Schuberth C3 helmet questions

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

  1. chief_lee_visceral

    chief_lee_visceral Been here awhile

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    The C3 Pro with the Pinlock in is the best helmet for riding in Seattle winters by far. Best setup to keep from fogging is both vents open, winter wind breaker in and chin foil out.
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  2. kantuckid

    kantuckid Long timer

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    Have you compared it/C3 to the Shoei pinlock that I bought? My seller said he always took the pinlock off when riding during sunlight in the daytime to prevent marring the main shield-your thoughts on this removal idea?
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  3. James Adams

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    The US-market Schuberth C3 (and many others) helmets are certified to both DOT and ECE, while the European helmets are only certified to ECE. The DOT requirements differ enough that DOT-conforming helmets are generally slightly heavier than an ECE-only helmet of the same model.

    Some may disagree, but for me, both the DOT and ECE standards provide an acceptable level of protection. Since a lighter helmet is more comfortable helmet for me, and I don't live in a state that requires DOT helmets, I purchased an ECE-only Schuberth from Europe.
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  4. chief_lee_visceral

    chief_lee_visceral Been here awhile

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    You CAN take the Pinlock out. I had a Shoei Hornet DS with Pinlock and it did not fog at all with a Pinlock.

    I say you can take the Pinlock out but I would not do it everyday or the Pinlock is going to break etc. I would only do it going into Summer etc when you do not need it. I have never had one mar the shield. When you do take the Pinlock lense out you take off the faceshield and flex the shield out against the bow while pushing on the shield with your thumbs. It can be done but if it really bugs you when you are not going to fog, I suggest just getting another shield and swapping the shield.
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  5. Slane

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    Guys Ι have decided to purchase this helmet because I know it's an excellent one.
    I have taken the exact measuring of my head and I am thinking to buy it through internet. The point is that nobody of my friends has it and I can't find it at the shops of my town.

    How risky is to buy it wihtout trying first, just with the exact measuring of my head?
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