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post #1 of 9 Old 06-05-2015, 06:16 PM Thread Starter
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AVOID Nitek Helmets

Emailed Customer Support.

Hello Nitek,
First of all I love your helmets. My brother and I both have the P1's and use them daily. I am wanting to do some moto vlogging here in Dallas. This is after I started riding with a small group of Vloggers who record videos as a good source of income. Naturally you put go pro's on your helmets. I put a go pro sticky mount on my new P1 today and didn't like the location. When I tried to relocate it it tore a chunk of graphic off and exposed the under shell. I am in need of a replacement and am wondering if you could help with this defect.
Thank you for your time, James

I called soon after to speak with someone. They said in a very "it wasn't me" attitude that they didn't get enough complaints about this for it to be considered a defect. They were not going to help in the matter.

This company looks to be on it's way out. If you would like a quality helmet with satisfactory customer support Do NOT go with Nitek.

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post #2 of 9 Old 06-05-2015, 07:36 PM
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I don't know if the helmet was at fault for not standing up to a 3rd party add on or if the 3rd party add on was at fault for damaging the helmet.

Have you considered that GoPro has to make their camera stick to something that was never designed for that?

I understand that many use the popular camera, but the helmet maker didn't make the helmet for the camera, instead, the camera was made to adapt to helmets.

My guess is that GoPro makes their camera stick very well so that they cover all the different surfaces for all the different helmets.

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Never underestimate the power of 3M adhesive

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I've had a lot of experience with GoPro 3M mounts on my Shoei X12 and my AGV K4. Added, removed, and relocated several times. If a Nitek can't hold up to one 3M removal, how do you think it'll fare in a crash?
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Not really worried about it. They retail for $499 and were used in Motogp... I thought I was getting a killer deal at $115. Nope, turns out the company is nearing the end. Turns out they can barely sell them at $200.
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What's your channel name? Mines, Arill0 love to see another 919 motovlogging!! The helmet did look pretty cool. Sorry it could standup to some 3M tape. You did apply some heat to it when you took it off, right?

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should try Masei Helmet

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Just because the paint didn't stand up to adhesion doesn't mean the helmet would be junk in a crash but it is an indicator.. never seen that happen before

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Not really worried about it. They retail for $499 and were used in Motogp... I thought I was getting a killer deal at $115. Nope, turns out the company is nearing the end. Turns out they can barely sell them at $200.

All that means absolutely nothing other than you fell for a marketing gimmick. Happens all the time at top level racing and even at the national level. Various lower end companies trying to gain exposure will GIVE their shocks or helmets or wave rotors etc away to ANY team that is competing just so they can say "our products are used by such and such Pro Teams".

Almost ironically the high end companies like Brembo and Ohlins etc do not sponsor anyone so even Valentino Rossi has to pay for his Ohlins suspension. That being said a lot of companies do sponsor Pro riders with gear. Helmets, leathers, gloves, boots the works. I doubt any World Level rider has had to pay for any of those things in decades. Many top riders also own shares or are part owners of major apparel companies as well so they are promoting their own products.
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