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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
 
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3 / 5
3 / 5
Much Narrower than the Multitec
PostedMay 12, 2014
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TKWESQ
From Manassas
State:VA
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
1 / 5
1 / 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
Long Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
I've had Shoei helmets for 25 years and I've always been a Large. Most recently I was using both a Qwest and a Multitec when I saw the Neotec and loved it.
I did my research and everything said the Neotec was essentially a new and improved Multitec with a built in visor, so I immediately sold my Multitec and bought a Neotec. That was a bad decision - because in the process of "improving" on the Multitec they made the Neotec much narrower than the Multitec. In fact, the Neotec is so much narrower that it pressed on my ears causing discomfort to the point of making it unwearable. So I sold my brand new Neotec at a substantial loss.
However, I so badly wanted it to work that I bought a second Neotec - an XL - hoping that would cure the problem. It did not, so I sold that helmet at a substantial loss also. I am very disappointed both in the shift in shell shape for the Neotec and the absence of information about it in literature. The absence of that information caused me to lose a nice chunk of money trying to get a Neotec to work.
Perhaps I need to try the Schuberth.
Rides: 2010 Honda GL1800HPNA Gold Wing Audio/Comfort/Navi/ABS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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