Reevu MSX1 Rear-View Helmet
Having owned one of the first MSX helmets and had it shipped from overseas I was impressed and it's been 5 years later and it's time for me to rotate it out for a new shell. Decided to go with the MSX1R.
Well, all I have to say is the paint quality on 4 out of 4 (Yeah, I know 4 tries. I'm crazy after the 2nd so shame on me) helmets came to me were defective. With white spots, squiggled paint line, missed paint spot, chipped paint and debris on the paint all underneath the clear coat.
RevZilla has been doing awesome customer service in helping get through the whole process. I received the 4th helmet today and pretty much am returning right now.
Other than that, their product is nice. Yes, its a little heavier but you get used to it. Wind noise is pretty high. Wearing earplugs helps. The gap next to your ears is a great spot for speakers. This is where I put my Sena speakers. The "rearview" portion will eventually get loose over time and under hard riding it just pop back and forth on its own. I've actually went down on it but at low speed and it held of well. The sena took most of the blow. But that survived also.
Now, I would not recommend the MSX1R due to their explanation of someone "sleeping on the job" in their quality assurance dept. Stupid excuse if you ask me for a $480 helmet. Just stick to a solid color. But who knows.
Off to decide on a different helmet to order from the ZLA team.
April 17, 2015
replace rear shield
I love this helmet. Could never go back to a traditional helmet. I would recommend replacing the rear shield with a clear shield and face shield with a tinted or mirrored shield. It increased my rear view by 30%.
February 22, 2015
Great concept at a great price with a futuristic design.
The helmet is extremely comfortable. The air vents do provide some control over air flow. Clear visor is perfect and doesn't fog up. I do however recommend the silver visor. It makes the helmet stand out so much more. The rear view mirror located in the helmet is a great advantage, especially when ridding on busy highways,,. That mirror has saved my butt at least twice... It is very easy to get use to. But its never a substitute for checking your blind spots. Helmet is very light weight. If it is to "heavy" for you. Muscle the heck up.
December 29, 2014
good for warmer weather
I haven't really tried this out fully yet. Cause the first time I used it, it fogged up and then at night the visor iced up. So i am going to wait till it warms up to use it. Overall it looks nice, and fits good. Cause of the fogging and ice issues, I don't know if the rear view mirror works. Will update later.
January 12, 2015
Recently bought Reevu MSX1 Rear View Helmet & I recommend this Helmet to Brother Riders.
November 17, 2014
Solid helmet, mirror is a nice feature
Summary: good helmet, nice to have the rear view though no deal breaker on this incarnation. Decent value at "end of model" price, but might have been disappointed at MSRP.
Key Feature: rear view mirror is fairly effective. As others have reported, it takes a little time to get used to, but it does the job. Getting used to gauging depth via parallax (the mirror is close to the eyes) makes this different to a rear view mirror in a car, but it works nicely enough. Note that the mirror moves with any light touch, so you will probably need to (trivially) realign it every time you put the helmet on.
Aerodynamics: the ridge that houses the mirror system means there is a larger cross section, so cross winds are more noticeable; clearly, aero is best in forward/aft orientation: the helmet is stable at normal speeds. You will notice minor buffeting when you turn your head.
Style: it's a helmet with a bit of a ridge and a very large logo. Clearly modern, but not remarkable; would not be out of place anywhere.
Noise: perhaps a fit issue; with the visor fully down, the helmet is fairly quiet; once cracked open at all, it is somewhat noisier than I expected for a modern helmet.
Fogging: the breath control is excellent, which means that I have never seen the visor fog up, even when riding in the rain; however, when I wear glasses under the visor, they are prone to fogging when I stop: it seems to be a byproduct of the way breath flow is controlled. Imperfect, but manageable.
Fit: according to Reevu's website, I should have ordered an XL. I am a medium in most helmets, so I compromised with a Large. It is very comfortable, with light but even pressure throughout, so it *feels* like it is a fraction large. But it has not moved once, so I must have lucked in to the perfect fit, at about a size under my measured "correct" fit.
Airflow: perhaps not optimal, would not be a reason to upgrade to this helmet, but better than airflow on almost any helmet from a decade ago!
Weight: for me, a complete non issue; this is perfectly acceptable and lighter than the previous generation of helmets, so even if it is shy of the lightest in the current breed, it is perfectly reasonable.
October 16, 2014
I bought a Reevu MSX1 about 3-4 years ago and was astounded by the helmet and it's features. Comfortable, quiet and safe PLUS rearvision! I have just replaced my old Satin Black one with a shiny new Blue Graphic (to match my bike) and the newer one is at least 50g LIGHTER!
Excellent product, I will not wear anything else!
October 15, 2014
noisy at high speed bugs chip paint off not worth retail price
September 29, 2014