Just bought one of these helmets, hope it fits.

Discussion in 'Australia' started by bigborett, Jan 17, 2017.

  1. Nerb

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  3. 2Up2WheelTourist

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    Talk about a stroke of luck... I must have just slipped in under the cut off date. It is back up to €252.

    Thanks Nerb.. your right, it is the carbon one. In by the skin of of my teeth
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  4. Southern Adventures

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  5. DR Steve

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    Thanks for the heads up, just ordered one.

    Been looking for an XD4 replacement for a while and found nothing that interests me so this is worth a try @ well under any of the alternatives. Hope it gets here pre GST too - assuming that will be imposed based on arrival date to into Oz.
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  6. Southern Adventures

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    I've heard the sizing is a bit different to normal.
    I'm normally a medium.
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  7. DR Steve

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    From what I've read most seem to be happy with their XD4 equivalent sizing so I've just gone medium with this too.
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  8. Hoots

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    I've done about 10,000km in the new Nexx XD1 - came from Louis Moto with PinLock for 160 Euros

    Very nice helmet - well made, and a good fit for me - quiet - no buffetting, even with peak extender - ventilation is fine - inner tinted screen works well

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  9. rider911

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    What was your experience with sizing?
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  10. bigborett

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    I have been very happy with mine. So light.
    The peak does rattle a bit at times, some guys have been getting the Klim peak which seems to fix this. Hasn't been a huge issue for me.
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  11. bigborett

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    Here is what I said about the helmet when I first got it.

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  12. bigborett

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    I think I might get a spare at that price and put it away. Maybe a couple of visors.

    By the way the pinlock is fantastic in my opinion, for commuting or road, not so great when you start getting a lot of fine dust around. It can be removed and cleaned fairly easily though.
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  13. BergDonk

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    I like the Nishua as a winter helmet, nice and warm and comfy, quiet too for me. My XD4 definitely ventilates better though, so preferred for the warmer days. I'm not liking the Pinlock though, I seem to look through the top of the visor and its too obstructive to my vision when the visor is closed.

    My biggest dislike was the big opening to the first detent. I've found that from that detent, pulling the visor half closed, it seems to stay there OK at half a detent. Not when opening though, just when closing.

    Good things, especially for the price.
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  14. Hoots

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    I think it's about right - they have quite prominent cheek pads, and those settle down a bit with use - but does mean that a nicely fitting helmet is a bit of a squeeze to get on
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    You had an XD4 for a while @Hoots is the sizing/fitment comparable with the Nexx? The Nishua is a bit looser in the cheeks compared to my XDs, which means I haven't had to trim the cheek pads like I did with the Arais.
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  16. Hoots

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    Yes, I gave that Arai XD4 to Tom ...

    It wasn't legit in Aus - bought it cheaply from the States pre change of laws about o/s helmets

    And yes, as far as I can recall, probably about the same sizing - except re' cheek pads, which are more prominent in the Nexx - I think the Arai might have loosened up a bit over time - the Nexx has also

    I've never had an issue with helmet shape - also have an MSR and a Bell, and both seem to fit well - may not be picky enough
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  17. DR Steve

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    Good to hear the Pinlock is good on these.
    I've found the XD4 Pinlock pretty useless as it always seems to get moisture between the two layers. I gave up on it years ago but got it out of the cupboard for another try recently and it still sucks.
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  18. Dukehunt

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    @Kiwirich the pinlock on his Nishua is useless, he can elaborate but it is like a floppy bit of plastic on the inside..
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  19. bigborett

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    I don't know but I'm thinking that the guys that have useless pinlocks may have had an issue fitting them.
    Apart from getting a bit of between the pinlock and visor over time, absolutely fog free.
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  20. Hoots

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    I agree - I found PinLock a huge plus last winter - do need to take a bit of care fitting it - YouTube vids helpful