Reevu FSX1 Rear-View Modular Helmet
need further development
Mirror technology without the need for a screen and power source is Great achievement. However the vision is quite blurry need time to get used to it. Styling needs to be revised. Heavy and easily scratched. Will keep it though.
February 10, 2014
Gimmick that doesn't perform.
The mirror system is quite small and not easily viewed after trying several combinations of adjustments. The helmet is the noisiest I've worn with much of the air noise apparently coming from the bottom of the helmet. Not recommended.
April 29, 2013
lives up to the hype
I did a lot of research before buying this helmet. I wasn't sure if the rear-view function was going to be a gimmick or not. Most reviews I've read were positive, so I took a chance and spent the money.
I'm glad I did. This helmet is very well made. It fits very comfortably, better than my Shoei Neotec. It's about the same weight as my Shoei too. It has a better field of view out the front than the Shoei.
The rear view aspect of this helmet is the real deal. It's identical to having a rear view mirror in a car. You glance at it quickly every couple of seconds while in traffic just to do quick spot checks and it works great. Now I know exactly what's going on behind me at all times. It really works.
I don't see how this is the only brand helmet with this incredible feature. It should be standard equipment on all motorcycle helmets. I wouldn't be surprised to see something similar from all other motorcycle helmet manufacturers in the near future.
February 22, 2013
City Riding its a must
I have the RVMSX1 model and its the greatest helmet I have ever had been able to see behind is awesome and has changed the way I ride. This RV FSX1 model is a lot lighter which is a surprise for a flip model. It seemed noisy at first until I contacted the email@example.com They explained that I needed to take off the front visor and tighten the philips head screw. It was slightly loose.. The noise has now gone.
February 20, 2013
Very convenient, but noisy
I already have an MSX1 helmet that I really like, but I wanted a modular for the convenience of being able to put on or remove the helmet without taking off my glasses. Also, you can talk to someone, or take a drink, etc. without having to remove your helmet. I just took the "MSF Basic RiderCourse2 Skills Practice" class (used to be called the "experienced rider" class) and it was very nice to be able to open the helmet's modular section between training sessions to hear the instructor and to ask questions.
Pros: 1) Very convenient (see above), 2) love the rear view feature, 3) lighter than the MSX1, 4) modular front section feels pretty secure when closed, 5) easy to open the modular section--even with gloves.
Cons: 1) Very loud wind noise (it's tolerable with ear plugs), 2) price seems close to the Nolan modulars, but seems much noisier, 3) chin strap is a little too far back for me compared to the MSX1 so it digs into your throat a little.
Overall, I like it, especially if I can figure out how to put in a gasket to block out the wind noise.The noise is really irritating when riding my electric motorcycle--not so bad on my Buell Blast.
February 17, 2013
This product has a handy feature
The internal rear vision system does take a bit of getting used to and on dark stormy days is a little dark,that being said if you ride a sports bike and therefore have restricted rear vision this helmet will be handy.Vehicles viewed through the helmet will appear closer than they are and there is a small amount of distortion at the very outside edges but for that time where you are being followed by a POLICE vehicle you will see them without it being obvious, giving you time to drop to the speed limit or to make that monumental decision to stop or make a run for it. Sometimes I find that decision hard to make. At 64 years old it should be easy....Ride hard or go home. review by Cayuga Duck 1.
January 8, 2013