Schuberth C3 helmet questions

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by kantuckid, Jan 14, 2014.

  1. kantuckid

    kantuckid Long timer

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    Bought a Shoei Neotec!!!:clap
    I can buy a new, in the box, unworn, C3, white, XL that was born on 11/2010 & bought new/invoiced on 11/2011 for $400 delivered. Schuberth only covers them for so many years and no mention of 2nd owner of new helmet mentioned on their website. I can buy a new C3 World white from Revzilla for $529 new & assume it comes fresher & with all the warranties,etc., in place.
    Is there a better deal out there?:ear
    I've searched vendors-no helmet deals on there!:ear
    Has there been any improvement or change in the C3 since 2010?:ear
    FWIW-I've read the Schuberth 5-7 year life statement.
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  2. chief_lee_visceral

    chief_lee_visceral Been here awhile

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    The improvement is the C3 Pro


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  3. mwhite5471

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    Got the C3 Pro last month its nice, very quiet but still has some noise but much less than my Arai RX7.

    The XL is bigger externally than expected and has some forehead pressure that takes getting use too.

    All in all its a good upgrade...real easy to take on and off...the sun visor is brilliant would never own another helmet without one.

    For $129 extra I'd get the new one you can register in their world program and get a 1/3 cost replacement if its damaged FWIW.
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    c3 pro
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  5. KoolBreeze

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    so you're thinking of paying $129 for the world graphics? its not bad in comparison to a custom job if a plain color isn't your thing. (btw there are new graphics for the C3 PRO line this spring. one similar to world... except only US. kinda weak imho as I would MUCH prefer to have the world graphic but supposedly that's not going to happen. lame)

    idk... google is your friend. seen some places in Europe that sell for less and ship to us. fat chance if you gaf about quibbling warrantee bs though. Schuberth is one of "those companies" that don't typically allow competitive pricing through authorized resale. just the way tis. not the first premium brand to roll like this.

    seems when helmet "improve" they change the model designation. in this case... see previous posts. it's now the C3 "pro". (pro being of course a silly nomenclature for a simple model improvement. what will the next lever be? C3 "super pro"... then perhaps C3 "super duper pro"? before they finally just go for C4)
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  6. kantuckid

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    I appreciate your time to reply but as for "paying for graphics"-The $129 difference was not on helmets from the same source. One is a private sale for $400 (as I described in detail) & the other is from Revzilla & just happens to be "that model" with the graphics, priced @ $129 more. A plain helmet in a light color(white or silver or white "world") suits me best.
    I know about the "Pro" as the improved model & have read comments from happy owners of both models & those that have "moved up" too. I personally feel that variations in head & neck sizes,how much hair,how fast,(you name it) & which helmet was worn previously, have much to do with the how quiet seems & fit considerations.
    Yes, I use google now, thanks for the idea?:D Yes , I've seen them for sale across the big water.
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  7. kantuckid

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    I agree with the buy new unles the price was lower on the "new but old" C3. FWIW- I've been offered several helmets here used that were used more and higher priced than the one I just mentioned @400 delivered & never used. but am thinking there will be some leftovers C3's as the changes keep coming. I use the sunvisor on my old Concept all the time as a visor with sun glasses or quick adjustment with clear safety glasses when the sun pops out.
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  8. mwhite5471

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    Two things i forgot to mention above:

    * Pro has much improved ventilation almost feels like you forgot to put the helmet on when you open the top vents :D

    * High jacket collars or big shoulders can impact head turning...low cut of helmet + neck collar causes minor obstruction....no jacket or low collar = no problem.
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  9. jspringator

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    Who sells them cheaper in Europe? I bought my Daytona boots that way and saved some money.
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  10. Hikertrash

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    I bought mine from Motostrom for $400 shipped, however it was too small and it cost me $80 in shipping to return it. I was even fitted in the US at a dealer, but after 30 minutes the neck strap was digging into my Adam's apple and I couldn't wear it. The C3 Pro is supposed to fix this problem.
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  11. kantuckid

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    They show $469 Euros for a regular C3 plus shipping from Europe to USA & maybe customs hits you again on something that expensive?
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    No customs fee for me. There's a whole other thread on the subject. My helmet was shipped FedEx next day from Italy and I did not have to pay any fees. There may be certain amount that you must go over to pay customs fees. My Sidi Adventures were fee free from Germany as well and they were $350 shipped.
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  13. kantuckid

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    469 euros = $638USD plus they show a sh charge so big difference from your deal!

    I just bought a Shoei Neotec white on the BMWMOA flea market-used with ~ 4,000 miles of use-guy moved to a commo helmet/C3 pro

    I can line someone up with info on the one I passed on- white C3, new but previously owned in the box, zero miles on it PM me if you want the link...
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  14. Hikertrash

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    $513USD shipped for white.


    http://www.motostorm.it/en/details_outlet.asp?codice=Z960
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  15. kantuckid

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    Thanks! I'm good with the neotec I just bought but odd that that price didn't show when I went there...? Thats the best deal out there on that helmet.
    The MCSuperstore in LOU,KY is a place to check from time to time as they are an outlet for returns & overstock at bargains. bad part is you have to call them about once per week to check for the deals.
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  16. Hikertrash

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    I purchased the Neotec, too after retuning my C3. It fits much better and the chin strap doesn't dig into my Adam's apple. You'll be very happy with it.
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    and $550 for the C3 Pro

    http://www.motostorm.it/en/details_outlet.asp?codice=Z106&currency=USD

    (too anybody else... have to click the miniscule dollar sign on the top bar just to the left of the price shown. don't bother trying to convert the usual way of using daily currency exchange rates)

    bought a pair of brake shoes from Italy a couple weeks back, they were at my house in less than a week.
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  18. KoolBreeze

    KoolBreeze Been here awhile

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    enjoy your neotec! may you never need to "use" it.
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  19. kantuckid

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    The prior owner of my Neotec said they ventilate very well & that he used the pinlock thingy for cold weather or early morning riding only...
    I'm anxious to find out if you can keep open the visor slightly under decent speeds w/o it clicking shut like my Schuberth Concept & the C3 is said to do that too. Anything over ~20mph it slams shut!
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  20. Hikertrash

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    They do ventilate very well, especially the top vent. I ride on the highway (80mph) in the summer with the visor opened at the first notch and it stays open. The pinlock works great, too. I have one on my XD3 and won't buy another helmet unless it allows the option.
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