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Niemand 02-27-2013 09:45 AM

MotorcycleGear "Almost Free" Sale : Joe Rocket RKT-201 Abyss Motorcycle Helmet + $260 Gift Card for $269.99 Shipped
 
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Motorcyclegear.com / New Enough's latest "almost free" deal.

http://www.motorcyclegear.com/str...elmet.html

Buy the listed motorcycle helmet for retail price of $269.99 shipped, get $260 gift card for their store.

I just picked one up for my kids to share, since I was planning on buying some new gear for me later anyway. While the initial out of pocket is steep, if you are in a similar situation as I am regarding future purchases, this is a nice deal.

Edit: Just adding this helmet actually is made by HJC for anyone interested. They make good helmets for reasonable prices typically if you are willing to give up some of the more advanced features of high end helmets, but still want quality.

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Almost Free #12

Joe Rocket RKT-201 Abyss Helmet

MSRP: $269.99

Price $269.99 including shipping

Promo Gift Card: $260

So the deal is: Buy a brand new, first quality Abyss helmet for $269.99 and we will give you back a gift card for $260. Your net cost is $9.99 INCLUDING SHIPPING!

TWO DAYS ONLY: Wednesday Feb 27th and Thursday Feb 28th

Yes, you read this right... it's no joke. You'll get the Joe Rocket Abyss helmet for a net cost of only $9.99. Anybody who wants a new lid and thinks they'll buy any sort of new gear this spring would be nuts to pass on this deal.

Why such a deal? It has been one month shy of a year since we started selling the Abyss and Gothic graphic helmets (all the Gothic helmets are gone now). It was a huge closeout purchase for us and we've sold literally thousands of these, but a year is too long for us to have to warehouse any group of closeouts, so something drastic must be done. And I'm doing it!

About this helmet: The RKT-201 Abyss helmet from Joe Rocket is manufactured by HJC, a leader in the helmet industry and known for making high quality helmets at reasonable prices. This is a fiberglass helmet which is fairly lightweight yet incredibly tough. A fiberglass lid at this price is a steal.

The interior has moisture wicking qualities and is removable for washing. There are a large number of intake and exhaust vents to keep you cool and comfortable, reducing rider fatigue. Shields are easily interchangeable. The graphics are sharp and the finish is well done.

ciswt 02-27-2013 09:53 AM

An interesting twist on the "free gift with $xxx purchase" type of promotion. Better even since you don't have to spend the gc all in one purchase and could probably use it in conjunction with future promos...

FrozenBiker 02-27-2013 09:55 AM

They are good people at that company, but damn, what a butt-ugly friggen helmet :(

signetv 02-27-2013 09:56 AM

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Originally Posted by ciswt (Post 57862688)
An interesting twist on the "free gift with $xxx purchase" type of promotion. Better even since you don't have to spend the gc all in one purchase and could probably use it in conjunction with future promos...

They will not accept the gift card if the promo is another "almost free"

taiguy 02-27-2013 09:56 AM

I have too many helmets already but a great deal for those looking to pick up a helmet and some other gear

frankh1188 02-27-2013 09:56 AM

Only wish the helmet didn't have such loud graphics

signetv 02-27-2013 09:57 AM

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Originally Posted by FrozenBiker (Post 57862734)
They are good people at that company, but damn, what a butt-ugly friggen helmet :(

Put some stickers over it :)

Niemand 02-27-2013 09:58 AM

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Originally Posted by ciswt (Post 57862688)
...probably use it in conjunction with future promos...

Yep. They restrict you from using it on any future "almost free" deals to prevent people from just accumulating a massive gift card balance from one initial purchase, but other than that there are no apparent restrictions on the use of the card.

Plus these guys are easy to deal with in general from my previous experience.

And yes, it's a bit fugly. I had already ruled it out for my kids, but at $10 I was a bit more flexible...hehe.

ciswt 02-27-2013 09:59 AM

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Originally Posted by signetv (Post 57862768)
They will not accept the gift card if the promo is another "almost free"

Hah, yah that would be way too slick.

Mdrivera 02-27-2013 10:04 AM

Thumbs up on the deal-- just need to get some cheap vinyl overlay for it! Thanks OP.

b534202 02-27-2013 10:04 AM

This one is using the older, better HJC shield where it doesn't have that funky center locking mechanism :)

sorta_guy 02-27-2013 11:14 AM

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Originally Posted by FrozenBiker (Post 57862734)
They are good people at that company, but damn, what a butt-ugly friggen helmet :(

The helmet sure looks like a friggin peacock f@#ked Joe Rocket's mother. :D

happylittlejoe 02-27-2013 11:26 AM

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Originally Posted by sorta_guy (Post 57864864)
The helmet sure looks like a friggin peacock f@#ked Joe Rocket's mother. :D

Can you spray paint it matte black or something?

derek533 02-27-2013 11:46 AM

Too bad they don't sell tires as that's all I need right now and a "free" helmet would be a nice bonus.

