Zox Roost RX Dual Sport Helmet Review

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by PunkinHead, Apr 3, 2011.

  1. PunkinHead

    PunkinHead Moobless Adventurer Super Supporter

    Dec 10, 2005
    Land of Walmart Shoppers
    Since I recently added a dual sport to the stable after several years without one, I thought I'd give a dual sport style helmet a try. I ended up getting a Zox Roost RX.

    The good:
    • Cheap ($100)
    • Fits my head well. I normally wear Shoei & HJC and this fits great with no pressure points.
    • Very little distortion. Your mileage may vary since the shield does have a pretty tight radius.
    • I like the ability to close the shield when on the road, it's raining, or it gets dusty.
    • I can wear goggles with it, even with the shield closed. It doesn't look like you should be able to close the shield over the straps, but it works.

    The bad:
    • Like all of this style helmet, the visor will cause the wind to try and rip your head off when the speed picks up. The first time I rode with it I pulled over when I hit the pavement to remove the visor. That's when I discovered all the little pieces. 4 screws, 8 washers, and 2 little bushings. Of course, I lost one of the bushings on the road side. I made another one out of a piece of copper tubing. The visor is a pain in the ass to remove and reinstall - too many pieces.
    • I like to use Quick Straps with goggles, but theres no good flat spot for the adhesives mounts to sit.

    Overall, I'd rate this helmet a dud. I still like the idea of a dual sport helmet, but I'll eventually try to find one with an easier to remove visor and a place to mount the quick straps.

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