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I have a fat head
The shoei X twelve in size 2XL comes with 35 mm cheek pads, so I ordered the 31mm cheek pads for little more comfort and the pads are super easy to install just snap into place and snap off to remove for cleaning...easy!
December 6, 2013
Crazy fast delivery!!
This is the first time I've purchased through Revzilla but I was extremely impressed with how quickly I received my product. They send out an email of confirmation when you buy something and they state that once its shipped they will send another email to let you know. Well the day I received shipping email was the day I received the product and it was only maybe two or three days since actually ordering it. Extremely happy with product and highly recommend it for those of you who have more narrow heads like myself.
June 5, 2013
Makes the helmet fit that much better
Helps make the helmet fit the shape of my head, I have always had to use different size cheekpads to help customize the size. Works out perfectly
August 20, 2012
A nice comfort option that could be the answer for a lot of people
Actually purchased for my dad who bought an X-12 Vermulen 4 just like mine. Let me tell you. He's been ordering XLs forever and finally looking at a size chart, he realized he is really a size L. He ordered the large and the fit was great but he thought the 31mm cheek pads (helmet comes with 35 mm) would give him just a little bit of extra room. The result is an absolute perfect fit.
I think a lot of people fall into this category. Therefore when you think you should go to the next (ie: L to XL), do yourself a favor and try the smaller cheek pads. It might just be the answer.
March 26, 2012
Great change for those with fat/narrow cheeks
Only issue with the X-12 helmet is that they use the same sized cheekpad in every size helmet. Since Shoei uses different sized shells for each helmet size, this should work out. However, I guess my cheeks are fatter than the average Japanese man who wears a medium. The top part of the helmet (the most important) fits my head with a medium perfectly. The large was too large, but felt the best in the face. Face doesn't matter though, the top of the head matters. Solution, medium sized X-12 with these 31mm pads. I only wish I didn't have to pay $50 for this.
March 27, 2010
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Stephen B:Correct less mm's mean more room in the helmet. All the X-12's come with the standard 35mm check pads. The X-12 helmet is true to size from the fitting chart. The X-12's don't rely on padding for the sizing. They adjust the geometry of the shell for size. However, I normally wear a small Shoei, but I'm a little between sizes too. I bought a medium, so that I could wear a balaclava under the helmet in the winter. I then change out the center pad and check pads for proper fit in the warm months. It's important to change out the center pad if you think the helmet is too large. Looking back now, it would have been better for me to buy the small size and adjust the pads, but it's much easier to put on and off the larger size. Shoei helmets taper down which makes it a little harder to put on and off then some, depending on head shape. When fitting the helmet, it should be a tight fit, with your cheeks puffed up. The top of your head needs to be in contact with the center pad. I have bald head so I fell the top easily. It should be slightly compressed. The pads will relax a little about a month or two of constant use to form to your face. You should try and get the right helmet size regardless of what I did. Enjoy your helmet.Jan 3, 2014
KEVIN K:I usually fit comfortably in Medium, having either Scorpion or Arai helmets before, but with Shoei there was too much cheek padding. The helmet overall is too tight in the cheeks, so I bought the thinner cheek pads so I can slide on/off easier. Much more noticeable space given with the slimmer pads, especially after you wash them a couple times. One simple upgrade as thinner cheek pads can make between having an uncomfortably tight helmet to a just right and comfortable helmet.Jan 2, 2014
Justin S:Correct, less MM means more space around the cheek area only. Has nothing to do with helmet sizing though. Get the helmet you think is going to work for your head size and return it if it doesn't fit correctly.Jan 2, 2014