Schuberth C3 Helmet Review

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

  1. Eastview

    Eastview Been here awhile

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    I went from an Arai QuantumII , not sure if that was the "round" profile.
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  2. ridesdirt

    ridesdirt Been here awhile

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    How are the C3's with wearing glasses? Any feedback on long rides with glasses?

    Thanks..
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  3. Trophy Mike

    Trophy Mike w/extreme prejudice

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    No issues with glasses. One of the reasons for getting a modular. Depending on the snugness of your frame temples and how they round the ears you may find them pulled slightly downward when putting the helmet on but that's easy to adjust afterward. Regarding the bluetooth, if you have no current system you really should consider the built-in SRC which further eliminates buffeting and noise -- another reason you bought the Schuberth originally.


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  4. Sir Dave

    Sir Dave Big Dave

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    I ordered the 2XL HiViz today...I sized off the Arai Quantum II, which took the place of the Arai Astral...head shape for these helmets is between round and oval, stated by arai as "round oval" . If I remember from watching Revzilla video they stated this intermediate head shape yielded the best fit with the Schuberth but don't quote me on this.
    But I will know for sure in a couple of days. You can bet I am keeping my fingers crossed that all will fit well. My anxiety comes from the fact one of the reasons I am ordering the Schuberth is I did not "try before I buy/bought" the last helmet and I ended up with an Arai which, (totally my fault) was on the edge of to small and after a year of making due I decided to take the plunge for the Schuberth.
    Not really wild about going down the highway with a big yellow ball on my head (I'll look like a damn sunflower) but I am totally convinced the HiViz is one of the best things a rider can do to increase his/her visibility.
    I currently have a HiViz jacket and have been amazed watching the reactions of people coming at me or pulling up from intersecting roads on the left or right. The HiViz "makes" them see you. After 27 years of riding with flashing lights, alternating tail lights, honking as I pass, brights on all the time and on and on HiViz has had a more dramatic impact on making me visible than anything I have tried. So bumblebee or not I'm in and will remain in.
    Sorry I got off the subject.
    dave
    P.S.will post my impression of the helmet when it arrives...keeping my fingers crossed
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  5. cognosticator

    cognosticator Been here awhile

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    I did a 600 mile day with mine and no problems with wearing glasses. A great helmet, except for the pressure on my forehead, that made me sell the helmet, but glasses, no problem.
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  6. Iron Rey

    Iron Rey Wingnut Extraordinaire

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    I too have a DS Hornet (going on 4 years) and like it a lot but am really looking at making a change. I tried on the C3 at the IMS and am pleased with the fit, my chin is fairly "Lenoesque" and my hornet fits me perfectly, but the C3 seems like it would work, do you mind me asking what size DS you wear?
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  7. allonsye

    allonsye ("lets go!")

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    March MCN tested the C3. Came out a hands-down winner. They noted it had very good airflow -- so it should be cool in hot climes.

    I've had good luck securing helmets and protective gear to my bike w/retractable cable locks. Here's one:
    http://www.google.com/products/cata...=X&ei=LGt_TZ3LOfSz0QHv3a3rCA&ved=0CDMQ8wIwAA#

    There just so happens to be a test on cable locks, specifically to secure helmets in the March MCN as well.:deal
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  8. Traveling Man

    Traveling Man Adventurer

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    Just curious how long you used the helmet before selling it? I had the pressure point problem but it did go away after using the helmet for a few weeks and 1500 miles.
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  9. Trophy Mike

    Trophy Mike w/extreme prejudice

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    Appreciate you sold the helmet rather than taking advantage of some 30-day return policy.



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  10. eddyturn

    eddyturn Wannabe

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    I like this helmet a lot but I too am having the pressure point at the top of my forehead. Really gives me a headache too. I took a spoon to put a little dip in the foam but that is not working. The liner in the helmet has a seam and bulge right there and leave a big ole mark on my forehead when I take it off. I hope I can get this worked out and not have to sell the thing.

    It is quiet. I stood up on some dirt last weekend and got out from behind the shield and it was totally quiet and I didn't feel the wind like with my Scorpion 900.
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  11. Pindon

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    I wear glasses and I thought a modular helmet would be the best choice for me. I researched it a little more and found the SHARP ratings for modular helmets and went with a Shoei RF 1100.

    Best regards,

    Paul H.
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  12. Traveling Man

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    The Shuberth rep recommended that I continue to wear the helmet that it would improve. I took his advice and after about 1500 miles of riding it started getting better. I tried on a helmet that had been used for 6 months and there was a big difference in the fit even though it was the same size. The used helmet was considerably less snug, not quite loose but a big difference from new.

    Give the US rep a call. There is a tech guy that will help figure out what might help. The customer support I have experienced has been top notch. They are genuinely concerned about your experience and will do everything to make it work for you. Good luck!
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  13. Iron Rey

    Iron Rey Wingnut Extraordinaire

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    I would really hate to use my head for a template for 1500 miles...I wonder how widespread this issue is or if it affects mainly one headshape or the other.
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  14. BeRadTheFish

    BeRadTheFish Movin' Out.

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    I've had my C3 with SRC for about a week now. I do find it to be a great helmet for all of the reasons already mentioned. Couple questions, I couldn't find anything on these after searching:

    1. Does anyone else have trouble closing the 'flip up' portion? I have to use both hands on both sides and really pull hard. It seems like the soft material gets in the way.

    2. Does anyone else pair the Zumo 550 with a SRC and iPhone 4 simultaneously? Is there a certain order to follow, such as pair the Zumo and phone first then the SRC? I've gotten it to work, but it's inconsistent.

    Thanks!

    Fish
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  15. Emperor Norton

    Emperor Norton Kilroy was here

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    1. No problems with latching the flip up portion (after countless adjustments the pinlock shield is still another matter:becca)

    2. I'm not sure if the 550 is the same as the 660 but I paired my iPhone to the GPS first (as phone) then the helmet to the GPS (as audio). So far aside from the MP3 streaming issue (I *think* patched in 2.20) everything on the electronics side has worked as advertised.
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  16. Traveling Man

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    I get the impression it is fairly common. Kind of like what they say about Corbin and other seats. It takes awhile to break them in. I am glad I gave it a chance to work, the helmet is very comfortable now and easily the best I have ever owned.
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  17. cliffy109

    cliffy109 Long timer

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    I wish my C3 were as quiet as I see discussed here. Mine is pretty loud. Its not as bad as my old Nolan, but a lot louder than the RF1100 I sold. The Pinlock isn't perfect either. It will fog and doesn't clear very fast, even if you flip up the shield.

    I'm not about the get rid of it though. these are minor things when taken with the rest of the package. I love the fit. I have no fit issues. I love the sun shade. I love the overall quality. Its a remarkable helmet, but its not as quiet as I thought it would be and the Pinlock could be better.
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  18. Traveling Man

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    I was disappointed at first with the noise level on my first ride. I was playing around with the vents and noticed that when I closed the vent on the chin the helmeted became much quieter. If I open and close that vent while riding there is a big difference in noise. Sounds simple but you might give it a try.
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  19. BeRadTheFish

    BeRadTheFish Movin' Out.

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    I'll register my opinion on the fit - getting better each time. It was very uncomfortable at first, I thought is was the wrong shape for my head (Arai oval). I'm coming from an RX7. In about a few more weeks I think it will be broken in.
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  20. Trophy Mike

    Trophy Mike w/extreme prejudice

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    There may be a problem with how your pinlock is set-up. If it's loose or the seal is not intact it will fog like any standard shield. By all means take it to your dealer, preferably while the weather is still cold, for an inspection. And have them do it outside.


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