Very limited sizes and few models with some of them having pin lock included.
Very good price
Which helmet do you suggest for a new rider? First helmet just getting all the gear together, this looks fantastic pricing
Decided after watching and reading some reviews that the cl 17 is the go as it has better vents than the older models but the styles arnt as good as the other models. Still works out cheaper than the Aldi helmet's a few months ago which I heard have terrible noise.
The best helmet is the one that fits best. Go try them on. Nothing worse than a hurting head while you ride due to pressure points.
Never but a helmet without trying it first, ideally for at least 10 minutes continuously to see if it's comfortable and fits well
you need to try them on. There's nothing worse than having a helmet that doesn't fit your head shape
Just to add to the other comments - not only do you need to try them on but you'll end up ruling out certain brands that simply don't fit no matter what size. For me, HJC, Nolan and Shoei fit well, whereas AGV were an awful fit (no matter how much I wanted a Rossi replica helmet).
Go try on helmets from each brand, find which one fits best within your budget. Fit can vary between models within a brand but usually not so much.
And a further clarification is not to assume that just because one model in one brand fits a particular way, that all models in that brand will fit.
E.g. I have an HJC FG-ST which fits great, but I wanted the CL17 iron man helmet that sadly didn't fit at all, regardless of size.
Basically for anyone wanting to buy these helmets you are going to have to try it on in store (this store or another one with the same model).
@edrift: Thats true. Some brands will make certain models that fit certain shaped heads, and another model for another shape. But best thing to do is go into a store and try them on. It's not unusual to walk around the store with a helmet on as sometimes the pain starts to come after about 10mins.
Bought a white one as my first helmet, hopefully it means more people see me
Nope. If they're not looking for you they still won't see you even if it's neon pink
Put blue checkers on the white helmet and they'll see it pretty quickly.
I wonder if you'd get done by the cops for that?
I've seen this pattern on those open face helmets that some riders wear…
But usually black and white I think.
Shame there doesn't seem to be a way to filter on size only. So many listings to go through when I assume most are XS left in stock.
Isaw alot of xs and XL sizes only pretty much
I bought an RPHA Max from AMX on the weekend for $289. Feeling pretty smug until I see this link and see that SCM are selling the RPHA Max Evo, in my size, for $249. I really hate OzBargain sometimes. :'(
Not to bad if you want something like a Shark or a Shoei helmet. Some good prices on them as well. If only they stocked Arai… Might have to go down and see if any of the newer Shoei helmets feel better.
I've been using Arai since started motorcycling. Highly recommend the brand. Consistently comfortable (air flows) and impeccable safety history. The later, I can confirm with 3 crashes - hitting the pavement first and road barriers.
Premium priced but it all depends on how much you value your head.
Same. Have always had Arai helmets. They are just the most comfortable helmets for me. I'm not saying other brands are bad, but you have to buy what is comfortable.
And I am the same. There is just something about buying an Aldi special that doesn't appeal to me. Sure, it might meet the minimum standards, but I really want something that exceeded the standards.
Over the years I have tried cheaper helmets for short haul, low speed commuting, and they are great for constant on and off high usage where they wear out and are cheap to replace. But for that weekend blast through the hills, I want something nicer, more comfortable and quiet.
My crashes were during commuting :( I've read stories of people having concussion or neck injuries. But no worries with the Arais.
BTW just a friendly reminder that helmets' foams do have an expiry date. Varies for different construction but rule of thumb is 5 years. Either sitting idle on the shop's shelf or used - same applies. Check the construction date - usually imprinted on the straps.
Actual helmet tests consistently show that there's not much difference between all makes of helmet, and often the best results come from $100 no-names. What you're paying for with Arai is a combination of weight, venting, and marketing - the last one being the biggest factor.
I had an Arai for a while and it was a decent helmet. I've since switched to Bell helmets which cost less than half the price, and find them to be better.
Have been browsing, but did anyone notice a 52cm size….looking for an alternative for my wife, she says a plastic bucket is not safe
Need more bike and gear deals on OzB. There seems to be quite a few bikers on here.
Good to see a deal like this posted, even if didn't find anything that fitted me.
I've come across helmets selling for half price thinking it was a good deal until you see the 6+ year old production stamp on it. Can't imagine how old these are for 70 bucks…
jeepers, didn't think of that. shouldnt be a lot of deterioration if it was properly stored…..or am I wrong
No, you're right. An older dated helmet shouldn't be an issue if it is still brand new and stored correctly.
What kills helmets is things like sweat, oil, dirt, dust, bacteria, heat and general wear and tear. You can only pull a helmet on so many times before it just wears out.
If you use your helmet every day for 1 or 2+ hours, replace it every 12 to 24 months. Use it once every 3 months for an hour or three, replace it every 5 or so years. If it gets loose on your head, replace it. If the foam inner liner feels floppy, replace it. Damage to shell, replace it. Any issues with the straps, like fraying, replace it. You get the picture.
The foam hardens over time. I mean at the end of the day it's how you define the helmet's functionality. Legality, posing (ref open faces) or safety (various levels).
Look at this expensive door stopper:
Helmets do have a shelf life. Helmets used to last approx 3 years for a plastic helmet and 5 years for a carbon\composite helmet. Yes they will last longer if they are not exposed to all the elements but materials break down over time (airbags?). Shoei use to advertise that their helmets should last 5 years from the date of purchase or 7 years from the date of production. It is also key to get a helmet that fits your head properly - different brands/models have different fits. Dont buy 2nd hand. Fit and Quality (materials, safety, features) are more important to than price.
If not exposed to UV light they generally will be fine if stored in the original packaging.
This is a really good deal, I bought a HJC CS-R2 for $69 from AMXSUPERSTORE when it was on special, love everything on the helmet, way better than my previous BELL Qualifier, only thing is the visor is not anti-fog, sometimes can be annoying. So buy a CL-16 OR CL-17
Good luck trying to buy a size other thann XS or XXXL…..
I wasn't able to find anything, that suits me, in a size M at all
There was a cl-16 has S M L XL yesterday
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