Shox Sniper ACU Motorcycle Helmet Now from £29.99 delivered @ Ghost Bikes
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Shox Sniper ACU Motorcycle Helmet Now from £29.99 delivered @ Ghost Bikes

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Found 6th Oct 2015
Various colours - From £29.99 with free delivery

This helmet includes top of the line features at an affordable price. The Sniper full face helmet has a highly aerodynamic shell made from advanced polycarbonate which maintains your safety without being cumbersome. The micro metric retention system will allow you to keep the helmet secure with precise adjustments. In addition to these features, the helmet meets the ECER 22.05, DOT allowing you to go anywhere in Europe and the United States. Its ACU Gold approval allows you to take it to the track if you choose to. The Sniper is one of the best value helmets available on the market so make sure you get your Shox

29 Comments

elphantasmo

3 star SHARP rated. http://sharp.direct.gov.uk/testsratings/shox-sniper


Thanks, I never knew that site existed.

£30? I value protecting my head at more than £30, despite the ratings.

Bigfootpete

£30? I value protecting my head at more than £30, despite the ratings.

Such as?

I would spend a little more and get an AGV helmet, they are great value and most are 4 star SHARP rated.

First thing is to choose a lid that fits you.
A gazillion 'star' lid that doesn't fit you won't protect your head very well.

Actually, for protection the first thing should probably be to learn not to be involved in accidents (advanced riding, etc, etc)!

im sure it'll do just fine but i always think 'what if' and 'if' something happens and you bang your nut there would be nothing worse than somebody saying, if only you'd spent a little more
its like tyres, there all road legal but some are better than others and as its the only thing keeping you on the road id always spend a little more, same with my lid, dont cut corners, dont be one of those 'if' statistics
i spent more on my lid than anything else, its the one body part you cant live without

_g_

First thing is to choose a lid that fits you.A gazillion 'star' lid that … First thing is to choose a lid that fits you.A gazillion 'star' lid that doesn't fit you won't protect your head very well.Actually, for protection the first thing should probably be to learn not to be involved in accidents (advanced riding, etc, etc)!



The number of idiots who just put an helmet on and dont strap it up amazes me, if its not strapped up then its just an expensive hat.

Bargain for scooter rider providing it fits well like people have already said. If you can afford more, pay more, does not do to skimp on helmets in my opinion. Having said that not everyone can afford hundreds for a lid and anything that can get more people into riding motorbikes is a good things. Thanks to the OP.

rtjwilliams

Bargain for scooter rider providing it fits well like people have already … Bargain for scooter rider providing it fits well like people have already said. If you can afford more, pay more, does not do to skimp on helmets in my opinion. Having said that not everyone can afford hundreds for a lid and anything that can get more people into riding motorbikes is a good things. Thanks to the OP.



Scooter or motorcycle it doesnt make a difference the road is the same no matter what your ride, yes I myself only ride a derestricted 50cc scoot but never go out without a minimum of armoured jacket and decent gloves.

irradiated

im sure it'll do just fine but i always think 'what if' and 'if' … im sure it'll do just fine but i always think 'what if' and 'if' something happens and you bang your nut there would be nothing worse than somebody saying, if only you'd spent a little moreits like tyres, there all road legal but some are better than others and as its the only thing keeping you on the road id always spend a little more, same with my lid, dont cut corners, dont be one of those 'if' statisticsi spent more on my lid than anything else, its the one body part you cant live without



Tis true. Just ask these guys:

http://findicons.com/files/icons/1227/preview/futurama_vol_5_heads_in_jars_full.png

thecresta

Tis true. Just ask these guys:



They all look intact so the lid did its job

Bigfootpete

£30? I value protecting my head at more than £30, despite the ratings.



So despite the ratings. If one lid cost £400 and was rated 3 Star SHARP. This is then rated 3 Star SHARP and is £30.

Which one are you buying and why?

Bigfootpete

£30? I value protecting my head at more than £30, despite the ratings.



Then buy this one and stick a handful of £20 notes to it.

These SHARP ratings are a good idea, my Shoei XR1000 scores the same as this lid, so perhaps time to change as its a few years old now.

