Icon Alliance Cheek Pads
Better fit now...
Purchased L size helmet and the top of the head fit fine, but was too tight around the face. Purchased these cheek pads instead of returning helmet for a larger size. Result = worked perfectly.
July 14, 2014
I bought an XL Icon Alliance helmet last Xmas. I've worn XL in a half dozen other brands of helmets, and my measurements on the Icon chart indicates XL as well.
When I got the helmet, it was a little tight when wearing, and difficult to take on and off. Rather than returning it, I decided to see if it would break in. You guessed it, months later it's still too tight.
Ordered up these pads in XXL to change the size of the helmet. They're a little fussy to get properly installed, but take your time to get them properly clocked and aligned and they fit fine. Increases the size of the neck opening slightly too, making helmet on/off less of a chore.
April 7, 2014
These perfectly replace the pads that my helmet came with. Nice to have 2 sets so that I can still use my helmet when waiting for one pair to dry
July 29, 2013
The L/XL can barely fit in a MD helmet
The large pads are not made for the medium helmet, but you can force them in it. Snaps align just fine. It's the rear plastic that is a little longer the normal, but they will go in.
June 3, 2013
Was everything I was expecting. Helmet fits a lot better now
June 3, 2013
Just what the doctor ordered!
I bought an Alliance helmet for the bright yellow color but wasn't so enthused about the fit in the cheek area. The helmet felt just a bit loose (not as solid as my Scorpion) but now that I have replaced the original pads with a set that is just a bit thicker my Icon has taken over as my preferred helmet.
If you're felling like you helmet needs to be just a bit more snug in the cheek area I'd highly recommend you give these a try.
February 12, 2013
Product fits great
These cheek pads line up perfect with factory snaps. Had go change size for a better fit and it makes my helmet fit better Would recommend this to anyone.
October 1, 2012
A definite improvement
I added these to my 2009 Icon Alliance lid in early May. It is June now. I replaced the pads because the vinyl bottoms of mine had torn. The lid wasn't snug anymore.
When I first installed these pads, the snaps were misaligned. Fortunately, the bottom snaps and the holes for the straps lined up well enough that I could still use the new pads. I figured I would suffer with the misalignment as the new pads felt way better than the old ones anyway. They have lined up better as the pads have broken in. At this point, they line up perfectly.
These pads took about a week to break in. I believe that it took less time for these than the originals. The new pads are also more contoured than the original pads. They were much more comfortable from day one. It also seems as though the new design will help this pair to last longer than the original pads. We shall see...
I put a lot of miles on my bike each year. It is nice to have a helmet that fits as well as it originally did. It actually fits better! I am very happy with this purchase.
June 7, 2012