Schuberth C3 Helmet Review

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Traveling Man, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. sarhog

    sarhog Ride far...

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    What part did you cut out, the little flap that covers the vent? I've formed a small indention in the foam on mine but it still hurts after 2 hours or so.
  2. steveWFL

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    Hey - Its the Internetz [​IMG]

    I'm picking up a C3 tomorrow (or ordering one if they don't have my size) and this thread has been a great read
  3. Don Coyote

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    This sounds interesting, but i just looked at the Gentex site- their helmets cost around $1500 and ask for circumference and length measurement. It was probably an unsustainable economic model for reasons that acejones alluded to...
  4. Don Coyote

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    Just picked up a C3. It was shelf model on sale and i didn't get the original box package. They gave me a C3pro manual for one thing. What else comes in the box?

    I got a helmet bag, but no Pinlock insert. I'm assuming a helmet like this would come with the insert? Also i thought i read about another piece for the chin curtain or something that it came with but wasn't pre-assembled. Am i thinking of the C3pro or something?
  5. ttpete

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    I'd email Phil at Schuberth USA and ask politely, maybe he'd send you an insert. They've been good to me.
  6. Don Coyote

    Don Coyote Long timer

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    I talked to the BMW dealer i got it from and they said the other boxes they have didn't include inserts, but they would give me one, as well as exchange manuals. Just wondering if there was something else included in box?
  7. ttpete

    ttpete Rectum Non Bustibus

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    Looks like your dealer is looting the inserts. Those helmets are all supposed to come equipped with them.
  8. Weljo

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    Came close to getting the C3 but bumped into a guy on a ride that had one. I asked him if the helmet was worth it because i was about to get one. He said straight out "Save Your Money" Its way over rated. His wife got him his for christmas so he has to wear it for a while...When i carry to much stuff to get my helmet or jacket in the top case i use this...http://www.amazon.com/Lockstraps-90...TF8&qid=1392313174&sr=8-4&keywords=helmetlock
  9. ttpete

    ttpete Rectum Non Bustibus

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    Helmets are very personal things, and what he doesn't like may please others.

    Schuberth C3s are better for those with a round head, and if his was oval, he probably wouldn't like it. His big mistake was letting his wife buy it without him trying one on first. I own one, and I think it's the best helmet I've ever owned.

    So, why would you condemn one here based on the word of one stranger?
  10. Luckycharms

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    I couldn't disagree more. I've owned 4 helmets in 9 years of riding and my C3 is so much better then my other helmets in every category it's laughable.
  11. Weljo

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    He wasn't the only one that i heard that from. His was just the icing on the cake for me.. Some people won't tell you the truth in the first place..They don't want to look like a Dumbass for paying that much for a helmet.
  12. Don Coyote

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    Funny, i've read numerous reviews by people who found some little facet of the helmet didn't work for them and said they stuck it in the back of the closet, usually saying it would be an excellent helmet if it didn't do this one little thing with their head. Then again your conspiracy theory can't be proven wrong.

    Dammit guys, i just join the cult and our cover is blown already...
  13. Emoto

    Emoto Sure, why not?

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    I am interested in what these people disliked about the helmet. Was it some feature, or fit, or price, or... ?

    For me, it is the quietest and most comfortable helmet I have had in my 37 years of riding. :dunno
  14. Sanders

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    I ride with the visor up. I always have over 30+ years of riding. The Schuberth visor does not give you that option. It wants to get closed with any buffeting such as following traffic, or on a windy day, or at speed over 30 mph I find it annoying as hell. It might be common knowledge now, but it was not when I bought one. I don't honestly know if it would have prevented me from buying it, but I will not replace it with another. I'm hoping Arai comes out with a flip at some point...
  15. Lion BR

    Lion BR I'd rather be riding

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    If I remember correctly, Schuberth offers an upgrade on the detent system of C3s that keep visors up. On the C3 pros visor stays up.

    Also, if you are looking at modular helmets, take a look at the RPHA Max and the Neotec. Together with the C3Pros, they are the quietest modular helmets out there according to a German magazine recent review of modular helmets.

    The C3Pros have the highest rating of all modular helmets with respect to safety. The RPHA Max and the Neotec follow closely, according to the same review.

    No modular helmet gets the Snell approval rating, though. Only DOT.
  16. Sanders

    Sanders Stogiesuckingsinglemalter

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    Thanks! I just found a DIY fix with o rings. I'm going to give this a shot

    Success. Two rubber washers from old hoses. One on each side. Sometimes being a packrat pay's off.
  17. ErikMotoMan

    ErikMotoMan Been here awhile

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    No kidding! Pissed me off so much, not to mention the damn pressure points on my skull. Helmet is supposed to be quiet, but really isn't. Sold mine on ebay for $ 299, best offer....
  18. ttpete

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    Everyone's coconut is a different shape. You should have had it fitted before you bought one. Put it on and wear for 1/2 hour, see if it's OK then. Just because it didn't fit you doesn't mean that it's junk.

    Mine fits and is the quietest helmet I've ever owned. I've tried others that didn't fit and I didn't buy them.
  19. mefly2

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    Suggest spending 20-30 minutes with any helmet on before you buy. Head shapes vary as do shells and liners ...it would be foolish to spend mega bucks on a helmet that you will find uncomfortable and not wear.

    My C3Pro fits my head shape and size very well, is lighter, and quieter than the C2 it replaced ... or two previous BMW helmets. In fact, it is often too well sealed and quiet to hear sounds around town. Rolling a golf ball (or anything similar size / shape) against the liner often relieves hot spots. YMMV... for some it is a love / hate relationship with their Schuberth ...
  20. edm11

    edm11 Been here awhile

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    I replaced my Arai SignetQ w/ a Schuberth C3 Pro yesterday. I have tinnitus ( ringing ) so I was in search of quietest helmet. I may be selling my 2yr old Arai size small ( I took medium in Schuberth)

    How much wind noise do you owners of the C3 pro hear ? I only tested it 20-25 miles last night on a non faired cruiser 55-65 speeds. W/ foam earplugs this thing is silent regarding wind & just the right amount of engine, but I did hear wind w/out plugs in. Almost like I thought the shield was slightly open.

    I guess I took reviews of " silent " w / out earplugs too literal. It is a cool helmet. I think I'm gonna like it. It does fully cover and fits kinda tight around chin... Reason for good aero acoustics I guess.