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post #1 of 10 Old 06-07-2012, 09:55 AM Thread Starter
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The clearance on the Scorpion helmets got me looking at new hemets again. I did not like the Scorpions. Just not my fit. I tried on an Icon Alliance that fit well, realy comfortable. I found a good price on it too, $130.00. Good reviews all over the interweb. I wish I could afford a premium helmet, but I'm kinda spending alot of money these days. Anyone have any 1st hand experience with Icon? Always kind of a squid brand, but anyway...

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post #2 of 10 Old 06-07-2012, 10:25 AM
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Squid's the image, but if it's DOT and Snell rated...why not.

The AGV K3's are within your price range. Which Scorpions did you try on? EXO400 fits differently from 700/1000.

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I love Icon gear.
I have used their gloves, jackets, pants & helmets.
I have had nothing but good luck with everything.
I had an Icon Mainframe that saved my noggin once and that's good enough for me.

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I have a new, Icon HiVis Alliance and I am very happy with it. It's DOT and ECE approved, has easier to use vents then my Scorpion and I think it fits a little better.

The check pads don't come around the front quite as far as the Scorpions, so your face feels a little more open and maybe a little less protected.

The positive lock shield can be a bitch to unlatch sometimes until it's broken in, but unlike the Scorpion, you can ride without problems with the shield open on the first notch nearest full closed. With the Scorpion the air shot uncomfortably into the nose and eyes.


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I can tell you from first hand experience, a $100 bucket will save your life just as fast as a $600 bucket. youll just be much more comfortable in the meantime. so, get what you can afford. sure its nice to have the perks of a $500 lid, but if you cant swing it, you cant swing it.. at least youre not unprotected.

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unlike the Scorpion, you can ride without problems with the shield open on the first notch nearest full closed. With the Scorpion the air shot uncomfortably into the nose and eyes.
Depends on the model Scorpion you have. My exo-1000 has a lever that allows for propping up the face shield to let air in at a very comfortable rate.

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Depends on the model Scorpion you have. My exo-1000 has a lever that allows for propping up the face shield to let air in at a very comfortable rate.
Yeah, I should have said MY Scorpion. I think it's the EXO-400.

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post #8 of 10 Old 06-07-2012, 01:10 PM
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One thing I learned was to be fitted by someone that knows their stuff. From what I was told some manufacturers make different lids for different shaped heads.

I had a xl HJC and was fitted wrong. It was a tad too big. I ended up with a large shoei and days later it did it's job for me.

Local shop did the fitting.

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Yes, or at least measure your head and use the size chart for THAT manufacturer. The charts for Scorpion and Icon are different. I'm a L with the Scorp and a M with the Icon.

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Squid's the image, but if it's DOT and Snell rated...why not.

The AGV K3's are within your price range. Which Scorpions did you try on? EXO400 fits differently from 700/1000.
Tried on a 400 and a 1000. They didn't have any 700's in stock anymore

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