Schuberth Helmets for ADVRiders

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  1. BoochZilla

    BoochZilla Metal.Moto.Mania.

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    I agree Shane. The device is very compact but the extra "tail" would have been awesome if it retracted or was some how flush without the cord.

    I guess we agree on ways in which the device in its next generation can be improved.

    Anthony

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  2. BoochZilla

    BoochZilla Metal.Moto.Mania.

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    Hey Guys,

    As promised, here is Revzilla's video overview, opinion and install of the Schuberth SRC Bluetooth System.

    I left out some of the range, battery and pairing specs, which are easy bullets to absorb in the product details.

    Remember there are two sizes of SRC depending on the size Schuberth lid you have. Also there is a similarly functional but different unit SRC for the C2 / Concept.

    Click here to see / shop for the Schuberth SRC System for the C3 on RevZilla.com

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    My feedback to date:

    Pro's:

    • Integrated and streamlined to ensure quiet is maintained and aerodynamics remain unfettered
    • Ear cutouts are roomy enough to accomodate speaker install with no change in comfort
    • Amazingly easy install - 5 minutes.
    • Works as well as the G4 95% of time(see below)

    Cons:

    • Less Range than the Cardo G4 (no external antenna)
    • Radio is just ok (no antenna again)
    • Fixed length boom mic *can* crowd the front of the helmet depending on your face shape. For me I just took out the extra chin curtain and was fine.
    • Smaller buttons can be tough with winter gloves
    • USB cord needs to be tucked or managed, but is not a deal breaker. Would be easier with a flush mount.


    All questions comments welcome.

    Anthony
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  3. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    I really like my C3 and the SRC-System. The only thing that would make it AWESOME would be if they had an option to allow me to use my custom molded ear buds instead of speakers.
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  4. Ironmanmatt

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    Anthony,

    Do you think a Chatterbox Xbi2 would fit on the C3. I notice the internal visor slide is located close to the typical Chatterbox mount location.

    Or, does anyone else have a thought?

    Thanks.
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  5. Shane Stump

    Shane Stump Been here awhile

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    There isn't much room for speakers in the C3. The ones that come with the SRC are very, very THIN! The previous BT headset I was using was the JMCorp BT and the speakers that came with it were very uncomfortable.

    So if the speakers are very thin, they will work fine!

    Merry Christmas!

    Shane
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  6. createAbang

    createAbang Vagabundos del Moto

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    Any idea what the ETA is on the C3W. Love mine & the wife is jealous.:ddog
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  7. BoochZilla

    BoochZilla Metal.Moto.Mania.

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    Hey Matt,

    I actually don't have any experience with the Chatterboxes on the Schuberth. Great question. Wondering if anyone can jump in here that has gone down that path.

    Anthony

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  8. BoochZilla

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    Hey Bang,

    The C3W was pushed a bit. They are currently looking to be Feb or March of 2011.

    Will keep everyone posted as we get closer.

    Anthony

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  10. Droptarotter

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    I wear an medium Arai Profile and found that the medium Schuberth that I tried at the Seattle motorcycle show fit nicely.
    When will the carbon fibre model be available and will it be the same price?
    Thanks.
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  11. BoochZilla

    BoochZilla Metal.Moto.Mania.

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    Hey Drop,

    I have received recent word that the Carbon Fiber C3 will most likely *not* be making it's way to the US. On another note, if it it it would likely be dramatically more expensive than the standard C3.

    All things subject to change, we are at the mercy of Schuberth North America for now.

    To their credit they have a done a good job of listening and responding to dealers and customers to date.

    Best,

    Anthony

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  12. Droptarotter

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    Anthony;

    Thanks for the update on the carbon model...........I could see spending $2-300 more for the carbon, but anything else will just be too much.
    I am going to wait until March to make my purchase as my bikes are off the road at the moment.
    I will also add that I was very impressed with the quality of the C3.......I'm looking forward to getting one.



    Cheers
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  13. BoochZilla

    BoochZilla Metal.Moto.Mania.

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    You got it drop. Let me know what else I could offer.

    Thanks,

    Anthony

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  14. dfsavgny

    dfsavgny n00b

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    I wear a large in the Arai RX-Q (a little snug but okay). Would a large in the C3 be comparable?
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  15. BoochZilla

    BoochZilla Metal.Moto.Mania.

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    Hey DF,

    If you are very snug in the Large RX-Q that probably puts you at about a 60cm head size, the C3's sizing is slightly small, with the L topping out at 59. You would probably be on the small end of an XL C3.

    I would start there.

    Thanks,

    Anthony

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  16. CA Dreaming

    CA Dreaming Been here awhile

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    For those rider with BIG heads read on please.

    I've been wearing XXXL helmets for years. Even though my head ONLY measures 62 CM/24 1/2" (which is solidly in the XXL range for most helmets) I'm forced to wear XXXL in almost every helmet I've ever tried. The exception was the Arai XD3 I used to own which was an XXL. I currently wear a Shoei RF-1100 in XXXL and it fits me well. I've worn Arai long-oval helmets for years (Signet....Profile) in XXXL.

    While at the show in Long Beach last month I tried on an XXXL C3. BEST FITTING helmet I've ever had on!
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  17. BoochZilla

    BoochZilla Metal.Moto.Mania.

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    Thanks so much for the Feedback and chiming in. It helps everyone.

    Just to clarify, your head shape is a long oval.

    What do you think of chin / face clearance compared to the Profile?

    Best,

    Anthony

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  18. CA Dreaming

    CA Dreaming Been here awhile

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    Anthony,

    Yes, my head is a long oval. That said I can wear certain Arai intermediate oval helmets (such as the XD3) in XXL. My current Shoei RF-1100 (XXXL) is the first non-Arai I've been able to wear in over 20 years.

    I didn't really notice any issues with chin/face clearance with the C3, must have been just fine. The only other clamshell helmet I've had on was a Scorpion EXO-900. Fit was similar, but the C3 seemed to fit much more comfortably.
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  19. dfsavgny

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    Thanks Anthony. My head is 58cm. Will there be Schuberth Helmets at the Motorcycle show at the Javits at the end of January?
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  20. thjakits

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    Hi Anthony,

    tried to get hold of you just before Christmas to ask, what your experience with the C3 is - I understand you use one, so you could advise what to use for size.
    Unfortunately you're (always) busy - so I listened to Patrick and Chris and ordered XL, although my measurements put my exactly into L in your Schuberth chart..... - P+C where quite insistent on going up one size, I hope they are right! :)

    So, what fits your noggin'? Is your helmet 1 size up from the chart?

    Cheers,

    Thomas