Maximus
 
 
 
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 Icon Variant Salvo Hi-Viz Helmet
Icon Variant Salvo Hi-Viz Helmet
Icon Variant Salvo Hi-Viz Helmet In a quad-laned maelstrom inhabited by text streams and twitter feeds. Status updating SUVs intent on unsignaled lane changes. The Variant Salvo maintains a guardian position. It's fluorescent paint and reflective graphics providing visual demarcation amidst the controlled chaos. Oversized optics, carbon reinforced shell, and anti-lift visor serve to further the protective envelope. The urban arena has unkind intentions - strike first. Features Fiberglass / Dyneema / Carbon Fiber Shell Long Oval Headform Wind Tunnel Tested And Refined Anti-Lift Visor To Reduce Glare Multiple Oversized Intake And Exhaust Ports Molded EPS Nose Reduces Shield Fogging Quick-Change Fog-Free Shield Fully Removable / Washable Hydradry Interior Rear Spoiler For Reduced Helmet Buffeting Removable Chin Curtain Reflective Graphics on Hi-Viz and Reflective Black Helmets
 
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Incredible Lid! Couldn't be happier
PostedApril 18, 2013
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Maximus
From Vancouver, BC
Rider Type:Moto Vixen
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Loud
Weight
Light
Light
Heavy
Vision
Narrow
Exceptionally Wide
Wide
I was overdue for a new helmet so I wrapped my head with a computer keyboard wire to get my measurements. I've got a 23 5/8" head around and I ordered a Large. I was skeptical because my last Zox helmet was a small - way smaller than my suggested size according to the sizing chart. Either way, it worked out perfectly! Absolutely perfect fit - nice and snug.
I noticed right away on my first ride that the vision is incredible. I feel like my face has a lot of space inside the visor. Superb venting customization, perfect for when I need to cool only the left side of my brain when I'm thinking critically.
I opted for the high-vis orange. It looks awesome with my black jacket/pants/bike. I'm like the f***ing headless horseman riding my black steed with a neon floating jack-o-lantern head darting through traffic. You get noticed, noticeably.
One thing I will say I noticed is that although the visor is awesome at highway speeds because of the aerodynamics, it really sucks doing shoulder checks at high speed. Once you turn your head away from straight forward there is a lot of drag - and if you're wearing sunglasses underneath it puts a lot of pressure on your nose as the helmet shifts - uncomfortably so. That's really my only gripe, and considering 90%+ of my riding is in the city, I am down to deal with that.
You'll love this helmet! But don't buy it. I like having the only one in the city :)
Yes, I recommend this product.
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