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RXT Helmets

Discussion in 'Riding Gear and Bike Accessories/Parts' at netrider.net.au started by Milpool, Feb 3, 2016.

  1. Does anyone have experience with RXT helmets? That's what I used at my Q-Ride today and it fit -really- well. Nice and secure without being too tight, I got really lucky with that. Now I know that fitting correctly is the most important aspect however I do worry that being cheaper helmets they might not be as safe in the case of an accident. Is this generally the case?

    I was also told it was a plastic helmet so not sure what that means in terms of safety either.
  2. Rxt is cheap junk plastic shell helmet.
  3. If it has a legal compliance sticker then it may not suit the would be racers but it will protect adequately for normal road use.
  4. I have an RXT fibreglass model, 3 star rating on crash.org.au.
    Not the best rating out there, certainly not the worst. There are some well known brands which received lesser ratings.
    I bought it as it was the best fitting helmet in the shop for me (amawarehouse Caboolture), value priced, accommodated my glasses, and visor didn't immediately fog up.
  5. #5 Audible, Feb 5, 2016
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2016
    I had one back in 2006-2008 if memory serves correctly.

    It had the aerodynamics of a brick wall. I had to turn my head "into the air stream" otherwise it would deflect your head abruptly. hard to explain, but It's a problem I have never encountered with any other helmet I have owned.
    It leaked water around the visor and after a couple of years, it started to fall apart, the intake grills, the visor swivel. Still, for a couple of hundred dollars, I guess I got what I paid for.
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  6. I currently use an RXT helmet, and find it adequate for my very short commutes and somewhat short recreational rides.
    As others have mentioned, the buffeting is annoying due to a sincere lack of aerodynamics, but if it's only a short commute at low speeds you won't notice.
    I chose the helmet I have currently as it was the only one that fit my noggin, accommodated my glasses and fell within my budget at the time.
    That being said I plan to upgrade as soon as I'm able to.