Shoei Neotec II, a luxury dwelling for your head
Here’s what tends to happen after you’ve worn a great modular helmet for a while: Your standard non-flip-up full-face helmet begins to look like a house without doors. An open-face seems like a house with holes for doors but no doors, so there is reduced security, and it’s absolutely not weatherproof.
I’m not knocking either style of helmet because I wear both, but when I am going on a multiday ride for work or play, a modular such as the Shoei Neotec is what I grab. This is even truer with the introduction of the Neotec II this spring.
The updates were focused on improved aerodynamics, quietness, and watertightness.
Avoiding extra weight in a modular isn’t easy. Hinges and latches not only must be present, of course, but they also must be exceptionally strong and secure. Pivots and the 360-Degree Locking System parts that hold the flip portion of the helmet closed