Shoei Neotec Cheek Pads
Good, but way overpriced
The standard 35mm inserts that came with the Neotec Borealis were too tight and uncomfortable after 15 minutes or so. The 31mm fit me much better. Just got back from a ride where I wore the helmet with the new inserts for almost 4 hours straight and never had a problem.
Shoei should include all sizes of the inserts for free, given what they charge for the helmet, hence the poor bang for the buck rating. I will definitely consider other brands when looking for my next helmet because I feel Shoei is just being too greedy.
November 2, 2014
Was perfect for me
I was a bit ticked off that I had to buy this. A helmet that cost this much should include this option as everyone's head is shaped differently but having said that these thinner cheek pads made my helmet much more comfortable. The stock cheek pads squeezes my cheeks together to much and with theses slimmer ones installed its like a different helmet now. Almost a custom fit. If you have that squeezed cheek feeling, these are for you.
October 20, 2014
Does what it is supposed to but spendy
These thinner cheek pads do exactly what their supposed to do. they dial in the fit of the neotec perfectly for me. They are simple to install. man are they expensive for a couple of pieces of foam and fabric. If you need em, you need em...
October 20, 2014
The 35mm cheek pads that came with my Shoei Neotec helmet really pressed my cheeks hard , hurting my face before an hour. The replacement with 31mm pads was easy , now my helmet is comfortable and can wear it for hours.
September 9, 2014
Made a big difference.
Helmet was a little tight until I installed these check pads. Made the helmet a perfect fit.
August 18, 2014
Just a question to Shoei ...
These pads installed easily and fixed the "chipmunk cheeks" problem all well and good, but my question is - On a $700+ helmet, I 'm wondering why I (we) had to spend an additional $40+ to get the smaller cheek pads in the first place - most notably because, since the majority of comments I've read online indicated that the standard cheek pads were too thick to begin with. It's a great helmet though. That's for sure.
July 31, 2014
Fixes the annoying fit problem with the NEOTEC but should not be extra cost
Same comments as other reviewers - these 31mm check pads are great and solve the fit problem with this great helmet but they should come with the helmet in the first place. I have a very thin face for XL helmet size but the 35mm cheek pads that came with the helmet were too thick, even for me. The 35mm pads are now in the trash as there's no other use for them. Seriously Shoei - this is ridiculous.
July 28, 2014
If your original cheek pads are too tight, this a must to have; very comfortable.
July 14, 2014