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Mini Review: Schuberth C2 Helmet

13
February
2007
  Posted at 02:27:59 PM
  File under  Helmets Product Review
  Author: Mike Werner
  Location: Normandy, France

I have always wanted a Schuberth helmet, but found them a tad too expensive. I've had the BMW System 4 Evo helmet for long trips, plus a gaggle of helmets for riding around the country side.

So I finally got myself the Schuberth C2 helmet. Here are my impressions after 3 weeks of usage:

Schuberth C2 Helmet

Positive:
  • The C2 is very comfortable. It fits like a glove, and the weight is fine. It's not the lightest helmet, but it's not heavy.
  • The C2 looks good, my version is matt black, and it looks the business.
  • The sun visor is heaven sent ! Great thing, since you don't need to ride with your sunglasses; if the sun is bothering you, slide a lever down, and the sun visor is lowered. Very practical ! Great when you enter a tunnel, flip the lever, and the sun visor is gone.
  • Flip-up helmets are great. Easier to put on (specially with glasses), easier to take off, and if you need to talk to someone, you don't need to shout or take off your helmet.
  • Being able to slide the visor to the front, in order to let air in, is fantastic !! You don't need to open the visor slightly when fogging up, all you do is slide it frontwards. That lets the air in, and clears the visor without getting a wind blast in your face. very nice !!
  • The chin piece, removable and adjustable, keeps the cold air from getting up your helmet.

Negative:
  • Wind Noise ! Wind Noise ! Wind Noise ! Wind Noise ! Wind Noise ! Wind Noise ! Wind Noise ! Wind Noise ! Wind Noise ! Wind Noise ! Wind Noise ! Wind Noise ! Wind Noise ! Wind Noise !
  • Another thing that bothered me was the Wind Noise !
  • Did I already tell you about the Wind Noise !
  • It's amazing how loud this helmet is. It's not the rumbling of the engine, or traffic noise, it's the wind noise. If your head is directly behind the windscreen, you'll be fine. But if your head is in the turbulence, you'll need very good ear plugs !! In today's day and age, this should not be allowed. Do they not have wind tunnels to test their helmets ??? If you open the top vents, you might as well put your head in the exhaust of a Boeing B747 engine; in fact the B747 will probably be quitter !
  • Wind Noise ! Wind Noise ! Wind Noise ! Wind Noise ! Wind Noise ! Wind Noise ! Wind Noise ! Wind Noise ! Wind Noise ! Wind Noise ! Wind Noise ! Wind Noise ! Wind Noise ! Wind Noise !
  • To open the flip up, the single button is on the side (in contrast with BMW's, where the button is low in the front), which at times can be troublesome. I guess I need to get used to it, compared to my BMW helmet (which is much quitter...).
  • Wind Noise ! Wind Noise ! Wind Noise ! Wind Noise ! Wind Noise ! Wind Noise ! Wind Noise ! Wind Noise ! Wind Noise ! Wind Noise ! Wind Noise ! Wind Noise ! Wind Noise ! Wind Noise !

So the question is would I buy it again. The answer is very simple; NO ! My hearing will be permanently damaged on long rides. Despite the comfort and extras (like sun visor or front sliding visor), I would not buy this Schuberth.... sorry Schuberth !





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