i'm in the market for a new lid, what are people liking these days? i was last running an arai vectror i believe.
Helmets are frickin' expensive these days.
I wanna get a olde guy Shoei Neotec. Everyone seems to have exactly the same price both sides of the border.
I love my Shoei GT-Air, although i'd like to have a Neo-tec or C3-Pro for road trips and long rides.
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Consider a HJC RPHA 10 Pro. Great features with a Snell 2015 rating at half the price of an Arai
Well, fit is probably gonna be the deciding factor, so start shoving those lids on your head. I like Shark helmets, but there is no way I could wear one. Chin bar is too close to my mouth (I think you have a long pointy head too don't you?)
I have been really happy with my GT-Air, its quiet and flows a decent amount of air on hot days. To keep costs down I'd just buy a plain color, I'm kind of done with fancy graphics. Fellow rider bought a GT-Air in plain white, and it looks awesome.
I think I'm getting old, cause modular flip-up helmets are starting to look more attractive to me
DON'T STUFF THE CAGERS!
If its a helmet that is quiet your looking for I'd suggest a Schuberth C3 Pro. Its a modular helmet, and Iv'e done a fair bit of research on this looking for a quiet helmet, apparently this is the best helmet on the market for noise reduction, and schuberth are one of the very few helmet manufacturers that do wind tunnel testing on their lids, fairly expensive tho running at about $1000cdn, and available at Daytona in Surrey
I bought a Schuberth C3 Pro last year and haven't looked back. Makes me wonder why I ever wasted time on 'bottom-feeder' modulars. It's light and feels 'balanced' on my head. It moves a fair bit of air, despite the lack of obvious exterior venting, and yes, it's pretty quiet, but I still wear earplugs a lot of times. The visor works well, and the locking system feels quite secure.
Of course, fit is everything.
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Arai Corsair V will likely be my next helmet.. too bad about the graphics as they generally suck but very comfortable lid, fit has been altered from previous Arai showings.
i must say though, i actually kinda dig the ol' Johnny Rea
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I've always been an Arai guy, they just fit my round little soccer ball head. But I really want the latest Bell helmets to fit. Anyone know if they are for round or oval heads?
I don't care about replica or fancy graphics now. Lighter colors, hate "hot head" in the summer. I'd like to love Shark, but my big nose hits the screen, and chin hits inside. Shoei has the second best face visor, the best ratchet system for the visor, the second best fabric for skin comfort, and decent venting. Steel buckles for the modular fold system is a no brainer, yet the lower priced ones have actual plastic.
I'm a modular kind of guy for the street. Had a C3 Pro until I binned it last fall. I now have a Shark.
I like the Shark for fit, comfort, functionality and pricing but the C3 Pro is definitely more quiet. It also did a great job at protecting *my head on a pretty severe impact.