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Old 04-08-2007, 08:02 PM   #1
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Arrow How many of you own the Suomy Spec 1R Gamble?

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Old 04-08-2007, 08:15 PM   #2
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Old 04-08-2007, 08:26 PM   #5
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I own a suomy just not that one...its nice though
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Old 04-08-2007, 08:49 PM   #6
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I have that one as well as the other gamble extreme. Both great helmets.
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Old 04-08-2007, 09:03 PM   #7
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i own this one as well. i love it.
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Just get an AGV instead.

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Old 04-08-2007, 09:44 PM   #10
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Just get an AGV instead.

Thank me later.

Why? Do you have something against Suomy?
What experience have you had with them?
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Why? Do you have something against Suomy?
What experience have you had with them?
I like AGV. So i recommend it.

My experience with Suomy & HJC were'nt good in terms of head fit and ventilation.

Besides, the Suomy i had - it's interior was'nt removable. Which i expect from a $400 helmet!

The only thing i liked about the Suomy i had was the ratched shield mechanism, which basically allowed me to open the shield partially and leave it place locked there.

Do you have something against AGV?
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Old 04-08-2007, 09:54 PM   #12
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Besides, the Suomy i had - it's interior was'nt removable. Which i expect from a $400 helmet!

The only thing i liked about the Suomy i had was the ratched shield mechanism, which basically allowed me to open the shield partially and leave it place locked there.

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Nope, but I didn't say you would thank me later if you got a Suomy vs. an AGV either. IMO AGV makes a quality helmet.

Which Suomy did you own? For how long?

Like any other helmet, Suomy Spec 1 R's fit certain shaped heads better than others. You apparently have an AGV head. (that and a secret crush on Valentino Rossi:laughing6 )

All Spec 1 Ride Smart have fully removable liners, they always have, however they don't have a racheting shield, they use a friction design, much like Arai, and the system works very well

As far as ventilation goes, the Spec 1 R works as well for me as my Arai RX7.
It's also served myself and several of my friends well in bouncing across the pavement.
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......It's also served myself and several of my friends well in bouncing across the pavement.

GOOD thing I trust your judgement Patrick....i like the Suomy i got from you...so i'll take your word for it on that statement.
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Nope, but I didn't say you would thank me later if you got a Suomy vs. an AGV either. IMO AGV makes a quality helmet.

Which Suomy did you own? For how long?

Like any other helmet, Suomy Spec 1 R's fit certain shaped heads better than others. You apparently have an AGV head. (that and a secret crush on Valetino Rossi:laughing6 )

All Spec 1 Ride Smart have fully removable liners, always have, however they don't have a racheting shield, they use a friction design, much like Arai.

As far as ventilation goes, the Spec 1 R works as well for me as my Arai RX7.
It's also served myself and several of my friends well in bouncing across the pavement.
I had a Spec 1R extreme. It was the Michael Fabrizio design.

I thought that it was way too flashy! (very cheap looking)

To best summarise my short 300 miles with the helmet, i'll say they were loud as F@ck, but one of the lighter helmets i have tried soo far.

But i would never buy this helmet - unless Rossi starts wearing them

The only reason i even had it in the first place was because it came with one of the bike's i bought. Just like i have Shoei sitting at home right now that came with the R6 i just bought..umm which reminds me i should put it for sale
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Old 04-08-2007, 10:08 PM   #15
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Swift E, you woulnd't regret the purchase of that helmet. They fit my mellon great and crash well...I speak from experience. Enjoy the new lid if you get it!
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I've wrecked around 100 mph in my Spec 1R extreme, it work perfectly. It smacked the ground hard BTW
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...I wonder if he's asking for opinions or just making sure nobody else has it so he'll be "original"...
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You win.
I was looking for input on the helmet itself and some some crash tests if any.

I also didn't want to purchase a helmet that everyone was sporting at the local bike meet.
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You win.
I also didn't want to purchase a helmet that everyone was sporting at the local bike meet.
You should totally go to wal-mart and buy a Bell then! :laughing6 :laughing6

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