5 Star rated Crash Helmet ACU Gold approved £49.99 @ Ghost Bikes
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5 Star rated Crash Helmet ACU Gold approved £49.99 @ Ghost Bikes

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Found 5th Mar 2013
Full face fibreglass crash helmet, has a top 5 star SHARP rating.

These are usually about £85 and good value at that price. Yes, I know that a £500 Shoei will be even better, but this has to be far better than most <£100 lids and not everyone can afford £500.

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26 Comments

excellent deal, needed a new lid for a while. thanks

Wouldn't normally consider buying anything less than a Arai,Shoei or Shark, but those test results are damn impressive going find one of these at the weekend to see if it fits my bonce.

Also idea for car trackdays (well most, some tracks can be funny with motorcycle helmets)

only xl left

Those tests are balls, do a quick google and you will see they are hokum

Max Cady

Wouldn't normally consider buying anything less than a Arai,Shoei or … Wouldn't normally consider buying anything less than a Arai,Shoei or Shark, but those test results are damn impressive going find one of these at the weekend to see if it fits my bonce.



Good advice. Never buy one over the internet without trying it on somewhere else first.
I've got an Arai shaped head
Edited by: "elky" 6th Mar 2013

Jesus I just bought a shoei xr1100, wish I knew about this.

Most people have ill fitted helmets which is more likely to kill you if you crash.

Only helmet that fits my bonce is a Nolan helmet - I wore a Shoei x-spirit for five years but I'm lucky I didn't crash as there was far too much movement when done up...

I always like to know that even when I have lost arms and legs etc that my brain is still intact.

jameshayes

Those tests are balls, do a quick google and you will see they are hokum



No they said the test is not complete enough, not that they are balls. They miss (according to one expert) a few elements that should be included to create a full impact test.

The alternative test would be for manufacturers to come up with some "standard" and we know how that gets completely overridden by "marketing" speak.
Considering the safety element of a lid you would think any standard measurement against any other helmet would be a welcome addition to the buying process, not a "they are balls". Buy whatever matches your bike colours this year, thats the sure fire way to measure the safety element of it

Get a grip bobbler... if you can only afford a cheap helmet dont get at someone for having a top branded helmet. Il go with mith my own test results. I dont believe that helmet would have performed as well as my shoei xr when I came off at 140. I dont care how much sponsorship is behind it every track rider wears the top brands for a reason. They are tested in the real world.

Im with Bobbler on this one ...far too many people mock the cheap helmets which get better safety scores because they wouldnt be seen dead in a budget branded helmet.

Hell I'm one of them, but at least I'll admit it.... I've had cheap brands when I first started like Roof & Caberg, AGV.. Now since I have a lot more spare cash I use Schuberth & Shoei (With Arai on track days).

I prefer the asthetics and fit of Arai ... But Im hardly going to say I trust my own crash tests of falling off, over industry standards.... thats just stupid.

Professional riders where top brands because their sponsered. and its a track. Your not going to get hit by a car, kerb, lamp post etc. you cannot compare their use to a road helmet.


If your on a budget, new to biking, these helmets are spot on.

The new tests may not cover everything ... But you cant ignore the fact that the tests they do cover show these cheaper helmets often beat the expensive ones. Probably because the cheaper ones arent as focused on looking as good with reduced wind noise!

Hou

Also idea for car trackdays (well most, some tracks can be funny with … Also idea for car trackdays (well most, some tracks can be funny with motorcycle helmets)



I think it's because car helmets face different challenges so they have different tests?

jameshayes

Those tests are balls, do a quick google and you will see they are hokum



Yeah, and the earth is flat, man didn't go to the moon and smoking is good for your health! ;).

I'd rather trust a test from a not for profit organisation than your jaundiced 'opinion'.

roadrunner1

I always like to know that even when I have lost arms and legs etc that … I always like to know that even when I have lost arms and legs etc that my brain is still intact.



How will you know?

