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Old 03-20-2013, 04:15 AM   #181
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any more info on the sizing/ reviews on the sizing? I usually wear a large but it seems like people have mixed opinions...
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Old 03-20-2013, 04:42 AM   #182
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I wear a XXL in an Arai Quantum and an XXL in an AGV Grid and their XXL didn't fit me either.
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Old 03-20-2013, 01:11 PM   #183
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Helmet weight

Does anyone know the weight of this helmet? I've searched around, but can't find a number.
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Old 03-20-2013, 05:57 PM   #184
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I have an older Vega II helmet that is XL and the new BILT Adventre Explorer that I bought is also XL and the fit is just a tad bit tighter. It is a really good helmet and it is quiet. Much happy with it.
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:34 PM   #185
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The SMH 5 fits perfectly.

It fits in the right plastic pannier of my wife's F650GS twin as well as in my right R1200GSA pannier.
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Old 03-26-2013, 02:16 PM   #186
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I'm slightly snug in a Bell XL, just about right in a HJC XL, so after following this thread I purchased the Bilt Explorer in XXL. Glad I did as it just arrived and the XXL feels just about right for a new lid and it should break in nicely...
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Old 03-26-2013, 06:35 PM   #187
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Price is great at $99. Actually a pretty nice looking helmet too. I like!
Having trouble with myself on how much faith I put in the Bilt line of products though?? It's kinda like they just copy something else on the market and sell it for cheap!
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Old 03-27-2013, 12:55 PM   #188
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they dont' even copy it. they just buy it and rebrand it. its the same helmet as some of the other cheap helmets like the fly
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Old 03-30-2013, 03:11 PM   #189
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Has anybody else bought one of these that wear an HJC in a large? I would like to get one of these brain bucket's but am not sure which size to get. Anyone?
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Old 03-31-2013, 12:07 PM   #190
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Thought I'd go try one on. My Shoei DS Hornet is a M and in this helmet a M also fit perfectly.

Bought it to see how it performs. I do like the sunshades.
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Old 04-04-2013, 01:23 PM   #191
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sizing ran small for me. large in hjc and shoei, xl in bilt
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Old 04-04-2013, 09:30 PM   #192
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any more info on the sizing/ reviews on the sizing? I usually wear a large but it seems like people have mixed opinions...
I just picked one up recently and the sizing is the same for me from the AFX FX-39 I have. A large in both fits nice and snug but not too tight. I wore it riding to work today for the first time. It was a 15 mile ride each way. It seems a tad bit quieter and does not move my glasses around as much as other DS helmets I've worn. For $99 it's a great helmet.
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Old 04-11-2013, 12:22 PM   #193
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Any body know tried adding the sena smh-10 to these or any other bluetooth to it?

Also as anyone tried stuffing it in the bmw right plastic pannier on the r1200 to see if it fits?
I was about to ask if anyone had tried to make extra room for the speakers.

I put the SMH10 on both mine and my wife's Bilt Explorer helmets. The units attach fine to the side, but the placement of the speakers is tough. For both of us, the speakers are creating pressure points that get annoying and very uncomfortable after a while. I'm debating on just using my earbud mount instead of the speaker mount and see how that works. Plus you get better noise cancelling and a quieter ride with the ear buds.
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Old 04-20-2013, 05:34 PM   #194
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My 2 cents, I have been waiting for this helmet to go on sale again so I could grab one at a low price. This weekend they went on sale again, so I raced out to snag one. When I got there, they only had two in xxl. (I wear an xxl HJC, but I have never been happy with the round fit) The first thing I noticed: this helmet runs small! I walked around the store with the helmet on for about 10 minutes and I couldn't take it anymore. It was super tight and I had a headache the rest of the night. The helmet looked great and the build was comparable to my HJC, but it was just too small. I ended up talking myself out of buying it, even though the sales guy said it will break-in with time.
Nice looking helmet though, and you sure can't beat the price.
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Old 04-21-2013, 07:09 AM   #195
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My 2 cents, I have been waiting for this helmet to go on sale again so I could grab one at a low price. This weekend they went on sale again, so I raced out to snag one. When I got there, they only had two in xxl. (I wear an xxl HJC, but I have never been happy with the round fit) The first thing I noticed: this helmet runs small! I walked around the store with the helmet on for about 10 minutes and I couldn't take it anymore. It was super tight and I had a headache the rest of the night. The helmet looked great and the build was comparable to my HJC, but it was just too small. I ended up talking myself out of buying it, even though the sales guy said it will break-in with time.
Nice looking helmet though, and you sure can't beat the price.
Just curious, which one did you try on? The Discovery (without the sun shield), or the Explorer (with the sun shield). They actually fit totally different. The Discovery IMOP is a less round helmet and fits closer to size of what other helmets are. It's visor though is its huge downfall. The Explorer though seems to fit closer to size for the Medium guys, but as you get larger, I don't think the helmet gets much bigger leaving guys like me that usually wear a L or XL in an XXL and someone like you in an XXL unable to fit. Going smaller though, its the opposite issue. My wife is usually a S, but even the XS is a tad "large" on her. So its almost like they just didn't don't change much from M as you size up or down.
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