Hey, everyone! I’m back to doing blogs about helmets so I thought I’d cover an item that’s both for motocross; something I don’t do enough, as well as an item from one of our own brands; Shox. The sun is out, the days are warm, even though I don’t do it myself I can only imagine that these are perfect days for going off-road. And I know our off-road riders love a good deal.
And a good deal is why I chose to make a blog about this particular helmet. I’ve seen many customers interested in it when they come into the shop looking for a decent MX helmet but don’t want to fork out loads like they’d have to for anything with an O’Neal brand on it. So allow me to tell you a bit more about the MX-1 so you can feel a bit better about putting down that other expensive helmet and feel more confident walking away with one of these MX-1 helmets.
The Shox MX-1 Motocross Helmet is made from an advanced Polycarbonate shell construction. Its a fancy way of saying its made out of really tough plastic but while that doesn’t sound very special- the plastic is more than up to the task. Instead of cracking and shattering under the force of an impact, the force is distributed and diffused over a larger area, letting more of the shell take the strain which helps to prevent the shell from cracking in a hard bump.
The shell and protective foams inside are so protective that the Shox MX-1 Motocross Helmet is even ACU Gold Approved, making the bike legal to take onto the track! Not bad for a budget helmet, right? On top of that, the helmet has a few other cool features too. The helmet has a quick release micrometric buckle on the chin strap so that the helmet is quick and easy to fasten up and take off.
Riding on hot days and even just riding off road can work up a sweat so it may make you happy to know that the liner in the MX-1 is fully removable. This makes it much, much easier for you to be able to keep the liner of your helmet cleaner and fresher, so you don’t have to keep wearing the same gross lid. Give the lining a wash and make it like new again!
Being an MXer can be rough business though and your helmet can be prone to little dings and we also often get asked if there are replacement parts for other MX helmets. Well, for the MX-1 we do actually have some spare parts. Depending on the graphic your MX-1 is in, you can get a replacement peak for just £14.99 and replacement peak fittings for only £5.99. So if you happen to lose yours or it gets broken, its no problem. Its a mild inconvenience instead of a whole dilemma that forces you to buy an entirely new helmet.
The MX-1 also has grooves on either side of the eye aperture and around the back of the shell. This is designed to hold the strap of your goggles in place and keep them from slipping around and keep them secure. We have a great selection of motocross goggles at Ghostbikes.com to choose from too, so you’re sure to find a pair to complete the look of your helmet.
The Shox MX-1 comes in a number of different graphics and colours and the prices range from £27.99 to £29.99, a really fantastic bargain for the amount of protection this helmet has to offer.
So if you’re looking for a new MX helmet but don’t want to spend an arm and a leg, give the Shox MX-1 a go. Many of our customers have left happy with their MX-1 purchase, so much so that the Feefo reviews for the helmet have scored it a 4.8/5. So get one for yourself and I’m sure you’ll be happy with it too.
Thanks for reading, everyone! Until next time!
-MattW at Ghostbikes.com