GMax GM54S Derk Helmet
Cool helmet with great features
Fits a little wide. My only complaint is that some parts feel a little flimsy. The shade mechanism is made of flexible plastic and I wonder how easy it would be to break. The Modular aspect is wonderful! When the face plate is up or down, the helmet is balanced perfectly, "maintaining an even distribution of weight across the helmet". Very comfortable. mine was a little too large and wide.
May 27, 2015
Great helmet for the price (It's safe too!)
First of all, this helmet has great featues for the price.
There are down sides to this helmet. It is loud and it is a bit heavy but all in all a great value.
Now, here is testimonial you rarely get in reviews like this...
I will tell you that this helmet will hold up in a crash and hold up well. I had to retire it this past weekend when someone pulled out in front of me. I was moving at about 40mph and had to panic stop. The front locked up and I tried to recover but could not. Luckily was tossed somewhere between high and low side instead of hitting their car broad side. I hit head first on the left side of the face guard and then slid on my left side for about 20 feet. There are deep scratches but it protected me from impact and from losing my face on the blacktop. I was worried about how a modualr helmet would hold up in a crash. This was not a high speed accident but something you could expect on surface streets and I walked away with only minor road rash on my left knee and some sore muscles.....If you want a good helmet at an affordable price...this is your helmet.
May 12, 2015
The GMAx is serious value for the money.
I like this helmet, so much that I bought another as a spare. Like a KLR650 it might not do anything very well but it does everything!
PROS: An excellent fit for an XL with a long oval shape (better than my Schuberth C3), inexpensive shields which don't scratch easily (unlike the C3's $$$ butter lenses), good airflow and a plush lining. Noisier than full face but very acceptable. Blinking light in the back of the helmet is actually very visible according to the riding buddies.
Cons: D-ring chin strap (a ratcheting one would be nice) and a chin bar release button that's difficult to use without the shield open... 'fixed' on both of mine with a small blob of 'Sugru' formed into a shape that allows my thumb and forefinger to be used with shield closed.
June 15, 2015
Inexpensive yet made with quality materials. Bought this helmet for my wife and she loves it.
May 29, 2015
First helmet purchase
As a new rider, I was looking for a good value purchase. Here are my impressions after 2-1/2 years of use. This helmet is LOUD and HEAVY. I have had to use the Blue Hearos Ear Plugs - Xtreme Protection Series, and I still think the wind noise it too much. There is not much else I know what to do about it except buy a better helmet next time. Also, the slider on top, for the tinted inside visor, broke after about a year of use. So I am forced to "nod" my head downward quickly to get the visor to move down enough to grab it with my fingers. Otherwise, I like the design. But like I said, because of the weight and noise, I will upgrade next time.
April 13, 2015
Great helmet! Fits Great and Very Comfortable
This is a great fitting helmet and fits true to size. I like all the vents, as I am always hot in a full face helmet.
I also ordered the wireless brake light adapter and light that goes on the helmet. Very cool setup and fairly easy to do.
The directions with the helmet are horrible, but look it up on youtube and it's a cinch. I am going to order one of these for my wife too! Get it!! You won't be disapointed.
May 25, 2015
Great features. Definitely best bang for the buck. Revzilla also price matched this helmet, hence the 5 stars in that category. The air vent covers fall off and the chin guard as well. but for this price point I am not complaining. The style is good too. Flat black can't go wrong. I wear a 7 5/8 hat so the XL fits perfect. Thanks Revzilla for the fast ship too.
May 17, 2015
The helmet is heavy but the guts are so plush you won't feel it. For the price the helmet is an extremely great value. You get a ton of vents, the LED back light, and a drop down sun visor. The size is true to their chart. At first when you put it on it feels heavy and tight. After an hour and a half of it on I forgot it was even there. The insides make are so squishy soft that it's like wearing pillows.
May 10, 2015