Does nyone have an XPEED helmet or maybe tried one? Curious what the quality of the helmet is, maybe same or better than an HJC possibly?
I agree in so many ways but the price does not provide protection. Great article here.I'm sorry but dont put any cheap helmet on your head, either way I know if you go down hard enough its going to spit like a egg but spend the money and get a shoei, arai something
That's odd.... i'm on my 4th Arai helmet and none of them have ever once fogged up! Worn them in weather from 24 degrees up to 106 degrees while riding and NEVER had any problems...I have six Scorpion helmets and absolutely love them. Can't beat the quality and comfort for the price and they are Snell/DOT approved, I've tried on Shoei and Arai helmets at the dealers and as soon as I put them on and breathed they fogged up so I took them off and said FUCK THAT. They claim to have top of the line venting but that doesn't make them worth $400 more IMO. I was basically curious about the XPEED helmet because Competition Accessories has them from $39-99 and thought about trying one just for shits and grins.
The new SNELL standards, kind of interesting.My next helmet will NOT be a SNELL. I've been looking at the ECE standard.
Often overlooked, but most important is fit. Fit is much more than just the right size, but the right shape. Heads and helmets come in several shapes from round, oval or egg shaped. Many just move up or down in size, instead of getting the right shape which is a big mistake.
While I wouldn't get a $50 helmet, spending $500+ doesn't guarantee a great helmet either. There are many good buys in the $200 to $300 range. Last years model can often be had for $150 or less.
I've read the new snell standards. Glad to see they are finally acknowledging they have a problem with smaller sized helmets. The problem with attempting to address the 1% worst crash still exists. I guess you can't expect them to admit all their problems at once (maybe 2015). By doing this their certification requires more energy transfer to your brain in the 99% that you have a chance of surviving.The new SNELL standards, kind of interesting.
Thats a great find right there TN, easy to read.(Got me contemplating an AGV S4 now) I would HIGHLY recommend the rsr2, I LOVE mine!I've read the new snell standards. Glad to see they are finally acknowledging they have a problem with smaller sized helmets. The problem with attempting to address the 1% worst crash still exists. I guess you can't expect them to admit all their problems at once (maybe 2015). By doing this their certification requires more energy transfer to your brain in the 99% that you have a chance of surviving.
Found this site from the UK. They impact test helmets objectively rating from 1 to 5 stars. They prove that cheap helmets aren't always crap and big $$$ ones aren't always that great.
I see a shark rsr2 in my future.
DOT testing results while interesting are pretty much useless. If you purchased it in the US, it passed DOT at some point.