Hey there, everyone! It’s been a while since I’ve done a blog entry about a Shox Helmet so I thought I would fix that today. Unfortunately after this one there aren’t really any more Shox helmets for me to talk about, so I suppose I’d better make this one good. Its an affordable helmet at just £42.99 and its the only Flip-front in the Shox range. Its the Shox Bullet Flip Front Motorcycle Helmet!
Shox as a brand are one that I personally trust. While I’ve never bothered getting myself a flip-front helmet before, I trust the brand enough to know that despite the low price tags, they can do the job. I’ve come off my bike in a Shox Assault Helmet before so even though I’ve never owned a flip front, if I were to buy this one I could ride with confidence.
The shell of the Bullet is made from Polycarbonate, a kind of plastic that is heated and formed into shape. Even though the material doesn’t sound too impressive and the process it goes through to be shaped isn’t all that special- its still tough stuff and the properties of the shell allow impact force to dispersed over larger areas and resist cracking. The helmet as a whole has been built to the ECER 22.05 standard so its safe and legal for use on the road in Europe. Which is a good thing too because this helmet is a great option for touring on a budget!
The bullet also has a five-point ventilation system. Three closeable vents on the front, at the chin and forehead, allow air to flow into the helmet and then leave through the two open exhaust vents on the back. So cool air is pushed in from the front while the stuffy air is pushed out the back. The visor of the helmet has a feature that I’ve enjoyed on the other Shox helmets too- its multi positional so you have the choice of riding with the visor open just a crack or all the way up. Its a great idea for warmer, slow rides or keeping the visor fog free by allowing a bit more airflow as needed, especially in the cold weather. The visor is anti-scratch too but if you do happen to need a new one or fancy a change in a different colour, you can find a new Shox Bullet Visor at Ghostbikes.com.
Changing the visor is easy but still requires a tool of some kind as you have to remove the two bolts that hold the face of the helmet in place. All you need is a wide, flat head screw driver or even a coin will do and undo them. Once they’re out, carefully remove the face of the helmet, pull off the visor and place on the new one, following the steps in reverse.
As the name of the helmet or blog title would suggest- the front of the helmet flips up. Its operated by a low profile button on the inside of the chin of the helmet that when pressed in the front face of the helmet can be lifted up. Its a great idea for tour bikers and people who don’t want to have to remove their helmet to walk into a petrol station.
But if you do find you need to remove your helmet or if you’re just done riding for the time being, the Shox Bullet has a Micrometric Adjustment Buckle that has a quick and easy release mechanism. So you can get your helmet off hassle free or off quickly in an emergency.
If you do end up touring in the helmet then you’re going to be wearing it a lot, so keeping the liner clean may be an important factor for you. If so, then you’ll be pleased to know that the liner of the Shox Bullet is removable so that you can wash it and keep it clean. I recommend you hand wash it and let it air dry though, hotter temperatures may cause parts of it to warp. If you do throw it in a washing machine- put it in some kind of securable, washable bag and put it on either a cold or delicate wash. If something does happens to your liner or cheek padding, you can acquire a new Shox Bullet Liner from Ghostbikes.com for just £13.99. Another cool feature with the lining is that the cheek padding provides a little bit of extra space at the ears too. So you bikers that like your comms could even get away with installing a low profile, third party communications system.
And that’s the Shox Bullet Flip Front Motorcycle helmet! At £42.99 its a great, low cost option of a flip front helmet that will provide all the basics with spare liners available to make this lid last. Its even had plenty of great reviews from customers on Feefo that have been very happy with this helmet, earning it a Feefo rating of 4.8/5. See the reviews for yourself at the bottom of the Shox Bullet listing on the website at Ghostbikes.com!
Thanks for reading, everyone! Until next time!
-MattW at Ghostbikes.com