Nitro N330-VX Helmet - 50% OFF WAS £49.99 NOW £24.8 DELIVERED £29.93 @ DKMotorcycles
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Nitro N330-VX Helmet - 50% OFF WAS £49.99 NOW £24.8 DELIVERED £29.93 @ DKMotorcycles

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Found 24th Jul 2009
Was £49.99 save 50% now £24.98

Latest ECER22-05 standard ACU Gold Standard

Features include:
ACU Gold Standard approved
Polycarbonate Shell
EPS Inner Shell
Quick Release Retention Strap
Adjustable multi-vented shell
Anti scratch visor
Quick release visor system
Ultra-soft lining

I know people will start moaning about safety and reliability etc.. of a cheapo helmet but some people are on a budget or may want a cheap spare! and its better than a second hand lid!

32 Comments

Had one of these helmets before and for the price they are pretty good.
This price is very,very hot.
Just ordered another spare. Cheers

As a biker of over 25 years, I always say "How valuable is your head". What I mean with this statement is, if you're buying a helmet, don't just buy the cheapest you can find. The Nitro range are ok for scooters and pottering around town with, but if you're considering buying a larger bike, buy a helmet from a brand like Arai. Yes, they are about 5x the price of this one, but so is the value of what you're putting into it.

Not Voting cold, as this is a good discount, but think people should go to a bike shop and ask for information from the experts behind the counter before buying a helmet over the internet.

As cheap lids go, Nitro are not at all bad.
Ignore the 'Was' price, because this model Nitro always sells for around £40 or cheaper.
But for £29.93 delivered its a good deal. So hot from me.

Original Poster

As said in my post, its a good cheap lid as far as lids go...
but i doubt it would get many stars on the SHARP guide.
But will be good for the lower cc scooter riders etc...or as a spare.
My Arai cost me £399 and only got 3*'s on the sharp guide so cost isnt everything!

adamck;5838880

As said in my post, its a good cheap lid as far as lids go...but i doubt … As said in my post, its a good cheap lid as far as lids go...but i doubt it would get many stars on the SHARP guide.But will be good for the lower cc scooter riders etc...or as a spare.My Arai cost me £399 and only got 3*'s on the sharp guide so cost isnt everything!



I would take the sharp results with a pinch of salt.
There is a lot of conflicting opinions in the biking world about sharp test results.

stefor;5838848

As a biker of over 25 years, I always say "How valuable is your head". … As a biker of over 25 years, I always say "How valuable is your head". What I mean with this statement is, if you're buying a helmet, don't just buy the cheapest you can find. The Nitro range are ok for scooters and pottering around town with, but if you're considering buying a larger bike, buy a helmet from a brand like Arai. Yes, they are about 5x the price of this one, but so is the value of what you're putting into it..



Sorry but I cant agree with you there. The top brands are better helmets for sure, but the main difference is in comfort, weight and quality, not protection. Very few people suffer injuries worse or better because of a particular brand of helmet. If it fits properly its about as good as you're going to get. Invest the rest in a back protector.

Having said that I wouldnt buy a cheap helmet again, as the added quality of a decent lid just makes the ride so much more pleasurable, and the money spent on my Shoei XR1000 is soem of the best I've spent in all my biking years. Voted this hot though, as its a great price.

I suppose one of these would be good for a bit of karting or car track days.

hondar;5839049

I suppose one of these would be good for a bit of karting or car track … I suppose one of these would be good for a bit of karting or car track days.


Great idea and also for those teenagers with quads that ride around without helmets thinking they are invincible.

When I had my Roadking I wore an imported halfhelmet from a US Harley Dealer (you know the kind), totally illegal, minimum protection but looked cool as!

bought one of these at the nec bike show last year... s**T.remember you get what you pay for.

I agree about the price issue.

There's a LOT of conning going on in the biking clothing (protection) world.

You only have to go down to a fancy bike shop with big brand names to have your jaw drop on the floor when you look at some of the prices.

Even bike accessories, a few bolts and a bit of black plastic and we're at £60 kinda thing (cos about £3 to make probably)

There was a test a few years ago wasn't there about helmets and safetly and in the test one of the cheaper helmets offered you better protection than the big brand name models.

Not saying you should buy rubbish, but Price does not always follow performance.

Biking stuff if definatly priced at a point as much as they can get away with paying.

Oh sir has just paid £7000 for his 1000cc sports model, so sir should pay at least another £1000 for his biking gear.

The best analogy I can think of is going into Currys for your £1500 Plasma and being told to buy to £100 HDMI lead (yes they do sell then at that price) as you'd need a superb lead for your superb set.

