Born from racing, the all-new X-12 combines Shoei's 50 years of helmet building experience with the very latest technology and most advanced materials to bring you the racing helmet of the future. Quick Release Self-Adjusting Base Plate System: Patented new spring-loaded technology eliminates the need to adjust base plates for proper sealing. CW-1 Shield: Wider and taller than the CX-IV that it replaces. AIM+ Shell Construction: Combines fiberglass with organic fibers so strong they can only be cut with a laser. The end result is a stronger, lighter shell that will absorb and distribute the force of an impact safely and efficiently. 5 Shell Sizes: Industry-leading five shell sizes to ensure a custom fit for heads between the sizes of XS-XXL. Aero Edge 2 Spoiler: Minimizes lift and wind drag at high speeds from the rider and motorcycle. In addition, increased negative air pressure improves exhaust performance to help ventilate the helmet. Ventilation System: Five (5) intake and ten (10) exhaust vents, the most aggressively ventilated helmet ever produced. New Side Extractor Vents developed by Shoei's MotoGP racing service to help clear warm, humid air from the racer's face. Dual-Layer EPS Liner: Enhanced impact absorption by adjusting thickness and density in key areas. Inner liner features air channels for efficient cooling. Impact-absorbing EPS liner throughout the entire chin bar. 3D Max Dry Interior System: Fully removable, washable, and replaceable 3D Max Dry liner proven to absorb and dissipate sweat two-times faster than traditional nylon interiors. E.Q.R.S. (Emergency Quick Release System): Mechanical tabs disengage cheek pads for easy removal by emergency medical personnel. Helmet can be removed with minimum load to rider in emergency situations. Chin Curtain: Reduces wind turbulence and noise. Standards: Snell M2010 and DOT Warranty: 5-Year
"Awesome helmet overall. From the design, weight, to its functionality. The air duct for the mouth is huge and beneficial for incoming air along with its other ducts at the brow and aerodynamics up top. It has a clever shield to help the face shield from fogging up.
Just a great helmet and the paint finish is top notch.
Alpinestars' Crew Show provides both pit crews and fans alike with a stylish, high performance shoe for those long days at the track. The air mesh construction provides excellent ventilation, while the padded collar, shock absorbing heel and soft EVA foam midsole accommodate the foot in luxury. Lightweight, well ventilated shoe designed for automotive racing pit crews and offering exceptional comfort and support. Open air mesh upper with excellent air flow properties. Welded cage provides a supportive structure for the whole foot. Comfortable padded collar offers extra ankle support. Outsole designed to provide maximum cushioning and support while minimizing weight. Further cushioning granted via the soft EVA foam midsole. Hard EVA shank improves mid-foot support. Strategically placed rubber panels on the outsole maximize grip. Forefoot flex-groove enhance the shoe articulation. Segmented construction on the rear of the show helps maintain impact absorption. Air bladder component in the heel provides extra shock absorption.
"Product is almost like a regular pair of track shoes. The difference is the grip pattern on the sole. It is also very light weight and is very very breathable.
Unsure of durability yet but comfort and style are there. Wish there was an area where a heavier construction was used for contact with the rough shifter pedal. Also the implementation of their speed lace system."