There's more to protection than just sharp ratings, although I'd rather have GRP rather than 'advanced polycarbonate' (I.e. Plastic).
Heat for the Price and surely better than the various cheap Chinese lids used by the vast majority of the scooter brigade).
Edited by: "john184" 6th Oct 2015

I was always told to buy the best fitting helmet you can afford which always seemed sensible. People worry a lot about price but is the price of a helmet a good reliable indication of it's effectiveness and if so how much would you need to spend to be satisfied that you're now as safe as possible?

Bigfootpete

£30? I value protecting my head at more than £30, despite the ratings.


If you like, I'll sell you one for £400....

Again...
I'd suggest if you're willing to spend £400 on a helmet but haven't spent £15 on a copy of Roadcraft (along with some riding time to learn the skills), you're not 'protecting your head', you're just making a potential injury slightly less bad.

The force has to go somewhere and that's going to be to your head and spine. Too much and no helmet is going to save you.

Not being in that situation in the first place will.

So I'd suggest that if you REALLY value your head, rather than just enjoy spending money, you take a route which involves learning to avoid such situations.

I'm not suggesting my riding is that great*, but I don't have the belief that I just spends hundreds of pounds on a helmet for that reason either.
*And these days most riding is done on track, be it sports bikes or diddy bikes.

Ghost Bikes sounds creepy oO

More expensive helmets do not necessarily mean they are safer than cheaper ones. The extra cost could instead be going on better ventilation, lighter materials, more features, visual design, comfort, the brand name.

And a higher Sharp rating does not necessarily mean a helmet is safer than one with a lower rating, though it is obviously a useful guide to safety. But it only means they performed better at a very specific set of test.

Accidents though tend to be unique and do not tend to stick rigidly to test formats. What may end up saving your life could be something not part of the Sharp tests where a one-star helmet excels and a five-star one does not.

And as already said, a less safe helmet that fits properly will be safer for you than the safest available helmet if you wear the wrong size of it. The most important part of a helmet, the reason that getting the size right is important, is ultimately a block of polystyrene.

All helmets have to meet safety standards to be legal, beyond that just use common sense alongside things like Sharp ratings, price, brand, and reviews to decide what it best for you.

Bigfootpete

£30? I value protecting my head at more than £30, despite the ratings.



£35? £350? £3500? How much exactly do you value your head at?

Thank you Gooner - exactly what I've been looking for, for indoor Karting. Save me using the place's sweaty helmets.

ronin1

£35? £350? £3500? How much exactly do you value your head at?



In the current market you're looking at £386 for a decent head but a top end one might go for £500 (+ quidco)

jimhuf

In the current market you're looking at £386 for a decent head but a top … In the current market you're looking at £386 for a decent head but a top end one might go for £500 (+ quidco)


£10 for decent head if you find the right "district".

harlzter

£10 for decent head if you find the right "district".



Quote of the day Award ...:{

Money talks no doubts and each to their own .....I'm willing to bet that a good majority of Bike Riders are clued up on Helmet safety .....But most importantly yup the ratings have to be decent but the fit and make are whats gonna save yer Nut......No use having a lid that costs a fortune but will spin like the Exorcist if yer in a prang,,,,Thes I would say are ideal for Carting and suchlike imo....but each to their own ...Its your Head stay safe out there boys n gurls...

Will suit someone who's just starting out or strapped for cash. Thanks for posting.

If it's all you can afford, it's better than nothing. As others have said, fit is one of the most important factors, but safety ratings are a good indicator of the level of protection you're afforded wearing a particular helmet.

The more expensive helmets often have features that the cheaper helmets don't, such as;
Removable/washable linings.
Adjustable fitting with air pumps or alternative size cheek pads.
Multiple shell sizes so that helmet size isn't just determined by thickness of padding.
Better ventilation.
Better anti-fog visor coatings/devices such as pinlock.
Built in sun visors.
Lockable visors (essential for track days).

My advice would be to try before you buy.
I tend to buy my helmets at the big bike shows (such as MCN Motorcycle Live) as there's lots of companies selling off last year's designs/models cheap. There's lots of opportunities to try on helmets and usually some negotiation on price possible.
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