Looking at my new shoei and my old nitro (both xl size) the shoei looks a lot bigger from the outside, make me look like I've got a huge head.

elky

I've got an Arai shaped head

Likewise, (is that a zx10r you've got if so me too ), not sure that Arai have progressed their products enough for me to consider buying again though.

i think alot of people miss the point here

some makes of helmet are massively expensive due to being worn by summers day riders. protection isnt good enough for there price tags

theres decent budget helmets that give very good protection in a crash

theres also decent fitting helmets that have better quality components, are more comfortable and dont fall to bits. for a few quid more

ive had loads of cheap lids. i didnt doubt any would have saved me but the poor fitting quality and wind noise is well worth paying slightly more for

you dont have to buy cheap. just nice to know everyone may have a decent chance in a crash

roadrunner1

I always like to know that even when I have lost arms and legs etc that … I always like to know that even when I have lost arms and legs etc that my brain is still intact.



And even nicer to know that when you haven't lost your arms a legs your brain is still intact.

Winterwolf

Im with Bobbler on this one ...far too many people mock the cheap helmets … Im with Bobbler on this one ...far too many people mock the cheap helmets which get better safety scores because they wouldnt be seen dead in a budget branded helmet.Hell I'm one of them, but at least I'll admit it.... I've had cheap brands when I first started like Roof & Caberg, AGV.. Now since I have a lot more spare cash I use Schuberth & Shoei (With Arai on track days).I prefer the asthetics and fit of Arai ... But Im hardly going to say I trust my own crash tests of falling off, over industry standards.... thats just stupid.Professional riders where top brands because their sponsered. and its a track. Your not going to get hit by a car, kerb, lamp post etc. you cannot compare their use to a road helmet.If your on a budget, new to biking, these helmets are spot on.The new tests may not cover everything ... But you cant ignore the fact that the tests they do cover show these cheaper helmets often beat the expensive ones. Probably because the cheaper ones arent as focused on looking as good with reduced wind noise!



I've gone the other way - started with Shoei and Arai and now in a ROOF.

When you get to this level of spec it is best to try the helmet on. As someone has already mentioned you can by an expensive Arai or Shoei but if it fits badly you have wasted your money.

Considering this is fibreglass, acu gold approved and Sharp 5 star - if you don't have your own test equipment this looks a good buy (and I always disliked Nitro!!)

furbix

Looking at my new shoei and my old nitro (both xl size) the shoei looks a … Looking at my new shoei and my old nitro (both xl size) the shoei looks a lot bigger from the outside, make me look like I've got a huge head.



I understand that Shoei use a fair bit of padding to get the comfort level and a fit to better heads. I also believe they have quite a few shell sizes compared to cheaper manufacturers. Doesn't explain your big head aesthetic but perhaps you do have one and the nitro is lying to youii (_;)

biscwitty

Get a grip bobbler... if you can only afford a cheap helmet dont get at … Get a grip bobbler... if you can only afford a cheap helmet dont get at someone for having a top branded helmet. Il go with mith my own test results. I dont believe that helmet would have performed as well as my shoei xr when I came off at 140. I dont care how much sponsorship is behind it every track rider wears the top brands for a reason. They are tested in the real world.



I earn more than enough money to buy whatever helmet I want thanks, I choose to get the one that fits my head and has the features I want, hence I have two helmets, to go with my two bikes, one is a Shoei XR the other is a Caberg Duke as I wanted sun visor and flip front for touring and ride to work and didnt want to pay out another four hundred on the Shoei Neotec or Scuberth.
But a usual silly remark that assumes that because you have a particular price you want to pay it somehow makes you poor.

When buying skid-lids, it's always been my premise that you get what you pay for - simples

Great price but comfort means a lot more than safety ratings IMHO. Should really try one on to make sure you are happy first - support your local bike shop!

angusangus

When buying skid-lids, it's always been my premise that you get what you … When buying skid-lids, it's always been my premise that you get what you pay for - simples



Too 'simples' - in fact very often wrong.

If you can only judge the quality by the price you have a problem. Still, companies like BMW, Superdry, Apple, etc. base their business on this naivety! There's a lot more to 'quality' (define that first) than the price sticker.
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