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SparX Nexxus Helmet - Solid Colors Lightweight Thermo composite dual sport shell design Removable washable comfort liner Covered by the industry leading crash warranty program (Rules and restrictions apply) True ventilation channels Meets or exceeds D.O.T. and ECE 22-05 standards
 
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Great value for the price!
PostedMay 28, 2013
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Colordodrew
From Boulder
State:CO
Rider Type:Moto Newb
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Slightly Loud
Loud
Weight
Light
Average
Heavy
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
I'm a first-time rider and this is the first helmet I've purchased. I ride a '03 KLR and I'm planning more DS riding this season. I bought the white Sparx Nexxus.
The field of view is great. A minimal head turn and you can check your blind spots. The extended chin feature might bump your shoulder, but doesn't impede movement. Besides how often are you riding with your head turned sideways?? The flip up face shield is great. It slides well enough out of the field of view to wear sunglasses or whatever and its easy to pop open and close at lights, traffic, etc. There is one small distraction: around sunrise and sunset there can be a small reflection in the front right/left angle of view. It think it's due to the shape. Again, it ain't gonna last too long, just that start/finish of daylight.
The ventilation is great. I ride in CO so I can't speak to it performing in really humid conditions. But even on cold mornings, with the chin vent closed, it fogged up for a second at a stoplight, but cleared up in a moment. It never fully fogged up. The chin vent helps on colder rides. I didn't notice too much difference with the top vents open/closed but I've a good amount of hair.
The fit is very comfortable, but this is entirely subjective as everyone has a different shaped head. The removable pads are a great feature and make it easy to get the right fit. The chin strap is very comfortable. There is a small draft around the chin but a collared shirt/mask would be fine. I rode in the Rocky Mountains for hours and it never bothered me.
The weight seems good to me. Again, I'm a first time buyer, but it doesn't make my neck sore. I will be sore after riding in heavy CO crosswinds in the peaks/canyons, but thats impossible to avoid.
Ok, the visor. I read a ton of reviews of people complaining about the wind resistance. Its a visor. Of course theres gonna be Some resistance. I've been up to Very high speeds for a mile, into a headwind, just to see how it preforms and I can't say the helmet feels like its pulling my head around. Theres a small amount wind sound but its not annoying at all. I've rode my tank dry and barely noticed. If you want a silent and soundproof ride, stick to 4 wheels with glass.
And Sparx has a helmet policy and I think this is how it works: register it and if you crash, write up a review, save the registration policy, and they'll get you another. Done. Can't beat that.
Thats the review folks. Hope it helps. Hope your rides are long and free-winding hills and canyons.
Cheers
Yes, I recommend this product.
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