Our ECE-certified Gringo S boasts fit, finish and safety technology identical to its full-face sibling, but features a CE-certified flip-up face shield for added safety and riding comfort.
Please follow the instructions in our sizing chart before ordering a new helmet in the same size as your current model. ECE-certified helmets fit more snugly than similar US DOT-compliant models to meet Europe's stricter standards for impact attenuation. NOTE: We offer accessory cheek pads so you can fine-tune the tightness of your helmet around your jaw and face.
Never wear a helmet that does not fit snugly and correctly on your head. Follow these steps to determine if your helmet provides the correct fit:
A correct-fitting helmet will move the skin on your cheeks side to side and the skin on your forehead up and down without rotating the helmet on your head. If you feel pressure or discomfort against any part of your skull, but especially against your forehead or temples, test fit a larger helmet. If the helmet moves around your head easily without moving the skin on your forehead and cheeks, test fit the next size down. A helmet that doesn’t fit your head properly will not provide adequate protection during an accident.
The stock cheek pads inside your Biltwell helmet were selected to provide comfort and security on a wide range of different-shaped faces across six different helmet sizes. That being said, these cheek pads were tested in a laboratory on a metal crash-test dummy—not living human heads with thick beards, big ears, fleshy cheeks, or other variables. If you did the fit test described above and your helmet feels too tight—or worse, too loose—we offer a wide range of accessory cheek pads in different thicknesses so you can customize your Biltwell helmet for a perfect fit.
The charts below show the thickness in millimeters for the STOCK CHEEK PADS on every model and size of Biltwell full-face helmet. Here’s how to use these charts to select different cheek pads for your helmet:
Simple, right? Except now your next question might be:
“There’s so many different sizes—how do I choose the right thickness?”
Unfortunately, many variables come into play on this matter; only you can determine how snugly or loosely your helmet fits against your face. If the stock 19mm cheek pads in our example feel super tight, you might consider going down to the 10mm thick replacement. If your cheeks and/or beard are particularly full, the 5mm accessory pads might be more appropriate—only you can make this call.
Conversely, for riders with thin cheeks or narrow faces, thicker pads in the 24mm or 33mm size might be more appropriate. Again, descriptors like “super tight” or “really loose” are subjective and vague. Remember—like the best-made boots we talked about earlier, you need to give your new Biltwell helmet time to “break in” before trying to customize its fit with different cheek pads. Also, NEVER cut, drill, sand, or modify ANY part of your helmet to change the way it fits—doing so will greatly compromise the helmet’s ability to absorb energy and dissipate impacts during a crash. Armed with this tutorial and any choice from the broad range of cheek pads available on this website, you should now be able to customize the fit of your Biltwell helmet perfectly.
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