SparX Fluorescent Green Nexxus Helmet
Best composite helmet for the price
I bought this mainly because of the sale. A lightweight composite DOT and ECE for less then $100 is a steal.
I only put 200 miles now, but I think it's a great helmet.
The only negative side is probably the wind resistance if you move the head to the sides, probably due to the peak, but I think you will have that with every dual sport helmet. It's my first dual sport so I don't have a comparison.
Overall great helmet.
December 8, 2013
After thoroughly inspecting, I can conclude this helmet is 99.9% the same as the Bilt Explorer Adventure Helmet at www.cyclegear.com because I own the Bilt helmet. Good thing this about this helmet is the weight. It's so light and I like it. However, after 2 hours riding, I had a bad head ache: from the buffering at high speed (65-70 mph) and it's snugness. Probably I have a slight-round head shape that caused the head ache. Material are well made, exactly as the video shown on this page.
November 22, 2013
only have about 350 miles on this helmet so this is more of an innitial review.
the good: keeps the cold air out, until the vents are open then it flows very nicely.
it is pretty light. you kinda just forget it is on your head.
padding is very evenly places, there are no real pressure points or spots that feel like there is excessive padding.
i like the fact that its really a no thrills helmet. "keep it simple stupid". not many moving parts or vents to break. nice simple design
the bad: since it is a longer on the outside, it catches he wind somewhat easily.
there is some distortion of view when you look down towards the nose section of the helmet.
i cant seem to find a comfortable spot for an ear bud. it may just be that the helmet isnt really broken in yet.
overall, i would buy this helmet again in a heartbeat. it was $164 marked down to $89 for a hi-viz helmet that is DOT and ECE approved is great. it fits nicely, its comfortable, and i love the color.
October 24, 2013
This product has great features
I have a simillar helmet of the Brand ROCC, it looks the same only it has a sunscreen in it.
But the helmet fits perfect, is really comfortable and not to heavy.
November 23, 2013
SparX Nexxus is a good buy
This helmet fits a little snug at first but will loosen up over time. Follow the instructions on how to measure your head and the fit will be good. The Sparx Nexxus is a good helmet for my needs which is some highway but mostly Forest Service roads. The visor up or down allows for a great deal of vision. For the price and quality you can't ask for anything more.
September 17, 2013
SparX Nexxus - great bang for buck...
This was my first purchase from Revzilla and i could not be happier with the support i received once i gave in and have had someone help me... at first i tried two other DS helmets which fit extremely small - i researched and took measurements myself and still ended up getting a helmet which could not even go over my head... after finally calling very frustrated the helpful support folks at Revzilla guided me through the sizing and getting the helmet i needed, ended up paying few more bucks then what i was originally looking at but it has been well worth it. The helmet at first fit little snug but after two weeks of wear it became very comfortable. There tends to be little bit of noise at highway speeds but nothing unbearable and i usually wear headphones... The helmet goes great providing more than ample amount of vision and shade - i hardly ever have to wear sunglasses. Overall this is a great bang for the buck purchase and i am extremely happy with it and support i have received from Revzilla.
August 12, 2013
Great value for the price!
I'm a first-time rider and this is the first helmet I've purchased. I ride a '03 KLR and I'm planning more DS riding this season. I bought the white Sparx Nexxus.
The field of view is great. A minimal head turn and you can check your blind spots. The extended chin feature might bump your shoulder, but doesn't impede movement. Besides how often are you riding with your head turned sideways?? The flip up face shield is great. It slides well enough out of the field of view to wear sunglasses or whatever and its easy to pop open and close at lights, traffic, etc. There is one small distraction: around sunrise and sunset there can be a small reflection in the front right/left angle of view. It think it's due to the shape. Again, it ain't gonna last too long, just that start/finish of daylight.
The ventilation is great. I ride in CO so I can't speak to it performing in really humid conditions. But even on cold mornings, with the chin vent closed, it fogged up for a second at a stoplight, but cleared up in a moment. It never fully fogged up. The chin vent helps on colder rides. I didn't notice too much difference with the top vents open/closed but I've a good amount of hair.
