Schuberth C3 Helmet Review

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

  1. Motodisiac

    Motodisiac Moto Terrorist

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    It should not happen, especially on a brand new helmet. Just contact Schuberth (949 215 0893) and I'm sure they will take care of it.

    Dennis

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  2. bmw2002k12s

    bmw2002k12s n00b

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    Comment on your #1 question: Because the SRC collar is thicker/bulkier than the stock collar, I have to use 2 hands-use thumbs to lift chin dampener cloth piece up so it fits over the collar then use other finger to pull and snap it shut. Oh and don't forget to move the microphone near your mouth so that it's inside the helmet when closed!! haha, I actually rode a few miles with the microphone outside when I first installed the collar.
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  3. bmon

    bmon Go Thattaway

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    Less than a week with the C3 and thus far it's been an awesome helmet. Then again I went directly from a way less expensive helmet: KBC (with Interphone F4) to the C3 with the SRC, so my baseline expectations going in are relatively low. The SRC is flat out superior in every respect to the F4. The noise level, comfort and just plain coolness/convenience of the integrated sun visor makes this one of my most satisfying gear purchases ever.

    Last night I rode through a moderately heavy rain for ~30 minutes and did notice the glare from oncoming lights I attribute this as much or more to the rain and the fact that I wear prescription eyeglasses.

    I too have to give a good two-handed push on the flip-up to ensure the helmet latches properly, I think the SRC collar plays a factor and that the effort required will lessen over time as the helmet becomes broken-in.

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  4. mh1

    mh1 mh1

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    I just picked up a new C3 and rode home in heavy Seattle rain in stop-and-go heavy afternoon traffic. No fogging at all! This is my first flip up, and it seems to be working great.

    I'm also unable to close it with one hand.

    It appears it will become my new "everyday" helmet over my XD3.
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  5. GS Addict

    GS Addict Pepperfool

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    Same affliction............need 2 hands :D
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  6. BeRadTheFish

    BeRadTheFish Movin' Out.

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    I noticed that mine got better after some use. What I do is open the visor a bit and squeeze the flip-up closed, my thumb on the bottom of the helmet and my fingers pulling down via the visor opening (left hand).
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  7. eddyturn

    eddyturn Wannabe

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    Dang! I am still having this problem with the liner and how it has those seams. Wears fine for about 1 1/2 hours then the headache starts in. This is the mark I have when I take off the helmet. It's deeper than it looks in this photo. I'm not sure what to do at this point. I have done several rides and this is still the only problem I have with the helmet.

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  8. GS Addict

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    Carefully take a spoon and work the foam down in that precise area behind the seam.
    It worked for me, I found mine was just a little tight on the forehead area.
    Repeated working with the back side if the spoon made the helmet fit perfectly.
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  9. Spartan

    Spartan It's All Attitude

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    There is a flap under the lining that is for covering the two vent holes if you choose. That extra thickness bothered me too. I had to use a small mallet to reshape the foam. Even with the mallet it took several tries but now the hot spot is gone.
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  10. lhendrik

    lhendrik Truffle Rustler

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    $700 helmet. Spoons and Mallets? really? I'm going to just bind my head up when I sleep to compress my melon :D
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  11. johnnywishbone

    johnnywishbone Adventurer

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    it's hard to tell from the picture, but, it appears your head is shaped like a cucumber.

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  12. Aviatordoc

    Aviatordoc BMW K12S rider

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    Well, dang it! I have been droolin over this so long that i called and ordered it! With an extra set of liners and SRC.
    Done!
    Now to get it here an go ridin with commo!!! :clap
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  13. katego

    katego Been here awhile

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    I've had the pinlocks in my Arai for years. I resigned myself to buying a new shield and insert as needed. Install it properly and don't touch the insert and it doesn't leak or fog.

    My C3 on the other hand does leak (but does not fog :evil).... I get a spray and drips on my nose & eyes. I haven't had a chance to take it on any long trips yet but I have been drenched on my commute a few times. I will go visit ridewest soon to see what they make of it. Also I don't like the tan color of the ladies' liner. It started to show road grime in less than a month.

    I love the convenience and find that I take better care of it, mostly because I can flip it up instead of taking it off and setting it in harms way while I remove the rest of my gear. I like the sun shade, it seems tight. Fit is very snug. With the chin curtain it is quiet, and it has really good ventilation.

    Mostly so far so good, especially if I can solve the leak problem.

    -k
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  14. ADW

    ADW 'tard bike restos

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    A couple buddies bought C3's with SRC during the winter and on a recent trip we took to the mountains and forest roads in Tellico TN the 900' range claim was both: 1) "generous" and 2) insufficient for ADV riding.

