Nexx XR1R Helmet
Good lightweight helmet
I purchased this helmet because I have neck issues and the helmet I had been using, a fulmer was way to heavy and would give me neck pain after riding tucked. The pros for this helmet are in my opinion the feather weight, large view port, comfortable padding and styling. The only cons are the ventilation could be a little better and the vents are a little cheaply made. The front mouth vent bottom is coming away from the helmet but I may just glue it down because I like this helmet so much I dont want to go without it to try and warranty it.
May 8, 2013
Nexx XR1R Arctic White Helmet
Really like this helmet . was thinking of exchanging it for a Lazer Carbon fiber until I received it. I wear a 57 cm helmet. (Small M) . The helmet fits perfect. Haven't needed to use any of the pads included to fit the helmet as it is perfect for me as is. I also have an Arai Vector which I like but its getting too heavy for me as I age. Also in a strong head wind it pushes hard against my chin. The NEXX helmet stays put and does not move at all. I wear wiley x perscription sunglasses and they fit nicely inside the helmet with no worries. I would give this helmet 5 stars easily even with only a 2 year warranty (not 5) and for a slightly loose upper right top vent switch that is not as tight when you move it as I would like. Overall I love this helmet. Got the pinlock insert for it and no worries with fogging until about 38 degrees.. even then its not bad at all . Glad I found this helmet and I am very happy with it. Helmet and insert got here very fast after ordering .. very impressed with the shipping time and service from revzilla.com.
March 15, 2013
It's like your not even wearing a helmet!
I have to say I am thoroughly impressed with this helmet. The viewing angle ( both vertical and peripheral) are by far the best I have ever seen. Not to mention how unbelievably light it is. If it wasn't for the cheek pads I swear I would forget I am wearing the thing! I ride a naked so I get very little protection for wind at higher speed. The helmet is very stable with no buffeting. Haven't tested race track speeds yet but for the canyon cruiser to kneedragger this is a must have. I got the matte black and compared to other brands this matte finish seems a little easier to maintain and absorbs finger prints less than I expected. Other brands get like a patina finish after time. a little warm soapy water every few weeks and its like new again. My only complaint is that the wind noise is slightly louder than I expected and the adjustable air vents are a little flimsy for the price. The face shield is not fog resistant but the newer models come with a quick release so i opted for the smoke color with pin lock system. Man does it look good and not a hint of fog regardless of temps.
January 29, 2013
A very good fit helmet and very light
I first saw this helmet at the International Bike show. Then Revzilla had it on sale and I couldn't rest it a second time. Glad I didn't. The helmet fits great, but even comes with additional padding to custom fit to your head. It's very light weight and has an excellent field of view. On a long ride the lightness of the helmet is a great advantage keeping your neck from fatigue. The only bummer is that the stock helmet doesn't come with the quick release face shield attachment and must be purchased separately. (along with differently designed quick release face shields) I would highly recommend this helmet.
December 31, 2012
Great helmet - not recommended for colder climates
Fit and feel is superb. This helmet is as light as you'll find. The craftsmanship is flawless and the interior materials and stitching is best in class. I had the flat black finish and it scratched VERY easily. The airflow was ok at speed. The fogging was just aweful below 40 degrees if you're in traffic. I sold it after wearing it a dozen times. I also question it's safety given it light weight. The strap and visor mechanism are not up to a $400 helmet.
November 10, 2012
Lightweight and super view
I am a new rider and was looking for the maximum protection from a full faced helmet, but not the clastrophobic closed in feel that is common with many full faced helmets. This helmet has an amazingly huge viewing periphery. It's also light and well balanced. With the large view port, sun can be issue and I manage to wear a pair of aviators underneath quite comfortably. Although I think a tinted visor would really complete the look for this helmet and is on my list.
The helmet does fit a bit tight at first, but does break in a bit after a week or so. I did not use any of the additional padding stickies that they include. I do get a hotspot on the top of my forehead from wearing the helmet, despite my head circumference being on the smaller size of NEXX's size L measurements.
I bought the yellow helmet for visibility and the tone is a quite pleasing warm rich yellow and not a seizure inducing florescent yellow. The styling of the helmet is great. Sporty, but not over done with simple vent controls that are easy to toggle with gloves on. The little details such as the stitching, reflecting fabric, and embroidered logos in the removable liner are all just icing on the cake.