GetMaxCashBack 02-27-2013 12:09 PM

Never bought anything from motorcyclegear.com before but looks like a legit deal. They have awesome resellerratings.com ratings. I'm in for 1.

signetv 02-27-2013 12:25 PM

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Originally Posted by GetMaxCashBack (Post 57866414)
Never bought anything from motorcyclegear.com before but looks like a legit deal. They have awesome resellerratings.com ratings. I'm in for 1.

These guys have been around a long time. They used to be called newenough for years. I bought numerous items from them.

neonneon 02-27-2013 01:38 PM

Good business, good deal. As other people have said, they used to be called newenough.com, but changed their name. Bought lots of stuff from them, and they ARE reputable.

Thanks, OP! :hug:

-cowboy :cowboy:

SwiftTone 02-27-2013 02:03 PM

Yep, good name good customer service.

If the graphics are too loud, this would be a good track day helmet as its SNELL 2010.

Have looked at this in stores for GF and it was rather light too but she didn't like the graphics either otherwise we would have bought this for her.

acerunner 02-27-2013 02:22 PM

don't know if they still do this, but before they changed their name from newenough, they'd give you an extra $10 gc for writing a review of a product you buy from them.

iamidle 02-27-2013 02:35 PM

i placed an order and it shipped within an hour. now that's fast.

when do we get the Gift Credit?

crash6767 02-27-2013 04:18 PM

anyone know what HJC helmet this is comparable to? I think this is a great deal btw, I've bought more new gear from newenough/motorcyclegear than anywhere else, they specialize in closeouts on "last year's" models.

presuntinho 02-27-2013 04:50 PM

but what is whort to buy using the gift card?

OfficerCamp 02-27-2013 05:56 PM

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Originally Posted by presuntinho (Post 57872700)
but what is whort to buy using the gift card?

Gloves? Jacket?

dhc014 02-27-2013 06:14 PM

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Originally Posted by iamidle (Post 57870102)
i placed an order and it shipped within an hour. now that's fast.

when do we get the Gift Credit?

Here’s How It Works [motorcyclegear.com]
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  • Buy the product for the purchase price shown on the product page
  • Receive your order and check out the item you’ve bought for fit and such
  • If you’ve decided that the product is a “keeper”, just look up your order in our system and request the store credit.
  • We will promptly issue the store credit and let you know that it is available for your use.
  • Enjoy the product you bought and use the store credit on your next purchase with us.

I got in on this deal (Tour Master Flex 2 Jacket in Big Men's Sizes; $24.99 after $200 Gift Card) last July and I was able to use the $200 GC from that purchase on this purchase. I also had a 10% off coupon that MotorcycleGear emailed me earlier this month that was expiring in two days that I was able to use. I had been eying the Shoei GT-Air Wanderer Helmet [motorcyclegear.com] but discovered that the 10% coupon does not work on items from Icon, REV'IT!, Shoei, or Thor. The coupon did work on this order though. I will probably end up using the $260 GC on the Shoei helmet when it comes out in mid-March :D

*Update*
They cancelled the this order since my gift card was from a previous Nearly Free deal.

banan25 02-27-2013 06:48 PM

this is a good deal, wish i didnt buy a new helmet last summer :(

b534202 02-27-2013 07:00 PM

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Originally Posted by dhc014 (Post 57874266)
Here’s How It Works [motorcyclegear.com]


I got in on this deal (Tour Master Flex 2 Jacket in Big Men's Sizes; $24.99 after $200 Gift Card) last July and I was able to use the $200 GC from that purchase on this purchase. I also had a 10% off coupon that MotorcycleGear emailed me earlier this month that was expiring in two days that I was able to use. I had been eying the Shoei GT-Air Wanderer Helmet [motorcyclegear.com] but discovered that the 10% coupon does not work on items from Icon, REV'IT!, Shoei, or Thor. The coupon did work on this order though. I will probably end up using the $260 GC on the Shoei helmet when it comes out in mid-March :D

I had 2 10% off coupons that expired :(

What's this new Shoei helmet? That's X12 money ... does it replace the X12?

TwistedRyder 02-27-2013 07:06 PM

I and many of our club members have purchased from them. Legit business people.

dhc014 02-27-2013 07:09 PM

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Originally Posted by b534202 (Post 57875060)
I had 2 10% off coupons that expired :(

What's this new Shoei helmet? That's X12 money ... does it replace the X12?

It's meant to be above the RF-1100 and below the Neotec and X-Twelve. I like that it has a built-in sun visor and I prefer its paint schemes to those available for the X-Twelve. I bet it will come down in price a bit after it is released. I tried one on last weekend and it felt solid and comfy. My friend didn't like it as much as the RF-1100. The X-Twelves were locked in a display case...

