The original Arai SZ open-face sport helmet was born in 1988. Now 30 years later the RAM-X comes with the VAS-Z Pro Shade System shield pursuing protection in an evolutionary form that strives for glancing off. The open face that evolves everything: ventilation, interior, liner, and shell, bringing even more comfort as a touring model. The new Ram-X raises the bar for the next generation of protection.
Arai is the only company offering multiple interior-fit shapes to better address the infinite variety of riders’ head shapes and sizes. No one pays more attention to the subtle variations and infinite possibilities of the human head shape than Arai. Why? Because it’s the secret to getting the best comfort and fit. And Arai is nothing short of obsessed with putting you into the best fitting, most comfortable helmet possible – because that´s who we are.
The RAM-X has Arai's INTERMEDIATE OVAL (IO) interior fit shape.*
*A Helmet needs to be tried on in order to determine a proper fit.
COMPLETELY REDESIGNED SHELL AND SHIELD SYSTEM: The RAM-X features the newly developed VAS-Z shield system, with a lower pivot point that allows the shell to be smoother in the temple area improving the helmet’s ability to slide more smoothly should it contact the ground or obstacles, contributing to gains in protection. This lower pivot position is possible due to the dual-pivot assembly, creating a “Variable Axis System” for which the system was named, allowing the shield to function where a single pivot could not.
IMPROVED GLANCE OFF ABILITY: The VAS pivot cover is now smaller and lower than the previous design, yielding an average of 24mm more area above the cover. The shell is now smoother along the Snell test line in the temple area, thus increasing the helmet’s ability to glance off objects during an impact. Compared with the shell of the Corsair-V, the smooth area around the temple is increased by an average of 24mm on the new VAS model. Having a rounder, smoother, stronger shell to improve glance off ability.
HIGH-TECH, ONE-PIECE, MULTI-DENSITY LINER INSIDE: A fundamental Arai feature has always been the One-Piece, Multi-Density Liner.Molding all of the EPS densities into a one-piece EPS liner allows the various densities to work together during an impact.This allows Arai to make a thinner and softer EPS liner for a smaller overall helmet.
VENTILATION: Utilizing the same diffusers as Arai’s flagship Corsair-X model, with a revised stationary aero stabilizer wing to improve helmet stability and further reduce rider fatigue.
LIGHTER: Weight reduction was achieved by decades of continual strengthening of the shell and a newly developed Z-compound resin combining multiple resins into one.
PRO SHADE SYSTEM: Up, down or in the middle the new shield system adapts to many light conditions without sacrificing helmet impact absorption performance. The Pro Shade’s unique design lets air pass through even at high speed.
GLASSES COMPATIBLE: Removable foam in the top of the earcup allows the arms of glasses to easily slide into the helmet. The earcups are easy to remove from the helmet and have removable covers for easy washing and access to this removable part.
VAS-Z PINLOCK LENS: The Ram-X comes with the VAS-Z shield that accepts the new VAS-Z Pinlock lens. The new Pinlock-120 lens comes with the helmet in the box and ready to install. The Pinlock-120 is Pinlock's fog resistant lens meant for the most extreme weather conditions.
It's good. I feel invincible when I wear it. I don't do any crazy stuff, so...
It's lightweight and the air blows through the slots to keep my noggin cool.
Very reasonable price point.
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Switching to the Five Ten shoe has been amazing. The stiffness and grip - and the confidence - on the pedals that these shoes provide will definitely improve your rides. I’m able to generate more power with a bit less effort. I ride about 100 miles a week in mixed trail, beach and other conditions. These shoes have really imp to over the fun and performance. Essential equipment for the serious open pedal rider!
Finally used for the first time today. Installation was very easy. The front slide made it easy to load the kayak. I have a 4 Runner and once I lifted the kayak to the slides just had to push the kayak up into place. Would definitely recommend these.
I use these shoes on my gravel bike. They fit well and have great stiff soles. I really like the synthetic materials--they stay clean out here in the AZ desert, but when riding in the dirt or through the local summer streams, they clean off simply by hosing them down, and then they quickly dry. They are great shoes, and would buy them again. They were promptly delivered and had a great price.
My wife rode padded saddles on our tandems, mostly gel. After a certain amount of time riding, she would have to shift or get off the saddle for a moment of relief. That could be as often as a few minutes near the end of a ride of say 25 miles. I got her the B17S carved saddle to try. She was skeptical, but tried it. She found it so comfortable even as a new saddle, she no longer needs the relief breaks. She has 3 of them on our tandems and her single. I also use the B17 carved and the B17 Special on several bikes, highly recommended.
Traveled 2,400 miles cross country and back carrying two bikes with the first use of this rack. No issues and worked great. it is a little heavy to lift and line up in the hitch receiver, but once there and securely fastened, no worries. Like the locking features of the attachment to the receiving hitch and the bars that slide down onto the bike frames. The vertical bar folding down away from the car makes it easy to load the inside bike and to get into the back of the car when the bikes are not loaded. Highly recommend this rack and substantially less expensive than comparable quality racks.
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Awesome prices & excellent customer service. Shipping was fast as well. I’ll definitely shop here again.
Fast shipping and great costumer service!100% recommended!
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