I stared off with budget brand helmets - Nolan was one that sprang to mind and I also had an HJC for passengers when I lived in Hong Kong.

While in HK the cost of Shoei and Arai was significantly lower than the UK and I ended up buying an Arai due to what I considered superior quality materials compared to the Shoei.

You're essentially paying for better quality at the end of the day as I see it - but whether or not it's worth the price premium I'm not sure - however at HK prices it certainly was :thumbsup:

sagalout;5839020

Sorry but I cant agree with you there. The top brands are better helmets … Sorry but I cant agree with you there. The top brands are better helmets for sure, but the main difference is in comfort, weight and quality, not protection. Very few people suffer injuries worse or better because of a particular brand of helmet. If it fits properly its about as good as you're going to get. Invest the rest in a back protector.Having said that I wouldnt buy a cheap helmet again, as the added quality of a decent lid just makes the ride so much more pleasurable, and the money spent on my Shoei XR1000 is soem of the best I've spent in all my biking years. Voted this hot though, as its a great price.



Absolutely! As long as the helmet has the gold standard ACU, it's fine! If you ride a superbike and crash at 100+mph, any type of lid will not save you.:w00t:

I read all the arguing about valuing your heads , fair enough but really if you value your head you wouldn't be riding a bike on these roads full stop. No helmet is going to stop an oak tree or a 35 tonner!
I don't often post but this forum annoys me when someone posts a bargain then , the Experts pop on and say it's not as good as something 5 times the price! I think we know that!!

I bought a Nitro helmet the other day for the put-put moped I use (The Shogun can be a bit heavy on fuel for nipping to shop so have moped for whizzing to shop/day jobs)..anyway.. I find it fine and comfortable.

When I was shopping round for helmets I asked in the shops why the HUGE difference in price. 3 Different salespeople in 3 different shops all gave me the same answer.... "The brand name"

Not saying if they're right or wrong or stating my opinion - just passing on the answers I received.

gotta agree with a load of people on here we know thse are not going to be the best helmets in the world but its a good price for someone on a budget. I hate people that come on here..... do you value your head- as someone else said if you value you it so much you wouldn't get on a bike

good price

As a biker, I never understand the idea that "pottering about on a 50cc" means you need any less protective gear or cheaper gear...
Both a scooter or an R1 will be going 30mph with relative ease. You fall off, hit a car/bus/lorry/tree the amount of damage you are likely to obtain is the exact same regardless of what bike you just came off of.
Buy what you can afford, make sure it fits properly and is comfortable so that you are more inclined to use it. That is the price of your head, not a brand name which makes you look cool when you wheel your bike out when the sun is shining and matches your leathers that match your bike with this years colours on it. They have nice features (pinlock visors, better noise insulation, washable liners, fancy paintwork) in the likes of Arai/Shoei but they all do the same job of protecting your helmet and I am yet to see any real reports of wearing a Nitro (or another cheaper brand) is less likely to save your noggin!
A cheap new lid is infinitely better than an old damaged one (you know, the one your dad gave you from the cupboard under the stairs that he used to use back in the days)

and just in case you're ot sure why you need to wear a helmet at all:
http://www.uptherighttree.com/up/images/2243helmet.jpg

Isn't buying a lid off the internet incredibly difficult though. They are ALL so different in fit.

As a few ppl have said, fit is probably the most important factor. Can't you really only know that in the shops?

Voted hot. Great price.

hondar;5839049

I suppose one of these would be good for a bit of karting or car track … I suppose one of these would be good for a bit of karting or car track days.


I recently bought a Nitro N810vx just for tracks days in my car, and have found it to be brilliant.
As the price goes up all you get is a trendier brand name and a lighter more comfortable helmet.
Thye most important factor is whether the helmet has a decent SHARP safety rating.
sharp.direct.gov.uk/
Unfortunately, the n330vx only gets 2 out of 5 stars, whereas my n810vx has 4 stars and only cost £30 brand new from a reputable seller on eBay.

At the end of the day, the most important thing is that they fit you correctly. It's no good having the
best helmet in the world that fits your head like a pea in a whistle! Put an egg loosely in a polystyrene box
and drop it from height if you want to prove this!
Nitro make good budget helmets - look at their website, they get great reviews from the magazines: nitro-helmets.com/pro…=42 They are all certified to ECE22-05 European safety standard and ACU Gold approved. You would be better off with a new one of these - if it fits you well - than a second hand, or older model from a top manufacturer, that doesn't meet this standard - you really need to try before you buy with helmets! Myself, i have an Arai shaped head, and so for comfort and safety i have a couple of those, but would have no issue with having a Nitro as a spare, if the fit was good.

