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Hey whats up guys this is Reuben with Competition Accessories and welcome to our video review of the Gmax GM78 and the GM78s which is the same helmet but with more accessories for you snow guys. Looking at the one here in front of me this is called the fire-strike graphic and we have the GM78 available in multiple different graphics and colors, you can jump on our website to check those out. Bang for the buck you get a lot of features compared to some other brand of helmets in the same price range. The street version of this helmet is under a 150 bucks. You can jump on there and check out all our current prices for this helmet. The snow version which comes with a little bit more accessories is a little more expensive. First things first ventilation on this helmet, you get a ton of vents, most of them are closeable. You have a chin vent here you can open and close with a simple slider. Thats going to direct air up and onto the face shield to keep your vision clear and give you some good air flow. You have intake vents at the top here again you can open and close these. On the back of the helmet you have some exhaust vents that are also closeable. A lot of other helmets out there are made to leave their rear vents open all the time, so thats nice you can close the four vents up if you want to. On the bottom of the helmet you do have some static ports and these are always open. Now one thing that is really unique to Gmax is they incorporate this rear light. You have three modes you can cycle between. The first mode is always on, the second mode is going to be a slow blink, and the option is a rapid blink. That is really going to help keep you visible especially at night you dont want to get rear ended or for people not to see you, you can leave that flashing and people are definitely see you coming. You can also link this up with your brakes and they have a wifi kit that links it wireless to your brakes/brake switch on your bike. This will actually light up when you hit the brakes and obviously with a helmet that is a high place to have a light shine and hopefully it will get drivers to notice you. Now the shell of the GM78 is a light weight polycarbonate shell, in fact if I throw it on the scale here I say light weight compare to other polycarbonate shells with the internal drop down sun visor, but it is still 3.95 lbs. For a helmet under 200 dollars its definitely a great value. You have a UV protected shield here, it is easy to open and close. You also have an internal drop down sun visor. There is a slider at the top here you can slide back and forth to deploy or retract the sun visor. Nice convenient location easy to operate especially with gloves on. Be careful, you dont want to be too rough with this because it is a thin plastic that pushes the shield to pull up or down, but it drops the shield down nice and low and you can see its actually down far enough so its not in your line of sight, a lot of times they don't drop down far enough and that can kind of be in your vision. This comes down far enough that its not in your way and it is not hitting your nose either. Also it is far enough forward so if you wear glasses you will still be able to have them on while the visor is deployed. Now you have a rubber breathe deflector here as well. That is going to help keep your breathe off the faceshield again helping it not to fog. The internal visor that is drop down is also coated with an anti-fog coating. You can remove the interior on the Gmax helmets. There are a few snaps on the cheek pads and speaker pockets if you are going to run a communication system. You can remove the interior real quick and easy. If you ever need to swap out cheek pads or something like just cleaning the helmet up you can easily pull the internal pads out and clean it up. You can see the crown liner has quite a bit of mesh material on it as well, thats going to allow all that venting built in the helmet to actually reach your skin and keep you comfortable. Looking at the interior here you can see that the EPS liner which is that white foam throughout the helmet here. That is what is going to absorb impact in a crash so if you go down the poly carbonate shell is going to spread the impact over the broadest area of the shell/helmet. The internal liner is going to takeover and crush or absorb the impact so your head doesn't have too. Also it has all the ventilation holes so when you are riding that air has somewhere to go inside the helmet and throughout the helmet out the back. You can see they have a little bit of foam in here as well so your head is not hitting up against that, and the rest of the foam is built in the crown liner to keep you comfortable. I wanted to quickly show you the snow version helmet that we have here. For you guys riding snowmobiles or riding in really cold conditions wear fog on the face shield is an issue the snow version actually comes with an electric heated shield. It comes with the power leads you will need to hook up to your sleds battery. You have your port here on the side and you can see it is a dual pane shield. This insulates from the inside to the outside so your not having fogging issues. He external shield here is anti scratch coated so your going to get a lot of useful life out of this shield. Another thing you will notice is there is this really large breathe deflector built in on this helmet. You can remove this easily and then it has a nice comfortable foam padding that will sit right on your nose so its not uncomfortable. That is really going to do a good job keeping your nose and breathe away from the shield, along with keeping you warm and preventing more fogging issues. On the bottom you have a removable chin curtain and that will seal up the base of the helmet a little bit better so your not getting cold air coming up in the helmet. This helmet also has the drop down internal visor. Check the GM78 and the GM78 snow version on our website at Competition Accessories is an unbelievable value for what you get. The snow version also does have the brake light. Dont forget you can earn up to 5% comp a cash back on future purchases. You can also click the link in the upper right hand corner to subscribe to our youtube channel to view all our latest product reviews and video reviews. We have great free shipping deals, hassle free exchange program , and no restocking fees. Thanks for watching and we will see you next time.
Information and Details about the Gmax GM78 Solid Helmets
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Gmax GM78 Solid Helmets are a super affordable full face street helmet with great features and a sporty look that comes in a matte black, gloss titanium or gloss white finish. Larger eyeports improve range of vision, while a new inner flip tin sun lens that adjusts with an exterior lever is coated with the best anit-fog product available today and allows you to leave your sunglasses in your pack, while the outer lens is hard-coated for a longer-lasting clearer view. DOT approved, the Gmax GM78 Solid Helmet is designed with an integrated multi-function red LED rear light with three distinct settings: steady on, slow flash, and rapid flash, that can be upgraded to a wireless function. Removable, washable interior and an adjustable dual exhaust venting system allows hot air to escape for a cooling ride. And for a warmer ride, Gmax also offers an optional electric shield for colder climes.

