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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?
 

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I have one silver. This one...

http://www.compacc.com/p.cfm/c/1201001/p/20326

Its not a bad helmet for $49, not even close to my Shark or Suomy in comfort though. Still its on par with the HJC's for sure. The venting is not bad and the finish is actually really good. Also the sheild mechanism works well and its very easy to remove. It is heavier than what Im used to but all in all for 49 bucks you really cant beat it. I would say that I think they run about half a size small. If you have any more specific questions just shoot me a pm, I will be glad to help.
 

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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
 

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I agree on the cheap vrs expensive helmet to a degree. If it's DOT/SNELL rated you will be fine. With that said, how much is your safety worth to you? I just bought a cheap to me $250 Scorpion to replace my $600 Shoei.
 

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As long as it is dot/snell you'll be fine IMHO...I have seen relatively cheap helmets outperform MUCH more expensive helmets...so don't believe the hype.
 

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Nice article
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
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...
 

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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...
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Cheap helmets are like bar pussy, Sloppy and loud
 

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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.
The new SNELL standards, kind of interesting.

http://www.webbikeworld.com/motorcycle-helmets/snell-2010-standard.htm
 

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Just bought a Shark RS-I at motorcyclecloseout.com, the best helmet I've owned thus far. Comparing to HJC, Fulmer, and an Icon I had. I would check them out.
 

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Ohh I want a Shark so bad. My pops has one but never uses it...he is damn lucky I got a huge nugget or I would jack it from him.
 

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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.

http://sharp.direct.gov.uk/search/r...manufacturer=0&type=0&rating=0&size=0&price=0

I see a shark rsr2 in my future.
 

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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.

http://sharp.direct.gov.uk/search/r...manufacturer=0&type=0&rating=0&size=0&price=0

I see a shark rsr2 in my future.
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!
 

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If it's Snell approved and DOT approved you should be fine, I personally can't see spending more than $200 for a lid just so I can say I have a Shoei or Arai helmet that your paying out the rear for a name. They don't even come with a fog free shield that's extra! I feel that alot of people think that whichever lid is most expensive must be the best and that is simply not the case. The XPEED helmet won the webbikemagazine helmet of the year award this past year so that must mean something! I'm still debating trying one just for the fact that I really don't need to spend more money on another helmet since I just bought my sixth Scorpion lid the other day.
 

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DOT testing results while interesting are pretty much useless. If you purchased it in the US, it passed DOT at some point.

The problem is that DOT testing is not done as helmets are produced. Other certs require helmets to be pulled off the line and tested to pass that batch of helmets just produced. Lots of variables can be introduced into the manufacturing process over time. Unless you are testing each batch (and DOT does not), it doesn't mean much.

This is why snell became so important to US buyers over the years.
 
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