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Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Smackit, Aug 4, 2016.
Hahah!!! You're not serious, are you?
No, but it cracked me up.....one of their categories is how well you can get your glasses on once you have put on the helmet.
I have never seen that in any other review!
There has got to be a translating problem, if not....let me know, I'll translate it
Go figure, a review that addresses real would use of the product. How bold.
I ordered the smoked shield from Revzilla for $54.99. That's a lot of money for a faceshield. It's pinlock compatible, but doesn't come with the insert. It's no where near the quality of the Uvex Supravision HD Anti Fog, which is a very light smoke. I went for a long enduro ride and found it to be far too dark for wearing in the woods. It's fine if there's sunlight, but shaded areas are pretty sketchy with something that dark.
I agree, way too dark for the trails but clear goggles do the trick for trails and night riding. Did some hard core off road and helmet performed great. Also rode in 32f this morn and it also performed great. No fog with the pinlock and not a wisp of cold air hitting my eyes with shield closed. I still would have loved if the shield cracked 1/8" to 1/4".
If there is anyone in Europe willing to broker one of the Nishua helmets for me I would be happy to compensate you for the effort. Thanks
Seems like a lot of effort to save $100! Be patient and wait for a sale here in the states!
The Krios is $549 in the US and 199 euro ($220) from Louis in Germany.
That's a lot of cash left on the table.
I doubt they're going on sale for 50% off anytime soon
That's a $300+ sticker!
But you only become a real adv rider once you have a butt load of Klim logos all over
Plan to talk to a buddy of mine in the AF stationed in Germany that I deployed with to ship this for me. I wear a medium in Arai XD4. Can I assume that I'm a small in Nishua?!?!
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I wear a Large in Shoei and Nolan so I ordered my Nishua in Large, good fit. Not sure about the Arai fit but just wanted pass along comparison.
Polaris (Klim's parent company) uses this helmet without a peak as their Slingshot helmet, so I am guessing they're the ones that paid for the DOT testing. An ECE helmet shell is thinner, and won't pass DOT, so they would have had to make a thicker shell before that as well. I'm guessing this is where Klim decided to use it, so they found a "proprietary" carbon weave, remolded the peak and rear vent, and added $300 to the retail price because they knew their customers would pay for it.
It's funny how people change their tune from "I only wear premium helmets", "Snell rating blah blah blah", to buying a rebadged China helmet because it says Klim on it. I was in Germany last week for INTERMOT and almost bought the Nishua just to prove a point, but I didn't need to because I already have the Uvex version.
A fool and his money are easily parted.
Premium price doesn't always equal premium product.
The power of marketing and consumerism at its best.
It 's a free market, buy what you want.
Yep, I'm out. Decided to buy another Arai. Slightly used and heavily dicounted.
Also, the local Klim dealer in my area said that they would not keep the Klim helmets in stock. They will custom order but not stock them. Reason, compared to the Schuberth and Shoei lines in stock, did not see the quality or value.
I wear a medium XD4 and tried on the UVEX in Germany and the medium fit me just like Arai for what it's worth. I tried the small Nishua and couldn't get it on my head
I wear a Medium Shoei and the Medium Uvex model fits perfect. I can't say if there are any differences between Uvex/Nishua/Klim liners and the effect on fit. Above photo is the Uvex like mine that was made in Germany, not China.
Well with all my talk overpriced rebranding I had wanted the Nishua since trying it on in Germany but without a DOT certification I was worried I would be left out to dry in an accident sine I had an "illegal" helmet. Maybe not, insurance companies usually do the right thing in the end but I guess I just paid $300 for a the luxury option of a white helmet . I wasn't happy about it but I did it, Damn you Klim. I guess in the end if i didn't know about the Nishua I would have bought the Klim with a smile on my face but instead bought it with a and felt like someone took me for a ride. I am very well aware I was not forced to purchase the helmet, just wanted to vent. I did feel good about giving money to Atomic Moto as that is a stand up shop.
When it arrives I will try and give a side by side with the XD4.