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Dexter Spectron - Matt Black

Polycarbonate flip front helmet with a quick release ratchet strap

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Dexter Spectron - Matt Black
February 19, 2019

Excellent for its Price

I rarely write reviews but I felt compelled to offer up my opinion of this helmet and Sports bike shop. I've been purchasing kit from Sports bike shop for numerous years and they've been incredible within regards to customer services, price matching, stock and super fast delivery. Within regards to this helmet, i purchased it as an interim due to coming off my bike on some mud and not wanting to ruin my weekend lids. So after riding with this for about a month I decided to review it. I'm used to wearing full faced helmets and own an AGV K5 / GT Air so I decided to try this as a second open face (I had a carberg Duke) I expected this to be a stop gap for a couple of weeks until I found my replacement but as it stands I'm keeping it as my main commuter. I do around 40 miles a day to work with this lid, and to my amazement the quality for £70 has been beyond my expectations. It looks very similar to my Shoei gt air, it feels VERY similar, its plush inside with cut outs for my sena (which even the more expensive other brands didn't have) The opening mechanism is amazing, it's the smoothest I've ever known, as is the sun visor. Its quiet, not Shoei quiet but for a 70 quid helmet I was pleasently surprised. It even comes with a pin lock which fits better than my other lids (and hasn't failed yet) The pros and cons list: Pros; * Very comfortable * Quiet for its price point * Pinlock and good sun visor * Looks good * Exceptional opening / closing mechanism * cut outs for helmet audio Cons; * Small visor (it's quite a restrictive view coming from bigger visor helmets) * Lack of optional visors (if thats your thing) * Visor closing doesn't seal as tight as some higher end brands (obviously) due to their type of seal gasket. That being said I don't get any rain leaking in. Overall incredible helmet for the price, well worth a purchase. Like I say, I'm using it as my daily commuter currently due to its ease and immediate comfort from the get go. Thanks again sports bike shop!

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Dexter Spectron - Matt Black
December 8, 2018

Very satisfied

I tried a flip up helmet before and didn't like them but I needed to get one so I could show my face to gain entry to plant without taking my helmet off in the pouring rain. This helmet is a snug fit but will loosen up over time. No problem getting the flip to work with thick gloved hands and the drop down visor is easy to use with thick gloves on. I didn't read the helmet description and was very happy to find it came with the pin-lock visor and it works. This helmet was just for work but I find I'm wearing it all the time. For the price a very satisfying purchase.

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Dexter Spectron - Matt Black
July 11, 2018

Great helmet, brilliant supplier

Great helmet for the price, first flip front helmet I have bought. Ordered my usual size Medium but it was just too tight, did the returns form as directed and had a Large delivered 2 days later with no fuss. Helmet is good quality, comes with a drop down sun visor and Pinlock clear insert. I am a glasses wearer and this is the best helmet I have had for no issues with the glasses. Will buy from Sportsbikeshop again.

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Dexter Spectron - Matt Black
June 12, 2018

Mixed feelings

In general the lid is ok, but I did not like some details. At the arrival the drop down sun visor got stuck inside the helmet. The new one, I had to glue the shell to the EPS liner at cheek level because it was loose. Again after one day riding the drop down sun visor got stuck too. Don't bother guys, I won't ask for another replacement (you know why), I'll leave it just like it is. Aside that, the helmet is quite comfortable and surprisingly silent for a modular helmet.

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Dexter Spectron - Matt Black
May 29, 2018

Delighted

Located in Ireland I was apprehensive about purchasing such a product online. Delivery was extremely fast, Helmet was as described, fitted perfectly. If I had needed to exchange it for a bigger/smaller size, the necessary paperwork to make that process painless, was included in the packaging. All in all, a delightful buying experience and I'm seriously happy with the quality of the Helmet..

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Dexter Spectron - Matt Black
May 23, 2018

Better than expected

I vacillated about buying a helmet online but decided to try it and this was better than I hoped for. It is a good fit (a tad tight on the cheeks but loosing up) and excellent fastenings. Good quality and a very good price. Also the delivery time was marvelous.

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Dexter Spectron - Matt Black
May 6, 2018

Wow

Bought for my wife for an upcoming tour. Only concern initially was tight cheek padding that seems to be bedding in within couple hundred miles, maybe designed that way? Amazing quality for the price. Pinlock included. Drop down sun visor. What's not to like?

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Dexter Spectron - Matt Black
April 30, 2018

Nice lid, quick delivery

Needed a new one in a hurry after I broke my original helmet. Very happy with it.

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Dexter Spectron - Matt Black
April 25, 2018

Sizing is a Lottery

Look, the helmet is great if you get the size right. I am Large in every other helmet I ever wore. I ordered Large, had to return it for XL, still too small. I liked it so much that I wore it for two weeks because I liked it so much I tried to convince myself I just had to get used to the snugness, so I don't feel I can return it now. If you can try it on somewhere first, I would highly recommend it.

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Dexter Spectron - Matt Black
April 8, 2018

Almost faultless

Great lid for the price, however the visor can be difficult to access; otherwise faultless.

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Description

Dexter Spectron - Matt Black

  • Injection-moulded polycarbonate shell construction
  • Multi-density EPS liner for enhanced shock absorption
  • Front flip system is easily operated with one hand
  • Removable washable microfibre Dexter Tech interior
  • Interior and cheek pads wicks moisture from the skin
  • Multi-density foam for improved fit and overall feel
  • Anti-scratch Pinlock ready visor (Insert included)
  • 'Dex Quick' quick tool-less visor removal system
  • Large top-vent provides exceptional air flow cooling
  • Front chin ventilation with twin rear exhaust vents
  • Easy to use internal drop down sun visor
  • Removable breath guard and chin curtain
  • Micro-metric ratchet retention strap
  • Weighs approximately 1650g (+/- 50g)

The Spectron has been specifically designed for one purpose in mind, Touring. If safety is your main concern, the injection-moulded polycarbonate shell and multi-density EPS liner provides adequate protection while comfort features such as a removable washable microfibre Dexter Tech interior, easy to use internal drop down sun visor and the micro-metric retention system makes the Spectron a powerful touring package. The flip-up system is easily operated with one hand, as is the internal drop down sun visor. You will be fully prepared for any adventure while wearing a Dexter Spectron.

All helmets are supplied with a clear visor as standard

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Dexter

Dexter Helmets was founded in France in 2010 and has become one of the success stories of the decade thanks to its commitment to top-notch quality and unbeatable value for money. Dexter uses the latest materials and technologies from its design studio in northern France and has a rigorous quality control system that sees helmets go through 12 stages of checks to make sure they meet the highest standards. Each Dexter helmet comes with a two-year warranty to support the company's confidence in its helmets. With specifications that embarrass many lids costing considerably more, Dexter Helmets will appeal to those who demand maximum value for their outlay.

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  • How much does it weigh?

    February 22, 2018

    The helmet weighs approximately 1600g, based on the M size.

  • Hi, What are the safety standards for this helmet? Thanks, Ren

    January 29, 2018

    This helmet meets the ECE 22.05 safety standard, as do all of the helmets that are on the website. It has yet to be tested by Sharp.

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