I picked up a new Gringo helmet today and it's beyond perfect. I started to order one on line, and decided to go pick it up instead since I was working in Temecula. Glad I did that for a few reasons
- Got hooked up with ice cream- thanks Bill!
- Changed my mind on the color- thought I wanted matte black, but went with gloss black. Nice!
- Even after measuring my head twice, indicating I need an XL per the sizing chart, it was in fact too big for my 23" dome. I went with the Large and it's perfect.
Just a quick overview of this helmet- the looks are perfect- slightly bigger than a vintage 3/4 helmet, but roughly the same size as my 70's Arthur Fulmer full face. IMHO, not as cheezy/cliche as a glitter (ok, metalflake) helmet, but doesn't look out of place whether I'm on my Scrambler, my Pre-unit, or on my Pan. I wore it on a short ride around town today and surprisingly, it's less noisy than any other helmet I've had. Not that it matters, but it was noticable. Also, the helmet just has an overall high quality feel that I've never seen in any vintage or modern 'retro' style helmet. The diamond-pleat liner is pretty bitchin too. A nice detail is that the strap has a snap at the end to keep it from bitchslapping your carotid artery at freeway speeds.
Like I said, I've only had it a day, but it's already my favorite helmet. Get em while you still can. Good job on these helmets Biltwell!