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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-15-2019, 07:37 PM Thread Starter
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Saw this one from By City in Europe, maker of a lot of reasonably priced lids. This is the Roadster Carbon (and therefore, more expensive, about 345 euros) super lightweight, great graphics, very large field of view from face shield and comfortable inside. No speaker cut-outs that I know of. I'd say it's comparable to the Bell Bullitt but, since I didn't ride it, can't tell if it's quieter than the Bullitt (which isn't). It's only available in Europe with an ECE rating, no DOT although IMO, ECE is a more stringent option. Technically, it's not legal in the U.S. Of course, there's always, DOT stickers from eBay
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That is one beautiful helmet, jerrman! The lack of speaker cutouts are a deal-breaker for me, but man I love the look of it!

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It looks almost identical to the Bullitt apart from the lack of forehead vents.
Of course itís impossible to judge comfort, construction and potential noise without road testing it or relying on reviews.

By the way, Motocard.com have them in stock and ready to ship for 237 euros, so worth visiting their site if you want to pull the trigger.
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By the way, Motocard.com have them in stock and ready to ship for 237 euros, so worth visiting their site if you want to pull the trigger.
Killer price. But as Iím back in the U.S. right now, the shipping and potential fees might make it considerably more. But, it is a beauty. In the meantime, Iíve ordered an AGV x3000 to help quench my thirst for a retro lid and weíll see how that goes.
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Congrats! The AGV is a very, very comfortable helmet.
The liner is amongst the best in the current retro range.
Noise and wind control is better than the Bullitt, but not as good as the Eliminator (IMHO)
Itíll make a worthy addition to your collection and I hope you like it as much as I do.
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I've been really interested in the Nexx xg100 but cant find many reviews on it. Anyone know anything? https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/...ordrome-helmet

I just think the green and gold would match perfectly with my bike

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Search button is your friend.
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https://www.triumphbobberforum.com/f...0r-carbon.html
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I've been really interested in the Nexx xg100 but cant find many reviews on it. Anyone know anything? https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/...ordrome-helmet

I just think the green and gold would match perfectly with my bike
A friend had one and found it very tight front to back so definitely try before you buy. It was lovely though and was on my list but having a very large, long-oval head shape was never going to work for me.

I've just pulled the trigger on this though - don't need it and can't yet think of a good way of sneaking it past the missus but it was cheap so I couldn't resist.

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Funny, I always wear a size S (55.5/56cm) in helmets and found the Nexx to be slightly generous. It is definitely more roomy than say, a Schuberth C4 Pro (which is nice and tight all around) and also roomier than the Eliminator in the top, rear & crown of the head.
But I guess we all have different shaped heads and no fit can ever be perfect.
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A friend had one and found it very tight front to back so definitely try before you buy. It was lovely though and was on my list but having a very large, long-oval head shape was never going to work for me.

I've just pulled the trigger on this though - don't need it and can't yet think of a good way of sneaking it past the missus but it was cheap so I couldn't resist.



I've also got a freakishly oval shaped head apparently -- curious what helmets you've found that work for you.
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