  • Lightweight DOT approved thermo-plastic ploy alloy shell
  • New integrated multi-function red LED rear light with three distinct settings: steady on, slow flash, and rapid flash
  • GMax adjustable Dual Exhaust Venting System: top, side, and rear venting reduces fogging and sweating by allowing hot air to escape from the mouth area and top of head
  • Adjustable chin vent directs air upward across the inside of the shield to help reduce fogging
  • Interior and styro designed for controlled air flow
  • New inner flip tint sun lens with the best anti-fog coating available today
  • Inner flip shield is easily raised or lowered with a lever located on the exterior of the helmet
  • Hard coated outer lens for longer lasting clear view
  • Large eye-port for improved range of vision
  • Removable, washable interior and cheek pads
  • Deluxe ear pockets for better fit and comfort
  • Built in speaker pockets for communication systems
  • Excellent shield sealing reduces unwanted air and noise
  • Optional wireless LED Brake Light available

    Our Thoughts
    Put your head in the best helmet you've ever worn with a GMAX helmet! These helmets can be used as street or even snow helmets when you add the Optional Electric Shield for Snowmobile and Cold Weather, making them extremely versatile.

  • Gmax GM78 Solid Helmets Product Reviews
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    Helmet GMAX - Jeg   SC Recommended by Reviewer: Yes
    Pros: great value,super fit
    Cons: none

    I bought this helmet prior to a week tour through Arizona and southern Utah. Never had a day when my head was uncomfortable with respect to heat even with daytime highs in the upper 90's.The drop down sun visor was fantastic I would highly recommend this helmet along with the helpful staff at Competition Acessories.

    High feature low cost helmet - Mike in AZ   AZ Recommended by Reviewer: Yes
    Pros: venting, sun visor, rear light, style, noise reduction
    Cons: sun visor not dark enough, no air conditioning

    I previously owned a GMAX GM68S. It was a nice comfortable helmet with decent venting and had the rear light for night time visiblity. It was noisy enough that I wore ear plugs, but not deafening like my Fly Trekker. It had a bit more room around the temples to better allow for sun glasses, unlike the Trekker which was snapping the arms off sun glasses left and right. I still went through a fair amount of glasses with the GM68S, but not nearly as many as with the Trekker. But still having sweaty steamy foam lined sunglasses against my face was no fun. I purchased the 68S as a close-out and the only one they had in my size was black. Not my first choice as it's not the best for visibility and it just absorbed the Phoenix sun. But for the close-out price I couldn't complain. I recently stumbled while carrying it, and it hit the pavement HARD, bouncing several times, breaking off a vent, cracking the top vent housing, marring the face shield and rendering it pretty much useless. Now I told you all this so I could compare it to my new GM78.I was able to find the 78 in white YAY. That helps with visibility, and doesn't seem to get AS hot as the black helmet, but Phoenix riding is hot regardless. The venting seems to be pretty good so far. At hiway speeds it seems to stay a bit cooler than the 68S. Some one please invent a helmet with AC I ride with the main shield open at speeds up to about 35mph. Faster than that, wind come around the sun visor and bothers my eyes. The sun visor is a really nice feature. It saves money on constanly replacing broken sunglasses, keeps sweaty steamy glasses off my face, and alliviates the hassle of putting them on & off as lighting conditions change. I just wish there was a slightly darker sun visor. It's not quite as dark as my sun glasses, and I'm contemplating getting a smoked main shield to compensate for the blindingly bright Phoenix sun. Although I don't really want to carry a second shield, changing them out on the 78 is really simple and an improvement over the 68S. The 78 has the rear light for night time visibility. I don't care who this is gimmicky with both th 68S and the 78, I've had drivers at stop lights tell me they thought it was cool and it really got their attention, I always set it to fast blink so apparently it's working and helping keep me alive. The 78 is MUCH quieter than my old 68S. Even at hiway speeds, I'm a bit on the fence as to wether or not I still need earplugs. I do still wear them on the hiway, but this helmet is pretty quiet without them.Bottom line This is a good helmet with many nice features at an affordable price. If you live out west, allow time for it to arrive. Unlike Brian in MD, mine took quite a while to arrive. He's a lot closer to them than I am though. Comp Acc does have the best price I could find though, so I take it in stride.

