A Pro-tec Shovelhead takes a classic round silhouette, incorporates strategically placed ventilation ports and the revolutionary SXP multiple impact technology to create the new choice of head protection for the fastest racers on the circuit. The Shovelhead optimizes an outer shell made of composite fiberglass combined with Pro-tec's exclusive SXP Multiple Impact liner to create a full face helmet that is extremely low profile, lightweight and exceptionally durable.
a Weekend Warrior
from Aberdeen, NC
Date Reviewed: December 27, 2009
Strengths: Well made, fairly light, good visibility
Weaknesses: Even though there are many vents, they are blocked by foam and netting, leading to almost no airflow. Shiny black only color available.
I like the helmet due to it's light construction and snug fit. I cannot see running this helmet in the summer due to the lack of airflow. when I got home tonight I cut out some of the foam (from the chin bar) and all the netting that covers the air vents. If that does not help the air flow, back to the drawing board...
I did like having a full face and took some more challenging lines because of that. Even though I only spent $30 on ebay, I could not give this 5 chilie rating for value because it really doesn't seem to make that cross over to trail riding that I was hoping for...
Hey, I posted this in the "All-mountain" category, but thought I'd get opinions from dh'ers. i'm not really a true downhiller but I ride aggressive all-mountain and I've been stepping it up a little lately. I've been thinking about getting a low-profile full face for the gnarlier rides, somewhat lig ... Read More »