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The SMK Glide is a great modular helmet by SMK for Adventure/Touring riders. A modular helmet is ideal for those who spend many hours in the saddle. This, because they cover your entire head like a full face helmet does and offer the convenience of a jet helmet thanks to the flip-up chin piece. If you are on the market for a helmet built for comfort, modular helmets are the way to go. If this Glide is not the helmet you are looking for, don't worry we have a lot of other SMK modular helmets in our collection.
A helmet's job first and foremost is to provide protection. Constructed from Polycarbonate, this Black Glide offers excellent protection and performance without having to break the bank. The chinstrap is an important part of the helmet’s effectiveness in a crash and It is also the part that you interact with the most when putting on and taking off the helmet. The Glide features a Micrometric buckle. This is a safe and user friendly buckle, it allows for easy adjustments and unlike any other style of buckles you can actually operate this buckle with your gloves on. Of course all of our helmets are certified and road legal for European roads as this helmet is ECE 22.05 approved. This safety rating is also road legal in many other countries like Australia and Canada.
Besides safety, comfort is key to any good helmet, this Glide features a ventilation system with 2 Exhaust ports, 2 Intake ports which keeps you fresh and cool. In addition the helmet is fitted with a Removable, Washable interior. The Polycarbonate shell makes the helmet weigh 1750g and our customers rate this helmet to have an Intermediate fit.
A helmet is arguably the most expressive piece of gear that a motorcyclist can wear. If you are looking for a Black helmet this particular version of the Glide is a great choice! It has a Mono-Color design and a Matt paint finish. Do you like the helmet, but are just not in love with the color? We have all available colors from the Glide right here!
The circumference of your head provides a good guideline for the size you need for a helmet. Use a tape measure to measure the widest circumference of your head. For most people, this point is about an inch above your eyebrows, along the junction of your ear and over the lump on the back of your head. In the size chart you will find which size fits the circumference of your head in cm.
All heads are different and that is why manufacturers make different helmet shapes, this can be roughly categorized into three shapes: round, oval and round-oval.
Most motorcycle helmet manufacturers provide a predominantly round-oval fit so that they can appeal to the widest possible audience. Keep in mind that the fit of a helmet is very complex and difficult to describe exactly. Small differences may therefore also be possible within these three categories!
In general, the helmet sizes and the corresponding number of cm do overlap. If your previous old AGV was size L, chances are you also need an L for your new Nolan. But as mentioned before, there can be small differences in fit per brand and even series. That is why it can happen that the cool new helmet you've been eyeing, even when you have measured yourself well, simply wont fit well.
You can check the size and fit in the following ways:
A good "tight" fit is what you are looking for, after all, you don't want your helmet to suddenly start shifting while riding. If you think the helmet is too small, keep in mind that the inner lining hase to be worn in a bit, and the helmet will become a bit wider when used. The cheek pads in particular usually feel quite tight in the beginning but quickly become more comfortable.
The best way to determine whether a helmet has a good tight fit or simply is to small, is to keep the helmet on at home for half an hour to an hour. If you don't start to suffer from a headache or get red pressure spots, Then it's all good!
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