GMax GM78 Helmet - Solid
Fell apart over time
My last 4 helmets have been GMax helmets- They have always been good quality for a good price, though nothing fancy or fashionable. I considered myself loyal to the brand, and I was excited to find a model with all the features I wanted, especially the tinted internal sliding visor. However, in the three months I have owned it, its literally fallen to pieces. The chin webbing fell out almost out of the box. The LED shorted after my first ride in the rain. The slider for the tinted visor popped off in my hand when I used it on the road. This is all very strange, since this model seemed so much more advanced than previous ones. My next helmet won't be a GMax, suffice it to say.
October 20, 2014
New (returning) rider
Used it all weekend while taking an msf course (I'm a returning rider after 25 yrs). Felt good and visibility was very good. Multi-position shield came in real handy with much heat one day and cold misty rain all next day. Slide down visor is super cool and so glad I got it as I watched others (students) deal with glasses and helmet. Measurement: I was slightly above (by 1/8 inch) medium, into the large zone. Got a large and it fits great; nice and snug but tight on my cheeks (just some break-in needed), no play. Great value and the Titanium is very cool looking.
October 15, 2014
Great 'Bang for your Buck'
Recently got to test the helmet out and it passed with flying colors. Great value, love the features... flip down sun shield, rear helmet light, plenty of air flow vents.
Size is true to form. Feel is a little stiff, rough... but hopeful that this will improve with wear.
So far, so good... I really like it & at the price, it's a great deal.
October 14, 2014
Not much of a rider yet but have used this a couple times on some test rides. The helmet is pretty stout so it's a little heavier but you will get used to that. Fantastic airflow through the front and out the back. Can be pretty warm too when all the vents are closed up. Can't get over how nice having the inner visor is. So much easier than slipping glasses in each time. Vision is good and wide in it with virtually no distortions. For roughly $100, you can't go wrong.
October 6, 2014
Wow.. great product at a great price.
Upon opening my delivery, that got here in two days!, the first thing I noticed was the sleek look of Ms. Matte Black. It just looks so good. The fit is true to size. I measured large, bought large, fits comfortably and will probably loosen around the cheeks a bit over time. The visor isn't as hard to remove as I thought it would, be based on the review.
All in all, it's a great helmet at a great price. I would recommend it to anyone.
Thanks Revzilla. I'll definitely be back to shop for more!
October 3, 2014
I've put about 400 miles on my bike since I got this helmet. I really like this helmet and it is an excellent value. I'm not exactly sure how someone is supposed to comment on the protection level unless it has saved their noggin and so far for me that hasn't been an issue (knock, knock, knock). This helmet looks great and has a bunch of do-dads. I really like the sun visor. If I was asked to provide any negative feedback, it would be that it is kinda loud. If I have the visor up with the shades down, there is a very loud whistle. If I shut the visor, it gets hot, but I'm in Texas, so it is asking a lot to not be hot. So far, I like this helmet.
September 22, 2014
Great bang for your buck
Just got the helmet today and when I first opened the helmet bag all I could say was "wow". I was expecting some cheap helmet for the price of the GMAX GM78s, but is a very nice helmet. I couldn't decide between the matte black, white, or titanium but after seeing RevZilla's review on the titanium colored GM78s I was hooked. I do think the visor engagement tab feels a little cheap, but for sub-$110 it'll do just fine. I used the sizing chart and the helmet fit perfectly. Once it breaks in it will be even more comfortable. Not to mention that there was FREE SHIPPING and RevZilla PAYS the tax!! Plus RevZilla's legendary rated customer service I feel confident if I have any problems they will sort it out. Next thing I will be purchasing is the GMAX brake light wireless kit for the helmet. Did I mention I ordered the helmet Sunday evening and it came Wednesday Afternoon? Talk about fast shipping. I highly recommend this helmet.
September 16, 2014
This helmet is worth the investment, but xoukd use some retweaking.
This helmet is a great starter helmet. The drop down visor and multiple air paths enable comfort and plenty of air while riding. The downfall to those vents are an over abundance of noise. Also, the helmet runs fairly large. I typically wear a large and it felt significantly bigger. Some of the features are easily broken (sun visor clip broke second week in). Other than that, I still use this helmet for cruising and on nice summer days.
September 15, 2014