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Re: Any helmet gurus?
« Reply #20 on: 05/03/15 05:37PM »

I do love the internal visor, so if you find a helmet you like with it, don't hesitate to pick it up!

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Re: Any helmet gurus?
« Reply #21 on: 05/03/15 06:24PM »
I have also used a helmet with the internal visor and had fogging issues. YMMV

Head shape is odd, or maybe just mine. :) I seem pretty content with high end Shoei, Arai, Bell (Star and Grid), AGV and Suomy. I think all are meant for slightly different shaped heads. I even was ok with the HJC I used to wear. The only helmet I've tried that I really didn't like the fit was the Shoei GT air, got pain points while walking round the store. I guess my point is try one before you rule it out.

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Re: Any helmet gurus?
« Reply #22 on: 05/03/15 06:39PM »

That makes sense because most Bell and Shoei are for intermediate to oval head shape.  HJC is more round to neutral.  AGV seems to depends on the model.  Revzilla really gives you good info by model.  I asked my wife; she's like "your head couldn't be much rounder" LOL!!  So, unless I can try a Bell Star on locally, chances are high I'd have to send it back.

I have also used a helmet with the internal visor and had fogging issues. YMMV

Head shape is odd, or maybe just mine. :) I seem pretty content with high end Shoei, Arai, Bell (Star and Grid), AGV and Suomy. I think all are meant for slightly different shaped heads. I even was ok with the HJC I used to wear. The only helmet I've tried that I really didn't like the fit was the Shoei GT air, got pain points while walking round the store. I guess my point is try one before you rule it out.

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Re: Any helmet gurus?
« Reply #23 on: 05/03/15 07:29PM »
Don't know about colors, but there are lower Bell models that can also use the same shield.

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Re: Any helmet gurus?
« Reply #24 on: 05/04/15 08:07AM »
You might also read about the various head shapes on webbikeworld.com - they do a  fairly good job of describing the head shapes of various helmets both high and low end.

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Re: Any helmet gurus?
« Reply #25 on: 05/04/15 08:28AM »
You might also read about the various head shapes on webbikeworld.com - they do a  fairly good job of describing the head shapes of various helmets both high and low end.

+1. They also have an article on the quietest helmets on the market, where Shoei is consistently ranked toward the top.  I have owned them for the past 15 years along with comparing a few other makes, and still haven't found a more quiet helmet on the market.  An AGV I owned did come close and was about half the price...
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Re: Any helmet gurus?
« Reply #26 on: 05/04/15 12:54PM »

Thanks!  They rate Bell Star as a neutral fit, which means it could work.  I emailed the folks at STG to get their input on how it compares to HJC.

You might also read about the various head shapes on webbikeworld.com - they do a  fairly good job of describing the head shapes of various helmets both high and low end.

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Re: Any helmet gurus?
« Reply #27 on: 05/04/15 02:19PM »

Fit seems similar, so I ordered it with the transition shield.  Free return if it doesn't work out.  Too good of a deal not to give it a shot  :3:.  Thanks for your input!  Probably would not have found this helmet!

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Re: Any helmet gurus?
« Reply #29 on: 05/05/15 02:17PM »

I read about that!  There is some helmet brand that is already offering it.  The main downside is that it is attached to the inside of the visor and still leaves a bit of a gap.  Other issue is that it needs to be charged.  Unless they perfect the fit and battery life, I honestly can't see it taking off, especially if photochromatic shields work well.

What about this?
http://www.revzilla.com/common-tread/agv-releases-lcd-tinted-visors


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Re: Any helmet gurus?
« Reply #31 on: 05/06/15 07:31AM »
Akuma. That's it!

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Re: Any helmet gurus?
« Reply #32 on: 05/06/15 10:27AM »
HJC had a helmet with an internal sun visor, the IS-16  lower priced, with good ratings. 
Also a newer version the IS-17.

I have the Shoei-GT-air, its a great helmet, but expensive ....

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Re: Any helmet gurus?
« Reply #33 on: 05/06/15 10:30AM »
HJC had a helmet with an internal sun visor, the IS-16  lower priced, with good ratings. 

That's my current one!  It's been good!  I'm keeping it around but will try the Bell Star Carbon with transition shield.  Will see how it turns out.

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Re: Any helmet gurus?
« Reply #34 on: 05/07/15 08:02PM »
Had an HJC... Loudest helmet I've ever owned. Loved my Shoei RF1100, love my RF1200 even more. I say buy your favorite helmet/brand and spend a few hundred on custom paint. Custom paint is cool

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Re: Any helmet gurus?
« Reply #35 on: 05/07/15 09:14PM »
I wasn't particularly bothered by noise on mine.  Still like it but I have should have this bad boy by Monday :)


Had an HJC... Loudest helmet I've ever owned. Loved my Shoei RF1100, love my RF1200 even more. I say buy your favorite helmet/brand and spend a few hundred on custom paint. Custom paint is cool

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Re: Any helmet gurus?
« Reply #36 on: 05/08/15 05:22PM »
^ that's a good looking helmet

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Re: Any helmet gurus?
« Reply #37 on: 05/10/15 06:59AM »
I have a Bell Star carbon nice helmet but drags way more in the wind than my Shoei RF1200.
Other great helmets of mine.
Arai Corsair V
Shark Kimbo Pro
Scorpion EXO R 2000
HJC RPHA 10
Shoei RF1100

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Re: Any helmet gurus?
« Reply #38 on: 05/11/15 06:14PM »

Geesh, that's a bike's worth of helmets :D.  Surprised to hear the Bell drags a lot as it is supposed to be a good fit for racing, so definitely for an aggressive riding position.  If you sit more upright, it may cause more drag, not sure?  It arrived today so I'll probably give it a test run tomorrow given the fit is right.

I have a Bell Star carbon nice helmet but drags way more in the wind than my Shoei RF1200.
Other great helmets of mine.
Arai Corsair V
Shark Kimbo Pro
Scorpion EXO R 2000
HJC RPHA 10
Shoei RF1100

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Re: Any helmet gurus?
« Reply #39 on: 05/11/15 09:33PM »

Definitely a bit tighter on the cheeks but this is obviously a new helmet compared to a 4+ year old one. I'll see how it is after wearing it for a bit.

 

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