my back up so I haven't seen it in a while. My helmet now is a Shoei RF1200. I picked the LS2 and the RF1200 because they have small shells. I wanna be safe but not look like an alien head because I'm only 5'7". Now if you got the one without the internal sun shade, it might be considerable less noise. I love the graphics.
 

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FYI...And if you were thinking about the Carbon NEXX helmets... well my brothers vent fell off.
 

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There is absolutely zero chance I would wear a helmet secured with any kind of clip. The double D-ring fastening is the only fastening to have on a helmet. Everything else may fail you when you need it most.
 

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We've been asked to carry the brand a couple times over the years and don't. I'll just leave it at that... However, I assume there are many people that are satisfied with the helmet but for the price, there are better options IMO.
 

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I'm riding with one currently. I cant remember the exact model number, but the metal flake in the paint is pretty dang close to the '12 black color code. I used to work at a place that sells them, they are pretty inexpensive and aren't to terribly uncomfortable. I'm not sure the vents work at all though haha. I'll probably upgrade when the weather gets hot to something that will flow a little more air.

Other than that, I don't have any complaints. And like someone said above, the price is hard to beat. Especially at dealer cost haha!
 

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This is the kinda strap on my helmet. U definitely cant pull it out by hand. The only benefit I love is Im able to strap my helmet even with gloves on.

If u tighten it too much the buckle does start pushing against ur neck and will feel a bit uncomfortable at first. I do believe the D ring is probably a lot stronger as it has less parts that can fail... But its still gonna take a lotta force to snap this buckle type, and at such levels of force youre prolly gonna be toast anyway.
 

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This is the kinda strap on my helmet. U definitely cant pull it out by hand. The only benefit I love is Im able to strap my helmet even with gloves on.

If u tighten it too much the buckle does start pushing against ur neck and will feel a bit uncomfortable at first. I do believe the D ring is probably a lot stronger as it has less parts that can fail... But its still gonna take a lotta force to snap this buckle type, and at such levels of force youre prolly gonna be toast anyway.
The problem is not the strength of the material, it's the fact that clips or buckles can come undone quite easily if impacted just right.
 

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That's what mine looks like. I tested it by pulling on hit pretty hard and can't get it to come loose but shit happens in different ways while in a crash.
 
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