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    Anybody wearing an IXS Trail RS helmet?

    I did a search, but can't find anything.

    Is anybody wearing one of these?
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    Not yet! I really want the grey one.
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    After waiting ages for them to appear in stock anywhere I managed to get hold of one and am very happy with it.
    So far I've found it to be super comfortable with great fit and no issues with glasses.

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    How do these fit? My head is right at 58cm, or just a quarter cm smaller. Should I go with the sm/med or the med/lg? I hate how helmet manufactures don't make over lapping sizes....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Motorider228 View Post
    How do these fit? My head is right at 58cm, or just a quarter cm smaller. Should I go with the sm/med or the med/lg? I hate how helmet manufactures don't make over lapping sizes....

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    I am in the same boat, 58cm head, I wear a medium giro phase right now.
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    I'm thinking about going with a POC Trabec, or Bell Super. Reviews I just read of the ixs rs have said this helmet is off on size a little bit.

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    Do goggles fit well with this lid? The picture of Francis' kid in the newly published review looks like the goggle strap would have trouble staying in place.

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    anyone get one? Any suggestions on fit? I'm right at 58cm.
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    I tried all the usual sources and they were all back-ordered for months. I just found and ordered one on ebay. Hurry if you want one.

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    I bought the s/m and I normally wear a medium ( i think my melon is around 56cm? Maybe 58cm? I can't remember)
    The s/m fits but it is snug enough that I tried the m/lrg because I usually wear a Halo headband.
    I would say go for the m/l if you are 58cm

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    I am loving it, same weight as my regular "road" helmet, and the venting is excellent. Jenson had it in stock. I too am in the 58+cm size, s/m too snug and at end of adjustment, m/l fits great with halo skullcap under it.

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    Re: Anybody wearing an IXS Trail RS helmet?

    Thanks. I need to find a shop to try one on (and hopefully buy)



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    Quote Originally Posted by slowride454 View Post
    I tried all the usual sources and they were all back-ordered for months. I just found and ordered one on ebay. Hurry if you want one.
    Jenson USA has some size/colours in stock: IXS Trail RS Helmet > Apparel > Helmets > Men's Helmets | Jenson USA Online Bike Shop
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    Quote Originally Posted by Motorider228 View Post
    How do these fit? My head is right at 58cm, or just a quarter cm smaller. Should I go with the sm/med or the med/lg? I hate how helmet manufactures don't make over lapping sizes....
    We have the same size head. I got a M/L. fits great and I have some adjustment either way.
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    Thanks guys for the input on the sizing. I'm still trying to decide between one of these and a Bell Super. These helmets look so dang awesome though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Motorider228 View Post
    Thanks guys for the input on the sizing. I'm still trying to decide between one of these and a Bell Super. These helmets look so dang awesome though!

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    I have both of those helmets.

    The Super has better coverage and a much better visor.

    The RS has better ventilation and is lighter.

    Both are quality lids. If I had to pick one I'd probably stick with the Super due to the better coverage, but I do like the RS a lot.
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    Thanks man, I appreciate it. I will probably go with the Super. Coverage is more important to me than weight and ventilation, I'm not much of a weight weenie.

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    The Super fits big. So if in doubt go down a size not up.
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    Mine showed up today.

    Stylish model...lol

    with and without goggles.
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    Now I'm split after seeing the new Fly Freestone:

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    Just a sizing update - got my fit sorted out:

    - Super in medium
    - Trail RS in M/L

    Both fit well and I have adjustment up and down.

    I normally wear an L/XL so definitely had to size down in the Super.
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    This Bluegrass Goldeneye on chainreaction looks like an interesting candidate as well..

    Bluegrass Goldeneye Helmet 2014 | Chain Reaction Cycles


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    Sorry to bump up such an old thread but with barely any info available out there on sizing, fit and long term use thought it might be worth another go around.
    Any more experience on how your lid has held up or the sizing. Again with only 2 sizes avail. and trying to avoid a shroom head what should I expect if I pull the trigger.
    any more input is appreciated. My old Bontrager lid needs replacement bad.
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    I bought one a few months back. Initially it seemed to fit snug (small size). usually wear a med in gyro or fox, but they always felt a little large on my head. The IXS does break in a bit, & now fits me perfectly, & as others have said it's really light.The inside cushion/webbing is very comfortable, & a step above any other helmet I've owned. Like Francis noted it fits a little lower on the front of your head, & the visor is not adjustable. I would imagine the med/large to be way too big for me.
    I bought the gray, only available in the small.
    I was also interested in the new bell, but doesn't look like it has near the ventilation as the IXS.

