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Arai Quantum-X Xen Red Frost Helmet
Another take on the street-focused helmet, the Xen Red Frost Quantum-X helmet from Arai is a little more subtle, in terms of style, than our offering yesterday of the Quantum-X Oriental paint scheme from yesterday!
Starting with the helmetís interior shape, the round oval, Arai is the only manufacturer that we know of who does this Ė the shape is designed for maximum comfort in a rider that isnít pleased with a near-enough fit. Itís a little shorter front-to-back while at the same time, a little wider than most helmet shapes on the market today. This shape is housed inside Araiís super complex laminate shell, the same materials used on their top-of-the-line helmets, to impart a high degree of protection to the wearer.
Vents and exhausts are carefully integrated into the shell, fore and aft - that perform optimally at typical road-going speeds. Not only that, but thereís no on/off adjustment here up top. With this helmet, you can dial in just the right amount of incoming air. This feature alone can only be fully appreciated when the weather is a bit on the cooler side since these intakes draw in a lot of air. Now, you donít have to choose between sweating and freezing, just adjust as needed with your gloved hands and ride on.
At the chin, a closeable intake is fitted as standard, this can be opened to either divert air upwards and assist in keeping a fog-free view of the road ahead, or at a second adjustment point, move air straight towards the jaw for maximum cooling. And directly below that, for when road conditions turn especially dirty or the skies open up, the included chin curtain keeps your face clean and dry. If youíve ever been peppered in the face by tiny pieces of dirt that inevitably get sucked up behind the faceshield, this little gadget is worth its weight in gold. And donít forget to keep it handy when itís cold too, the extra insulation makes a big difference!
That brings us to the helmetís liner, Araiís anti-microbial, fully-removable liner is comfort defined. Properly size (talk to TJ about that!), your head will be surrounded by an illustrious combination of cheek pads, scalp insert, chin strap liners and a neck roll that almost disappears when you put it on. Plus, even though it does stay fresh longer than lesser liners, it can easily be removed to be washed and refreshed as needed.
A clear, quick-change shield comes standard with each Quantum-X helmet, and smoked versions are available as well. Plus, you get a Pinlock lens as well thatís ready to install. Fog will never be a problem with this affixed to your faceshield.
For the street rider, thereís little left to be desired in a helmet!
For expert sizing guidance and lightning-fast shipping, call TJ on 866.931.6644 ext. 817, send a note to [email protected] with ARAI QUANTUM-X HELMET in the subject line, or just shoot us a PM and weíll get back to you right away.