Nexx XR1R Helmet
One of a kind!
I’ve had this helmet for about 6 months now and all I get are tons of compliments and on where to get one. First and foremost the helmet is insanely light and comfortable! It doesn’t even feel like you’re wearing a helmet. Of course it has all the full safety certifications and specs as well as just being a dynamic beautiful helmet. I’ve had only one Shoei helmet prior and my NEXX is killing it! It is on the pricey side, but it is well worth the money.
September 23, 2013
Coming Unglued - Poor Construction
I bought the Nexx XR1-R from Revzilla not long after this model came out. Comfortable, very light, reasonably quiet and excellent for long rides in cooler weather. But after less than three years of fairly light use, this helmet is literally falling apart. This weekend I removed the cheek pads to wash the liner and one of the inner pieces that is glued to the shell and holds the cheek pad in place via velcro literally separated from the shell (i.e. total adhesive failure) leaving behind several globs of poorly placed, dried-out adhesive. At the same time, the rubber molding which lines the lower front of the shell in the chin area also fell out. This, in turn, exposed the rear of the chin vent assembly which had two broken screws, and the entire front vent plastic assembly came off. The helmet has NOT been dropped or abused in any way. IMO, it is simply shoddy construction. No way a helmet costing this much should have multiple adhesive failures like this after only a few years of light use. Buyer beware: how will this helmet hold up in a crash???
August 25, 2013
Most of the other reviews hit the mark head on... AND IT FOGS!
Very light, good looking helmet. Snug fit, with comfy lining keeps the helmet a bit quieter than my previous, but also a bit hotter. Vents are great on the top, but chin ventilation is null. Built seems ok, but I can see how the plastic vents could come apart.
It does fog a lot. I'm riding in hot SOCAL wheater and this will fog up like noone's business, didn't even know it was possible to fog this much. So that's the biggest minues, along with being a bit hot.
The light weight is great though, I can wear it for hours, barely feel it there (had a nolad n43 before which was also light but not this light). A bit of my previous helmet and bike follows for context. Overall good, but wish it was a tad quieter and a bit better venting.
Bit of background I'm pretty new at riding, currently own a 09 vfr. Previous helmets were the scorpion exo400, then nolan n43 - which is great and light and has great airflow, but is too loud with the vfr fairing throwing all the air right at my head. The n43 worked fine with my previous bike - a naked aprilia mana. If it wasn't for the noise I would like the n43 better than the nexx.
Side note: Really wished there was a way to test ride helmets for 20 minutes or so. They are really expensive is a tough to find the right fit for the right head and the bike.
July 15, 2013
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