The fit is very comfortable, but this is entirely subjective as everyone has a different shaped head. The removable pads are a great feature and make it easy to get the right fit. The chin strap is very comfortable. There is a small draft around the chin but a collared shirt/mask would be fine. I rode in the Rocky Mountains for hours and it never bothered me.
The weight seems good to me. Again, I'm a first time buyer, but it doesn't make my neck sore. I will be sore after riding in heavy CO crosswinds in the peaks/canyons, but thats impossible to avoid.
Ok, the visor. I read a ton of reviews of people complaining about the wind resistance. Its a visor. Of course theres gonna be Some resistance. I've been up to Very high speeds for a mile, into a headwind, just to see how it preforms and I can't say the helmet feels like its pulling my head around. Theres a small amount wind sound but its not annoying at all. I've rode my tank dry and barely noticed. If you want a silent and soundproof ride, stick to 4 wheels with glass.
And Sparx has a helmet policy and I think this is how it works: register it and if you crash, write up a review, save the registration policy, and they'll get you another. Done. Can't beat that.
Thats the review folks. Hope it helps. Hope your rides are long and free-winding hills and canyons.
May 28, 2013
Good DS style helmet - no frills, gets the job done.
I pre-ordered this helmet immediately when I saw that Revzilla had the video review up and I saw the run-down on the helmet. I had been thinking about a DS style helmet and had been waiting for SparX to build one since I have three S-07 helmets - they fit me very well.
The Nexxus fits very similar to the S-07 as stated in the review. One difference I noticed right away was the much smaller ear pockets on the Nexxus. The cheek/head pads don't have a deep pocket for speakers (I wouldn't try it) - but I don't know if any other DS style helmets have deep ear pockets to compare.
The helmet is comfortable for me and I took the same size in the Nexxus as I do in my S-07 helmets. That is size Small. In other brands I take a Medium I believe - SparX has always run large for their size in my opinion.
Venting/Airflow: The helmet vents very well. The open chin area of course lets in a lot of air on its own and the top vent channels move a good bit of air which I can feel on my shaved head in the cool mornings. Dust control is probably going to be an issue if you don't wear goggles - but that is true of almost any helmet if you are riding in your buddies dust.
Finish Quality: Overall good quality. A couple minor points I noticed. The right side cheek underlying foam block had a square edge resting under the visor seal that was pushing the visor seal out slightly. The left side did not have this. I mushed it a little with my thumb. It didn't effect the seal with the visor at that point. I really like the added touch of the reflective material on the back of the neck roll.
Paint: The paint and SparX decals are excellent. Maybe it is not paint and molded in color? I am not sure - but it is even, no blemishes. Definitely gets looks on the road!
Visor: Clarity is good. movement is a little tight, but no tendency to lift. No ratchet positions, but I knew that from the video review. It stays in any intermediate position I put it in. I did remove it just to see the attachment points - it's just the two screws that hold on the sun visor as reported in the video - nothing surprising, nothing tricky about getting it back together.
Wind Noise: This is the one area the helmet is/was lacking. Maybe this is because it is the first production run, I am not sure, but the visor doesn't seal on the right side. It flips out a little from the rubber seal near the back bottom corner and up along the back edge as it runs up towards the mounting point. It whistles pretty bad due to this gap. If I put my hand there it stops all whistling. I tried and experiment and put a small piece of electrical tape as a "wing" off the back that I wrapped around the edge of the visor sticking it to both side of the visor. This did the trick and rid the helmet of all whistling noise. The top vents a re quiet. The only noise is a light wind noise from the beak.
Aerodynamics: Good - I don't get any head lift running up to around 60 mph on my DR250. Only if I look skyward does the visor grab and pull. The flow-channels do an excellent job of relieving wind push at normal head angles.
Weight: Pretty good for a DS helmet! One reason I like ECE-2205 helmets is that they tend to weigh less.
May 22, 2012