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Cheap Modular helmets? - November 25, 2010, 03:26 AM

There used to be 2 Modular helmets on the market and they both cost $500+.

Things have changed and there are a lot of modular helmets to chose from. I'm hoping someone can share some info on the cheap options.

This would be my occasional helmet where the modular design really helps. Any experiences? Recommendations?
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November 25, 2010, 06:12 AM

I would just check out Web Bike World. They have reviewed just about every modular helmet under the sun.

http://www.webbikeworld.com/Reviewed...s/Products.htm

For some reason I went out and purchased a Shoei Mutlitec right when it they came out a few years ago. Its a really nice helmet and I thought it would be really useful for some reason, but in the end I hardly ever use it since I don't have any scenarios where I need to flip-up my helmet.


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November 25, 2010, 06:37 AM

For me, I think the big use would be travel and use of dSLR. I can't use my dSLR without taking the helmet off and that is always a pain.
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November 25, 2010, 09:20 AM

check out this thread Witold
Scorpion EXO-900 Transformer Helmet - ADVrider

and this one is one of my favorites
Shark Evoline Wayer Helmet Series 2 - RevZilla

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November 25, 2010, 09:57 AM

For real cheap, I was pleasantly surprised by the GMax modular. I was looking for a modular to use when commuting in the summer, and wanted something that would let me flip up the lid when roasting in traffic. I tried a GMax, and it was pretty darn solid...not a Shoei, but solid enough that I was confident in wearing it. I got it for around $105, and that included two visors and a helmet bag...not a bad deal. I think Webbike world gave the helmet a thumbs-up, too...

Only negative...a little heavy, but all modulars are heavier than non-modulars...
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November 27, 2010, 09:15 AM

I like the fighter pilot helmet, but its pricey and I don't know how I feel about not being able to crack my shield a bit....

I don't understand the fascination with scorpio lids. I never saw anything special about them. And it seems like most helmet visors suck. Not just scorpio - other top brands suck too.

I currently have a gmax helmet. My previous helmet was gmax as well and I love them. Just for this reason I'm inclined to try their modular model. For $130, it is hard to go wrong. I will check webbikeworld reviews first....
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November 27, 2010, 09:20 AM

I love my flip-ups. The HJC is pretty reasonably priced. Personally I'm on my third Nolan. 8 years ago they were cheap helmets not so much anymore and the improvements don't really justify the price increase.

Besides taking pictures they're also great for communicating at gas stops and intersections.


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November 29, 2010, 04:48 PM

I placed my order for Gmax modular. I already have a regular Gmax so I don't have to wonder about sizing, and I've been happy with their stuff so far. This is going to be my 4th Gmax helmet now that I think about it.

110 shipped is not bad at all. link.
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November 29, 2010, 06:14 PM

I can tell you what route not to go. Schuberth. What a steaming pile of a helmet. Everything got loose on it.


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