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Old 25 Jan 2006
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Helmet review

The sun visor combo on the helmet in the picture below seems like a great idea, though I have had troubles finding any reviews of it.

Can any of you provide any information about this helmet? First hand experience? Links to reviews? Hear say? General comments, thoughts, or opinions?

Suggestions for other similar helmets, with or without an integrated sun visor would be appreciate, as would links to reviews of similar helmets, pictures, etc.





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There is a long discussion about the Schuberth Concept which you may want to read. Unfortunately, it is entitled "Schuberth is junk" or something similar. I have one and recommend it.
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I recently did a review on the shuberth J1 open face on this site which you may find interesting I still rate it better than my schuberth s1 which is also a good helmet. I see you live in Norway where the flip sun visor comes into its own with all the tunnels you have in the south so I can see why you would want one.
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Caberg also do a flip-up lid with a sunvisor incorporated(think it's called the Justisimo).My mate has one and seems happy with it,although when i tried one on i found the chinpiece was too tight on my chin when closed,but then i've got a wierd shaped head!

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beddhist - where did you find that discussion, I'd love to read it.

adventure950 - there is another good reason why a sun visor is useful in Norway. In spring,fall and winther the sun is really low in the sky/horizon, blinding you when you turn/ride into the sun.

Great comments by the way folks, keep them coming.

Oh yeah, at what speed does usually noise become an issue? I've never really been bothered much by noise. I guess it is because I have either allways been spoiled by good helmerts, or exactly the oposite, always had crappy helmets and no opportunities to ever experience the difference.
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Search function "Schuberth junk" give this thread and http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/ubb...ML/000213.html

Yes, I find the Concept noisy. It's its biggest drawback in my opinion.

The other thing is that the sun visor is simply tinted plastic (I think). It doesn't filter UV. In Norway this may not be an issue, I don't know. It doesn't help my migraines...

There is a successor model, I think it's called C2, which is supposed to be quieter.

I used to have the old BMW flip-up helmets. I now can't wear the new models, because they don't fit my head. This, of course, is the all overriding consideration.
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I had the Schuberth Concept C1 flip up helmet. Did not like it: After two months the rubber sealings came off. It leaked in rain, even before the sealings came off. The flip up part's hinges came loose. The sun screen got stuck in too many occasions. In December, my C1 helmet was lost in a fire. Will definitely not have another. Think I'll go for either the Caberg Justissimo or the Airoh helmet pictured above. All flip up helmets are noisy, but that doesn't matter because I always wear earplugs. I think the polycabonate Caberg and Airoh are lighter as well. In addition, I'd like to have the Arai TourX II-helmet, which I think will suit my new KTM Adv 990 well. :-)

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I've had the Caberg one for nearly 2 years and I'm fairly happy with it. I like the fact I can open the face to put the helmet on and off. Also I do not need to remove the helmet to pay for petrol for example, I just open the flip over bit. Then the inside sun screen is good as well especially when you have sun in your eyes. Overall I am happy with it!
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The Caberg is probably one of the cheaper helemets with both the flip front and sun visor. I have certainly found it noiser than a standard full face helmet (ear plugs remedy this problem) otherwise I am very pleased with the product.
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Stopped wearing a Caberg Justimo a couple of years ago, I found it very noisy, and the padding too soft so the helmet became loose after a few months (or my head shrunk!!)
Friend just bought one and can't believe how noisy it is...
Been wearing an Aria Tour-X since, and just stick sunglasses on when the sun is low, or tilt my head down so the peak shades the sun.
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I just found this on a Norwegian website of some guy who found the Schubert open faced helmet a bit noisy and decided to test the noiselevels by measuring decibels at the ear, using a tiny mic on the inside of the helmet (my translation). He also tested a Nolan Cross helemt for comparison:

EDIT: The following is supposed to be presented in three collumns, but I couldn't get it to work... use your immagination:

>Km/h Nolan Schuberth
>0 73 71
>60 85 82
>80 99 96
>100 103 99
>120 109 105


The measurement at 0 km/h is with the engine running at idle speed.


Suggested noise levels at which hearing protection should be used:

Below 80 db none needed

85 -90 dB max 12 hours using ear protection

90 - 95 dB max 6 hours using ear protection

95 -100 dB max 6 hours using ear protection AND earplugs

100-105 dB max 2 hours using ear protection AND earplugs

100-105 dB max 1/2 hour using ear protection AND earplugs


In other words, use ear plugs!

Whether his measuremens were correct, or how they compare to other helmets, I don't know.

I read the discussion on the Schuberth... I wasn't exactly overwhelmed by enthusiasm, but would still concider it. Anybody know anything about the Airoh in the picture? I've googled but have found no reviews on it.

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I think the Schuberth is designed so that it is legal to use with the chin part raised, - same as the BMW helmets (which Schuberth make don't they...?)
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Hi,
I am using Caberg V2 the one which has tinted inner visor but not flip face. I am quite happy with the tinted visor very useful. It will help me a lot on my Middle East travel. It is a bit noisy because of well ventilation system. I prefer noise and a bit having a fresh air in the Middle East and using ear plug. Wearing a sun glases is a pain for me. They hurts my ears and temples. Removeable inner liner is good for washing.. So, as a conclution, I may say it worth for £80.



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I own a Airoh helmet like the one on the picture on top.

What I like:
I wear glasses and for me the sun visor is very practical because now I don't need click-on sunglasses. A helmet of this type is also very practical to put on and off when wearing glasses.

What I don't like:
The noise level is higher then with "standard" helmets so since I have this helmet, I wear ear protection while riding on the freeway.
The chin strap is very short.

Remarks:
Whit this particulair helmet, I check the screws that hold the chin part regulary because the come loose after a lot of use. No problem but good to know.
A few months after I bought it, the system to put the sunvisor up and down was very hard to use but it was repaired under warranty. I did have to wait two weeks to get my helmet back but now it works fine.
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jkrijt,

great, this is the kind of info I am looking for.

How do you feel the Airoh compares in quality to similar helmets of other brands?

How about noiselevels compared to similar helmets of other brands?

Comfort?

Price?

Is it worth its money? Are you happy with it?

Would you reccomend the helmet?

If you could turn the clock back, which helmet would you have chosen?

What will your next helmet be?

What is your "dream helmet"?
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