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    nice reply. just the answer I was looking for and i believe others will need to know before buying. glad to hear its such a good fitting and light helmet to go along with its great looks.
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    I'm waiting for my m/l to arrive, I ordered a s/m based on me wearing a medium Super but the fit is different. Its obviously lighter and more ventilated than my Super which was why I got it. I'll wear my super when it cold out(sub 50f) its to damn hot in the summer.
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    Looks like a great helmet, but I hate the two size fits all design of these and some other manufacturers. I have a pretty big noggin and there's no way one would fit comfortably.

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    Mine came in finally! M/L fits perfect and it way lighter than my Super. I rode with it the other day and it's actually to well ventilated for winter. I can't wait to not be boiling all summer.
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    I prefer everything about my Bell Super with the exception of the ventilation. If its warm outside I wear the IXS.

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    Oddly enough after wearing the IXS yesterday in 50degree weather I don't even want to wear the Super anymore. The only thing the Super has going for it is the visor is bigger. The IXS is lighter, more comfortable, better fitting and better ventilated. It even fit well with my sunglass's on. I'll likely only use the Super if its really cold now.
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    Just ordered the green one, needed a new open face helmet to replace my bell slant. The latest Trail RS does have an adjustable visor. Just hope it fits, I'll find out tomorrow.

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    Fits like a freaking glove! I took it out of the box, made three clicks on the back dial and that was it (apart from adjusting the chin strap) wore it for 30 minutes just to check for pressure points. MOST COMFORTABLE HELMET EVER! For me anyways. They obviously listened to the reviewers regarding the visor because mine is totally adjustable and completely out of view. can't see it at all in the upper position. It's normally hard for me to find helmets that fit great which is why I was so surprised at how well this thing fits. After taking it off I discovered it has even more adjustments so this should fit a wide variety of different shaped heads. Comfort on the level of luxury, lightweight, slim profile (no mushroom head......lol) and no wobble between the harness and shell.
    Too cold to test the ventilation but based on other reviews it seems to be top class in that area as well.

    5 stars from me. I love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swissam View Post
    Fits like a freaking glove! I took it out of the box, made three clicks on the back dial and that was it (apart from adjusting the chin strap) wore it for 30 minutes just to check for pressure points. MOST COMFORTABLE HELMET EVER! For me anyways. They obviously listened to the reviewers regarding the visor because mine is totally adjustable and completely out of view. can't see it at all in the upper position. It's normally hard for me to find helmets that fit great which is why I was so surprised at how well this thing fits. After taking it off I discovered it has even more adjustments so this should fit a wide variety of different shaped heads. Comfort on the level of luxury, lightweight, slim profile (no mushroom head......lol) and no wobble between the harness and shell.
    Too cold to test the ventilation but based on other reviews it seems to be top class in that area as well.

    5 stars from me. I love it.
    How big is your head and what size helmet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluidworks View Post
    How big is your head and what size helmet?
    58.5cm and I got a M/L with plenty of adjustment in either direction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swissam View Post
    They obviously listened to the reviewers regarding the visor because mine is totally adjustable and completely out of view. can't see it at all in the upper position.
    I can confirm that the visor design changed.

    I've had a similar experience to you Swissam. Still loving it every time I chuck it on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasevr4 View Post
    I can confirm that the visor design changed.

    I've had a similar experience to you Swissam. Still loving it every time I chuck it on.
    It's been a really hot summer and the Trail RS was perfect with all that ventilation. My head never over heated and I love how you barely notice your wearing this helmet. Looks like I'm sticking with this helmet for the next few years until something better comes along. I like the new FF helm from IXS as well. I may buy that to replace my 661 if it's any where close to the comfort level of the Trail RS.

    I still stand by my initial 5 star rating. If anything I'd even give it one more star.

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    ^ good to know Swissam. I have other products from IXS (armour) and I was curious about the helmets. Will check it out
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    ^ good to know Swissam. I have other products from IXS (armour) and I was curious about the helmets. Will check it out
    IXS makes quality gear without the typical "Swiss" price tag. (IXS is a Swiss company) They are very popular here in Euroland for MTB and Moto gear. Good quality, good price. Can't beat that.

    The new FF helmet is a bit pricey but still loads cheaper than a TLD D3. Maybe cause CG helped to design it and they have to throw Cedric a few bones. He's such an awesome guy I have no problems paying more for something he designed. I love the ventalation on this helmet too. Whenever my spesh deviant needs replacing this will be it.
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