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Hey everyone,

When the weather gets warmer in the spring/summer I'm likely going to be getting a new helmet and I'm curious if anyone has any brands or models they'd recommend. My head is on the bigger side so something that won't give me a headache is a top thing I'm looking for.

I've been taking a look at the Arai Signet-X but I'm open to any suggestions.

 

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Are you looking for a street helmet or adventure helmet?

For street I highly recommend the Shoei RF-1400.

As for adventure, I did a lot of research and went and tried them on. It came down to Shoei Hornet X2, Arai XD-4 and Klim Krios Pro.
In the end I went with the Klim Krios Pro for 4 reasons:
  • It's a lightweight carbon fibre helmet, really light
  • It comes with both a photochromatic transition shield and a clear shield
  • It comes with a pinlock insert
  • You can remove the peak and shield without tools

So far, I love the Klim Krios.
 

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I have used and recommend both the Krios Pro and XD-4. The transitions shield on the Krios Pro is very nice. My head isn't shaped ideal for the Krios Pro. My head felt squeezed after longer rides, got odd headaches. Size was good, still had chubby cheeks and no movement in both, but just an odd head shape. :unsure: Ended up going with XD-4 and feel good no matter the ride length. Not noticeably heavier, but much more comfortable for my shape. Highly recommend trying on each helmet and different sizes to see which fits your head shape the best.

Good luck!
 

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from built quality xd4 from arai is simply unbeatable , no other quality like that .. shoei is close .. Krios no even close .. more like Nolan , cheap plastic, spaces allingement far from perfection Just take Krios to hands and then Arai.. and you know.
 

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I own several ADV helmets. My personal favorites are the Klim Krios and Arai XD4. The VAST majority of this has to do with fit for my head shape.

Klim Krios Pros:
  • Super Light Weight
  • Excellent Ventilation - Great for warm weather riding
  • Offers a transition lens
  • Very wide viewing opening
  • Nice designed Visor/Peak - Enough slots to keep buffeting to a minimum
Klim Krios Cons:
  • Noisy - the excellent ventilation comes at a price
  • Ventilation - a Con in colder months as closing all the vents doesn't make a difference
Arai XD-4 Pros:
  • Excellent finish and quality
  • Vents work well, meaning you can feel the difference when opening and closing the different vents
  • Fairly quiet (for an ADV helmet)
Arai XD-4 Cons:
  • Mostly solid peak/visor causes or adds to buffeting
  • No Transition lens offered. For me if I use sunglasses the arms of the sunglasses eventually irritate the top of my ears and side of my head
  • Time for an update. While venting works well, could use a bit more venting in warmer weather. The peak/visor needs to be slotted. Visor needs to be easier to remove and install.

I've also owned a Shoei Hornet 2. Nice visor/peak, but the helmet is heavy and isn't particularly vented well. At low offroad speeds you wish for more air flow.

In the end it comes down to which helmet fits your head best.
 

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The biggest concern I had with the Arai XD4 was that the shield it comes with has no pinlock inserts so a new shield would have to be purchased (I was reading somewhere that the European version of Arai comes with the pinlock inserts, while the ones sold in US don't). And there is no transitions shield for Arai.

I wouldn't call Klim Krios Pro cheap plastic, no way. That is lightweight carbon fiber.
 

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For ARAI x4 i bought separately fotocromatic pin lock which darkening slightly when expose to sun
Works fine
You can obtain that straight from pin lock or any distributor


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Your message confirms what I was reading on a different forum that the Arai sold in Europe has a shield that has the pinlock inserts, so you can install the pinlock. The Arai XD4 helmet sold in US doesn't have a shield that accepts the pinlock, you have to buy a new shield and then buy the pinlock.
 

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Hey everyone,

When the weather gets warmer in the spring/summer I'm likely going to be getting a new helmet and I'm curious if anyone has any brands or models they'd recommend. My head is on the bigger side so something that won't give me a headache is a top thing I'm looking for.

I've been taking a look at the Arai Signet-X but I'm open to any suggestions.

Bell mx9 mips adventure helmet, ruined a few expensive helmets over 30 plus years of riding and the bell mx9 crashes just the same as helmets that cost 2 or 3 tiimes more in value, I'll be getting another one in the Christmas/new year sales , nothing worse than wrecking a £500 or £600 helmet
 
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