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Shoei Neotec Modular Helmet Evolving on previous designs, Shoei has revamped its modular helmet style with a streamlined and attractively sculpted shape that conveys the feel of freely moving through the outdoors in the Neotec Modular Helmet. Overall shell size is kept compact by incorporating the internal sun visors open/close mechanism inside all ventilation mechanisms are shaped and positioned in such a way as to reduce any possible drag. A redesigned aerodynamic spoiler also helps to cut lift, reducing neck strain on long, cross country rides. In the Shoei Neotec all these features combine to create a premium helmet that excels in appearance, protection, comfort and performance. The Shoei Neotec Helmet's chin bar is connected to the same axis point and mechanism as its shield, minimizing extra parts. This also enables simultaneous closing of the shield with the chin bar, which is then held in place with an easy-open lock release button. The shield lock system offers secure closure or the ability to keep the shield slightly open to allow for increased airflow. With the Shoei Neotec Helmet, Shoei now includes a built-in sun shield, the QSV-1. The visor tucks neatly away beneath a non-intrusive shell built into the helmets liner, and can be lowered with the easy control of a sliding button. Shoei Neotec Helmet Features Face Shield Features Easily operable lever mechanism Anti-fog, anti-scratch, 99 UV blocking New Pinlock-ready CNS-1 faceshield Wider and taller than the CX-1V that it replaces Includes Pinlock insert 3D injection molding process ensures a distortion-free view Improved Ventilation and Aerodynamics Newly designed vortex generators pull air through helmet 276 more airflow than Multitec Added inlets and outlets Vents are flush against helmet to maintain aerodynamics 5-Ply Shock-Absorbing Fiber Shell 3 shell sizes AIM Multi-Composite construction Lightweight yet strong Shell-integrated spoiler reduces lift and drag during high-speed riding Dual EPS Liner Multi-density EPS for optimal protection Two vents funnel fresh air through the EPS liner Dual liner channels route and disperse air evenly throughout the helmet EPS liner in chin bar All new interior Fully removable 3D interior liner Top center pad is removable and washable Improved cheekpad design allows better fit with eyeglasses Included chin curtain can be inserted into the chin bar to reduce turbulence and noise All Neotec Helmets sold in the US have a double D-ring closure Note Due to manufacturer restrictions, Shoei products can only be shipped to addresses within the United States
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Outstanding helmet
PostedMay 28, 2012
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Chorizo
State:VA
Rider Type:Scooter Champ
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 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
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Loud
Shape
Narrow
Round Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
Although I haven't had it long enough to know how it's going to function over the long haul, my initial impressions of the Neotec are very favorable. I got it as a replacement for a Shoei Multitec.
Three things really stand out for me: the ventilation is fantastic, it is VERY quiet, and the internal sun visor works beautifully. It's also a plus that it comes with a Pinlock shield, has a wide field of vision and is a good looking helmet.
I got the same size as my Multitec and was surprised that it was a tighter fit. Then I remembered I thought the same thing about the Multitec when it was new and that it doesn't take long for it to break in. In particular, the cheek pads on the Neotec are quite snug (I'd guess I'm not alone on this since the narrower replacement pads are out of stock). Assuming that it's going to wear in about the same as the Multitec, this shouldn't be a problem for long.
The only downside to this helmet is the price but you really do get what you pay for. I'm not going to compromise on protecting my head. I want something that is both high quality and comfortable in a wide range of temperatures and I think I've found those things in this helmet.
Rides: 2010 Vespa GTS 300 Super
Yes, I recommend this product.
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