    Price Doesn't Match Quality - Jason in SD   Recommended by Reviewer: Yes
    Pros: stylish, venting, visibility, adequate noise management, rear light, value
    Cons: Sizing is tight, not sold on the mesh chin curtain

    I searched high and low for a new helmet under 200. First criteria was a white helmet for visibility purposes and my Triumph T-Bird is white as well. Second, I wanted major noise reduction improvement vs my open faced Fulmer which was not hard to do and so far the GM78 has exceeded my expectations. Outside of those 2 things, the visibility is great can't say that for all full faced helmets, the venting is nice, the rear light is good to have for riding at night, and the sun shade is nice too but I'm not sure how much I'll use it since I were good riding glasses. The jury is still out on the mesh chin curtain but time will tell. The only real con is the sizing, most brands I fit in to a L or XL, and the Gmax sizing charts says XL for me. No way. I had to step up to a XXL for comfort. I certainly recommend this helmet for all it offers but make sure you buy 1 size larger.

    Nice helmet but fit was odd - Brian in MD   Recommended by Reviewer: Yes
    Pros: Good overall quality, excellent internal sun visor, value
    Cons: peculiar fit front to back

    I needed to replace my 3yr old HJC IS-16, which had served me well but was starting to show some wear. I had bought my wife a GMAX68S last year for the occasional rides on the back, and was so impressed with that model that I decided to go for a GMAX for myself this time. I was excited to see this new GM78 model with the internal visor - one of the features I loved about my HJC. So I ordered one in solid white Compacc had the lowest price of any online dealer, btw and it arrived quickly. I ordered the small, which is the same size I wear in other helmets I also have a Sparx and as soon as I tried it on I knew something was not right. The helmet fit well side to side and at the cheeks, but the padding in front was pressing so hard into my forehead that it was downright painful. I wore it for about 15 minutes hoping it would resolve but no dice. Interestingly, my wife's GM68S is an XS, and although tight it actually fit me without any discomfort. My personal fit issues notwithstanding, this is a high quality helmet - especially at under 120. It looks to have great venting, the main visor is outstanding, and the internal sun visor is just as nice as my HJC - it comes down low enough so that you don't see the bottom edge - an issue I've read about in other helmets with internal visors. It felt about average weight to me. Since I didn't ride with it, I can't comment on noise control. Lastly, the GMAX 78 continues with the built-in LED on the back of the helmet, same as the 68S. I find this to be a nifty feature for added rider visibilty, even it it is considered by some to be a bit gimmicky. Overall, if the fit works for you, it's a great helmet - and recommended.

    Wouldn't buy this helmet again - Greg B   Recommended by Reviewer: No
    Pros: Cheap price
    Cons: Inner shield slider mechanism extremly fragile. J&M speaker required alot of modifications.

    I bought this helmet because I had a GM17s for years and really liked it. When I got the first GM78, the shield slider broke off in my hand. I got another one and the slider was already broken and loose in the box. Competition sent me another slider at no charge, thanks to competition acc. After wearing the helmet for 1 hour the liner seam in the top front of the helmet was extremely uncomfortable. There is very little padding in the liner. I've installed my GM17 liner and the helmet is ok now. J&M speaker installation required extensive modification to the inner part of the helmet, plus I had to modify the cheek pads to keep them from blocking the speakers. I bought 2 of these helmets, one for me and one for my wife , an xl and a xxl, when I had the helmets apart I noticed on the Styrofoam that they had xxl stamps in both helmets, apparently GMAX sizes them by changing cheek pads and liners, interesting. I would not buy this helmet again..I guess you get what you pay for in this instance.

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    X-Small, Flat Black GM-GM78-XS-FBK $139.95 $99.99 Currently Not Available for Order
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    Medium, Flat Black GM-GM78-M-FBK $139.95 $99.99 Currently Not Available for Order
    Medium, White GM-GM78-M-WH $139.95 $99.99 Currently Not Available for Order
    Medium, Titanium GM-GM78-M-TITA $139.95 $99.99 Currently Not Available for Order
    Large, Flat Black GM-GM78-L-FBK $139.95 $99.99 Currently Not Available for Order
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    X-Large, Flat Black GM-GM78-XL-FBK $139.95 $99.99 Currently Not Available for Order
    X-Large, White GM-GM78-XL-WH $139.95 $99.99 Currently Not Available for Order
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    2X-Large, Flat Black GM-GM78-2X-FBK $139.95 $99.99 Currently Not Available for Order
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    2X-Large, Titanium GM-GM78-2X-TITA $139.95 $99.99 Currently Not Available for Order
    3X-Large, White GM-GM78-3X-WH $139.95 $99.99 Currently Not Available for Order
    3X-Large, Titanium GM-GM78-3X-TITA $139.95 $99.99 IN STOCK - Ships in 24 hours
    3X-Large, Flat Black GM-GM78-3X-FBK $139.95 $125.96 IN STOCK - Ships in 24 hours

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