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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-17-2008, 10:38 PM Thread Starter
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SparX Helmets ?????

I am looking for a new helmet and my decision is as much price based as anything, due to my wife and I both in college full time and a 9 months old baby boy. I was looking at a scorpion (i don't know the model), because my local shop had one for $159 and I loved the fit. But the last time I was in I saw the SparX plain black for $129 which I have found online for $109. I have read 3 reviews and all seem to love it for the safety rating and for how light it is. I was just wondering if anyone else had one or new of someone. Just looking for feed back. One review also said that if you get the special edition model ($139) it comes with a dark smoke visor. Here are the reviews that I read.

http://www.sportbikes.net/forums/rid...ml#post3357794

http://www.helmetharbor.com/Products...#OurEvaluation

http://www.webbikeworld.com/r2/motor...et/sparx/s-07/

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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-19-2008, 10:00 PM
 
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I don't know bro ....SparX ? I haven't read anything on it ...I'd be wary. This "is" your head we're talking about.
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That was my first thought too. But when reading the reviews and things i found out that they are actually made by KBC, and made specific to bring an affordable light, and great helemt onto the market. From the reviews they are bringing many features from the high dollar companies into the affordable range.

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That was my first thought too. But when reading the reviews and things i found out that they are actually made by KBC, and made specific to bring an affordable light, and great helemt onto the market. From the reviews they are bringing many features from the high dollar companies into the affordable range.
Oh ! Well KBC and HJC are top of my list . Good stuff at a reasonable price ! I never could see spending huge amounts of $$$ on the Shoei's & Arai's when all of them are rated at the same levels by Snell & DOT. For that price ...what the hell , why not try it.
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Ive never heard of a SparX. I have had HJC, KBC and Zamp. I would stay away from Zamp, it was too cheap and didn't fit well, but it did meet standards and was light. The HJC are nice, but a little on the heavy side. The KBC is my favorite it's more expensive but it's lighter and I got a smoke lens for it for $15 at Cycle Gear
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This was posted on the quality helmets discussion. As for the weight of the SparX one review said that they only tested 4 helmets that were heavier and all where the high dollar brands. So for weight $140 verse $450. Here is some stuff about the saftey rating on the SparX.

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Posts: 7 many people feel that the ECE 22-05 is a way safer rating than the snell rating. The ECE 22-05 is a batch test and is supposedly more realistic in its methods of testing than the snell test.

And i also read that DOT only helmets are safer than snell because the snell approved helmets are specifically designed to pass the snell certification. And if many people feel that the snell tests are unrealistic, than anyone who buys a snell helmet is essentially buying a helmet whose only realistic purpose is to pass a snell test. When we ride, were not performing a snell test. We dont ride to replicate the conditions of any test.

personally, I just crashed an icon domain helmet. Scuffed up the shell real bad... and dont wanna take chances on the eps being damaged. I keep hearing recommendations towards the ECE 22-05 rating, and my next lid will most likely carry this rating. Im currently looking at the shark helmet line. The new SparX line also has ECE 22-05 lids and they retail for about $100-150 tops.

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I would keep looking at the ECE 22.05 rated helmets. This is a motorcycle specific rating compared to Snell which started out as a automotive helmet rating that was applied to motorcycle helmets. Snell is actually changing the way they rate motorcycle helmets in the near future because they are aware that the rating is outdated for motorcycle helmets and the different impacts riders take on their bike compared to someone racing a car.

As for DOT, anyone can pretty much get a DOT rating. The helmets being sold at Walmart have a DOT rating.

As for now, I would stay with the ECE helmets.
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