Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: southern california
Rep Power: 1
I tried a shoei RF1000 couple of weeks ago, cycle gear is running a sale on the RF1000. I loved the helmet but I felt like it was a little short in height, I felt that the bottom of my chin was sticking out of the helmet, I don't think I have excessively large chin but who knows? I opted to buy a scorpion EXO1000 instead. great looking helmet , but looks were deceiving .
the sizing is definitely wrong , according to their chart I should be a size "L". and I do wear size "L" in other brands too , but the scorpion had such thin foam that it felt like my head was being squeezed in some kind of torture device, specially around the temple area , the pressure was so much that I started to feel faint and thought I was going to black out , during a two hour ride. then there is a noxious chemical smell that emits from the ball pump thingy right under your nose. I work with solvents and lacquers etc , but this smell was intolerable to me even with the visor half open. there were many other things that I found to be less than desirable. So Scorpion went back and I got a HJC FS15, instead, I tell you this by far one of the best helmets , specially since you can pick one up for under $200. I am vary happy with it.
Sorry about the long rant , I thought this might help anybody, considering to get a EXO1000.