How does one measure ones head anyway (I mean for size, not value!)

snollygoster7;5844792

How does one measure ones head anyway (I mean for size, not value!)



fmhelmets.co.uk/siz…tml
Google is your friend!

Just to back up what others say.

Yes, 100% get one that FITS WELL, and sod the make.

It may supprise many here that I actually tried on MANY Aria, Shoe, etc, etc BIG Brand Name helmets with prices from £100 thu the £400 mark and you know what.

None of them fitted me well.

They were all way too narrow and virtually ripped my ears off when I was putting them off and back on again.

Hand on my heard, after trying a few different models in a few different shops (all expensive ones) over the course or a week I could not put a helmet on due to my ears being hurt so much and red and tender at the tops of my ears.

I then found a small local shop that had some cheap helmets in, which were priced low apparently due to trying to establish themselves in the UK.

Brand is G-MAC and was told made in same factory at the Nitro ones (though not sure about that)

Mine cost me around £30 to £40 and fits great, nice and snug, and a little wider where the ears are so it's not painful for me to put it on and off, ok, it's still tight, but not as bad as the Big Brand ones.

I think my head is Wider that the narrow fit of most brands.

This is a good deal, but I don't think you would be able to get a pinlock visor for this helmet and this is a must have for me now. They are the dogs!

Voted hot.

There is a lot of controversy regarding the SHARP testing - this is mainly due to the shock it caused within the industry when they realised that these 'budget' brands had actually put more development into the helmets over the last few years rather than sitting on old technology such as ARAI and SHOEI have. The SHARP test's were made at the constant requests of the big brand names to show that a helmet with the ECER22.05 and ACU Gold sticker did not mean they offered the same safety but this backfired on them when the lowly brands started getting better safety results. They soon changed there minds when this happened and stated that the tests were flawed, lol. Remember a good £150 + of your money on these big brand names goes to pay their sponsors that wear them on the track.

Having visited the SHOEI factory and also the Chinese factory for the likes of NITRO / KBC / GMAC etc. i can say that in my own opinion in this case it is not the more you spend the better you get.

Agreed, Though of course, you would expect perhaps a slightly better level of finish or a few extra features in a top end helmet.

Like washable interior, cheek pads you could move about, quick change visors, that kinda thing.
Which have zero to do with the safety.

A LOT of this is presentation.

I work in engineering and bet I can order good quality stainless steel socket head bolts cheaper than a nicely packaged set to replace the standard steel bolts on your bike.

In the same way, a gold chain in a jewelry shop draped over a display of crushed velvet with some amethyst crystals and glitter would cost a hell of a lot more than buying it off a 100m reel and having someone just make the chain for you in the back of their shop.

Sometimes you can get a great bargain and I think Nitro Helmets are very decent helmets, I recently brought a the Nitro N1700 which has been awarded a sharp safety 5 star rating sharp.direct.gov.uk/sea…148 - I got mine for £59.99 at the GhostBikes eBay Store and thought it was money well spent.

Edit: link to Ghostbikes ebay store tiny.cc/Gho…kes I've been getting my helmets from there for a few years now and always paid well below rrp.

stefor;5838848

As a biker of over 25 years, I always say "How valuable is your head". … As a biker of over 25 years, I always say "How valuable is your head". What I mean with this statement is, if you're buying a helmet, don't just buy the cheapest you can find. The Nitro range are ok for scooters and pottering around town with, but if you're considering buying a larger bike, buy a helmet from a brand like Arai. Yes, they are about 5x the price of this one, but so is the value of what you're putting into it.Not Voting cold, as this is a good discount, but think people should go to a bike shop and ask for information from the experts behind the counter before buying a helmet over the internet.




Well said; helmets at this cost and quality should imho be used for scooters.
There is good reason why the pro's have expensive gear and that is because the quality if far superior and the chance of severe injury lower

billybob007;5849478

There is good reason why the pro's have expensive gear and that is … There is good reason why the pro's have expensive gear and that is because the quality if far superior and the chance of severe injury lower


Not according to the the SHARP safety ratings!

billybob007;5849478

Well said; helmets at this cost and quality should imho be used for … Well said; helmets at this cost and quality should imho be used for scooters.There is good reason why the pro's have expensive gear and that is because the quality if far superior and the chance of severe injury lower



Not really, Pro's are sponsored by big companies in order to promote their products - it doesn't mean they are necessarily superior products.

When a new product becomes established you'll soon find that the cost to purchase goes up once the brand name is recognised.

Many a times, the bigger brands are just living off the name they have established over the years. Other brands actually ensure their helmets are better in order to get good reviews - this is why "budget" brands are now getting better reviews from Sharp Safety.
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