    The SRC was pretty much "line of sight", so the moment one of you goes around a corner or over a hill the comm is broken. And even when you are in sight of one another, 900 feet is not very far at all, less than 2 tenths a mile (0.17 mile). Pick a mark on a street then watch your odo and stop just short of 0.2 further. Not very far is it? And that's MAXIMUM range under ideal conditions.

    Point is that the built in SRC (an integrated G4, according to Cardo) is neat to have, but for real ADV riding when you're on twisty trails or with elevation, or just holding back a bit from the guy ahead because of dust, you won't have comm. Regular Scala G4 has a max range claim of 1 mile. You might do better with regular Scala G4s if you're looking for decent comm for ADV rides. The integration of the SRC into the helmet has caused a serious range reduction that is pretty much unusable unless you're only a couple hundred feet apart. Am guessing that integrating the antenna into the collar of the helmet has caused the severe range penalty to the "regular" G4.

    We've also tested Motocomm headset/PTT wiring units connected to Motorola EM1000R family radios on prior ADV trips and got an honest 1 mile of range through very heavy tree cover with some significant elevations between.

    They do like the helmets themselves, very quiet, etc. Just thought since this is "ADVRider" that some SRC performance under real ADV conditions might be good to post up.
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  15. FL_biker

    FL_biker Dakar Withdrawl

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    I've got one of these on order (backordered for a Lg Hi-Viz) and already have the SRC and extra visor.

    I'm hoping maybe someone comes out with a quick fix for the range issue...any electronics engineers out there that wanna play with it?
    I was thinking it could be as simple as extending the antenna wire up the body of the shell - shouldn't be big enuff to cause wind noise should it?

    Anyway, sure hope mine gets to the house soon - need to get it broken in before my June trip to Alaska (from Tampa, via Key West)...

    Dave in Dusty Doha, Qatar
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  16. Aviatordoc

    Aviatordoc BMW K12S rider

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    Got mine!
    Have been riding to work daily since and have to say:
    This is the coolest shit since sliced bread! :clap
    Radio with DTS, Zumo 660 and all on the SRC. !!!
    I get calls from work/nurses about pts and they dont even know I am on my bike. Took an international call even... while on a bike. The only gripe: it will not do Pandora via Zumo. But if I delete Zumo and pair with just mobile, I can.
    Life is so good.
    Fit and finish have been reported before. Absolutely no buffetting with this lid!
    And Vox and auto whatever its called when the vol goes up and down with ambient noise!!!
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  17. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv

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    I got mine 7month ago and i couldnt be more happy. everything rocks on this helmet. its rlly comfi and no nead to wear plugs anymore. It's sure very expensive but its worth every penny. Infact I had a lot of luck when i bought it. it was for sale because shubert was going to put out the new S Pro Helmet and i saved 130$. (Couldnt say no to that!!)
    If one day I have to change my helmet it would be another C3 and if one day i'm rich i'll buy the C3 Carbon... VERY VERY light which can be usefull for big trips. I remember riding 1000Miles this winter and after arriving at destination I had terrible neck aches. (but I think the cold weather and the 16 hours on a motorcycle were partly responsible for that =)
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  18. lhendrik

    lhendrik Truffle Rustler

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    On the road this week with my new C3. I love the helmet, but I have the exact same dent in my forehead and headache after 1 1/2 hour. Tried compressing the foam with some force, but only minor temp relief. That foam is hard as a rock, it ain't gonna wear in! Compressing foam with hammers and spoons seems as dumb as cutting away some foam. Finally, at a stop for rest I took my leather man super sharp blade and after peeling back the liner, I shaved some of the foam off (gasp from product liability lawyers and DOT). It seems to have helped. I'm probably going to do a flap-ectomy on that little winter flap that covers the vent holes as it is definitely contributing to the irritation. So what if I have permanently scarred my $700 helmet, it WORKS.

    BTW, I installed my old Camos BTS-200 blutooth headset in ten minutes. Looks like ass stuck on the side, but it works, and I can use the $400 I saved on the SRC headset for a tank of gas...
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  19. bkniegge

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    great job you did there.... You could have been hired by the Bell RAce Team guys to fit helmets to A.J. Foyt's head... now that was a problem!!

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  20. bkniegge

    bkniegge Adventurer

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    Yes.... even the very nice folks at Schuberth say it does take a while to break in and fit your head... At least the quality is more of what we expect from expensive products... unlike any Corbin seat I ever had.. So just hand in there with it... read the post from theu guy that used the spoons to make it fit liek a custom made suit..I do know that it works..
    I also know that most people buying helmets buy them to fit too loose as new... then it gets really loose after wearing it...
    Bill K
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