October 31, 2012
Overall a great helmet
I've only had this helmet for about 2 weeks now but I ride everyday, and overall the helmet is great.
There is a lot more wind noise than I had expected, it seems that it's coming from the neck roll that protrudes from under the helmet but I'm not 100% certain. Although, I guess wind noise is relative and someone else may not notice it as much.
Also, all of the XR1R helmets come with the 'fast shot' quick release shield now which I'm sure will make a lot of people happy. And as far as I know, they are all pinlock ready.
The helmet is super light and comfortable and breathes pretty well. The shield alone is not fog free so the pinlock is a must.
October 26, 2012
After 3K miles, It's pretty nice.
First impression of this helmet is that it feels wrong. Taking it out of the box, it seems cheap and cheesy. That’s because you probably never held a full face helmet that is this incredibly lightweight. Don’t be misled, this is a high quality item that although not perfect, is top notch stuff; right up there with anything else on the market and probably superior to most. I waited until I put about 3K miles on this helmet before writing a review.
What’s good: VISIBILITY - The huge eyeport gives you an enormous field of vision. Up, down, side-to-side, it doesn’t matter, your view of the outside world is not hampered in any way whatsoever. Put your huge “man of the 80’s” pilot sunglasses on or take them off; no problem. It seems that some of the European manufactures are addressing this lately and it’s a genuine pleasure. VISIBILITY (again) - The second most important reason to wear a helmet is to BE seen and because of that I’ve always been a yellow helmet guy. (usually) This lime green yellow can be seen a mile away. I’ve had comments on it and that’s just fine with me. WEIGHT - The biggest selling point. This thing is light, light light. You ask “What’s a gram here or there?” It’s a gram here or there. It adds up and makes a big difference after hours of riding. I did a 500 mile day and the last thing that bothered me was the weight of the bucket. BUILD QUALITY - That plush lining, the workmanship, the red stitching, the fit and finish of the parts, it’s all good stuff. FIT - Purely subjective stuff. Very comfy. I’ve been wearing it for about ten weeks and never took those funky little stick-um adjustment pad thingys out of the plastic bag. It fit me excellent right out of the box but that doesn’t say that my twin brother would be happy with it.
What’s only OK: VENTILATION & DEFOGGING. It works well enough not to complain. There’s probably better out there and I know that there’s a lot worse. The top inlets are little doors with levers that may be fragile, time will tell but they work well enough and can be operated with gloves on. QUIET. I always wear earplugs and have never had a helmet that I considered really quiet, this one included. I will say though that it is certainly not noisy. FACESHIELD - It’s adequate. Not any fancy stuff here like Shoei or Shark. Detents are just drilled holes riding on pins. It doesn’t glide as smoothly as I would like and the sound is scratchy but works very well. Doesn’t move from where you positioned it under any circumstances. The simplicity lends to the total light weight of the helmet. Faceshield removal is done with aluminum screws so if you’re a switcher, this may not be the helmet for you. It takes some time. Also there is a little black tab riveted on to the lower left side of the shield. This is for raising and lowering AND locking the shield into the fully down position. Teeny weeny parts and snap fit over and over, year after year. Hmmmmmm. Works well enough for now but again, time will tell. Don’t know if it is UV protected or if you can apply Rain-X. A little more information would be nice. (Fact is that NEXX is very stingy on any info at all)
What the jury is still out on: CHIN STRAP. Very comfortably padded with hook & loop to help in keeping it secured but each side is not the same length. The D-rings are almost up inside of the helmet on the left side and there’s quite a bit of fumbling around to get it secured. Maybe I’ll get used to it but I haven’t yet. THOSE FUNKY FOLDING EAR PADS. Parts fell off of them when I washed the interior. (Soaked in Woolite) I don’t like them; they’re almost junk.
What IS Junk: The HELMET BAG - For a helmet that costs over $400, the bag should be MUCH better. It’s where the quality of this helmet stops.
If you're in the market, definitely look over the high end NEXX. You may me pleasantly surprised.
August 8, 2012