Schuberth Helmets for ADVRiders

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by BoochZilla, Nov 2, 2010.

  1. BoochZilla

    BoochZilla Metal.Moto.Mania.

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    Check out this pic:

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    If you still need some help, check out our complete motorcycle helmet video buying guide.

    It could answer a lot of your questions. Anything else - shoot me a line back!

    Anthony


  2. azgsa

    azgsa Dude

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    I'm on the fence. Can anyone relate the noise level of the C3 to a Shoei RF1000, at various speeds? Also, hows the sound of the bluetooth module for it? I have a Autocom in my Shoei and have never been too impressed with it (thinking of adapting some of those fancy new helmet speakers mentioned in Vendors).

    The functionality of the helmet features and the Bluetooth module would be great.
  3. GHanson

    GHanson Been here awhile

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    The above statements are inop, at least for me. After some consideration went with the L, FWIW.
  4. Big-O

    Big-O Been here awhile

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    Hey Anthony, I just fell into this thread and have been really interested in the C3. I wear a large Aria, HJC, Schoie, would that also translate to a L for the C3? Pls email me at grego1@optonline.net. Is there an adv sale or group buy going on too?
  5. BoochZilla

    BoochZilla Metal.Moto.Mania.

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    Hey Big-O,

    The Schuberth is an animal of all its own. I consider it an intermediate oval. As far as sizing, check out our specific sizing video. The bottom line is that you will need to measure as perfectly as you can and then use the size chart - only going up if you are exactly between sizes.

    Here is our Schuberth C3 sizing Video.


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    Also Schuberth walks softly and carries a ball-peen hammer :-) No online discounts on these guys - we try to make up with that with our expertise and policies which are all extremely rider friendly. (Free Shipping, Free Exchange, No Restocks etc etc etc)

    Let me know your thoughts.

    Anthony

  6. vespajg

    vespajg n00b

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    Is there any update as to when the new shipment of Hiviz will arrive?

    thx
  7. BoochZilla

    BoochZilla Metal.Moto.Mania.

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    Hey Vespa,

    We will know more in the next 10 days. I spoke with Schuberth today.

    Stay tuned. It's a waiting game from news from Germany.

    Thanks,

    Anthony

  8. ultrarnr

    ultrarnr Adventurer

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    I have looked on Schuberth's web site and there is no mention about battery life on the SRC. I think there was a previous post that mentioned about only 2-3 hours while listening to XM radio. This doesn't seem to be very practical if it is accurate for these systems. By comparison I have a G-4 than can last for over 11 hours while listening to XM. Just wondering what users of the SRC have found battery life to be. Thanks.
  9. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    I'd think an SRC-System was having battery problems if it were only lasting a couple of hours on a charge.
  10. ADW

    ADW 'tard bike restos

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    The Shuberth SRC system is essentially a Cardo Scala G4 that's integrated into the helmet package. The "mainstream" G4 has a claimed range of up to 1 mile, whereas the SRC has a claimed range of only roughly 1000 feet (300m).

    Seems like a huge range decrease (1000 vs. 5000 feet) for a price premium ($300 for the SRC vs. $200 for a single G4). A couple buddies have new C3's with SRC and we/they tried them on a ride in the Tennessee mountains (Tellico) last weekend. Not really terribly impressed with the range. They might be acceptable on street rides, but for ADV rides with winding dirt roads and etc. they just didn't work well. I understand that even the G4 claim of a mile is probably a stretch, but still...900 feet wasn't at all a reasonable range. They were only good when you were within close sight distance of each other. If one guy went around the turn even 100 yards ahead of you, that was it...he was "gone" from the radio. A little better in straight line of sight, but not 900 feet (which isn't really very much separation distance for two bikes).

    Hopefully Schuberth has an optional external antenna or something? 50% more money for 1/5 the range sounds like a pretty bad tradeoff. Boochzilla, since you're in contact with Shuberth can you ask them if they have a solution?
  11. ultrarnr

    ultrarnr Adventurer

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    I contacted Schuberth about the battery life question. Their response is it should last 10-12 hours of actual talk time. That sounds about in line with the G-4.
    On the issue of range though. It seems they could mount a external antenna on the side of the helmet in such a way that it blends in with the helmet and is hardly noticeable unless you are looking closely at it. Just match the antenna covering based on the color of the helmet and have it flexible enough to follow the curves of the helmet. Maybe I am missing something here but it doesn't sound like it should be very difficult to do.
  12. BoochZilla

    BoochZilla Metal.Moto.Mania.

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    Hey ADW,

    I am supposed to have a call with the Schube's this week. I will ping them.

    From my understanding, the range difference was a purposeful sacrifice. They built the SRC into the neck roll to eliminate the possibility of adding any additional noise and decrease in aerodynamics by bolting on any external elements.

    At the apex price point most folks hold the quiet and streamline at the top of their list for reasons to pick up such an investment over a more everyday modular. I am not excited about the decrease in range, but I can understand the logic. Some have been affected by it and some have not, I can see in an offroad situation how it could be a line of sight issue.

    BoochZilla

  13. ADW

    ADW 'tard bike restos

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    Yep, that's what I figured too, that it was a known tradeoff to keep their primary goals in line. But maybe, just maybe, they were smart enough to leave a way for some of their users to get better range? Will be interested to hear what they tell you. Thanks!!
  14. ride2live

    ride2live Just ride

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    Anybody popped one of these camera mounts on your Schuberth yet? If so, where / how did you mount it? I want to attach mine for some test riding this weekend. (I know, the S manual says to attach nothing, even decals...)
  15. SeniorLennyPK

    SeniorLennyPK n00b

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    I have the Olympia Airglide 3 jacket in the Hi-vis green/yellow. Will the Schuberth hi-vis yellow match o.k., or clash with this jacket???
  16. BoochZilla

    BoochZilla Metal.Moto.Mania.

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    Hey Lenny,

    The colors are not a perfect match as the Olympia is a slight hue of green and the C3 is more yellow, but we don't think they are so different that they will not work well together.

    At the end of they day you will "glow".

    Best,

    Anthony


  17. rschulte

    rschulte Adventurer

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    Anthony:

    I see on your website how to be emailed when the hi-viz helmets come in, but I do not see how to preorder a hi- viz C3.

    Is the hi-viz C3 available for preorder?:deal
  18. BoochZilla

    BoochZilla Metal.Moto.Mania.

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    Hey,

    Thanks for the note. Online the best we can do is the notification. If you would like to place a pre-order, it has to be over the phone. Shoot us a call and any of our staff can knock it our for you. 877 792 9455

    Thanks,

    Anthony

  19. ADW

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    Hi, Booch...did you have any discussion with Shuberth about the SRC range issue (and any ways to improve it)? :ear
  20. BoochZilla

    BoochZilla Metal.Moto.Mania.

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    Hey ADW,

    We had to move our call as their leader in in Germany I believe. As soon as I know I will report back.

    Thanks for the patience.

    Anthony