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Old Nov 24th 2015, 12:28 AM   #31
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So I'll be honest with you, I've gone for the Icon. Mainly because I want to try something new/different from the rest, see what it's like. My main problem is that I couldn't see it in person/try it on

However, I emailed Icon directly. They were back to me within an hour or so. Had a discussion around sizing etc. and were really helpful.

So I've ordered a small shell but with a smaller/thinner liner to allow more room inside as I was almost bang on in between sizes, plus it will allow me to tailor the fit and fine tune it.

I'll give you a run down when I get it and try it on, sleep in it etc.

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Old Apr 9th 2016, 06:13 AM   #32
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Nexx Carbon for sure. Almost as light as the AGV pista and one third of the price. Also has the largest viewing window of any helmet i tried on.


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Old Apr 9th 2016, 08:25 AM   #33
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Nexx Carbon for sure. Almost as light as the AGV pista and one third of the price. Also has the largest viewing window of any helmet i tried on.


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How's the build quality on the Nexx compared to other helmets you have owned? Looks like a sweet helmet.

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Old Apr 9th 2016, 03:06 PM   #34
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Just saw the new Bell Star Carbons at the bike show... They will produce a couple of levels of carbon helmets, and they look amazing. They won't be hitting the market for a couple of months, but they might be worth the wait.
As an owner of both the Arai Corsair V or whatever Roman Numeral it is AND the Bell Star Carbon Cerwinske model - which IMHO is a top notchlid that I have never, ever felt as much airflow thru as this! Granted, with such ventilation comes the sacrifice of noise and to me its a fair swap for the features Bell has produced for their Star lineup! For instance - I realize now that other Companies are coming out with their own "Transition Type Faceshield" but Bell set the bar on this and i don't think there was a better invention made that enables one to use just ONE facesheild 24/7 without worrying about changing them out for that late evening ride home in the dark! And for someone who has photophobia, that thing gets plenty dark enough for me on a regular sunny day and provides users that perfect go between on colors or using sunglasses! So to me- the Bell is the one I reach for every time rather than the Arai- EXCEPT when looking to do some VERY high speed runs out there!! The Arai stays put without riding up on me hitting triple digits and is a super tight lid for this purpose I assume. Enough Said on my end. Love to see what they have going for this 2016 year though I havent ridden more than 7 miles last year due to other physically incapable reasons

Good thread and as the biggest Carbon Fiber lover on this forum - Im quite sure many of the old timer crew can attest to this (And of course in the dripping wet glossy finish over that flat plastic look of matte!)

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PS. Couple more shots of a Shoei X-11 and HJC Carbon I used as well.
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Old Apr 9th 2016, 04:14 PM   #35
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I use a carbon fibre Shark GP pro .
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Old Apr 9th 2016, 06:31 PM   #36
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Originally Posted by Squidzilla View Post
How's the build quality on the Nexx compared to other helmets you have owned? Looks like a sweet helmet.

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I've been using this helmet at the track for 3 years with 0 issues. Snap lock system is simple and effective. Personally I would wait to see what the bell star pro line looks like before you buy but that won't even be hitting ads until August. And it won't be cheap. Nexx Carbon you can get for around $450 or less brand new with a tinted shield.
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Old Apr 9th 2016, 09:24 PM   #37
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I've been using this helmet at the track for 3 years with 0 issues. Snap lock system is simple and effective. Personally I would wait to see what the bell star pro line looks like before you buy but that won't even be hitting ads until August. And it won't be cheap. Nexx Carbon you can get for around $450 or less brand new with a tinted shield.
Yeah, I've seen the race star and pro star in person at a motorcycle show. Looks great, but I couldn't try them on. Nexx sounds good as well now.

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I use a carbon fibre Shark GP pro .
Nice photo too mate with the wheel off the ground.
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Old Apr 10th 2016, 06:41 AM   #39
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As long as the helmet exceeds snell 2015 standards it's a good helmet
If the helmet does not meet at least the 2010 standard

DONT BUY IT
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Old Apr 15th 2016, 12:19 PM   #40
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I just got a 2015 bell star carbon in matt with the transistions shield. I really like this helmet. The difference between it and my tired old hjc ac12 carbon is like night and day. Coming from an older (and cheaper) carbon fiber helmet, it feels like nothing is on my head.

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