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08-28-2014 10:22 PM
iride4u Check with Schuberth they have a replacement program in the states if you crash their helmets. I do not know if they have the same service in Canada.
08-28-2014 08:15 PM
YukonPete The C3 Pro that I got 5 months ago has served me well. It is quiet, fits my big fat head really well (no headaches) and the visor and sunshade system rock! I don't know if a cheaper helmet would be as good (probably is), but we have a really poor selection of helmets to choose from in the Yukon, so I always have to order online what I want. For helmets this is a BIG guess.

Over a month ago a took a slow speed spill and my head hit the gravel really hard. Other than putting a nice scuff on the red paint of my helmet, my head and neck came away 100%. Not even a sore neck (that could not be said for my ribs, knee and thumb!).

Anyways, C3 Pro is a nice helmet, but I bet there is something just as good out there for a few hundred less - if your lucky enough to live near a motorcycle shop that has a big selection.

Oh ya, I really like the red color. Matte black should be outlawed as too passť for a KLR rider! Leave the matte black for the GS and V-Strom crowd!!
08-28-2014 05:46 PM
strambo I got the Nolan N104 also, my first bike and helmet so I don't have anything to compare it to. But it is comfortable, 3lbs 14oz, has the inside sunglass visor, pin lock etc and was $300. It is loud though, only downside I've detected with it so far. The Schuberth C3 Pro looks sweet, enjoy it!
05-14-2014 05:55 AM
johnnail LS2-- good fit, quiet, on sale at MC superstore for $180
05-14-2014 02:52 AM
YukonPete Picked up my Schuberth C3 Pro last week. Living in the North I had to take my best guess for size (XXL) and color (racing red!) and pray for a good fit. Well damn it didn't fit perfect and the racing red color is awesome!

Ok, so how is the helmet? Some initial observations:
1. The biggest difference is the significant the neck collar that my last cheapo helmet didn't have. With this helmet on you feel really protected, especially your chin and jaw area. My neck also feels a more protected, although it is not as easy to look over my shoulder.
2. Great ventilation on top and on chin bar. When chin bar vent is open, however, noise goes up significantly, which is a good indication that I don't have an optimal windscreen setup.
3. Pretty darn quiet. I think the big difference is the noise from below is absorbed / deflected by the neck collar. Now I can clearly hear the slipstream hitting the top of my helmet! (crouched down 2" and wind noise is "pleasant"). And I don't ride with ear plugs.
4. The face shield is easy to open in small increments and stays in place with detents. I find that riding around town under 50km that it is really nice to have the face shield cracked open.
5. Flip down sun visor is wicked! No more headaches from sunglass arms digging into my temples. Easy to move up and down.
6. Great field of vision.
7. Comfy, high quality padding.
8. Chin strap with ratchet is super easy to do up and easy to release. It is comfortable and has good padding between the ratchet and ones skin. Really well designed and thought out.
9. At high speed, with my suspect windscreen setup, and a lot of wind hitting my helmet, my head stays really stable and doesn't get jerked around.

I rode with this helmet back from Skagway, Alaska to Whitehorse late in the day, thru lots of bright light, dark shadows and wind gusts. Love it! Drop down sun visor is a really nice feature. Being able to raise the sun shade when one drives into deep shadow is really nice.

All in all a super helmet. Safer than my el cheapo? Maybe, just a little. But I think what this helmet is about is a little luxury and some superfluous features that are really nice to have, but not necessary.

Damn expensive helmet (borderline almost too much), but I don't regret getting it. I can honestly say that it makes my riding more enjoyable.

The only regret that I have, because of living in the north, is that I couldn't try out other helmets, like a Shoei or Nolan or Lazer. But whatever, sometimes not being able to shop is a blessing.

P.S.
Had to drive around 3 bears, in three different locations, strolling right down the middle of the road. They didn't give a shit that I was there! To get them off the road I tried 1. beeping my KLR horn, 2. revving my mighty 650 thumper! In both cases I swear I got looks of disdain from the bears. The stock KLR horn is truly pathetic and the tweety-bird sound out of the muffler also doesn't help! In all cases I just had to wait for them to finish their evening strolls and get off the road. Pretty cool.
04-21-2014 03:45 PM
jcarruth
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My big and heavy helmet has to go! It is a noise monster and after 4 hours my neck and back are calling UNCLE!

So I am going to pull the trigger and finally buy a good helmet this spring. I want something that is lightweight and quiet - something that is good for a long ride. I know it is going to hurt financially. What are you guys using?

It seems that all roads lead to the Schuberth C3 Pro. VERY PRICEY! A cheaper alternative seems to be the Shoei Neotec or the Lazer Monanco (carbon fiber version).

Opinions? Thanks!
I have owned the Nolan N-104 for 2 years and am happy with it. Easy to use chin strap and lots of features. They do run a size small compared to Shoei or Arai.
04-21-2014 01:15 AM
travisn000
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Originally Posted by YukonPete View Post
Ok, thanks everyone for there thoughts. Ignoring the fact that a full face is in theory (reality?) safer, I have decided to still get a modular and have pulled the trigger on a Schuberth C3 Pro helmet. I researched and researched and all roads seem to lead to the C3 Pro, assuming that the $$ cost is survivable.

I've order the C3 Pro in "Racing Red" color as a protest against the popularity of "matte black". If that helmet won't fit my head then I will return it and try the Shoei Neotech. It that doesn't fit then maybe the Lazer Monico. The difficulty for me is that no one in Canada will ship to the Yukon and let me return the helmet if it doesn't fit. So I'm having to order from the states (Revzilla) and have it delivered to Skagway, Alaska. Excuse of another 2 hour ride down one of the most beautiful roads on the planet!

What drove me to the C3:
1. Quiet! Seems to be about the quietest modular helmet.
2. Lightweight.
3. Quality seem unsurpassed.

Too bad the helmet is soo Damn expensive, but at this point in my life (54), what's another couple hundred dollars?

I'll report back once I get the Helmet.
From what I recall, the ride to Haines, AK is also quite nice...

If you (or anyone) are looking for something cheaper, I just bought my first modular from CycleGear:
http://www.cyclegear.com/CycleGear/S...5725_200897_21

..after trying it on in the store, I was amazed at how quite & comfortable it was.. guy in the store said it was the best sub $300 modular around, guaranteed, so I bought it.

On my klr it didn't seem that much quieter, until I stood up... the buffeting at ear level from my windscreen was a dull roar as usual, but when I stood up into clean air the helmet was virtually silent (..even at 60+mph).

I think I may put the stock screen back on to get the helmet back in to clean air while seated sooner rather than later.. (..I like the tall one in winter)
04-17-2014 05:19 PM
garthw I have the C3 (not pro) and love it, light, reasonably quiet, great ventilation and top safety marks.

Sure, at $600+, it was not cheap but it should last 3+ years so amortized over the lifetime it is well worth the investment.
04-17-2014 04:36 PM
bl4935 Hope you enjoy it.
04-17-2014 02:28 PM
YukonPete Ok, thanks everyone for there thoughts. Ignoring the fact that a full face is in theory (reality?) safer, I have decided to still get a modular and have pulled the trigger on a Schuberth C3 Pro helmet. I researched and researched and all roads seem to lead to the C3 Pro, assuming that the $$ cost is survivable.

I've order the C3 Pro in "Racing Red" color as a protest against the popularity of "matte black". If that helmet won't fit my head then I will return it and try the Shoei Neotech. It that doesn't fit then maybe the Lazer Monico. The difficulty for me is that no one in Canada will ship to the Yukon and let me return the helmet if it doesn't fit. So I'm having to order from the states (Revzilla) and have it delivered to Skagway, Alaska. Excuse of another 2 hour ride down one of the most beautiful roads on the planet!

What drove me to the C3:
1. Quiet! Seems to be about the quietest modular helmet.
2. Lightweight.
3. Quality seem unsurpassed.

Too bad the helmet is soo Damn expensive, but at this point in my life (54), what's another couple hundred dollars?

I'll report back once I get the Helmet.
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