Modular helmet recomendation

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by toniguedes, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. duckman44

    duckman44 Been here awhile

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    I just recieved my new cheek pads today for the Neotec.
    It came with 35mm pads and I just installed the 31mm pads.
    What a difference! This thing is so comfortable. It has no pressure points at all. I think it will still seal fine and not be too loud around the cheek area with the new pads. Great purchase and I am very happy with it.
    Hope yours fits just as well.:happay
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  2. ride2little

    ride2little MoveAlongNothingHere

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    Same exact results here.
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  3. lilolita

    lilolita fahr mit mir

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    Sounds like you have a good plan, ordering from Revzilla. We don't have anywhere in Rhode Island (or nearby CT/southeastern MA) to try on the models you're looking for. I would suggest you order a couple of different styles and return what doesn't work. Revzilla has great customer service.

    As for food, there are a lot of Brazilians living in the area. Your son needs to get out more so he knows where to take you :)

    Hope you have a wonderful visit, and find a great helmet.
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  4. acejones

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    There's also a lot of people of Portuguese descent around Providence, so it shouldn't be hard to find Portuguese speakers.
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  5. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    Only analog watches here. I only bought analog watches for the kids too, some of their friend's still have trouble reading one and it's not because of polarized lenses.:lol3
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  6. '05Train

    '05Train Mind is not for rent

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    I'd love to have a modular helmet, but I have an Arai head (Signet-Q feels like is was made specifically for me). The Shark Evoline II, while a nice helmet, was ridiculously uncomfortable and left me with a bright red spot on my forehead every time I wore it. I've demoed the Neotech at the Bike Show, and I like it a lot. My concern is that WebBikeWorld's review has it shaped the same as the Evoline.

    I really wish Arai would just build one already.
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  7. toniguedes

    toniguedes Adventurer

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    I'll be staying in Warwick / RI, so I'm planning to go there when visiting Boston.

    I'm willing to visit all stores on my way! :evil
    Besides the helmet, I'm also planning to buy other stuff (gloves, boots, jacket ...), and it's always better to try before buying, since I will not have much time for a change.

    Thanks for the tip!:thumb
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  8. toniguedes

    toniguedes Adventurer

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    Hi,
    Is it a good practice to order something you already know you'll be returning?
    I'm just asking because I don't want to do anything wrong.

    I am planning to spend most of my time there enjoying good food and tasting some local beers with my son.:freaky

    Thanks!
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  9. jeepsandbikes

    jeepsandbikes loneadventurer

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    All i own is polarized glasses , im used to the funky glass and plastic and lcd's but its worth it to me . it cuts down on so much of the glare . It kills my head all that glare , almost gives me a migraine .
    I was looking for tinted polarized sheets to make my own .
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  10. toniguedes

    toniguedes Adventurer

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    Yeah, I know!
    My son's girlfriend is one of them, but can't say a word in portuguese.:huh

    Anyway, my english is at least good enough to order some food & beer and my son will be with me most of the time to help me...

    In case of panic I'll ask for help over here.:D

    Thanks!:thumb
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  11. FlowBee

    FlowBee Just me.

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    I've had a bunch of mod helmets over the years since my first Beiffe Mod4. My last mod helmet was a Multitec, which was replaced last summer with a Neotec. I consider the Neotec a significant step up from the Multitec in both fit and overall function. It's less "jowley" than the Multitec and fits the face a little tighter more like a competition helmet. It uses the newer fit pattern that no longer requires me to bash in the forehead foam, so within a few weeks of wearing I was all-day comfy in it. The noise level is quite good for a mod helmet, but you'll still probably need earplugs.

    I normally hate flip-down sunshield visors in helmets since most of them do a terrible job. Distorted optics, too far from the eyes, not dark enough .... I usually prefer to wear sunglasses. However with this helmet I actually find they got it right. I think it works very well and I no longer want to wear sunglasses when riding in it. There is also enough room for my earplug headphones without interference. So what's not to like?

    OK, so here is my one serious complaint: ventilation . The chin vents don't do a whole lot even on an unfaired bike, and the scalp vent pales in comparison to the venting on my older X-11. The chin curtain blocks so much noise that it interferes with ventilation and make it feel stuffy inside. I had to buy a pinlock system for the face shield in order to make the helmet usable in temps below 50F, even on my DR650. It would immediately start to fog at stops. On my fully faired RT with the aftermarket windscreen it feels hot / suffocating at temps above 80F. This thing needs better vents, even at the cost of more noise.

    An otherwise excellent helmet if you can live with this issue.
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  12. burmbuster

    burmbuster Long timer

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    You had to purchase a pin lock system for the Neotec? Interesting. My Neotec came with a pin lock system as part of the purchase.
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  13. petzi-baer

    petzi-baer Been here awhile

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  14. FlowBee

    FlowBee Just me.

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    It came with a pinlock capable face shield, but the secondary pinlock visor was of course not included. Did yours come with the additional pinlock visor insert?
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  15. That'sLife

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    My Neotec came with the Pinlock insert. I thought they all did?

    Love the Pinlock visor, works great!
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  16. burmbuster

    burmbuster Long timer

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    Yes. Mine was included.:huh
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  17. james t kirk

    james t kirk Been here awhile

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    yow! i really like the shark evoline 3. i hope it fits my head...looks great. innovative technology. my question is: have they addressed properly the issues with ventilation and noise? it would really suck to have a red spot on my forehead! Kirk Out

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  18. Twilight Error

    Twilight Error Going nowhere slowly

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    Really? All the pinlock-capable helmets I've bought have come with the insert.
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  19. toniguedes

    toniguedes Adventurer

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    Hello Kirk,

    I really like how it looks!
    Resembles something out of a sci-fi movie, like Tron or something like that,
    but I was told to stay away from it, as one of my biggest concerns is the noise.
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  20. burmbuster

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    Based on the looks of the design I would think there would be limited sealing and excessive noise. Looks good though.
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