Bilt Adventure Helmet Report

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by G19Tony, Sep 29, 2012.

  1. xr400r

    xr400r Long timer

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    any more info on the sizing/ reviews on the sizing? I usually wear a large but it seems like people have mixed opinions...
  2. Stromtrooper246

    Stromtrooper246 Lost again

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    I wear a XXL in an Arai Quantum and an XXL in an AGV Grid and their XXL didn't fit me either.
  3. GhostfaceKLR

    GhostfaceKLR n11b

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    Does anyone know the weight of this helmet? I've searched around, but can't find a number.
  4. Prime Mover

    Prime Mover Anything Can Happen

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    I have an older Vega II helmet that is XL and the new BILT Adventre Explorer that I bought is also XL and the fit is just a tad bit tighter. It is a really good helmet and it is quiet. Much happy with it.
  5. rider257

    rider257 Been here awhile

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    Cheers thanks
  6. ChrisC

    ChrisC Amal sex?

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    I'm slightly snug in a Bell XL, just about right in a HJC XL, so after following this thread I purchased the Bilt Explorer in XXL. Glad I did as it just arrived and the XXL feels just about right for a new lid and it should break in nicely...
  7. MelissaToBeMe

    MelissaToBeMe Been here awhile

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    Price is great at $99. Actually a pretty nice looking helmet too. I like!
    Having trouble with myself on how much faith I put in the Bilt line of products though?? It's kinda like they just copy something else on the market and sell it for cheap!:rofl
  8. OKlr

    OKlr 25mph gate inpector

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    they dont' even copy it. they just buy it and rebrand it. its the same helmet as some of the other cheap helmets like the fly
  9. mflora98ss

    mflora98ss Dual Sportin'

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    Has anybody else bought one of these that wear an HJC in a large? I would like to get one of these brain bucket's but am not sure which size to get. Anyone?
  10. 2Stamp

    2Stamp Been here awhile

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    Thought I'd go try one on. My Shoei DS Hornet is a M and in this helmet a M also fit perfectly.

    Bought it to see how it performs. I do like the sunshades.
  11. OKlr

    OKlr 25mph gate inpector

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    sizing ran small for me. large in hjc and shoei, xl in bilt
  12. Alaskajeff

    Alaskajeff Long timer

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    I just picked one up recently and the sizing is the same for me from the AFX FX-39 I have. A large in both fits nice and snug but not too tight. I wore it riding to work today for the first time. It was a 15 mile ride each way. It seems a tad bit quieter and does not move my glasses around as much as other DS helmets I've worn. For $99 it's a great helmet.
  13. BlueLghtning

    BlueLghtning Riding is my passion

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    I was about to ask if anyone had tried to make extra room for the speakers.

    I put the SMH10 on both mine and my wife's Bilt Explorer helmets. The units attach fine to the side, but the placement of the speakers is tough. For both of us, the speakers are creating pressure points that get annoying and very uncomfortable after a while. I'm debating on just using my earbud mount instead of the speaker mount and see how that works. Plus you get better noise cancelling and a quieter ride with the ear buds.
  14. Room210

    Room210 Nor-Cal GS'er

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    My 2 cents, I have been waiting for this helmet to go on sale again so I could grab one at a low price. This weekend they went on sale again, so I raced out to snag one. When I got there, they only had two in xxl. (I wear an xxl HJC, but I have never been happy with the round fit) The first thing I noticed: this helmet runs small! I walked around the store with the helmet on for about 10 minutes and I couldn't take it anymore. It was super tight and I had a headache the rest of the night. The helmet looked great and the build was comparable to my HJC, but it was just too small. I ended up talking myself out of buying it, even though the sales guy said it will break-in with time.<?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
    Nice looking helmet though, and you sure can't beat the price.
  15. BlueLghtning

    BlueLghtning Riding is my passion

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    Just curious, which one did you try on? The Discovery (without the sun shield), or the Explorer (with the sun shield). They actually fit totally different. The Discovery IMOP is a less round helmet and fits closer to size of what other helmets are. It's visor though is its huge downfall. The Explorer though seems to fit closer to size for the Medium guys, but as you get larger, I don't think the helmet gets much bigger leaving guys like me that usually wear a L or XL in an XXL and someone like you in an XXL unable to fit. Going smaller though, its the opposite issue. My wife is usually a S, but even the XS is a tad "large" on her. So its almost like they just didn't don't change much from M as you size up or down.
  16. Room210

    Room210 Nor-Cal GS'er

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    I tried the Explorer. I was drawn by the integrated sun visor. Too bad too, as it was a nice helmet.

  17. Gyrene84

    Gyrene84 Adventurer

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    I've had the Bilt Explorer helmet for about 5 months now. I picked it up for the $99 price the OP paid. I travel a lot and wanted a helmet I could take with me and not worry about being broken or stolen, cheap to replace.

    I wear a Medium and the one problem I had with it were the cheek pieces mashed my face too much. So my simple solution was to pull the cheeks out, cut the stitching, and pulled some of the padding out, then stitched it back up, it fits prefect now.
  18. yeroc40

    yeroc40 Been here awhile

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    It looks like they are now offering replacement cheek pads if you wanted to try another size
  19. BillMoore

    BillMoore Been here awhile

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    Just ordered two of these from cyclegear, a small in black for my wife, and a medium in silver for myself. My wife needed a new helmet, I really didn't (I've had the AFX DS-39 for 2 years, and really like it), but the retractable sunshield was enough enticement to go for it.
  20. red450

    red450 WEE-A-BOO

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    I just ordered the Hi-Viz Adventure Explorer to replace my 7 year old Caberg V2.


    They're back to $99 w/free shipping. :clap