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Shoei Qwest Ascend Helmet
  • Black/Silver/White
  • Black/Silver/White
  • Black/Silver/White

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Aerodynamic Shell Design

  • Aerodynamic properties are maximized through extensive wind tunnel and professional riders feedback
  • Dual Layer EPS liner enhances impact absorption and ventilation
  • Five shell and six EPS liner sizes present increased fit options that help to comfortably fit most head sizes
  • Molded air spoiler to reduce drag and lift as well as diminish weight pressure on the neck while riding at high speeds Ventilation System
  • Upper Air Intake Vent is positioned to maximize air volume into the helmet interior
  • Large upper intake vent positioned to maximize performance in high wind conditions
  • Easy to operate large lower intake vent
  • Lower air intake/defroster vent reduces shield fogging and increases ventilation
  • The rear/neck outlets allow for effective air exhaust
  • Breath guard and chin curtain included Lightweight Advanced Integrated Matrix Plus (AIM+)
  • High performance fiber materials are combined with extremely elastic organic fibers to create a shell structure that is ultra lightweight, rigid and resilient

Interior System

  • 3-D center pad and multi-layered, polyurethane foam cheek pads
  • Cheek pads are replaceable or removable for maintenance
  • Eyeglass compatible interior Standard Chin-Strap Clip
  • Neatly secures chin strap

CW-1 Shield and Q.R.S.A. System

  • Q.R.S.A. (Quick-Release Self-Adjusting) base plate allows for tool-less shield removal and installation.
  • The spring-loaded base plate (U.S. patent pending 11/799935) pulls the shield back to contact the window beading evenly and ensures a proper seal
  • Scratch-resistant coating 
  • 99.9% protection from harmful UV A and B rays
  • Optional, CW-1 Pinlock® prepared shields are available to accommodate Pinlock Fog Free Inserts 
  • The CW-1, three-dimensionally curved shield is both wider and taller than the CX-1V it replaces 
  • Optional, CWF-1 two-dimensional Pinlock® equipped racing shields with tear-off posts are available 
  • A pre-set lever can easily lock the shield in place to prevent the shield from opening unexpectedly, as well as prop the shield open to increase airflow 

Additional Specs

  • Construction: AIM+ (Advanced Integrated Matrix Plus Multi Fiber)
  • Weight: 3.644 lbs / 1,653 grams (approx, for Size Medium Solid Color)
  • Standards: Snell-M2010, DOT

Note: Due to manufacturer restrictions, Shoei products can only be shipped to addresses within the United States

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Shoei Qwest Ascend Helmet 4.6 5 331 331
Good helmet, some issues, especially in light of the price I have had this helmet for over three years, and I was able to use it in a variety of conditions. It is very comfortable, also on very long and hot rides. However, I am not sure I would buy it again, for the following reasons: - it is the loudest helmet I have had in over 25 of riding. Irrespective of whether or not you use ear plugs (I do), this helmet is LOUD, on every bike I have used it on. - In pouring rain, water leaks in through the visor. - It fogs like no other helmet I have had, with or without chin guard. Other things that makes me unhappy include: - the lack of a sun visor: at this price point, I want one. - And especially the fact that the interior lining is not detachable. April 21, 2014
Great Features The Shoei Qwest is extremely quiet. Comfortable fit and light weight. Alows for multiple adjustments for fitting purposes. First ride was 90 miles, did not experience the forehead pressure and neck fatigue like Scorpion helmet. Great vision as well. April 21, 2014
Great helmet very satified Love my helmet the color the design the fit- just love it. April 16, 2014
Great helmet at a great price I got this helmet for my wife and she loves it the price was good and it's DOT AND SNELL APPROVED April 14, 2014
Great Helmet Bought this to replace my Shoei TZ-R. I've found this helmet has better wind flow characteristics, especially when doing a head check while switching lanes on the highway. Not quite as quiet as I expected though. And this graphic is absolutely fantastic. April 14, 2014
Great fit...quiet too! I really like this hemet. Great fit...very comfortable. It's really quiet also. The vent/lock lever is a nice touch and functions well. February 17, 2014
Great Product features Bought my first Shoie helmet and just love it. It's very comfortable and quite with great vision. March 31, 2014
A great helmet for the money. I previously had a Shoei Qwest in matte black, and when I went looking for another helmet, I just couldn't find a better helmet, knowing what I know now. And with the Overt currently on closeout, it couldn't pass it up. As a replacement, I also wanted a high visibility helmet, and the Overt color scheme perfectly matches my hi-viz Klim Badlands Pro jacket. The yellow, black, and silver look great. The fit and finish of the helmet are fantastic; Shoei builds a very, very good helmet. After adding a Pinlock shield and lens, I'm ready to go in any weather. This is a quiet helmet, but you sacrifice some venting to achieve that reduction in sound, so this helmet is fairly hot in the summer. In the cold, I think you'd need the Pinlock to prevent fogging since, as I've noted, there's not a great deal of venting to keep the shield clear in cold weather. Nevertheless, I've ridden up to 115° in this helmet and so long as you're moving to get some venting, your brain won't bake. And I've ridden down to 0° with the Pinlock system and never had the lens fog up. I highly recommend this helmet. I hope this review helps you. March 12, 2014
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Shoei Helmets

Size Hat Size Measurement (in)
2XS 6 3/8 - 6 1/2 20 1/8 - 20 1/2
XS 6 5/8 - 6 3/4 20 7/8 - 21 1/4
SM 6 7/8 - 7 21 5/8 - 22
MD 7 1/8 - 7 1/4 22 1/2 - 22 7/8
LG 7 3/8 - 7 1/2 23 1/4 - 23 5/8
XL 7 5/8 - 7 3/4 24 - 24 3/8
2XL 7 7/8 - 8 24 3/4 - 25 1/4
3XL 8 1/8 - 8 1/4 25 5/8 - 26

RF-1100 / X-12 Shell Size Breakdown

Helmet Size Shell EPS Liner
XS (RF1100)
XS (X-12) SM

X-12 Cheekpad Sizing

Size (mm) Defaults
31 optional
33 optional
35 XS - 2XL
37 optional
39 optional
41 optional

RF1200 Cheekpad Sizing

Size (mm) Defaults
31 2XL
35 SM-XL
39 XS
43 optional

RF1100 Cheekpad Sizing

Size (mm) Defaults
31 3XL
33 optional
35 XS - 2XL
37 optional
39 2XS
41 optional

GT-Air Cheekpad Sizing

Size (mm) Defaults
31 2XL
35 SM-XL
39 XS

Qwest Cheekpad Sizing

Size (mm) Defaults
31 optional
33 optional
35 XS - 2XL
37 optional
39 2XS
41 optional

Sizing information is provided by the manufacturer and does not guarantee a perfect fit.

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Product Style RevZilla SKU ID Manufacturer Product # Availability
Black/Silver/White / XS 850426 0115-1205-03 Out of Stock
Black/Silver/White / SM 850427 0115-1205-04 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black/Silver/White / MD 850428 0115-1205-05 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black/Silver/White / LG 850429 0115-1205-06 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black/Silver/White / XL 850430 0115-1205-07 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black/Silver/White / 2XL 850431 0115-1205-08 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours