Falcn
 
 
 
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    May 22, 2012
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Dainese Knee V E1 N Guards The low profile and ergonomic Dainese Knee VE1N Knee Guards are perfect for just about any type of riding. Comfortable under or over a pair of riding pants or jeans, the Knee V E1 N Guards offer excellent shin and knee protection and are certified to Cat. II EN 1621.1. Features Composite protectors certified to Cat. II EN 1621.1 Soft elastic and VELCRO brand closures straps Perforated inner padding and outer shell One size fits most Sold in pairs
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Feels very comfortable - BUT - VERY SMALL in sizing
PostedJuly 23, 2015
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Falcn
From Pittsburgh PA
State:PA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Small
Large
I got the Knee V E1 N to replace some standard shin/knee guards Shift brand that works well, but I feel doesn't offer enough level of protection compared to the Knee V E1 N with the Knee having EN rating, the Shift does not.
I also have the EVS Epic Impact Knee/Shin guards for when I ride mostly off-road. The EVO are great, but too big for my summer 1-piece Olympia Stealth riding suit to cover. The Shift Knee guards fit fine under the pants. If I wear my separate over pants, either fits (Dubinky pants).
The Dainese Knee feels great, the patella plate is perftectly lined up. The foam feels wonderfully soft. My only complaint (even about the EVS) is that for the right length top/bottom - the straps are TOO short. I have the L/XL in the Epic. I have very muscular legs/and large calves compared to most people that are 5'10" I supposed. 32" inseam. The straps on the Knee are very stretchy, but to get the Velcro back around to latch requires me to pull the strap so tight that it made my calf fall asleep. I am going to see if my wife can fit in these or else return them for a similar product. Maybe we could fix it by making our own velcro attachment extender....?
If they fit better they would have gotten 4.5 stars - they feel great against the front of the leg. Straps could be a little wider for the back of the upper leg strap. I can make a pad for those though.
Rides: 2006 KTM 450 EXC
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 SparX Fluorescent Green Nexxus Helmet
SparX Fluorescent Green Nexxus Helmet
SparX Nexxus Helmet 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
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Good DS style helmet - no frills, gets the job done.
PostedMay 22, 2012
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Falcn
From Pittsburgh PA
State:PA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
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I pre-ordered this helmet immediately when I saw that Revzilla had the video review up and I saw the run-down on the helmet. I had been thinking about a DS style helmet and had been waiting for SparX to build one since I have three S-07 helmets - they fit me very well.
The Nexxus fits very similar to the S-07 as stated in the review. One difference I noticed right away was the much smaller ear pockets on the Nexxus. The cheek/head pads don't have a deep pocket for speakers (I wouldn't try it) - but I don't know if any other DS style helmets have deep ear pockets to compare.
The helmet is comfortable for me and I took the same size in the Nexxus as I do in my S-07 helmets. That is size Small. In other brands I take a Medium I believe - SparX has always run large for their size in my opinion.
Venting/Airflow: The helmet vents very well. The open chin area of course lets in a lot of air on its own and the top vent channels move a good bit of air which I can feel on my shaved head in the cool mornings. Dust control is probably going to be an issue if you don't wear goggles - but that is true of almost any helmet if you are riding in your buddies dust.
Finish Quality: Overall good quality. A couple minor points I noticed. The right side cheek underlying foam block had a square edge resting under the visor seal that was pushing the visor seal out slightly. The left side did not have this. I mushed it a little with my thumb. It didn't effect the seal with the visor at that point. I really like the added touch of the reflective material on the back of the neck roll.
Paint: The paint and SparX decals are excellent. Maybe it is not paint and molded in color? I am not sure - but it is even, no blemishes. Definitely gets looks on the road!
Visor: Clarity is good. movement is a little tight, but no tendency to lift. No ratchet positions, but I knew that from the video review. It stays in any intermediate position I put it in. I did remove it just to see the attachment points - it's just the two screws that hold on the sun visor as reported in the video - nothing surprising, nothing tricky about getting it back together.
Wind Noise: This is the one area the helmet is/was lacking. Maybe this is because it is the first production run, I am not sure, but the visor doesn't seal on the right side. It flips out a little from the rubber seal near the back bottom corner and up along the back edge as it runs up towards the mounting point. It whistles pretty bad due to this gap. If I put my hand there it stops all whistling. I tried and experiment and put a small piece of electrical tape as a "wing" off the back that I wrapped around the edge of the visor sticking it to both side of the visor. This did the trick and rid the helmet of all whistling noise. The top vents a re quiet. The only noise is a light wind noise from the beak.
Aerodynamics: Good - I don't get any head lift running up to around 60 mph on my DR250. Only if I look skyward does the visor grab and pull. The flow-channels do an excellent job of relieving wind push at normal head angles.
Weight: Pretty good for a DS helmet! One reason I like ECE-2205 helmets is that they tend to weigh less.
Rides: 2005 Kawasaki Z750S
Yes, I recommend this product.
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