KBC Helmet Review – A Rider’s Perspective
KBC helmets have a reputation for being a great value for the money. We’ll examine some of the details of the VR series helmets to determine if they truly are a good value or if the old addage “you get what you pay for” holds true.
One of the best assets of the KBC helmet is the noise level. The VR series KBC helmets are among the quietest that I’ve ever worn. KBC uses a proprietary visor sealing system that contributes to the low noise levels of the helmet. Kbc head office number 2020
Comfort levels are adequate. The VR series KBC helmet is not the most comfortable you will ever wear, but you also won’t be complaining about it except maybe on the longest of rides.
The weight of the helmet is very good for this price range. You can find a lighter helmet, but you’ll pay more for it. Additionally, the helmet “feels” light. Moving your head around for a quick traffic check feels very natural.
The sub-par ventilation system is a major reason that this helmet does not get two thumbs up in the comfort department. KBC helmets seem to have a reduced airflow compared to competitive helmets. Combine this with a restrictive wind blocker under the chin and the KBC helmet is a little on the warm side. Again, not necessarily a deal breaker, but something to be aware of.
The finish of the KBC helmet is average. I have heard reports of slight flaws in paint and have even seen some of these for myself. In my opinion, these types of flaws are typical for helmets in this price range.
There’s no complaining about he price of the VR series KBC helmet. It is less expensive than most helmets of this quality and if you shop around, you can find a good deal. I use MCGearDeals.com. They have a listing of the best deals on KBC helmets, so I don’t have to spend my time searching the web.
The VR series KBC helmet is a great mid-level helmet. Venting could be better, but superbly low noise levels and a low price tag combine to make this helmet a pretty good value. I don’t think KBC helmets deserve the “best value for the money” crown, but it comes pretty darn close and is a worthy consideration for your head. If you can find one on sale, all the better.