CRG Sports ATV 1

CRG Sports ATV 1 Motocross Motorcycle Helmet Review

When you opt for a sports motorbike, you long for everybody’s attention, so is the case with helmets. You wish to hear cheers from audience. The people at CRG have taken care of your wish and brought the attractive, stunning and bright colored helmet to enhance your show in the crowd.

The ATV is a series of helmets by CRG in a full face line up of DOT certified motorcycle helmets.

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What Would You Love?

The unique styling of this lid on the chin guard and the chin bar has many a person flocking to place online orders. The thing that puts this apart from the mainstream helmets is that it is ‘almost’ an exact replica of the Simpson Bandit series of helmets at a fraction of their price.

Clearly, someone was watching the Star Wars series when designing these helmets, because the hints are all over the place. This is not exactly a storm trooper look-alike. But if anyone was to create prequel with a dated Galactic Empire army, their helmets might ‘borrow’ some cues from this design. Or the Simpson’s. Just saying…

The Top Features to Look Out For

So you have the dope looking helmet which is ‘reasonably priced’. What more can we expect of this item? Let us have a look.

Shell

There is some confusion as to what material is used in the construction of the shell. Some shopping websites have mentioned that this is an ABS shell, while others have included both ABS and Fiberglass. Still others mention Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic or FRP. There is a difference between these materials.

Fiberglass is made of strands of molten glass and woven together in a fabric pattern, to be finally wound or molded in the desired form. Fiberglass helmets are useful in crushing impacts because it takes a higher load to break Fiberglass. FRP is what you get when you inject Fiberglass in a polymer matrix.

ABS is a composite material of Acrylonitrile, Butadiene and Styrene. The helmets made from ABS have higher impact strength, which makes them ideal for protection from accident impacts.

So it is advisable to contact the manufacturer if you are concerned about the material used in CRG ATV 1.

The shape is intermediate oval, which means it is suitable for most of the people in the targeted demographic. CRG mentions that the circumference of the shell is the same for all the sizes. But a total of six choices are available in the cheek pads, giving you plenty of room to get your personalized fit. Still, it would make much sense to get your head circumference measured.

The shell is available in six attractive colors, of which the blue and orange (golden) versions have that ‘flaky’ surface, akin to a paint scheme from the 70’s to 80’s. A white or a black gasket covers the lining of the shell and makes it look a bit refined.

The helmet surface is kept simple with stylish indents on the chin bar at both sides.

While it looks fashionable, it is debatable whether it adds to the aerodynamic effect or created a turbulence instead.

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Visors

It is weird that a Motocross helmet has a face shield instead of a peak. The eye port is wide and big enough to fit your goggles, but the goggle straps will be prone to slipping on the rear if you find yourself wearing a glossy helmet.

The face shield is made from polycarbonate which gives a decent protection against scratches. The provided face shield is transparent, but rainbow shields can be ordered separately. It can be set in any position quite easily. There are notches on the face shield and dents on the jaw line near the notches. It will help you lift or lock the shield down even with your gloves on.

The face shield has mount points for an anti-fogging lens. This is a bonus because the face shield does not have decent anti fogging capabilities.

Ventilation

A grand total of eight inlet vents exist on the shell to provide you with ample airflow. Two chin vents at both sides of a Pentagonal chin guard are your main inlets. Two brow vents blow air on your forehead. And four chimney vents are responsible for the keeping your scalp cool.

There are no exhaust vents though. So that incoming air has only the underside of the helmet to escape from.

Padding and Lining

COOLMAX washable comfort liner. The liner is very comfortable for a helmet at this price point. Its fabric is soft and capable of wicking up your sweat quickly. The cheek pads and comfort liner can be removed easily, as they have snap mounts on the EPS at the sides, the brow and below the occipital ridge.

Customer Reviews

Despite being what is it, a lot of customers liked the helmet immediately. Perhaps the target audience has not heard of the Simpson brand. They also liked the improved customer service provided by CRG as well. There were no complaints about the helmet except the inadequate anti fogging shield.

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CRG Sports ATV 1We have worked closely with RevZilla, Amazon and 2Wheel over the years to provide our testers with products to review. They are all great partners and unique in their own ways, so make sure to check out their prices. Please don’t forget we may get a commission if you buy from them.

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Bottom Line

If you desire a Simpson Bandit helmet, but can’t have it because your green paper is not enough, then the CRG ATV series is for you. P.S. It’s Made in China. P.S.S. Everything is made in China.