No Reviews yet, but some info:
http://www.shoei-helmets.com/gt-air.aspx
http://www.webbikeworld.com/r2/sh...r/preview/
Competition Accessories Video [youtube.com]
Revzilla Video [youtube.com]

pelochas 02-27-2013 07:28 PM

Fyi, The joe rocket helmet was on clearance for $69

busywork 02-27-2013 08:04 PM

I :heart: my RF-1000

shubonker 02-27-2013 08:05 PM

If only this was a modular helmet

MTwallet 02-27-2013 08:23 PM

great deal if you're gonna use the gift card for more gear, us riders usually need more sooner or later. just keep in mind for impulse buys, you can get the same lid for half of this deals price

rickrone 02-27-2013 08:24 PM

i have too high end helmets, and this would be the cheapest helmet i would have ever purchased. but I'm going to pass. I have way to much motorcycle gear too, so i wouldn't know what to spend that 260 gc on.

ViTRoX 02-27-2013 08:33 PM

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Originally Posted by dhc014 (Post 57875212)
My friend didn't like it as much as the RF-1100. The X-Twelves were locked in a display case...

I own the rf1000, rf1100, and x-12. The 1100 is my newest, and favorite helmet of the 3.

aznhero913 02-27-2013 08:36 PM

Amazing deal!!

There's always great deals at newenough....

dhc014 02-27-2013 08:36 PM

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Originally Posted by ViTRoX (Post 57876510)
I own the rf1000, rf1100, and x-12. The 1100 is my newest, and favorite helmet of the 3.

I'd be interested in your opinion of the GT Air.

PhawkYouToo 02-27-2013 08:39 PM

All that is missing is that stupid mohawk that some put on their helmets! That would make the fugly complete!

ViTRoX 02-27-2013 08:41 PM

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Originally Posted by dhc014 (Post 57876578)
I'd be interested in your opinion of the GT Air.

Unfortunately for me, no dealers around here actually carry a selection of helmets. In order for me to try them, I have to buy them. I probably wouldn't be interested in it because I use my helmets for racing. Although, I do plan on doing a cross-country ride at some point and it seems like that would fit the bill nicely. If its anything like the other shoei helmets, i'm sure it'll be fantastic.

dbdan61 02-27-2013 09:30 PM

One cannot have 'too many' spares right? Ive been wanting a pair of Siding Cobra Air boots which run exactly for $260 everywhere. Just had to pull the trigger. Thanks OP!

SlvrDragon50 02-27-2013 09:40 PM

I prefer my RF1100 over the X12 and Qwest I tried out.

GT-Air looks cool, but I'd have to try it on before I say anything.

I really don't think any of htem should be compared since I feel that they all have different head shapes.

jbounce 02-27-2013 09:45 PM

Got me a helmet for some local SCCA i was planning to attend. Thanks OP!

timtim2008 02-28-2013 05:08 AM

how does this helment compare to the $20 ones on ebay (from china?)

vishvash88 02-28-2013 05:33 AM

It's legit. I bought this same deal last year.

wmasmith 02-28-2013 07:17 AM

I bought the majority of my gear from them. If I ever start riding again I'll probably go to them to get the gear again. I've not ridden in a couple of year and just now sold my suit. I still have my jacket, and pants bought from them. They are a great bunch of people to deal with.

thebert 02-28-2013 09:49 AM

Thanks. In 4 1 harlem shake video.

canonikon 02-28-2013 10:16 AM

where can I sell the gift card? None on ebay or Amazon

akatti 02-28-2013 02:16 PM

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Originally Posted by timtim2008 (Post 57880680)
how does this helment compare to the $20 ones on ebay (from china?)

The helmet itself is actually very good. I got it when it was on clearance, but even at a higher $100 - $150 price, this would be a good buy. Pretty light, good fit - maybe a little more snug than I am used to. Higher wind noise than my Scorpio EXO-700 however.

I know some people are complaining about the graphics. I don't find it particulary displeasing, but then again, I want the visibility and am prepared to compromise on looks...

crash6767 02-28-2013 03:23 PM

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Originally Posted by timtim2008 (Post 57880680)
how does this helment compare to the $20 ones on ebay (from china?)

I've never seen one of the $20 ebay ones, but this is a legitimate helmet made by a legitimate company (HJC), rebranded by a legitimate company (Joe rocket, not quite top tier but definitely a major brand), and certainly sold for at least $100 in retail stores. You're getting the leftovers of a large purchase, and the most unpopular graphics design. The cool thing about a good helmet with a bad design is that you rarely see it :D These helmets sold for $70 (a heavy discount) on this site previously.

IMO the only question is whether you'd use the $260 GC.

dhc014 03-01-2013 10:23 AM

It's back to $69 with no gift card.


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